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First Pets of the White House

70% of the U.S. population has a pet - and it has been no different at the White House over the years. Explore how presidents and first families have kept pets at the White House - from cats and dogs to snakes and livestock, and how some of these animals even helped different presidents lead the nation.

To learn more about pets and animals at the White House, explore our collection: "Animal Ambassadors": Click here to learn more.

Check out our Classroom Resource Packet about First Pets: Click here.

This video was produced in partnership with UNTOLD: Untold is a project of the Driving Force Institute for Public Engagement. Produced and distributed by Makematic with support from DoGoodery. Click here to learn more.

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