First Dog, Sutter Brown (2011-2016)

Sutter Brown

Sutter Brown (@SutterBrown; Facebook.com/SutterBrown) served as California's First Dog from 2011 to 2016. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, born on September 24, 2003 in Ketchum, Idaho, assumed the responsibilities of First Dog when he was adopted by the Governor and First Lady shortly after the 2010 gubernatorial election. Sutter Brown was previously owned by Governor Brown's sister, Kathleen Brown. He was a fixture in California politics, prolific on social media and took an active role in sniffing out government waste and bark-the-vote efforts. He regularly appeared on Buzzfeed's annual "Most Important Corgis" list and was featured on playing cards referenced in the Governor's 2014 State of the State address. Sutter passed away peacefully in December 2016 and was laid to rest at the family ranch in Colusa County, where he loved to roam, sniff and play.

First Dog, Colusa Brown



Colusa "Lucy" Brown (@ColusaBrown) currently serves as California's First Dog, after learning the ropes from her big brother Sutter Brown. When she is not out exploring the family ranch in Colusa County with the Governor and First Lady, Lucy can be found guarding the office and herding staff at the State Capitol. In her previous role as Deputy First Dog, Lucy took on several pet projects, including encouraging Californians to sniff out water waste. Lucy was born on March 13, 2015 in Red Bluff, California in a five-puppy "Borgie" litter to proud parents Oliver "Ollie" Winston (a pure bred Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and Chick Magnet (half Border Collie and half Pembroke Welsh Corgi). She joined the Brown family in May 2015.