Here’s a summary of the dogs, cats, birds, fish and other pets owned by the 2008 republican and democratic presidential candidates. It’s not how many pets you have, or any at all, but how you treat all pets.
Presidential candidate factoids:
- Out of 14 hopefuls, 9 presidential candidates currently have pets.
- Only 2 have a cat and a dog.
- Democratic candidates have 9 pets.
- Republican candidates have 31 pets.
- John McCain leads the pack (or zoo) with 22 pets.
Democratic Presidential Candidates and Their Pets
- Joe Biden: Delaware Senator
- 1 cat
- Hillary Rodham Clinton: New York Senator
- 1 dog: Seamus (Labrador retreiver)
- Chris Dodd: Connecticut Senator
- None: States familyâ€™s allergies as the issue, but said would like a dog.
- John Edwards: Former North Carolina Senator
- 2 dogs: A Golden retriever, and a chocolate Labrador retriever
- Dennis Kucinich: Ohio Representative
- 3 dogs: Harry (beagle-basset), Lucie (beagle), and George (cocker spaniel).
- Barack Obama: Illinois Senator
- None: Says he’s facing pressure to get a dog from the kids.
- Bill Richardson: New Mexico Governer
- 2 cats: Jake, and Squeaky
Republican Presidential Candidates and Their Pets
- Sam Brownback: Kansas Senator
- 2 dogs
- 2 cats
- 1 fish
- Rudy Giuliani: Former New York Mayor
- Mike Huckabee: Former Arkansas Governor
- 2 dogs: Jet (black Labrador retriever), and Sonic (Shih Tzu)
- Duncan Hunter: California Representative
- 2 dogs: Boo (black Labrador retriever), and Hunter (black Labrador retriever).
- John McCain: Arizona Senator
- 1 cat: Oreo (black and white cat)
- 2 dogs: Sam (English springer spaniel), and Coco (mutt)
- 13 fish: (saltwater)
- 1 ferret
- 3 parakeets
- 2 turtles: Cuff, and Link
- Mitt Romney: Former Massachusetts Governor
- None: Family recently lost Marley, a Weimaraner. Read about family dog Seamus’ 12-hour ordeal on top of Romney’s car. And why we think Romney should not be president.
- Tom Tancredo: Colorado Representative