New York has a ‘First Dog’ and he’s so cute!

Meet New York State’s official First Dog! His name is Captain and he’s absolutely adorable!

Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the newest member of the Cuomo Administration yesterday while speaking with the New York Conference of Mayors at the Executive Mansion in Albany.

“This was the idea of my daughters who had to have a puppy, had to have a puppy. They are nowhere to be found now. Dad has the puppy. The puppy is working on housebreaking. We call it mansion training here. He is 14 weeks. He is a mix of Siberian and Shephard. He’s got a little Malamute in him. He goes outside. He’ll stay outside for any period of time he deems necessary and he will then come inside and urinate as soon as he gets inside. He will only urinate indoors. He has some of kind of climate sensitivity that overpowers his balance. His name is Captain. I got outvoted by my daughters. I wanted to name him Excelsior, state motto. Wouldn’t that have been a great name? Yes. See I should have it taken to a vote by the mayors, but they wanted Captain so I’ll take it. But he’s doing better, little by little. He keeps me up all night, that dog. It never fails and he has a howl that you can hear through the whole house when he has to go.”

We think New York’s First Dog will fit in just fine!

Check out his introduction here:

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