Joe Biden: Next puppy will be a rescue pooch
Now Biden tells ABC News' George Stephanopolous that he'll be adding a second puppy into the mix -- a move that's likely to please both activists and his wife, Jill. Stephanopolous explains:
"We're going to have more than one puppy," Biden told me in an exclusive interview to air Sunday morning on "This Week With George Stephanopoulos." ...
The vice president-elect said his family intends to get another puppy from the pound so that his new yet-to-be-named puppy will have companionship.
"I've had German shepherds since I was a kid and I've actually trained them and shown them in the past," Biden said. "So I wanted a German shepherd, and we're going to get a pound dog, which my wife wants, who is hopefully a golden [retriever]."
Biden told Stephanopolous that he and Jill have "always had two dogs" to keep each other company and that they've had pound-rescue pets in the past (including their present cat).
The German shepherd puppy, Biden confirmed, will be named by his grandchildren -- who will announce their decision on Christmas morning. Stay tuned!
See the puppy-related excerpt from the interview at ABCNews.com.
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