ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As St. Pete Mayor Elect Ken Welch prepares for inauguration in January, he's adding a new set of paws to join him in City Hall.
The city's oldest no-kill animal shelter, Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, said the incoming mayor paid a visit with his family this week and brought home a new puppy.
Sunshine, or Sunni, will join Welch on the job when he's inaugurated on January 6.
"Sunni will be a great representative of St. Petersburg, one of the most dog-friendly cities in the entire country," the shelter said in a press release.
The new First Dog is almost three months old.