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 - Warren G
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Library of Congress

President Warren G. Harding and his wife, Florence, had an Airedale named Laddie Boy, an English Bulldog named Old Boy and several canaries.

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