Joe Biden just adopted an adorable shelter dog

Joe Biden is welcoming a furry new member to his family.

On Saturday, the former vice president and his wife, Jill Biden, adopted a German shepherd named Major from the Delaware Humane Association, the animal shelter posted on social media.

Multiple photos on the group’s Facebook page show Biden posing with the dog, including one of the pair apparently looking at photos of Major when he was a young puppy.

The family has another German shepherd named Champ.

Champ, the Bidens' other German shepherd, at the Naval Observatory in 2012.
Champ, the Bidens' other German shepherd, at the Naval Observatory in 2012.

When Biden got Champ in 2008, he received some criticism from animal welfare advocates for going to a high-volume breeder rather than a shelter or rescue group.

On Saturday, though, many were praising the Bidens for opting to adopt from a shelter.

We wish the happy new family the best!

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.