The votes are finally in, and the world is getting ready to welcome Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
Aside from Biden, there’s also going to be a very special new resident at the White House, who is no doubt blissfully unaware of just how close he is to the seat of American power.
Major, Biden’s German Shepherd, is set to become the very first rescue dog to live in the White House and will be leaving his own pawprints in history on January 20 next year.
Major has been a beloved fixture in the Biden family since 2018, NBC News reported.
Biden, 77, and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, 69, initially fostered Major through the Delaware Humane Association after their daughter, Ashley Blazer Biden, introduced them to a litter of puppies.
The Bidens had originally only intended to give Major a temporary home but – as many pet lovers will know all too well – once you open your home and heart to a dog, it’s not easy to say goodbye.
So the couple ended up keeping Major, caring for him alongside their other dog Champ, who has been with the family since 2008.
“Today is Major’s lucky day! Not only did Major find his forever home, but he got adopted by Vice President Joe Biden & Dr.
Jill Biden,” a Facebook post reads last November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association. “The Bidens have gotten to know Major while fostering him and are now ready to make the adoption official. Best of luck and thank you for being one of our Friends for life!”
Biden has previously jokingly campaigned online to ‘put dogs back in the White House’, in reference to President Donald Trump being the first US President in 120 years to not have a pet dog companion by his side.