Washington, D.C., can be a dog-eat-dog place, which may explain why so many presidents keep a faithful four-legged friend around. Dog or cat or horse, having a pet can make life better and more bearable, even for the commander in chief. In honor of Gerald Ford, who died Dec. 26, 2006, and his beloved pooch Liberty, we're remembering the pets that roamed the halls of the White House. See some of the furriest residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in our slideshow.
Presidents and Their Pets | Photo Gallery