Besides being an important office, the White House is also a home and many American homes have pets. So, of course, First Families since 1800 have had their own pets. Everyone loves being worshiped enthusiastically and unconditionally and many pets do just this! Presidents and their families keep pets for the same reason anyone else does – they love them.
Exploring a destination always works better when you give it some meat! I definitely believe in that old saying “You get out of it what you put into it!” So here are some tips for you for getting more involved and embellishing your visit to Washington, DC in a few, very different ways!! I know all of these tips are going to sound quirky --- and they are!! But try them! You just might be surprised with the results!
From the beginning the White House has been pretty open to animals. Perhaps this is because our early presidents were farmers and they had depended on and cared for animals. Many early presidents brought their own animals or pets to the White House. So animals and pets have always been welcomed at the White House.