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President's best friend: White House pets

Published On: Oct 26 2012 06:17:36 AM CDT   Updated On: Dec 05 2013 05:50:35 AM CST

Sunny, a female Portuguese water dog, has joined Bo as "first pet." Take a look at photos of first pets dating back to the late 1800s.

Presidential pets - Gerald Ford with Liberty the Golden Retriever
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

President Gerald Ford pets Liberty the Golden Retriever. Liberty had puppies while in the White House, and the Ford family also had a Siamese cat named Shan.

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