Former Vice President Joe Biden adopts new dog

This photo provided by Delaware Humane Association shows former Vice President Joe Biden with his new dog at Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, Del. The Delaware Humane Association said Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 that Biden and his wife, Jill, have adopted a 10-month-old German Shepard named Major. Director of Animal Care Kerry Bruni said the Bidens had been providing foster care for the dog in their home for several months and were ready to make the adoption official. (Stephanie Gomez/Delaware Humane Association via AP)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has a new four-legged family member.

The Delaware Humane Association said Saturday that Biden and his wife, Jill, have adopted a 10-month-old German Shepherd named Major.

Director of Animal Care Kerry Bruni said the Bidens had been providing foster care for the dog in their home for several months and were ready to make the adoption official.

Bruni said the former vice president reached out to see if he could help after the association posted on social media earlier this year that it had received a litter of sick German Shepherd puppies.

Biden recently returned to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic candidates and has said he expects to decide whether to seek the 2020 presidential nomination by early next year.