Donald Trump is the first U.S. president without a companion animal in 130 years. The last was Andrew Johnson. He was impeached.
PETA hopes that Trump will be inspired to adopt one of the 2,100 dogs currently waiting in animal shelters in the DC area—and that other Americans will adopt some of the millions more in shelters across the nation who long for a guardian to throw them a stick or take them out for a walk.
“Dogs don’t care if you’re a Republican, a Democrat, or neither—they just want a good home,” said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “And the White House could be as good a home as any.”