Happy President's Day! Many people know that Bo (Amigo's New Hope) is a neutered male Portuguese Water Dog given to the Obama family by the late Senator Edward Kennedy. But Bo is hardly the first "First Dog". In fact, pets have been a part of the presidency since George Washington held office.
While dogs certainly have been the most frequent furry resident of the White House, other presidential pets have included cats, birds, horses, goats, rabbits - and even lions, tigers and bears (oh my)! In fact, the only presidents for whom the Presidential Pet Museum records no pets are James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce and Chester A. Arthur.
Check out this video to see some of the interesting furry, feathered and finned residents of the White House!