Presidential Pets Through the Years

U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) pose for a family portrait with their pets Bo and Sunny in the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images1/14

Barack Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama promised daughters Sasha and Malia that they could get a dog once the family moved to Washington, D.C. The late Senator Ted Kennedy gifted Portuguese water dog Bo to the Obamas to fulfill the promise in 2009, and the family later brought home another Portuguese water dog, Sunny, in summer 2013.