Call them DOTUS-elect.
Soon-to-be “First Dogs” Champ and Major are quickly turning into canine celebrities as the Biden family’s two German shepherds debut their own social media account.
“Hello America! Hello world! It’s us, Champ and Major,” a newly launched Twitter profile said in a pun-filled post Sunday, just a day after Joe Biden was projected to win the presidential election.
“We are the Bidens’ family puppers and First Dogs Elect(s) of USA. We want to thank you all for your suppawrt by sharing our pawsidential adventures here! Woof! Woof!”
🐾 Hello America! Hello world! It’s us, Champ and Major. We are the Bidens’ family puppers and First Dogs Elect(s) of USA. We want to thank you all for your suppawrt by sharing our pawsidential adventures here! Woof! Woof! 🐶🇺🇸🐕 pic.twitter.com/J46aiXKVFW
— Champ & Major Biden 🇺🇸 (@First_Dogs_USA) November 8, 2020
Biden’s beloved furry friends will be the first dogs to live in the White House in four years since President Trump’s family chose not to bring one. Trump was the first commander-in-chief without a dog in over a century.
One of Biden’s pooches, Major, will be the first rescued dog to live with a president.
“Rescued, fostered, adopted and now in the White House!” a delighted Alfredo Flores tweeted.
Another dog-loving Twitter user wrote, “yes congratulations @JoeBiden yes congratulations @KamalaHarris but SUCH BIG CONGRATS TO CHAMP AND MAJOR…”
Many other messages came from fellow animals — sort of.
“We are so happy to see animals in the White House again!! Welcome Champ & Major!!” said a Twitter account for a cat named Murph.
“Congratulations Champ and Major! We are Maple, Hudson, and Brooklyn and are rescue dogs too. We support you and thank you for representing us!” an account for three adorable pups tweeted on Sunday.
This is Major and Champ. They are the dogs of @JoeBiden and @DrBiden. Champ has already been to the White House, but Major hasn’t yet. Champ can’t wait to show him around. Both 14/10 would be an honor to pet pic.twitter.com/Zwqmx7X6FB
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) November 7, 2020
The president-elect and his wife, Jill, rescued Major from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018. He will join Champ, who’s at least 12 years old and formerly lived at the vice president’s official residence when Biden held that job.
The Twitter account created for the First Dogs-elect had more than 100,000 followers Monday.