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The Best Presidential Pet Names  

Amy Boal
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List Rules Vote based on the hilarity and creativity employed by the US Presidents when naming their furry (or feathery!) friends.

Naming a pet is a big deal and you want to get it just right. But for these US Presidents, naming pets was a matter of state. People love to get the scoop on all the latest political gossip, and presidential pets are no different. Luckily for the American electorate, the best presidents are very creative! These really might be some of the best pet names of all time!. From dogs and cats to guinea pigs, parrots, and everything in between, those creatures lucky enough to have lived at the White House have some great names.

Take Emily Spinach, Teddy Roosevelt's pet garter snake, for example. She has to be the luckiest (and best named) garter snake in history. But hold on to your hats, because did you know that Calvin Coolidge had two lion cubs?! Whoa, right?! Well, he did, and because he was so clever and cheeky, he named them Tax Reduction and Budget Bureau. What a guy.

Of course, lots of less creative and cool presidents had boring pets like cats and dogs. Fortunately, they managed to spice things up with some clever names. Misty Malarky Ying Yang? That was Jimmy Carter's daughter Amy's cat! Sweetlips? George Washington's American staghound, of course. Satan? Not the devil himself, but John Adams's dog.

Any presidential pet can be cute, but the domesticated critters on this list are here because their names set them apart. Your stupid civilian pets will be wishing they had epic names like these. Vote for the presidential pet names you think are the most creative in all of United States political history, and treat yourself to learning about Roosevelt's guinea pigs. He had five!

list ordered by
1
Veto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Veto
Dog - James A. Garfield
2
Admiral Dewey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Admiral Dewey
Guinea pig - Theodore Roosevelt
3
Macaroni is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Macaroni
Pony - John F. Kennedy
4
Satan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Satan
Dog - John Adams
5
Father O'Grady is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Father O'Grady
Guinea pig - Theodore Roosevelt
6
Drunkard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Drunkard
Black and tan coonhound - George Washington
7
Calamity Jane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Calamity Jane
Shetland sheepdog - Calvin Coolidge
8
Grits is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Grits
Border collie - Jimmy Carter
9
Emily Spinach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Emily Spinach
Garter snake - Theodore Roosevelt
10
Zsa Zsa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Zsa Zsa
Rabbit - John F. Kennedy
11
The General is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
The General
Horse - John Tyler
12
Ebeneezer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Ebeneezer
Donkey - Calvin Coolidge
13
Liberty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Liberty
Golden retriever - Gerald Ford
14
Victory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Victory
Golden retriever - Ronald Reagan
15
Tax Reduction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Tax Reduction
Lion cub - Calvin Coolidge
16
Miss Pussy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Miss Pussy
Siamese cat - Rutherford B. Hayes
17
Baron Spreckle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Baron Spreckle
Hen - Thomas Jefferson
18
Weejie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Weejie
Norwegian elkhound - Herbert Hoover
19
King Tut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
King Tut
Belgian shepherd - Herbert Hoover
20
Boston Beans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Boston Beans
Bulldog - Calvin Coolidge
21
Bishop Doane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Bishop Doane
Guinea pig - Theodore Roosevelt
22
Old Whiskers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Old Whiskers
Goat - Benjamin Harrison
23
President is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
President
Great Dane - Franklin D. Roosevelt
24
Miss Beazley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Scottish terrier - George W. Bush
25
Sam Patches is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Presidential Pet Names
Sam Patches
Horse - Andrew Jackson