Champ, the German Shepherd who had been a cherished member of the Biden family since 2008, passed away on Saturday, according to President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. The Bidens expressed their sorrow over the sudden loss of Champ,who peacefully passed away at their family residence in Wilmington, Delaware. This news has left their hearts heavy, as they reflect on the 13 years of devoted companionship and love they shared with their beloved German Shepherd.
Champ was a source of joy and comfort for the Bidens throughout his life. He had a fondness for cuddling up at their feet in front of a cozy fire, providing solace during meetings, and basking in the sunshine of the
White House lawn. As the Bidens mourn the loss of their loyal friend, they are also reminded of the special moments that defined Champ’s presence in their lives.
Champ became a part of the Biden family when he was just a puppy, brought home to provide a sense of warmth and companionship. Over the years, he grew to become more than just a pet; he was a constant source of support during the ups and downs of life in the public eye. His steadfast presence in their home offered solace, particularly during challenging times when President Biden served as Vice President during the Obama administration and later during his successful 2020 presidential campaign.
The Bidens’ relationship with Champ was one filled with affection and genuine attachment. He had an endearing habit of following them around, ensuring that he was always nearby. Whether it was on the campaign trail, during important meetings, or during leisurely walks on the White House lawn, Champ was a dependable and comforting presence.
Champ’s warm and welcoming demeanor also extended to the White House staff, visitors, and guests. He had a knack for breaking the ice and putting people at ease, even during the most formal of gatherings. Many world leaders and dignitaries had the privilege of meeting the charismatic German Shepherd during their visits to the White House.
Champ was not just a beloved pet; he was also an ambassador for the importance of pets in our lives. The Bidens, who are known advocates for animal welfare, adopted Champ from a breeder and have been strong proponents of adopting rescue dogs. They have used their platform to raise awareness about the joys and benefits of having pets in our homes.
In memory of Champ, the Bidens encourage those who are considering bringing a pet into their lives to consider adopting from a shelter or rescue organization. This act of kindness can provide a loving home to a dog or cat in need and, in turn, bring immeasurable joy and companionship to one’s life.
As Champ crosses the rainbow bridge, the Bidens will forever cherish the memories they created with their cherished German Shepherd. His unwavering loyalty and love were a constant presence in their lives, and his memory will continue to bring warmth to their hearts. Champ may no longer be physically by their side, but his spirit lives on, a reminder of the enduring bond between humans and their beloved pets.