Since Sonny and Bo left with the Obamas in January of 2017, the White House has been missing a furry friend. Come January 2021, one of these good boys could change that by gracing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with a new presidential pooch.
Elizabeth Warren's first golden retriever, Otis, was https://twitter.com/FirstDogBailey
In late 2018, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he had adopted a German Shepherd puppy named Major from the Delaware Humane Association. The Bidens fostered Major prior to adopting him and decided he would be a good addition to their family and a great companion for their other dog, Champ. They seem to get along great, just look at this adorable video of them wishing America a Merry Christmas!
Dr. Jill Biden promised that she would adopt a puppy after the 2008 election, even taping pictures of puppies to the back of Biden's seat on the official Obama-Biden campaign plane. In late 2008, the second couple chose Champ, a German Shepherd puppy, to move into the vice presidential residence with them after the inauguration. The former VP chose the name Champ with help from his grandchildren on Christmas day, explaining that the name was in honor of his dad who always told him to "get up, champ!" Champ is full-grown now but was known to accompany Biden to his office in Washington, D.C. and frequently shows up with Biden to public outings and interviews, like this one with CBS in 2015. He would also frequently give out stuffed animal versions of Champ to children.
Pete and Chasten Buttigieg adopted their dog, Truman, in 2017. Truman is a beagle-labrador mix who was adopted from Heartland Animal Rescue in Kentucky. Along with his brother, Buddy, Truman has become a bonafide social media star on their joint Twitter account, @FirstDogsSB. The pup has moved on from being one of the first dogs of South Bend, Indiana, and now has his sights set on the White House.
Buddy Buttigieg is a chubby, one-eyed puggle (pug and beagle mix) who was adopted by Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, in 2018. He has captured the hearts of American voters with his wagging tongue and a permanent winking face. In the words of Buddy, "it's time to put a puggle in the White House."