In honor of National Pet Day, take a look at photos of first pets dating back to the late 1800s.
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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Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for TIME Inc.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
National Archives and Records Administration
Ethan Miller/Getty Images for BT PR; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Rankin Bass via Wikimedia Commons
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Huffington Post
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