Former President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush Adopt Puppy

Freddy Bush follows Barney, Beasley and Spot as the former first family's dog

Former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush have a new addition to the family after a recent trip to a Dallas animal shelter.

Freddy Bush, as they named him, is a rescue dog from the SPCA facility in West Dallas.

Mrs. Bush told NBC 5's Meredith Land that she and her husband fell in love with the puppy as soon as they saw him.

"Election Day, George and I went to our SPCA in town, and the little puppy called our name. So we have a new little puppy at our house," she said. "Of course, Barney and Beasley and Spot got old and went on to doggy heaven, so we have a new little puppy named Freddy."

In a statement released Monday, the former president said:

"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."

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