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 - Harry Truman's dog Feller
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Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

President Harry Truman was given a cocker spaniel named Feller for Christmas. The Trumans ended up giving the dog to Truman’s physician.

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