The Bidens’ announced Saturday that their “beloved” German Shepherd Champ has died.
The president and first lady issued a statement saying Champ passed away peacefully a home. The Bidens’ had him for the past 13 years, CNN reports.
“Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came into a room, he would immediately pull himself up, his tail always wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub. Wherever we were, he wanted to be, and everything was instantly better when he was next to us,” they said in the statement.