Grimm finds a friend in Washington

Grimm finds a friend in Washington

Like they always said — if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.

Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) lived up to the old Beltway adage when he adopted a rescued Yorkie from the Humane Society of the United States on March 30.

The dog, which Grimm named Sebastian, was one of more than 100 pups that the Humane Society rescued from a Missouri puppy mill. He’s expected to be the mascot of the freshman lawmaker’s D.C. office.

“I’m a dog lover and I fully support improving animal welfare,” the Desert Storm veteran and former FBI agent told us as little Sebastian nestled in the crook of his arm. “I couldn’t think of a better way to do that than by adopting a rescue dog. I look forward to giving Sebastian a great new home.”

We had to ask: Sebastian? Why not Gipper, or even Ranger, in honor of President George H.W. Bush’s dog?

“I like Sebastian,” he said.