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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.

President George W. Bush’s English springer spaniel, Spot, plays on the White House lawn, 2001. White House photo by Paul Morse

white house pets > open page
white house pets : one > introduction
white house pets : two > pets in the past
white house pets : three > animal ambassadors
white house pets : four > a president's best friend
white house pets : five > merry manageries
white house pets : six > first ladies with family pets
white house pets : seven > conclusion