Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has a dog named Buddy, who will be featured in campaign ads and merchandise.
The dog, which was recently rescued from a shelter, is part of a campaign to raise money for veterans, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Buddy, a 6-month-old Labrador retriever mix, was born to Republican presidential candidate John Kasich in Ohio.
The campaign says it has raised more than $10 million for veterans in the last six months.
Buddy is the first dog to be featured on the campaign’s website.
“Buddy and I were adopted from a local shelter in Ohio where we had to go to the vet to get our health and welfare paperwork and to get him vaccinated,” Buddy said.
“The vet did a fantastic job, but we were going to get a puppy to take him home with us.
He’s the first of our dogs to get the dog photo, so we’re going to use that.”
The puppy will be introduced to a national audience when Bush, a former governor of Florida, speaks at a fundraiser at the University of Florida.
He will also be part of an event at the Washington Convention Center, where he will be joined by his running mate, Mike Pence.
The event is scheduled for Sept. 11 at the Hilton Miami.