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Pets Will Soon Return to the White House

President-elect Joe Biden will bring his 2 German shepherds to the White House.

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The White House will soon be home to pets once again.

President-elect Joe Biden is likely to bring his two German shepherds, Major and Champ, when he takes office in January, The New York Times reports.

Biden’s Champ was purchased from a breeder in 2008, while Major was adopted in 2012 from the Delaware Humane Association, according to the Times.

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President Donald Trump is unique among modern presidents in that he has no pets. He said at a campaign rally in 2019 that he’d like to have a dog, but that his schedule was too packed.

Presidents have kept a wide variety of companion animals in the White House in a tradition that dates back more than a century.

Presidential pets have included not only dogs and cats, but also more exotic creatures, from bears to sheep to, in the case of John Quincy Adams, possibly an alligator.

Read more at The New York Times

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