PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The First Puppies of Pennsylvania have been given names.
Gov. Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett announced Wednesday that their two new Airedale Terrier pups will be called “Penny” and “Harry.”
The female’s name is short for Pennsylvania, and the male’s name is short for Harrisburg.
A contest, open to children ages 12 and under in Pennsylvania, was held to come up with the names.
In a press release, Susan Corbett said: “Our new puppies arrived last week and they’ve already taken over the Residence. They are so lively and fun. The Governor and I would like to thank all the children who sent us letters and emails with names for our puppies. We thoroughly enjoyed reading the suggestions and learning about other pets.”
According to the Governor’s Office, there were 548 submissions for the contest with 37 children suggesting “Penny,” the overwhelming favorite. Four children submitted the name “Harry.”