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.
Hundreds of 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 — either exotic or common — and you can learn about all of them here on our website.
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.
- Check out the original, 100-year-old cowbell that hung around the neck of Pauline Wayne, the last cow to graze the White House lawn.
- 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.