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Presidential pets through the years

Major, one of the family dogs of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, explores the South Lawn after his arrival from Delaware at the White House in Washington, January 24, 2021. The arrival of the Bidens and their dogs Major and Champ at the White House marks the return of a longstanding tradition - four-legged furry friends at the 18-acre estate that is home to the U.S. president. Major, a German Shepherd, will be the first rescue dog ever to live in the White House. The Bidens adopted him in November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association. Champ, also a German Shepherd, joined the family in 2008.

"From shelter pup at the Delaware Humane Association to First Dog at the White House, Major Biden is barking proof that every dog can live the American dream," said the group, which hosted an online "indoguration" fundraiser on Jan. 17 to celebrate Major's move into the White House on Jan. 20. Adam Schultz/White House/Handout via REUTERS

Major, one of the family dogs of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, explores the South Lawn after his arrival from Delaware at the White House in Washington, January 24, 2021. The arrival of the Bidens and their dogs Major and Champ at...more

Major, one of the family dogs of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, explores the South Lawn after his arrival from Delaware at the White House in Washington, January 24, 2021. The arrival of the Bidens and their dogs Major and Champ at the White House marks the return of a longstanding tradition - four-legged furry friends at the 18-acre estate that is home to the U.S. president. Major, a German Shepherd, will be the first rescue dog ever to live in the White House. The Bidens adopted him in November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association. Champ, also a German Shepherd, joined the family in 2008. "From shelter pup at the Delaware Humane Association to First Dog at the White House, Major Biden is barking proof that every dog can live the American dream," said the group, which hosted an online "indoguration" fundraiser on Jan. 17 to celebrate Major's move into the White House on Jan. 20. Adam Schultz/White House/Handout via REUTERS
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Outgoing President Donald Trump was the first president since Andrew Johnson in the 1860s not to share the presidential digs with a dog or a cat - or even a raccoon, like the one kept by Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. First lady Grace Coolidge, wife of President Calvin Coolidge, shows her pet raccoon Rebecca to crowds of children gathered for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 1927. Library of Congress/Handout via REUTERS

Outgoing President Donald Trump was the first president since Andrew Johnson in the 1860s not to share the presidential digs with a dog or a cat - or even a raccoon, like the one kept by Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. First lady Grace Coolidge, wife...more

Outgoing President Donald Trump was the first president since Andrew Johnson in the 1860s not to share the presidential digs with a dog or a cat - or even a raccoon, like the one kept by Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. First lady Grace Coolidge, wife of President Calvin Coolidge, shows her pet raccoon Rebecca to crowds of children gathered for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 1927. Library of Congress/Handout via REUTERS
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his dog Fala his supper after "rolling over" in the White House study in Washington, D.C. in 1943. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum/Handout via REUTERS

President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his dog Fala his supper after "rolling over" in the White House study in Washington, D.C. in 1943. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum/Handout via REUTERS

President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his dog Fala his supper after "rolling over" in the White House study in Washington, D.C. in 1943. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum/Handout via REUTERS
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John F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the president, feeds his dog, Shannon, on the walkway outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 24, 1963. Family dogs Wolf (left) and Clipper stand nearby with Kennedy's Personal Secretary, Evelyn Lincoln (left), and nanny to the Kennedy children, Maud Shaw. Cecil Stoughton/White House Photographs/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/Handout via REUTERS

John F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the president, feeds his dog, Shannon, on the walkway outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 24, 1963. Family dogs Wolf (left) and Clipper stand nearby with Kennedy's Personal Secretary, Evelyn...more

John F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the president, feeds his dog, Shannon, on the walkway outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 24, 1963. Family dogs Wolf (left) and Clipper stand nearby with Kennedy's Personal Secretary, Evelyn Lincoln (left), and nanny to the Kennedy children, Maud Shaw. Cecil Stoughton/White House Photographs/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/Handout via REUTERS
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President Lyndon B. Johnson sings with his dog Yuki as Ambassador David Bruce looks on in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, D.C. February 6, 1968. Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Library/Handout via REUTERS

President Lyndon B. Johnson sings with his dog Yuki as Ambassador David Bruce looks on in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, D.C. February 6, 1968. Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Library/Handout via REUTERS

