The White House has a new Commander in chief — on four legs.
U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden officially introduced the world to their family’s new dog, a fetching German Shepherd puppy named Commander.
“Welcome to the White House, Commander,” the President tweeted Monday.
Welcome to the White House, Commander. pic.twitter.com/SUudQnPv29— President Biden (@POTUS) December 20, 2021
The White House has lacked the pitter patter of pet paws for some time.
The couple’s dog, Champ, also a German Shepherd, died in June after 13 years with the family. Their rescue dog, Major, was removed from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue earlier this year after a few aggressive incidents with staff. He’s been living in Delaware.
Commander is almost four months old and just arrived at the White House Monday.
Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa told media the puppy was a 79th birthday gift to the President from his brother James Biden and sister-in-law Sara Biden.
There are no plans for Major to return to Washington, D.C.
Jill Biden has previously said a cat would also take up residence at the White House, but it’s unclear when the new dog will meet a new cat.
Meantime, Commander seems to be settling in.
Meet the newest Biden. pic.twitter.com/JHAbH53iRk— President Biden (@POTUS) December 20, 2021