Home » People » Joe Biden

Joe Biden's Pets

Does Joe Biden Have Any Pets?

Joe Biden currently has two pets: Will, The First Cat and Commander, the now former First Dog.

Major and Champ (Dog)

Breed: German Shepherd

Joe Biden dogs are two German Shepherds named Major and Champ. Champ sadly passed away in June 2021. Major, a rescue Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden adopted in 2018, was rehomed in December 2021. This was due to aggressive behavior, such as biting a Secret Service agent. After consulting with dog experts, he was rehomed to live in a calmer environment with family friends.

Willow the Tabby Cat (Cat)

Breed: Tabby | Adopted Jan 2022

The Bidens adopted a 2-Year-Old Tabby named Willow in January 2022.

“A farm cat from Pennsylvania, Willow made quite an impression on Dr. Biden (Jill Biden) in 2020 when she jumped up on the stage and interrupted her remarks during a campaign stop,” the spokesman said. “Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden.”

Commander (Dog)

Breed: German Shepherd

With no dogs in the White House due to the loss of Major and Champ in 2021, got a new German Shepherd named Commander. This was a gift from his brother James Biden, in December 2021. After a string of biting incidents, Commander was forced to step down as First Dog and removed from the White House, which you can read about here.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden Pets


November 20, 1942 (81)

Links (Tags)


Joseph Biden Jr. is an American politician. He became the 46th president of the United States, after beating former president and known dog-hater Donald Trump in 2020. He also served as Vice President to Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, from 2009 to 2017. Biden is a member of the Democratic Party and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.