Commander would not be joining with the President’s other living dog, though.
Major, the two-year-old German Shepherd who bit a member of the Secret Service and a National Park Service worker, was given additional training in Wilmington, Delaware, earlier in the year to correct its aggressive behavior.
It was announced subsequently by La Rosa that Major would not be returning to the White House and would be re-homed to a family friend.
Major was adopted by the Bidens back in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association and was the first rescue dog to live in the White House.
In a statement, La Rosa said that the First Family consulted with dog trainers, animal behaviorists, and veterinarians and decided that Major would be more well-suited to a quieter environment.
“This is not in reaction to any new or specific incident, but rather a decision reached after several months of deliberation as a family and discussions with experts,” he said.
Commander, however, would not be the only pet in the White House for long. The Bidens will be welcoming a new one in January 2022. This time, it’s a cat.