This huge brown-and-white dog was a gift from President Theodore Roosevelt’s old friend. Rollo weighed around 200 pounds, and LOVED kids!
Read about Alice Roosevelt’s pet garter snake, which she liked to carry in her pocketbook and pull out at unexpected times in the White House.
Theodore Roosevelt and family once owned a one-legged rooster. Photo: National Photo Company, Library of Congress.
One of the more colorful, and noisy, of the Theodore Roosevelt family’s pets was Eli Yale, a Hyacinth macaw who was “gorgeous,” according to the president.
One of the beloved family dogs in the Roosevelt White House was a Manchester terrier named Blackjack, or Jack for short.
A hundred years ago, Quentin Roosevelt — Teddy Roosevelt’s son — had a pony named Algonquin. Find out more in this article (with photos).