You’re Cordially Invited To The First Dog’s Indoguration!

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Next week will be historic for many reasons–one of which is the first-ever rescue pup to become the First Dog.

That’s right, when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, his rescue dog, Major Biden, will become the first-ever rescue dog to bear the title of ‘First Dog.’

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Sponsoring a virtual fundraising event for the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) and other area shelters, the association is joining forces with Pumpkin Pet Insurance and celebrating Major’s ‘Indoguration’ on January 17, 2021.

The virtual event will celebrate Major, detailing how he made it from the shelter to the White House and help raise funds for more amazing does like Major to find their forever homes.

DHA and Pumpkin Insurance want you to join with your dogs and set the record for the largest virtual gathering of dogs. Their goal is 1,000 participants, and each participant is being asked to donate a minimum of $10–all funds going directly to support shelter work. The Today Show’s Lifestyle Contributor Jill Martin will emcee the event, and special dog-ebrities like Bear, Lucy and Leo (Lindsey Vonn’s three rescues) will make their appearances.

While dog adoptions increased because of more time at home from the pandemic, sadly, dogs were also surrendered at significant rates because their pet parents simply couldn’t afford to properly care for them with the unemployment the pandemic brought.

DHA has seen record demand in 2020 from shelters to stay open and help, and they contribute to the shelters with free pet food pantries and affordable vet care.

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Those who attend the event can nominate their dogs to be part of Major’s Cabinet for the Secretary of Rescue Dogs, and will be selected by none other than Sir Darius Brown, philanthropist and founder of Beaux & Paws.

With Major being the first dog, Pumpkin Insurance and DHA hope that more awareness will be raised for shelter dogs, and that Major’s Indoguration will be a step in the right direction to connecting more homeless animals with their forever families.

If you’d like to register for the historic event, you can do so here.