In many ways, the Trumps are different from families that have lived in the White House — for starters, the entire family is not planning to live there right away.
One philanthropist wants to do one thing to make the Trump White House more like those in the past: She wants Donald Trump to have a presidential pet.
Every previous president has had pets in the White House, among them dogs, cats, parrots, sheep, horses, bear cubs, a pygmy hippo and an alligator. (John Quincy Adams let an alligator live in a White House bathroom, according to the Presidential Pet Museum's website.) President Obama didn't have any pets when he was elected, but swiftly remedied that by bringing home Bo and, later, Sunny, both Portuguese water dogs.