Presidents and Pets

In the last 60 years, our presidents have had many different pets living with them in the White House.  Below is a partial list from

President Term President’s Pets
Barack Obama 2009-present
  • Bo, Portuguese water dog
  • Sunny, also a Portuguese water dog
George W. Bush 2001-2009
Bill Clinton 1993-2001
George H.W. Bush 1989-1993
  • Millie, English springer spaniel
  • Ranger, one of Millie’s puppies; often called Bush’s favorite dog
Ronald Reagan 1981-1989
  • Lucky, Bouvier des Flandres
  • Rex, Cavalier King Charles spaniel
  • Victory, golden retriever
  • Peggy, Irish setter
  • Taca, Siberian husky
  • Fuzzy, Belgian sheepdog
  • Horses at ranch
Jimmy Carter 1977-1981
Gerald Ford 1974-1977
  • Liberty, golden retriever who had a litter of pups while at the White House
  • Misty, one of Liberty’s puppys
  • Lucky, dog
  • Shan, Susan Ford’s Siamese cat
Richard Nixon 1969-1974
Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969
John F. Kennedy 1961-1963
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961