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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

Apr 21, 2018 Keith Cliver Trump doesn't deserve a pet!
Apr 21, 2018 Suzanne Garvey
Apr 20, 2018 Sandia Germenis
Apr 20, 2018 Victoria Apodaca
Apr 16, 2018 Linda Payne
Apr 16, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 15, 2018 Holly E I was highly disappointed in President Obama for NOT choosing a shelter pet. I hope President Trump can be a better example.
Apr 15, 2018 Elba Bond
Apr 14, 2018 Debbie Marquess
Apr 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2018 Theresa Simpson
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Ellis
Apr 13, 2018 SUDIE SALLEE
Apr 13, 2018 theresa sonia
Apr 13, 2018 anthony roberts
Apr 13, 2018 Valerie Charbonneau
Apr 12, 2018 Dennis Fuller
Apr 11, 2018 georgina italy
Apr 10, 2018 Larry Budsock
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 9, 2018 Rebecca Mierke
Apr 9, 2018 Michelle Perfetta
Apr 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Gina Alspaugh
Apr 7, 2018 Tracy Kalesnik
Apr 7, 2018 Lorna Davies
Apr 5, 2018 Margaret m I hope when he adopts there is someone to care for the animal otherwise that idiot son of his is liable to be running around trophy hunting it. Make sure the pet is cared for and not abused.
Apr 4, 2018 joni moretti
Apr 4, 2018 Roxy Hirsche
Apr 3, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Apr 3, 2018 Pam Richards
Apr 3, 2018 Maria I
Apr 3, 2018 Rachael Stevenson
Apr 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 3, 2018 Annette Tuzzolino-Czachor
Apr 3, 2018 Toni Thomas
Apr 2, 2018 Megan Speight
Mar 31, 2018 Lisa Whitaker
Mar 29, 2018 Amy Gibson
Mar 29, 2018 Kimberly Brandimarte
Mar 29, 2018 Marci Turner
Mar 26, 2018 natalie stamper
Mar 25, 2018 patricia schalge
Mar 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2018 Shirl Scott Yes - President Trump should have a pet. They are good for lowering blood pressure, giving a sense of relaxation and showing much and endless love. The best thing a man can have is a loyal dog by his side. One he should guard with his life. Get one.
Mar 23, 2018 Joann Henderson
Mar 23, 2018 Ellen Tolson
Mar 23, 2018 Michelle Gordon The LAST thing that man should have is a dog! Rescued or not, he has no concept of caring for anything other than his own financial interests.
Mar 23, 2018 Ann Lane

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