Yes, we are not only a website, but also an honest-to-goodness, actual museum.
The Presidential Pet Museum was founded as a means of preserving information, artifacts, and items related to the presidential pets.
Our collection contains one very cool (and very old!) cowbell; a life-size bronze of Barney Bush (George W. Bush’s beloved Scottie); some VIP dog-hair clippings (turned into unique, one-of-a-kind portraits) from the Reagan and Bush dogs; vintage Socks the cat toys and shirts; dozens of original paintings of presidential pets; autographs and “pawtographs”; collectible figurines; and historic photos. Visitors appreciate this eclectic collection and understand that there’s something magical about the museum’s very existence.
Look at it this way: Lots of presidents have a museum. So why shouldn’t their pets?
UNFORTUNATELY, RIGHT NOW, THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is this means we’re excitedly awaiting a brand-new owner to take our museum to new heights. It’s a whole new chapter for us, and many items of interest await display for lovers of pets, presidents, and pet trivia.
Want to know more about our search for a new owner? Learn more about the sale of the Presidential Pet Museum at the auction site Flippa.
- Life-size bronze of Barney Bush, by Richard Chashoudian
- Portrait of Miss Beazley Bush, made from her own hair
- Portrait of Lucky Reagan, made from her own hair
- Cowbell from Pauline Wayne Taft, the last cow to graze on the White House Lawn
- Pictures of presidents with their pets
- Pictures of pets without presidents
- Pictures of presidents without pets
- History of the trademark battle for Socks the cat
- Antiques, gifts, unique clothing, presidential and political potpourri, and pet “stuff” for sale
The physical museum may be closed for the moment, but our website is always open and filled with all sorts of fun facts and interesting trivia. Start browsing the various presidential pets through the years here: White House Pets.
Want to Learn More?
We’ve had lots of media coverage over the years. People all over the world seem fascinated by our humble little museum. Here’s a nice collection of clips that, taken together, weave a nice story about our history.