Thanks to a stunning painting that hangs in the White House today, Rob Roy, one of two white collies, is the best-known Coolidge pet.
A Shetland sheepdog named Diana always got dirty at the White House — so much that President Calvin Coolidge’s wife renamed the dog Calamity Jane.
Prudence Prim, one of two white collies, may well have been the Coolidges’ favorite pet of all.
Here is a photo showing the First Lady, Grace Coolidge, holding Tiny Tim, a chow. The dog was just one of many pets in the Coolidge White House.
President Coolidge had a pet raccoon that enjoyed playing in the bathtub and taking photos with the First Lady.
Calvin Coolidge’s tabbie cat is shown in this photo at the White House in 1924. Calvin and Grace Coolidge literally had a zoo at the White House.