Washington was creative in naming his dogs. In addition to Sweet Lips, he had dogs named Tipsy, Tipler, Drunkard, and Vulcan.
Although not much is known about Mason and Dixon, President Fillmore had a big heart for animals and helped found a chapter of the newly formed ASPCA.
In a rather embarrassing incident at the White House, this dog nearly ripped the seat off the British prime minister’s pants.
A crowd of people gathered for the former president’s funeral were “horrified and awed” when Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot started cursing like a sailor.
Before he had Fala, our nation’s best-known Scottish terrier, President Franklin Roosevelt had another Scottish terrier named Meggie.
Two of the Kennedy family’s dogs had a litter of four puppies together in June 1963, and JFK called them the “pupniks.”
Tom Kitten was the first Kennedy pet to arrive at the White House, in January 1961. His stay wouldn’t last long, though — the president was allergic to him.