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Presidential Pets

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  • Bo, left and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • President Richard Nixon's dogs pose for a picture during the holidays. This canine trio included a French poodle named Vicky, a Yorkshire terrier named Pasha and an Irish setter named King Timahoe. Nixon was president from 1969 to 1974.
  • After returning to the White House, President Ronald Reagan (1981-89) and his wife Nancy receive a warm greeting from Rex, their King Charles spaniel.
  • President Bill Clinton (1993-2001) owned two pets, a cat named Socks and a dog named Buddy.
  • President George H. W. Bush (1989-93) walks onto the White House lawn with his Springer Spaniel, Millie, and Millie's new puppies. One of the puppies is Spot, who would later live at the White House as President George W. Bush's dog.
  • Amy Carter, daughter of Jimmy Carter (1977-81), holds her Siamese cat, Misty Malarky Ying Yang
  • President John F. Kennedy (1961-63) spends some time at the White House with his children, Caroline and John Jr., and their pony, Macaroni. January 19, 2009. (Photo by Courtesy JFK Presidential Library )
  • Sunny, the new Obama family dog, on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • Sunny, left, and Bo, the Obama family dogs, play on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • The official portrait of the Obama family dog, "Bo", a Portuguese water dog, on the South Lawn of the White House. June 18, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
  • President Dwight Eisenhower walks by Heidi, his Weimaraner, as he returns to the White House following a press conference on March 11, 1959 at the Executive Office Building, which today is named the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in memory of the 34th president, January 19, 2009.
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-68) receives a greeting from his beagles, Him and Her. Johnson's beagles made the cover of Life magazine. January 19, 2009.
  • President Gerald Ford (1974-77) gives his golden retriever, Liberty, some attention in the Oval Office.
    
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In honor of President Obama's new dog, we're taking a look at other pets who have lived in the White House. (Photos: WhiteHouse.gov)

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