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.

Presidential pets - Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan and Rex
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Rex the King Charles cavalier spaniel rushes to greet President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan. The Reagans also had another dog, Lucky, a Bouvier des Flandres.

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