Want a friend in Washington, then get a dog. So goes the famous quote from Harry Truman. One pet dog is attributed to stopping a nuclear war between two superpowers. Pet lovers everywhere are rejoicing the Biden family have returned to the White House a long tradition that dates in antiquity to George Washington’s Foxhounds. Suzanne Hill spoke with several guests that reflect on animal companions in the US and how they also have made news on our political scene. Here’s a fascinating look at how politically, leaders in power used their pets in strategic ways.