Over the years, numerous presidential pets have called the White House home, including raccoons, pigs, roosters, parrots, and even silkworms. But what about the most popular animal? Of course, we are talking about dogs!
Harry Truman famously remarked, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Indeed, our presidents have found true companionship and consolation in dogs. From George Washington to George Bush and Barack Obama, dogs have been the center of attention at the White House.
All through the 1900s and even into the 21st century, puppies have actually constantly lived at the official residence. Meet a few of our country’s most well-known presidential canines.