Transcript for Bidens bring 2 dogs to the White House
The president and first lady are not the only ones new to 1600 Pennsylvania avenue. The first dogs, champ and have a new home too. Lara has more on how major is making some major history. Meet new first dogs champ and major Biden. Champ a 12-year-old German shepherd is also a D.C. Insider. He's been with the Bidens since they were vice president and second lady. Last year they adopted major, the 2-year-old pup making history as the first shelter dog to live in the white house. My vet said your shepherd is 12 years old. He's getting slow. The best thing to keep him going is get another little puppy. Hello. Reporter: Champ and major making campaign appearances on Dr. Jill Biden's Twitter account earning them to build, bark better returning to the long tradition after presidential pets at the white house. It's a way for Americans to connect with our president. That humanizes the presidency. And little everyday stories that take place at the white house having to do with pets or things we can relate to. Reporter: As the famous saying goes if you want a friend in D.C., get a dog. Barack Obama had two Portuguese water dogs, Bo and famously little sister sunny. The bushes had Barney and miss beastly who brought Americans inside the white house with their dog's eye view perspective. and it's not just pet dogs that have called the white house home. Bill Clinton had a cat named sox who made appearances in the briefingoom and the kennedys had a pony called macaroni. Perhaps though one of the most unusual presidential pet, becca the raccoon adopted by Calvin Coolidge's wife grace in 1926. Now with major joiningle ranks of other first pets we're hoping it means more adoptions across the country? We have a president taking a rescue dog to the white house. I think it will encourage more Americans to go select a shelter Don't shop, adopt. Get your rescue on. Coming up we have kids to
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