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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

Feb 19, 2018 Dianna Brown
Feb 18, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Feb 17, 2018 Karen Baker
Feb 16, 2018 Jacqueline Frye Animals have a way of changing hearts. This man's heart definitely appears to need a little rejuvenating.
Feb 16, 2018 Lisa Slates
Feb 15, 2018 Norma sandler Asshole Trump treats humans very badly so why would you think he would be kind to a pet?????
Feb 15, 2018 Christine Covindassamy
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2018 ch Fontijn
Feb 11, 2018 Sandy Knudsen
Feb 11, 2018 josette ferralli
Feb 11, 2018 Ann Conney
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2018 Linda M
Feb 8, 2018 Sandra Just
Feb 7, 2018 Patrina Van Sky President Trump, please adopt a shelter or rescue dog to be the First Pet. Please help show the world how great a shelter or rescue dog can be! You will never regret your decision! Thank you!
Feb 7, 2018 Iannette Lopez President Trump and his family should adopt a shelter animal. They are such loving animals.
Feb 5, 2018 Janice Banks
Feb 3, 2018 Linda Millar
Jan 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2018 LOUISE MOORE
Jan 24, 2018 Randy Burgener I know the PERFECT Breed ! We have had them since the early 1990’s; we would NEVER have another breed: It is known officially (AKC) as a Borzoi... but most people know them as a RUSSIAN WOLFHOUND !! This would drive the SNOWFLAKES Crazy !!
Jan 23, 2018 Lens Lucas
Jan 21, 2018 Christopher Lang
Jan 20, 2018 Judy Lamon
Jan 18, 2018 Lois McElwee
Jan 17, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 11, 2018 Victoria Bustamante
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
Jan 6, 2018 Jessie Bowen
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 4, 2018 Jennifer Gaughan
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed) Pls. adopt a pet President Trump & treat it right. Then Animal cruelty will stop.
Jan 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2018 Wilma McDonald
Dec 29, 2017 Bonnie Reeves
Dec 29, 2017 Sherry Nichols
Dec 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 25, 2017 Michael Frye Adopt, DON"T shop
Dec 22, 2017 Iris Sinai
Dec 21, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 19, 2017 Ana Nieto
Dec 18, 2017 Ludmila Dmitriev-Odier
Dec 17, 2017 Kayann Ramos please adopt & help all animal's in saving them thank you
Dec 17, 2017 Sasha Patrick I wouldn't trust this man around any animal,he hates them! He is rolling back protections on endangered species,reversing hunting bans,allowing Zinke to form a misleadingly named conservation council that promotes trophy hunting! Please don't get a pet.
Dec 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2017 Anna Stolecka
Dec 14, 2017 Szymon Stolecki

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