President Lyndon B. Johnson sings with his dog Yuki as Ambassador David Bruce looks on in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, D.C. February 6, 1968. Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Library/Handout via REUTERS
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Pasha, Vicki and King Timahoe, the dogs belonging to President Richard Nixon's family, look out an open window at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 1, 1970. Robert Knudsen/Nixon Library/Handout via REUTERS

Pasha, Vicki and King Timahoe, the dogs belonging to President Richard Nixon's family, look out an open window at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 1, 1970. Robert Knudsen/Nixon Library/Handout via REUTERS

Pasha, Vicki and King Timahoe, the dogs belonging to President Richard Nixon's family, look out an open window at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 1, 1970. Robert Knudsen/Nixon Library/Handout via REUTERS
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President Gerald Ford and his dog Liberty sit in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., November 7, 1974. David Hume Kennerly/White House Photograph Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library/Handout Via REUTERS

President Gerald Ford and his dog Liberty sit in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., November 7, 1974. David Hume Kennerly/White House Photograph Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library/Handout Via REUTERS

President Gerald Ford and his dog Liberty sit in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., November 7, 1974. David Hume Kennerly/White House Photograph Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library/Handout Via REUTERS
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George H.W. Bush and family had several dogs in the White House, including Millie, the star of a children's book written by Bush's wife Barbara. First lady Barbara Bush pets her dog Millie while waiting with her granddaughter Barbara for President George H.W. Bush to arrive on White House steps in this undated photo in Washington, D.C. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

George H.W. Bush and family had several dogs in the White House, including Millie, the star of a children's book written by Bush's wife Barbara. First lady Barbara Bush pets her dog Millie while waiting with her granddaughter Barbara for President...more

George H.W. Bush and family had several dogs in the White House, including Millie, the star of a children's book written by Bush's wife Barbara. First lady Barbara Bush pets her dog Millie while waiting with her granddaughter Barbara for President George H.W. Bush to arrive on White House steps in this undated photo in Washington, D.C. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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President-elect Bill Clinton shakes hands with President George Bush as he and his wife Hillary arrive at the White House, January 20, 1993. On the left is first lady Barbara Bush and in the foreground is the Bushes dog, Millie. REUTERS

President-elect Bill Clinton shakes hands with President George Bush as he and his wife Hillary arrive at the White House, January 20, 1993. On the left is first lady Barbara Bush and in the foreground is the Bushes dog, Millie. REUTERS

President-elect Bill Clinton shakes hands with President George Bush as he and his wife Hillary arrive at the White House, January 20, 1993. On the left is first lady Barbara Bush and in the foreground is the Bushes dog, Millie. REUTERS
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Spot, the dog of President George W. Bush and first lady, Laura, sleeps on the brand-new rug inside the Oval Office of the White House while the president and first lady show members of the press the new rug, December 20, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Spot, the dog of President George W. Bush and first lady, Laura, sleeps on the brand-new rug inside the Oval Office of the White House while the president and first lady show members of the press the new rug, December 20, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Spot, the dog of President George W. Bush and first lady, Laura, sleeps on the brand-new rug inside the Oval Office of the White House while the president and first lady show members of the press the new rug, December 20, 2001. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Spot, pet dog of President George W. Bush, steps off Marine One as a Marine salutes on the South Lawn of the White House, June 24, 2003. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Spot, pet dog of President George W. Bush, steps off Marine One as a Marine salutes on the South Lawn of the White House, June 24, 2003. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Spot, pet dog of President George W. Bush, steps off Marine One as a Marine salutes on the South Lawn of the White House, June 24, 2003. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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George W. Bush's Scottish Terrier, Barney, flew on Air Force One and starred in 'Barney Cam' videos to celebrate the holiday season. "He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend," Bush said when Barney died in 2013. President George W. Bush carries his pet dogs Barney (front) and Miss Beazley off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force base near Washington August 13, 2006.  REUTERS/Jason Reed

George W. Bush's Scottish Terrier, Barney, flew on Air Force One and starred in 'Barney Cam' videos to celebrate the holiday season. "He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend," Bush said when Barney died in 2013. President George...more

George W. Bush's Scottish Terrier, Barney, flew on Air Force One and starred in 'Barney Cam' videos to celebrate the holiday season. "He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend," Bush said when Barney died in 2013. President George W. Bush carries his pet dogs Barney (front) and Miss Beazley off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force base near Washington August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Socks the cat walks behind President Clinton, White House press secretary Mike McCurry and deputy Chief of Staff Sylvia Matthews, as they cross the White House lawn March 6, 1997 to the Marine One helicopter before Clinton's departure for Michigan. REUTERS/Stephen Jaffe

