President Theodore Roosevelt in doorway of street creek house in Colorado with his dog Skip on his lap in April 1905. 

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Laddie Boy, President Warren G. Harding’s terrier is shown, Aug. 1, 1922. 

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This Nov. 5, 1924 file photo shows President Calvin Coolidge and first lady Grace Coolidge with their dog at the White House portico. 

The Coolidge family had numerous pets while in the White House. Those include white collies Prudence Prim and Rob Roy, terrier Peter Pan, Airedale terrier Paul Pry, Shetland sheepdog Calamity Jane, chows Tiny Tim and Blackberry, brown collie Ruby Rouch, collie Bessie, bulldog Boston Beans, German shepherd King Kole, bird dog Palo Alto, canaries Nip, Tuck and Snowflake, thrush Old Bill, goose Enoch, cats Tiger and Blacky, raccoons Rebecca and Reuben, donkey Ebenezer, and bobcat Smoky.


Chauffeur Monte Snyder is the fast friend of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelts dogs Meggie the terrier, left, and Major, the police dog, on the White House grounds, March 24, 1933, Washington, D.C. 

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt relax on the lawn of their estate in Hyde Park, N.Y., with their pet dog Meggie, Aug. 4, 1933. 

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Thomas Qualters, left, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal aide, lifts Fala, the president’s pet Scotty from his place beside his master when the little dog attempted to ride along with the president from the White House to the Capitol, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 1941, for the president’s third inauguration. 

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Oblivious to its palatial and imposing surroundings, Feller, a five-weeks-old cocker spaniel gift to President Truman, sits disconsolately outside its shipping case in a large corridor of the White House in Washington on Dec. 22, 1947.

Truman, who wasn’t a dog lover, caused quite an uproar when he gave away the unwanted dog.

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Vice President Richard Nixon is seen with his dog “Checkers,” at his home in Spring Valley neighborhood of Washington, DC., on July 2, 1959.

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Macaroni, standing, and Tex, Caroline Kennedy’s ponies take life easy on the South Lawn grounds of the White House in Washington on May 17, 1962.

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“Clipper” a German shepherd supervises as eight of the nine known dogs of President John F.Kennedy’s household pose for impromptu press conference at Squaw Island, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts on August 14, 1963. White House aide Traphes Bryant holds Charlie, a Welsh terrier and four of Charlie’s puppies, Blackie, White Tip, Streaker and Butterfly, not necessarily left to right. Capt. Cecil Stoughton, Army Signal Corps, holds new arrival, a Cocker Spaniel named Shannon, and a yet unnamed Irish wolfhound (later named Wolf). 

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Pushinka, a gift to Presdient John F. Kennedy from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, stands her ground on the White House lawn, Aug. 14, 1963, while the rest of the family’s dogs vacation with the first family at Cape Cod. Pushinka was the offspring of Soviet space dog Stelka. 

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President Lyndon Johnson and his family took advantage of the warm weather to play with their pet Beagles, Him and Her, in the flower garden, April 19, 1964 at the White House in Washington. Luci is playing with him at left, with her sister, Lynda beside her. 

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This study of President Lyndon Johnson was made as the Chief Executive stood at his White House desk, Oct. 6, 1965 in Washington with his white collie, Blanco. 

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As President Lyndon Johnson and his family leave their plane, shown at top of ramp, a Secret Service agent disentangle the three White House beagles, Kimberly, Freckles and Him, that accompanied the president on his trip to the LBJ Ranch for the Easter holidays, April 1966.  

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‘Yuki’, President Lyndon Johnson’s pet mongrel, is held out the window of the car driven by LBJ as the first family starts a ride around the Texas ranch in Stonewall, Texas, Sept. 30, 1967. Johnson, driver for the outing, is holding Yuki. In the car are Lady Bird Johnson, Pat and Luci Nugent, Lynda Bird and Marine Capt. Charles Robb.

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Yuki, a white mongrel belonging to President Lyndon Johnson, appears over-anxious to accompany his master as the president and Col. Frank C. Malone stride from the presidential jet at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas, Jan. 11, 1968.

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President Richard Nixon’s dog King Timahoe takes a sample of the birthday cake presented to the president by the White House staff in a small party, Jan. 9, 1974 at the Western White House in San Clemente. First lady Pat Nixon and daughter Tricia shared in the festivities. (AP Photo)


This Oct. 7, 1974 file photo shows President Gerald Ford and his daughter, Susan, on the South Lawn of the White House with their dog, Liberty. 

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President Carter’s daughter Amy Carter holds her cat Misty as she returns to the White House in Washington, D.C., Monday, Sept. 5, 1977. Amy spent the weekend with her parents at the presidential retreat in Camp David, Md. 

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President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter play with their dog “Grits” on the south lawn of the White House in Washington D.C. after returning from church on Sunday, August 6,1978.  

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Republican Ronald Reagan was presented with a going away present as he left Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 8, 1980 for Seattle’s National Mayors Conference. The golden retriever named “Victory” was given to Reagan by Carol Schridler of Milwaukee.

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In this Jan. 6, 1985 black-and-white file photo, President Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan walk toward the White House in Washington, with their dog “Lucky,” shortly after returning from a weekend at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. 

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This December 1986 file photo shows first lady Nancy Reagan holding the Reagans’ pet Rex, a King Charles spaniel, as she and President Reagan walk on the White House South lawn. 

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First lady Barbara Bush pets the family dogs Millie, bottom, and Ranger on the steps of the White House on Sunday, April 29, 1991, while waiting for President George H. Bush to return from playing golf. 

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In this March 19, 1994 file photo, President Clinton’s pet cat Socks peers over the podium in the White House briefing room in Washington. 

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This March 13, 1998 file photo shows President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton with first puppy Buddy as they leave the White House for a presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. 

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This Aug. 4, 2001 file photo shows President Bush as he takes his dogs, Spot, left, and Barney to the helicopter after arriving at Fort Hood, Texas, on their way to the family ranch in Crawford, Texas for a vacation.

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Presidential pets Barney, right, and Miss Beazley, both Scottish terrier dogs, play in the snow on the South Lawn of the White House Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in Washington.

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In this Oct. 2, 2006 file photo, President George W. Bush’s pets India, left, and Miss Beazley, right, appear to square-off during a walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

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In this March 15, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama pets the family dog Bo, a Portuguese water dog, outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. 

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First Lady Michelle Obama with nephews Austin and Aaron Robinson, and dogs Sunny and Bo, depart after Obama received the Official White House Christmas Tree at the White House, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 in Washington.

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