Congressman Jesse Jackson poses with his foster dog Mocha, a one-year-old terrier mix.
The political barking that echoes through Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Washington, D.C. office even had a dog bark to match it.
In an effort to promote animal welfare awareness, Jackson Jr. took in Mocha, a 1-year-old foster pup, from the Washington Humane Society, as a "temporary staff member," according to a press release.
"She's brought nothing but love and affection to the office since her arrival," Jackson said. "I can't imagine Mocha spending her days in a shelter, mostly alone, hoping for a new home."
The foster program places pets in a temporary home to make room in the crowded shelters and help animals cope while they wait for a permanent home.
Mocha was recently placed in her new permanent home.