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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A former first family has welcomed a new family member.

George and Laura Bush adopted a puppy from the SPCA on Election Day.

They named him, Freddy.

The former president released this statement on the new puppy:

“Laura and I are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family, Freddy Bush. We visited the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center last Tuesday to thank them for their great work – and came home with a puppy. We already love him, and even our cats Bob and Bernadette are finding Freddy’s charm futile to resist. If you could use a little extra joy in your life, consider adopting a pet from an animal shelter or rescue group.”

While in the White House, the Bushes had two dogs, Barney and Spot.

Barney and Spot Bush (Getty Images)

Bushes with Barney and Spot  (Getty Images)

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