Former vice president Joe Biden adopts puppy from shelter after fostering him for seven months
Director of Animal Care Kerry Bruni reveals that the Bidens had been providing foster care for the dog in their home for months and were eager to make the adoption official
Former vice president Joe Biden was a millennial sensation during his tenure in the office, and by the looks of it, he just bumped up a few points on the millennial meter of popularity by adopting a new four-legged member into his family.
The Delaware Humane Association said on Saturday that Biden and his wife, Jill, have adopted a 10-month-old German Shepherd named Major — whom Biden had been fostering for the last seven months.
"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," the Bidens said in a statement on the DHA's Facebook.
Director of Animal Care Kerry Bruni was the one to reveal that the Bidens had also been providing foster care for the dog in their home for several months and were quite eagerly ready to make the adoption official.
According to the DHA's Facebook page, Major was one of six puppies that were brought to them after the litter was severely exposed to toxins in their previous home. Their previous owner even relinquished their right to the animals, after admitting that it was beyond their means to afford veterinary care.
"With the help of our friends at VSCD, together we provided lifesaving care, shared their story here and that we were looking for fosters for them," the DHA added.
It was right after the association posted about the sick puppies' journey on their social media, that Biden had reached out to them, offering his help, as shared by Bruni. Adoption Coordinator Cathy was the one who helped finalize the details for the adoption.
"It was such an honor for us to adopt a puppy to Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden," said Patrick Carroll, DHA executive director. "We make friends for life at DHA and we know that the bond between humans and their pets is incredibly strong. 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."
In other recent news, Biden just returned to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic candidates. He also shared that he expects to decide whether he should seek that 2020 presidential nomination by early next year. On the not so political front, Joe and Jill Biden have another German Shepherd by the name of Champ.