Learn All About U.S. Presidents and Their Many Pets — Past and Present

The Presidential Pet Museum is currently closed for renovations. It was founded in 1999 as a means of preserving information, artifacts, and items related to the presidential pets.

More than 500 items of interest are displayed for lovers of pets, presidents, and pet trivia. Children learn by association, and what better way to educate visitors about our presidency than through the White House pets.

Nearly every president had a pet, both exotic and common — learn about them all here on our website.

Presidential Pets

The Presidential Pet Museum highlights past and current White House pets:

  • Check out our photo gallery of Bo Obama, a Portuguese water dog, and learn more about Sunny Obama.
  • See a strange portrait of President Reagan's Lucky made from the dog's own hair.
  • See photos and exhibits of famous pets like George Washington's horse, Nelson; the Clintons' famous Buddy and Socks; the Bush White House pets, Miss BeazleyBarney, and Spot; and many more.