President's best friend: White House pets

Published On: Oct 26 2012 06:17:36 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 15 2015 09:41:33 PM CST

In honor of Presidents Day, take a look at photos of first pets dating back to the late 1800s.

Bo and Sunny Obama
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Pete Souza/White House Photo

Sunny, a female Portuguese water dog, joined Bo Obama as "first pet" in August 2013. In a post on the White House's website, Sunny is described as "full of energy and very affectionate," whose name was chosen to "fit her cheerful personality."

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