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Which US presidents have had pets in the White House?
The 18th president of the US, Ulysses S. Grant was also a pet lover and had horses in the White House. But his other family members had 2 dogs that stayed with them in the presidential palace.
Do any of the Obamas have pets?
President Barack Obama ‘s daughters lobbied hard to get a pet. It worked! The president and first lady accepted a puppy as a gift from one of their friends, Senator Edward Kennedy. The dog was a Portuguese water dog that they named Bo. Then in 2013, the Obamas brought home a second Portuguese water dog, Sunny.
Does Donald Trump have a pet?
Outgoing President Donald Trump, meanwhile, is the first president in more than a century not to have a pet of some kind at the White House. Trump reportedly doesn’t like dogs and in February 2019 said he doesn’t have any time to have a pet and that getting one feels a little phony.
Does the White House need a new dog?
The last thing the White House needs is another dog, damn it. That’s been the animal of choice for the last several presidents. And so, as Barack Obama harbors Portuguese water dogs, we remember a time when the leader of the free world kept a pet that refused to be tamed–and was often perfectly capable of devouring a human.