Biden’s German Shepherd To Be ‘Indogurated’ As The 1st Shelter Dog In The White House
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden’s dog Major will be celebrated as the first shelter dog to live in the White House with a virtual ‘Indoguration’ event hosted by the Delaware Humane Association.
Officials say the event, co-hosted by Pumpkin Pet Insurance, will be held on Sunday, January 17th with all the proceeds going to support shelter operations, and people and dogs alike are invited to follow along at home.
Officials say the Biden’s have two German shepherds, Champ and Major, and Major was a part of a litter of six German shepherd puppies that arrived at the shelter in medical crisis back in 2018.
Patrick Carroll, executive director of the Delaware Humane Association, says the puppies had gotten into a toxic substance and were lethargic, vomiting, and hospitalized for a few days when they first arrived at the shelter.
Shelter officials say they posted the dogs to Facebook in March of 2018 in search of foster homes, when Ashley Biden sent the post to her father knowing he was looking for a buddy for his older dog Champ.
Carroll says Joe Biden showed up on Easter Sunday to meet the puppies before eventually adopting his dog Major in November of 2018.
Carroll says not only will Major be the first shelter dog in the White House, but his story does more than encourage pet adoption.
“This is shining a light on all of the resources animal shelters bring to a community,” Carroll says. “If you need pet food because you’re struggling, or you need low cost vaccinations to keep your pet healthy, all the things people need, they should see their shelter as a resource.”