“So we just did something big,” the lawmaker revealed in an Instagram story on Monday. She then introduced the cute canine, who is believed to be a French Bulldog. “Hey boo boo. Hi. Welcome to our family,” she said in the clip, above.
Ocasio-Cortez wrote she was thinking of naming the dog “something Star Trek related or Bronx/Queens/NYC/social good related.”
On Twitter, she explained “the goal is to train him to be a community pup.”
“Ideally we want to work to the point where he can enjoy town halls, be an Amtrak pup, come to the office, etc.,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
Yes! 🐶 the goal is to train him to be a community pup. Ideally we want to work to the point where he can enjoy town halls, be an Amtrak pup, come to the office, etc.
But first, naps 😴 pic.twitter.com/ec8beJTrmZ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2020
It’s unclear where Ocasio-Cortez got the dog from. Her office did not immediately reply to HuffPost’s request for further information.
The pooch received a warm welcome on social media, however, where many owners responded by sharing snaps of their own pups:
OMG!!!! Gonna need to swing down to DC and get cuddles <3
— Jess Newman 🌹🕊 (@OrganizerJess36) January 7, 2020
My little guy is 7.5 years old now. The most important thing I’ve learned: grain-free food, and, ideally, raw frozen – nothing but protein, vegetables, and vitamins. Makes for a super healthy pup pic.twitter.com/O00vnLAD3l
— William Middleton (@wfmiddleton) January 8, 2020