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‪Meet Minnesota’s new First Dog: Scout 🐾‬

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Gov. Tim Walz and his new dog, Scout. PHOTO: @GovTimWalz on Facebook

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s first family now has a first dog.

Gov. Tim Walz and his son, Gus, introduced the newest resident of the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday — a 3-month-old black Lab mix named Scout.

Today I’m excited to announce that Minnesota has a new First Dog! And more importantly, I fulfilled my commitment to get my son a dog if I was elected Governor.We rescued Scout, a 3-month-old black Lab mix, from local shelter Midwest Animal Rescue & Services.

Posted by Governor Tim Walz on Thursday, September 5, 2019

When Democrat Walz announced his candidacy for governor in 2017, he and his wife, Gwen, promised their son Gus that the family would adopt a dog if Walz won. When Walz won in November, Gus exclaimed “I get a dog!”

The Walz family adopted Scout over Labor Day weekend from Midwest Animal Rescue & Services . Scout was discovered abandoned in a box in Oklahoma.

Walz says he is proud that Scout is a rescue dog.

The Governor’s Mansion has been without a first dog since Walz took office in January. Scout joins the Walz family cat, Afton.