Socks the cat walks behind President Clinton, White House press secretary Mike McCurry and deputy Chief of Staff Sylvia Matthews, as they cross the White House lawn March 6, 1997 to the Marine One helicopter before Clinton's departure for Michigan....more

Socks the cat walks behind President Clinton, White House press secretary Mike McCurry and deputy Chief of Staff Sylvia Matthews, as they cross the White House lawn March 6, 1997 to the Marine One helicopter before Clinton's departure for Michigan. REUTERS/Stephen Jaffe
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The Clintons' Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Buddy, joined cat Socks at the White House. President Clinton tries to get his dog Buddy to give back a ball as they play a game of fetch on the White House South Lawn March 2, 1998. REUTERS/Win McNamee

The Clintons' Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Buddy, joined cat Socks at the White House. President Clinton tries to get his dog Buddy to give back a ball as they play a game of fetch on the White House South Lawn March 2, 1998. REUTERS/Win McNamee

The Clintons' Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Buddy, joined cat Socks at the White House. President Clinton tries to get his dog Buddy to give back a ball as they play a game of fetch on the White House South Lawn March 2, 1998. REUTERS/Win McNamee
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Former President Barack Obama was dog-less while campaigning, but promised his daughters Sasha and Malia a puppy during his acceptance speech after winning the 2008 election.

Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the White House in April 2009, a gift from the late Senator Ted Kennedy. The Obamas adopted a second dog of the same breed, Sunny, in 2013, according to the Presidential Pet Museum. President Barack Obama presents the first family's new Portuguese Water Dog puppy, Bo, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington April 14, 2009.   REUTERS/Larry Downing

Former President Barack Obama was dog-less while campaigning, but promised his daughters Sasha and Malia a puppy during his acceptance speech after winning the 2008 election. Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the White House in April 2009, a...more

Former President Barack Obama was dog-less while campaigning, but promised his daughters Sasha and Malia a puppy during his acceptance speech after winning the 2008 election. Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the White House in April 2009, a gift from the late Senator Ted Kennedy. The Obamas adopted a second dog of the same breed, Sunny, in 2013, according to the Presidential Pet Museum. President Barack Obama presents the first family's new Portuguese Water Dog puppy, Bo, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington April 14, 2009.   REUTERS/Larry Downing
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President Barack Obama's dogs Sunny and Bo arrive to board Air Force One for travel to Massachusetts for the family's annual vacation at Martha's Vineyard, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, August 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama's dogs Sunny and Bo arrive to board Air Force One for travel to Massachusetts for the family's annual vacation at Martha's Vineyard, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, August 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama's dogs Sunny and Bo arrive to board Air Force One for travel to Massachusetts for the family's annual vacation at Martha's Vineyard, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, August 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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First Lady Jill Biden pets one of the family dogs, Champ, after his arrival from Delaware at the White House in Washington, January 24, 2021. Adam Schultz/White House/Handout via REUTERS

First Lady Jill Biden pets one of the family dogs, Champ, after his arrival from Delaware at the White House in Washington, January 24, 2021. Adam Schultz/White House/Handout via REUTERS

First Lady Jill Biden pets one of the family dogs, Champ, after his arrival from Delaware at the White House in Washington, January 24, 2021. Adam Schultz/White House/Handout via REUTERS
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Major, a German Shepherd, will be the first rescue dog ever to live in the White House. The Bidens adopted him in November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association. Champ, also a German Shepherd, joined the family in 2008. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden guides his new rescue dog Major after adopting it from the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, Delaware, November 17, 2018. Stephanie Gomez (Carter)/Delaware Humane Association/Handout via REUTERS

Major, a German Shepherd, will be the first rescue dog ever to live in the White House. The Bidens adopted him in November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association. Champ, also a German Shepherd, joined the family in 2008. Former U.S. Vice President...more

Major, a German Shepherd, will be the first rescue dog ever to live in the White House. The Bidens adopted him in November 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association. Champ, also a German Shepherd, joined the family in 2008. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden guides his new rescue dog Major after adopting it from the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, Delaware, November 17, 2018. Stephanie Gomez (Carter)/Delaware Humane Association/Handout via REUTERS
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