This week in Pet News we learn of the lengths homebuyers go to ensure their pets are comfortable at home. Meanwhile, one home remains pet-less, breaking years of tradition – The White House.
White House Vacancy – ‘Top Dog’
President Trump has no plans to welcome a furry sidekick into the Oval Office anytime soon. According to a spokesperson for Melania Trump, “the first family is still getting settled so there are no plans (of getting a pet) at this time.” Should President Trump not get a dog, he would be the first in over a century to not have one. The last president who didn’t have a dog was William McKinley who served from 1897 to 1901. President McKinley did have several cats, however.
New Home? Make it a Dog House
For everyone else besides the Trump family, we’re really just guests in our dogs’ homes, according to a study published by Suntrust Mortgages last week. The study found that 33% percent of millennial homebuyers base their new home decision on their dog’s needs above anything else. Both spouses and children factored in lower than dogs for these homebuyers at 25% and 19%, respectively.
That’s your week in Pet News! Photos in this week’s edition were all from www.presidentialpetmuseum.com.