George and Martha Washington were fond of pets; in addition to dogs and horses they also had parrots and a cockatoo. Some of George Washingtons' dogs were named Mopsey, Taster, Tipler, Jupiter, Sweetlips, Truelove and Rover. The biggest French hound was Vulcan, who once stole a dinner ham from the kitchen and was often ridden by the Washingtons' grandson.
Today, America’s First Family owns a Portuguese Water Dog named Bo.
This soft version of the presidential pup from Ty is approximately 11” tall. For ages 3 and up. Surface wash only.
Bo’s red ribbon collar holds a red, white, and blue bone-shaped tag with the poem
“I just want to jump and play,
But I will never run away,
I love my house, it’s big and white,
And I can roam all day and night!
Visitors to Mount Vernon are welcome to bring their leashed dogs along with them while visiting the grounds.