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Presidential Pets

by Mark Hughes and Mitchell Paul

When a President moves into the White House, the whole family comes along -- including pets! Some unusual animals have occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Here's a look at some noteworthy fuzzy and feathered friends of Presidents.

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Bo - President Barack Obama's Dog

Bo the Portuguese Water Dog


Barack and Michelle Obama promised their daughters, Malia and Sasha, that they would get a pet dog after they moved into the White House. Bo, a Portuguese water dog, was a gift from Senator Edward Kennedy.

Next: Barney the Scottish Terrier

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