President Joe Biden Gets a New Puppy Named Commander; Rescue Dog Major Rehomed
President Joe Biden has welcomed a new family member, a puppy named Commander.
"Welcome to the White House, Commander," the president('s social media aide) wrote.
Commander will be the only canine at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The Bidens' other German shepherd, Major, has spent most of his time living in Delaware after he endured some biting problems early this year, CNN reports. The first rescue dog to live in the White House won't return and will instead live with family friends.
Michael LaRosa, First Lady Jill Biden's press secretary, told CNN the Bidens talked with pet professionals—veterinarians, behaviorists, and trainers—and deliberated for months before arriving at the decision to rehome the young German shepherd.
Commander was a gift to the president from his brother and sister-in-law for his birthday in November, according to CNN. Commander joins the family about six months after the death of its elder German shepherd, Champ.
Commander sure looks like a good, cute boy who loves tennis balls. Plus: big ears! The youngin' was born in September and first arrived at the White House on Monday, per CNN.