Animals whether pampered household pets, working livestock, birds, squirrels, or strays have long been a major part of life at the White House. Some pets simply provided companionship to the president and his family. Others gained fame for a role in shaping the president's public image. No matter what job was bestowed upon them, White House pets usually did it well.
This exhibition was organized by the White House Historical Association and the White House Curator's Office in cooperation with the National Park Service.