First Dog, Sutter Brown

Sutter Brown

Sutter Brown (@SutterBrown;, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, was born on September 24, 2003 in Ketchum, Idaho and 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. Sutter is a fixture in California politics, prolific on social media and has taken an active role in sniffing out government waste and bark-the-vote efforts. He regularly appears 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. The First Dog is fond of belly rubs, trash cans, walks in the park and long naps.

Deputy First Dog, Colusa Brown

Colusa "Lucy" Brown (@ColusaBrown) joined the Brown family in May 2015 and is already learning what it takes to be "First Dog" from her big brother, Sutter Brown. When she is not out exploring the family ranch in Colusa County with the Governor and First Lady, she can be found guarding the office and herding staff at the State Capitol. 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).