By Rosy Cordero
January 17, 2021 at 02:00 PM EST
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Credit: John Wolfsohn/Getty Images; Dr. Jill Biden/Instagram

Josh Groban helped welcome President-elect Joe Biden's dog, Major, to the White House by performing at his "indoguration" on Sunday.

The singer-songwriter landed the gig after pleading to the former shelter dog's dad, who is to be inaugurated himself on Jan. 20 as the 46th President of the United States. "Joe Biden, please let me sing for this," Groban wrote in an Instagram Stories post regarding the celebration.

Major, a German Shepherd who will be the first rescue dog residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, was adopted in 2018 by Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden from the Delaware Humane Association. The organization is behind the virtual event, hosted by Today's Jill Martin, with proceeds benefitting shelter animals like Major.

Groban's interview and performance of Patti Page's "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window" begins below at the 15-minute mark:

Other notable White House pets include Bill Clinton's dog Buddy and a tuxedo cat named Socks; George Washington's horse, Lucky; George W. Bush's three dogs, Barney, Spot, and Miss Beazley; and Barack Obama's Portuguese water dogs, Bo and Sunny.

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