First dogs: Champ, Major arrive at White House

'First dogs' arrive at White House

WASHINGTON — The Biden family’s pups are home.

After a four-year break from presidential pets, President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden have welcomed their family’s dogs into the White House.

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Champ and Major didn’t move in right away after last week’s inauguration but arrived Sunday.

“The First Family wanted to get settled before bringing the dogs down to Washington from Delaware,” Jill Biden’s press secretary, Michael LaRosa, told CNN in a statement, CNN reported.

Champ is no stranger to Washington, D.C., as the Bidens adopted him in 2008 before they moved into the vice president’s home, when the current president served as vice president in President Barack Obama’s administration.

But it is a new scene for Major, which the Bidens adopted two years ago from the Delaware Humane Association. He is the first shelter dog to live at the White House, CBS News reported.

The first lady’s office said the dogs are settling into the new surroundings as Champ is “enjoying his new dog bed by the fireplace and Major loved running around the south lawn,” CBS News reported.