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 - Clinton pets Socks and Buddy
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The William J. Clinton Presidential Library

President Bill Clinton moved into the White House with Socks the cat. The Clintons eventually got a chocolate lab, Buddy.

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