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For the last 130 years, the White House has had a President, a First Lady, and a First Pet. Not since Andrew Jonson has the White House been without a pet roaming the halls. This break with tradition may seem small, but the impact and visibility of a President and their pet is much more far reaching than people realize.

In the US, roughly 44% of households have a dog, and 35% have cats. The benefits of having animals cannot be overstated, from companion animals saving and protecting lives, to animals that provide fur therapy simply cuddling with their families, pets are a mainstay of the country.

Canine friendship can offer the leader of the free world much more than just a chance to play on the White House lawn. Apart from encouraging exercise and an emotional boost, presidential pups are an symbol of intrepid freedom and responsibility to all the citizens of our great country.

Bringing a pet back into the White House also gives President Trump a chance to do something no other president has done before him: adopting a shelter animal. 7.9 million pets end up in shelters every year, all of them deserving of a loving home. Taking in an older, trained dog could set the Trump presidency apart from any of his predecessors.

The country stands to gain an awful lot, as well. The added immunity toward allergies and sickness that pets often lend their closest friends could translate to better concentration on the job, and fewer sick days. A dog can make work more enjoyable, and when your work is running the U.S.A., that's a very valuable trait.

The President is one of the most visible leaders in the world, and their relationships with their animals have helped to inspire so many to adopt pets into their own loving homes. By adopting one of the millions of animals in shelters around the country, President Trump can serve as an example of animal stewardship.

Seeing a president loving and caring for their pets is an inspiring image, one that helps encourage people to emulate the same behavior. What better way to set a precedent for Americans to adopt, and not to shop, than for the President to make a furry new friend?

Sign to ask President Trump to adopt a shelter animal, and show the world how much pets can offer us!

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Dear President Trump,

For more than a century, the White House has had a First Pet, and iconic tradition that benefits animals across the world. Images of presidents and their pets have been a part of our culture for so long, to not have an animal in the White House is something that must continue.

As one of the most visible people in the world, your display of love, empathy, and consideration for animals could help to inspire countless adoptions. With millions of animals in shelters desperate for a home, the inspiration you could offer may save thousands of animals from euthanasia.

Please consider adopting a shelter pet from any of the shelters around the country. Help inspire others to save animals, and experience the love and affection that comes with having a pet.


Petition Signatures

Nov 20, 2017 Elizabeth Henches
Nov 20, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 19, 2017 Anne Havard
Nov 19, 2017 cindie L This one frightens me as I'm not so sure he is mentally equipped to properly care for an animal. I think people like him should not have animals. He lacks the ability to care for anything and therefore I wouldn't trust him with a pet.
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please adopt a pet and realize the amazing creatures animals are❤️
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anne Prost
Nov 17, 2017 Kitty Winrow Hopefully he won't adopt then have it stuffed as a trophy
Nov 17, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Nov 16, 2017 Kateri Hilton
Nov 16, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 16, 2017 Bob Brucker
Nov 16, 2017 Carleen Rosenau
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 julie hampel
Nov 16, 2017 Memoree VanderHeyden Pleeeeeeeze, I don/t think so.
Nov 15, 2017 Roberta Allen
Nov 14, 2017 Debra Edwards
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 elga konietzny
Nov 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 (Name not displayed) I am a Republican and supported your election. Please consider adopting homeless animals... perhaps an injured racetrack greyhound and a senior cat. It will show your compassionate nature. Thank you.
Nov 11, 2017 Angela Ridolfo
Nov 11, 2017 John Burgess
Nov 10, 2017 Julia Edinger Please !!! save a life of a sheltered dog or cat ! Would be awesome!! if you could rescure more than one ..... Show the media that you an your family have compassion with a wonderful donation to helping suffering animals God Bless
Nov 10, 2017 Gaynor Williams
Nov 10, 2017 Ruby Irvine
Nov 9, 2017 fundacion san francisco de asis zarzal col Señor presidente Trump.......Una mascota canina que lo acompañe en la Casa Blanca.-
Nov 9, 2017 SERGIO ANTON
Nov 9, 2017 julietju Hogg
Nov 8, 2017 Carole Sherman Please give a pet or two a nice home. Thanks!!!
Nov 8, 2017 Robert Fernandez
Nov 7, 2017 Elena Burankova
Nov 6, 2017 Sheila Ward
Nov 6, 2017 Paul Heinricher
Nov 6, 2017 Dionne Toye
Nov 6, 2017 Susaan Straus
Nov 6, 2017 Liz Pope
Nov 5, 2017 Camelia Mitu
Nov 4, 2017 Catherine Doherty
Nov 4, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 3, 2017 Julie Carter
Nov 2, 2017 Allen Vergakis
Oct 31, 2017 Richard Marshall
Oct 30, 2017 Celia White Won't you help a fur baby in need of a home. They will love you unconditionally, they will also keep all of your secret and listen to you.
Oct 28, 2017 Teresa Simek Thank you for reading this😘
Oct 28, 2017 Jackie Gregory
Oct 28, 2017 sara brown Please Mr President a best friend for life

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