The Nebraska governor's mansion in Lincoln went to the dogs on Saturday, part of the 56th anniversary Open House to the residence.
In an effort to promote animal adoption awareness, Nebraska first lady Sally Ganem and first dog Snickers welcomed two friends from the Capital Humane Society. Both 2-and-a-half-year-old Rider and 7-year-old Baily were lost and turned over to the Humane Society. The pair is up for adoption.
Ganem says adoption is important for protecting our community's animals. "It's good to set a precedent and really, saving our animals and saving God's creatures and adopting. Rescue an animal, rescue a dog, rescue a cat, adopt a pet."
Weekend activities include events that highlight the home, including talks on gardening, art and a day in the life of Nebraska's first lady.