Joe Biden adopted a German Shepherd shelter puppy named Major — and the official picture is priceless

Win McNamee/Getty ImagesJoe Biden once gave a young boy a stuffed version of his dog Champ.
  • The Delaware Humane Association announced on Saturday that one of its dogs, a German Shepherd named Major, had been adopted by Jill and Joe Biden.
  • The couple had fostered the dog for a few months before making the adoption official.
  • “Major was one of six puppies that was brought to DHA after being exposed to something toxic in their home,” according to the association.
  • Biden already had a German Shepherd named Champ.

Jill and Joe Biden have welcomed another member of their family: a German Shepherd named Major.

The Delaware Humane Association announced the adoption on Saturday with a slideshow of photos featuring the 10-month-old puppy – including the “official adoption picture” with Major and Biden.

“Not only did Major find his forever home, but he got adopted by [former] Vice President Joe Biden & Dr. Jill Biden!” the DHA wrote on Facebook.

“The Bidens have gotten to know Major while fostering him and are now ready to make the adoption official,” the DHA wrote. “Best of luck and thank you for being one of our Friends for life!”

“We are so happy to welcome Major to the Biden family, and we are grateful to the Delaware Humane Association for their work in finding forever homes for Major and countless other animals,” the Bidens wrote in an official press release.

According to the DHA, Major and his litter were surrendered to the shelter after “being exposed to something toxic in their home.” Their previous owner was not able to afford the “lifesaving medical care” for the puppies.

“Their story was shared on social media, seeking fosters to help nurse them back to good health,” according to the DHA, which apparently caught the attention of the Bidens. Major’s five siblings have also been adopted.

“It was such an honour for us to adopt a puppy to Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. We make friends for life at DHA and we know that the bond between humans and their pets is incredibly strong,” Patrick Carroll, DHA’s Executive Director, said in the press release.

“We have adopted thousands of animals into homes in Delaware, and we are happy to add the Vice President and his family to our list.”

To learn more about the DHA, or to make a donation, you can visit delawarehumane.org.

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