Did the maidens get a new pet?

Last month, Commander, a four-month-old purebred German Shepherd puppy, joined the young ladies at the White House.

Since then, the Bidens announced a new addition to their family on January 28, 2022.

Willow Biden


Willow BidenCredit: Twitter/White House

Biden is getting a new pet?

On Friday, the Biden administration announced that the first family adopted Willow, a gray short-haired tabby.

After Willow interrupt the first lady’s speech Jill Biden was done at a Pennsylvania farm during President Biden’s 2020 campaign, which seems to be the driving force behind adoption.

“Willow made quite an impression on Dr. Biden in 2020 when she jumped on stage and interrupted her remarks during the campaign pause. Seeing their instant bond, ranchers know that Willow belongs to Dr. Biden,” said Michael LaRosa, spokesman for the first lady, speak.

Jill first teased the news of the pending cat’s arrival in September 2020 in an interview with Fox 5 in Washington DC, said: “I would love to have a cat. I love having animals around the house.”

Champ Biden passed away in June


Champ Biden passed away in JuneCredit: Joe Biden Campaign

What happened to the Biden dogs at the White House?

Champ, the oldest dog of the Bidens, died in june, and Major, who they acquired from an animal shelter in 2018, were remade after struggling to adjust to the hectic White House lifestyle.

Following Major’s reshuffle, the Bidens welcome the Commander in December Year 2021.

“Welcome to the White House, Commander,” Biden tweeted at the time with a photo of the new puppy with a ball in his mouth.

Upon moving to the White House, Major and Champ had some difficulty adjusting to the new environment.

Major struggled to adapt after arriving and supposedly bit secret agent “every day for a week.”

Upon arrival at the White House, the Biden dogs were sent to Delaware for further training as they acclimatized to their new environment.


Upon arrival at the White House, the Biden dogs were sent to Delaware for further training as they acclimatized to their new environment.Credit: Jill Biden / Twitter

An even event necessary medical assistance.

Major left the White House after a series of events and is currently living with a member of the Biden family.

How many times has a cat lived in the White House?

As of 2022, nine cats have been residents of the White House. In addition to Biden and Willow, here are the lucky cats and their owners:

  • President Abraham Lincoln: Tabby and Dixie
  • President Rutherford B. Hayes: Siam
  • President Theodore Roosevelt: Slippers and Tom Quartz
  • President Calvin Coolidge: Tiger, Blacky, Bounder, Timmie and a bobcat named Smokey
  • President Gerald Ford: Shan Shein
  • President Jimmy Carter: Misty Malarky Ying Yang
  • President Bill Clinton: Sock
  • President George W. Bush: India “Willie” Bush
Clinton and his cat Socks


Clinton and his cat SocksCredit: Alamy

The First president to bring a cat inside the White House was Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward gave Mr. Tabby and Dixie.

Lincoln was a cat lover, and while visiting General Grant during the Civil War, he even rescued three orphaned kittens.

During his presidency, he regularly played with cats to relieve stress, which is still a popular stress reliever among cat enthusiasts today.

India “Willie” Bush, the lovable cat of the George W. Bush family, was the last cat to reside in the White House before Willow Biden.

According to, the cat spent her days at the presidential library and has her own website.

She also occasionally appeared in the films “Barneycam” about the president’s dog Barney.

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