Donald Trump became the first U.S. president in over 100 years to have no pet in the White House.
Joe Biden plans to move into the White House with two German Shepherds, one of which he took from a shelter. About this on Monday, November 9, writes The New York Times.
In 2008, the Biden family received a German shepherd puppy from a breeder after Biden was elected vice president. The couple named the dog Champion. In 2018, the Biden took another dog at a Delaware shelter, and the dog was named Major.
Joe Biden's pets have their own social media account.
It is known that most US presidents tended to keep dogs. However, Theodore Roosevelt had roosters, snakes, guinea pigs, and horses. And Calvin Coolidge was given a raccoon for Thanksgiving dinner, but he pardoned him and left him to live in the White House.
Some presidents kept animals in the White House for household needs. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1919) had sheep that made it possible to save money on mowing lawns, John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) and his wife Louise bred silkworm caterpillars so that Louise had something to weave silk, and Robert Taft (1909-1913) kept dairy cows because he was very fond of fresh milk.
Taft's predecessor, Theodore Roosevelt, whose presidency fell in 1901-1909, had a real zoo in the White House: a lion and a coyote, a hyena and a zebra, ponies and bears, a parrot and a one-legged rooster. The president's daughter, Alice Roosevelt, carried a small tame snake named Emily in her purse.
The previous four-legged inhabitants of the White House were Bo and Sunny, Portuguese water dogs owned by Barack Obama. Obama and his wife Michelle selected representatives of this rare breed, having established that they would not cause allergies in any of the family members.