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Meet Cali Brown — California's New Deputy First Dog

Courtesy / Governor's Office

Cali Brown, a 2-month-old bordoodle, joins First Dog Colusa Brown in the Governor's Office.

Courtesy / Governor's Office

California has a new deputy first dog.

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a 2-month-old bordoodle — that’s a mix of a standard poodle and a border collie.

Cali Brown now joins First Dog Colusa Brown, a corgi, in the Governor’s Office.

The announcement of every appointment ends with certain technical information, such as whether the position requires Senate confirmation, what the compensation is and the political party affiliation of the person being appointed. And the governor’s press office had a little fun with this deputy first dog appointment, saying, “This position does not require Senate confirmation — though the Deputy First Dog will gladly appear almost anywhere there are treats — and the compensation is per diem belly rubs. Cali is a Doggocrat.”

The deputy first dog position became vacant when Colusa was promoted after longtime First Dog Sutter Brown — another corgi — passed away at the end of 2016.

Ben Adler

Capitol Bureau Chief

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler first became a public radio listener in the car on his way to preschool – though not necessarily by choice. Now, he leads Capital Public Radio’s state Capitol coverage, which airs on NPR stations across California.  Read Full Bio 

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