Should President-Elect Trump Get A Pet?
Donald Trump could become the first president since the 1800s not to have a pet in the White House.By Grant Suneson | November 25, 2016
The upcoming Donald Trump presidency promises to throw a lot of political traditions out the window. Among them: Trump doesn't have a pet.
For more than a century, every president has had a four-legged friend of some kind. Andrew Johnson was the last president without a pet.
Johnson and James K. Polk were the only presidents who went petless for their entire term. Commanders in chief have had everything from dogs and cats to bears, tigers and even a pygmy hippopotamus.