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.
In the News
After four years of a pet-free White House, the country is excited to have the pitter patter of four feet in the nation’s home! And who does everyone come to for information on Presidential Pets? Our Museum of course 🙂 Check out who we’ve been talking to:
- CBS Sunday Morning “The Pet Project” On Air Interview
- CBS News Monday Night
- Time Magazine – Article and video interview 11/9/20
- Washington Post
- Boston Globe
- New York Times 11/8/20
- New York Times 11/28/20
- WAMU NPR 12/21/20
- Yahoo Noticias (Yahoo News – Spanish)
- NewTV – Newton MA local TV station
- Frankfurter Rundschau – German Newspaper
- KPCC Radio Michigan
- Radio New Zealand
Presidential Pet Fiction
Enjoy this fun fictitious series of stories about some actual Presidential Pets!
Presidential Pet Books on Amazon
Enjoy these Paperbacks and eBooks about pets in the White House