Presidents and Pets.
Discover the Connection.
The Presidential Pet Museum was founded in 1999 as a means of preserving information, artifacts, and items related to the presidential pets.
The museum is open to the public for all to view and enjoy. 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.
The Presidential Pet Museum highlights past and current White House pets:
|Visit 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 Beazley, Barney, and Spot; and many more.|
ON THE MOVE: The museum is moving in 2015 to Glen Allen, Va., on the grounds of the Dude Ranch Pet Resort. Stay tuned for our grand re-opening!
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