December 1, 2020

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Joe Biden’s dogs Major and Champ take social media by storm

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President-elect Joe Biden’s dogs now have their very own social media account. Yes, the two German Shepherds are now on Instagram. 

‘First Dogs of the USA’

“You can call us #DOTUS. We love nom noms, snuggles & roaming in the WH!” their description on Instagram, @first_dogs_usa, reads. 

Meanwhile, their first post, a photo with Biden’s wife, Jill , reads: “Hello America! Hello world! It’s us, Champ and Major. We are the Bidens’ family puppers and First Dogs Elect(s) of USA. We want to thank you all for your suppawrt by sharing our pawsidential adventures here! Woof! Woof!”

About Champ and Major

According to Fox 51, Champ, who was purchased from a Pennsylvania breeder, has been with the Bidens since 2008. The pooch was welcomed into the family on Christmas Day and named Champ by Biden’s granddaughters. 

Major joined the family in 2018, 10 years after Champ. Major is set to make history as the first rescue dog to reside in the White House. The Bidens fostered and adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Society.

At the moment, the two of them already have more than 60 000 followers on the Gram. They obviously showed their appreciation by saying:

“Major and I are very pawnored (and also a bit flattered) by the wonderful articles the media wrote about us and our pawrents. We will try to share them all here over the next few days, as a way of extending our pawppreciation to journalists and the press in general.

Dogs in the Whitehouse

The last time pooches set their paws in the Whitehouse. was when former President Barack Obama’s two Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny, resided there. Obama famously promised his daughters a dog during the presidential election in 2008. 

Adopting shelter pets

As Major is the first rescue dog in the Whitehouse, the account naturally asks people to adopt a rescued pet from a shelter when they are thinking about getting adopting.