United States President-elect Joe Biden’s dog, Major, is set to become the first rescue dog in the White House. Under the rule of outgoing President Donald Trump, the White House was made a pet-free zone. The rule will change in January when Biden and his wife come to reside in the White House.

Even though many of the presidents’ pet dogs became a resident of the White House from time to time, Biden’s Major will be the first dog from an animal rescue shelter to live in the US president’s official residence. Biden had adopted the German shepherd in 2018.

Major will not be the only pet dog in the White House as Biden will also bring Champ, who has already enjoyed the comforts of the President’s house during the rule of Barack Obama.

Biden’s dogs deserve a fair share of credit for his victory in the Presidential polls as he had urged the American voters to “Put dogs back in the White House” using a series of social media posts during his campaign.

“I’ve had German shepherds since I was a kid and I’ve actually trained them and shown them in the past,” Biden had told ABC back in 2008.

“Major was 1 of 6 puppies who were brought to DHA after coming in contact with something toxic in their home. Their original owner was unable to afford veterinary care so they surrendered them. Joe Biden caught wind of them and reached out immediately. The rest is history!” the Delaware Humane Society had written in a Facebook post in 2018.