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Fan account for Biden’s dogs goes viral following election

An ode to Joe Biden’s pooches went viral on Twitter following the former vice president’s White House win.

A fan account for Champ and Major Biden, the pair of German shepherds belonging to the president-elect and Jill Biden, had fetched more than 130,000 followers between its launch on Sunday and its apparent suspension from Twitter Monday evening.

The bio for the future presidential pups — which ITK had heard wasn’t an official Biden account — stated they’re the “First Dogs of the USA,” also known as “DOTUS.”

“We love nom noms, snuggles and we can’t wait to explore the [White House!]” it read.

The Bidens adopted Major two years ago from the Delaware Humane Association, which will reportedly make him the first shelter rescue dog to occupy the executive mansion.

Biden’s canine companions have been gaining a following during the four-year absence of a four-legged family member in the White House. President Trump was the first commander in chief in a century not to own a dog.

Former President Obama’s Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny, were not known to have Twitter accounts, although a 2013 “Mean Girls”-inspired tweet from the White House featuring one of the then-first family’s pets went viral:

Marlon Bundo, the rabbit belonging to Vice President Pence and his family that stars in a series of children’s books, has an Instagram account that boasts more than 34,000 followers.

—Updated at 8:38 p.m.

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