Presidents and their families have had many pets who lived with them in the
This is a picture of me, Buddy. I arrived at the White House in
December 1997. I am a chocolate Labrador retriever.
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.
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!
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.