The Presidential Pet Museum is currently closed for renovations. It was founded in 1999 as a means of preserving information, artifacts, and items related to the presidential pets.
Hundreds of items of interest are displayed for lovers of pets, presidents, and pet trivia. Children learn by association, and what better way to educate visitors about our presidency than through the White House pets.
Nearly every president had a pet — either exotic or common — and you can learn about all of them here on our website.
The Presidential Pet Museum highlights past and current White House pets:
See a strange portrait of President Reagan’s Lucky made from the dog’s own hair.
Check out the original cowbell that hung around the neck of Pauline Wayne, the last cow to graze the White House lawn.