President BidenJoe BidenMellman: Trump voters cling to 2020 tale FDA authorizes another batch of J&J vaccine Cotton warns of China collecting athletes' DNA at 2022 Olympics MORE's two pet dogs will return to the White House soon after one of them reportedly bit a staff member, resulting in a minor injury.

"Champ and Major the president and first lady's dogs… are still getting acclimated and accustomed to their new surroundings and new people," press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiLawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cybersecurity during summit with Putin Fox's John Roberts says for media, no Biden-Putin presser is a loss Harris highlights COVID-19 vaccination safety, efficacy in SC event to kick off tour MORE told reporters Tuesday. "And on Monday the first family’s younger dog, Major, was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual, which was handled by the White House Medical Unit with no further treatment needed."

Psaki said the two dogs were previously scheduled to return to Delaware while first lady Jill BidenJill BidenBiden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president Overnight Health Care: FDA says millions of J&J doses from troubled plant must be thrown out | WHO warns Africa falling far behind in vaccinations | Top CDC official says US not ready for next pandemic The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Sights and sounds from Biden's UK visit MORE was traveling to visit military bases on the west coast this week. But the dogs "will return to the White House soon," she added.


In response to a reporter's question about whether Major would be euthanized, Psaki said that would not be the case.

The whereabouts of the first pets became a subject of intrigue after CNN reported on Monday night that Major had a "biting incident" with a member of White House security.

Both dogs are German Shepherds. Major is a 3-year-old who was adopted from a Delaware animal shelter in 2018. The Bidens’ older dog, Champ, is 13.

The two dogs are the first pets to live in the White House since the Obama administration. Former President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE did not own any pets while in office.