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

Barack Obama 2009-present

•Bo, Portuguese water dog
•Sunny, also a Portuguese water dog
 George W. Bush 2001-2009

•Miss Beazley, Scottish terrier
•Spot, English springer spaniel, offspring of Millie
•Barney, Scottish terrier
•India “Willie,” cat
•Ofelia, longhorn cow at ranch
 Bill Clinton 1993-2001

•Socks the cat
•Buddy, chocolate Labrador retriever
 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

•Grits, border collie given to Amy Carter by her teacher (and soon returned)
•Lewis Brown, Afghan hound
•Misty Malarky Ying Yang, Amy Carter’s Siamese cat
 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

•Checkers, Richard Nixon’s dog while vice president
•Vicky, poodle
•Pasha, terrier
•King Timahoe, Irish setter
 Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969

•Him and Her, beagles
•Edgar and Freckles, also beagles
•Blanco, collie
•The famous Yuki, mixed-breed dog
 John F. Kennedy 1961-1963

•Charlie, Caroline Kennedy’s Welsh terrier
•Gaullie, poodle
•Pushinka, mutt that was a gift from Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev
•Shannon, Irish cocker spaniel
•Wolf, mutt
•Clipper, German shepherd
•Butterfly, White Tips, Blackie, Streaker, Pushinka and Charlie’s puppies
•Tom Kitten, cat
•Robin, canary
•Bluebell and Marybelle, parakeets
•Macaroni, Caroline Kennedy’s pony
•Tex and Leprechaun, ponies
•Debbie and Billie, hamsters
•Zsa Zsa, rabbit
•Sardar, Jacqueline Kennedy’s horse
 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961

•Heidi, Weimaraner
•Parakeet named Gabby, buried in 1957 at the southwest corner of the executive mansion

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