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Pets in the White House

Presidents and their families have had many pets who lived with them in the White House.

Picture of Buddy and the President This is a picture of me, Buddy. I arrived at the White House in December 1997. I am a chocolate Labrador retriever.

Picture of Socks the Cat Hi, I'm Socks. This is a picture of me on the South Lawn where I like to take naps. I moved to the White House with the Clintons in 1993. I am the first cat to live in the White House since Amy Carter's cat, Misty Malarky Ying Yang.

Picture of Lyndon Johnson and Yuki President Lyndon Johnson and his beloved Yuki liked to perform in the Oval Office. Yuki was found at a Texas gas station by Johnson's daughter Luci. He was one of the President's favorite dogs. President Johnson also had two beagles which he named Him and Her! Blue Star

Picture of Russell Harrison in a wagon President Benjamin Harrison's son Russell Harrison had a pet goat named Old Whiskers. This goat was so ornery that one day the President was forced to chase him down Pennsylvania Avenue when he decided to run away with the Harrison grandchildren.

Fala, the best loved and most famous of all First Pets, belonged to President Franklin Roosevelt. Born on April 7, 1940, Fala was a gift to the President from his cousin Margaret Stuckley. The President loved Fala so much that he rarely went anywhere without him.


Cartoon of Socks and Buddy