Meet Major: Joe Biden adopts dog from Delaware Humane Association

The former vice president now has a very furry head of home security.

Major is the new official German shepherd in residence of Joe Biden, second-in-command to former U.S. President Barack Obama.

“We are so happy to welcome Major to the Biden family, and we are grateful to the Delaware Humane Association for their work in finding forever homes for Major and countless other animals,” Joe, Jill, and Champ Biden, said in a statement over the weekend.

Champ, by the way, is the family’s other dog.

Major is a very good dog. Delaware Humane Association/Facebook

Major was one of six puppies in a litter exposed to something toxic.

The family who owned them couldn’t afford to keep the dogs and surrendered them the Delaware Humane Association. With emergency veterinary care, the puppies were saved.

So cute.

But foster families were needed.

“Once we posted about them for your help,” the animal shelter explained, “Joe Biden caught wind of them and reached out immediately.”

The Bidens took in Major as a foster pet.

Joe Biden shows Major a photo of himself as a puppy. Delaware Humane Association/Facebook

Of course, not everything went as planned.

Once people foster a pet, it’s sometimes tough to give them up for someone else to adopt.

“We’re happy to say all six have been placed into loving homes, including the Biden Family,” Patrick Carroll, the shelter’s executive director said.

Look at that face. One happy doggo.

The official adoption portrait. Delaware Humane Association/Facebook

The humane association couldn’t be more thrilled by the celebrity adoption.

“We have adopted thousands of animals into homes in Delaware, and we are happy to add the Vice President and his family to our list,” Carroll added.

Major is tickled pink. Especially with the belly rubs and head scratches.

“I’m officially adopted you guys!” Major barked via the shelter. “Off to Secret Service school!” 

Off to home we go. Delaware Humane Association/Facebook

Another failed foster pet.

Celebration of another forever home. Delaware Humane Association/Facebook

Instead, a major adoption success.

This is one very happy dog.

Man’s best friend, indeed. Delaware Humane Association/Facebook

Congratulations, indeed.

Photos Delaware Humane Association/Facebook

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