Joe Biden Officially Brings Four Furry Feet Into His Family

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Former Vice President Joe Biden has added four furry feet to his family, as he and his wife Jill adopted a 10-month-old German Shepherd named Major.

Joe Biden is well-known for lots of things: former Vice President (and possible 2020 candidate?), former Senator and now–adoptive papa to an adorable 10-month-old German Shepherd he and wife Dr. Jill Biden named Major.

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The official adoption picture!

Posted by Delaware Humane Association on Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Biden family’s newest addition’s name is aptly named, considering the military service Biden’s sons had, particularly son Beau who passed away in 2015 from cancer. The Bidens adopted Major from The Delaware Humane Association and Director of Animal Care Kerry Bruni couldn’t be happier.

Bruni said that the Bidens had been fostering Major for several months, after Biden contacted the organization to see how he could help a litter of sick German Shepherd puppies he saw on social media.

Major Adoption

You've likely heard about Major getting adopted by VP Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, and while that might seem like it was Major's lucky day, in truth his luckiest day was the day he was dropped off at DHA. He and his litter mates came to us in March in critical condition, having gotten into something toxic in their previous home.Despite the major veterinary costs, DHA made the decision that most shelters are unable to do, and decided they were worth the cost and saving them was our primary concern. We can’t do this life-saving work without your support. Please click below to donate so that other animals can get the care they need and have their own happily-ever-afters, or if you prefer, visit us directly at On behalf of Major, thank you for helping us save more dogs and cats!

Posted by Delaware Humane Association on Sunday, November 18, 2018

Major had been in a life-threatening toxic home situation with littermates and was surrendered to the organization. He and his five puppy siblings got life-saving medical care after they’d been exposed to ‘something toxic’ in their original home. Bruni said that as soon as the Biden family found out about the need, they reached out and now Major will be living the good life with his new family.

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The Bidens said they are thrilled to officially welcome Major to the family and they are thankful for the work that The Delaware Human Association does to help animals like Major find their forever homes.

Welcome to your new life, Major! If you hear anything about your new human papa making a ‘run’ for anything in 2020, maybe give a bark out!

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