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Joe Biden adopts rescue dog, a German shepherd named Major

There's a new addition to the Biden family.

According to the Delaware News Journal, former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, adopted a rescue dog Saturday from the Delaware Humane Association after fostering the pooch, a young German shepherd named Major, for eight months.

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Major will join the Bidens' other German shepherd, Champ.

"Today is Major’s lucky day!" the shelter said in a Facebook post. "Not only did Major find his forever home, but he got adopted by Vice President Joe Biden & Dr. Jill Biden! The Bidens have gotten to know Major while fostering him and are now ready to make the adoption official. Best of luck and thank you for being one of our Friends for life!"

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“I’m officially adopted you guys! Off to Secret Service school!”

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

Major and five other puppies had been exposed to "something toxic" in their previous home before they were brought to the shelter earlier this year, the post said

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"The puppies were surrendered to our care due to financial constraints, and working with a local veterinary emergency center, we were able to provide them with lifesaving medical care," the post said.

All six puppies are now in "loving homes," according to Patrick Carroll, the shelter's executive director.

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Today is Major’s lucky day! Not only did Major find his forever home, but he got adopted by Vice President Joe Biden &...

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