President's best friend: White House pets

Published On: Oct 26 2012 06:17:36 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2016 10:10:46 AM CDT

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

Presidential pets - Dwight Eisenhower with Heidi
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National Park Service via the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

President Dwight D. Eisenhower walks alongside his Weimarander, Heidi. The Eisenhowers also had a parakeet while in the White House.

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