Lifestyle Pets Bo's First Year in the White House! Family trips, surprise appearances and lots of love – take a look back at Bo Obama's first 12 months at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 15, 2010 10:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 13 PICTURE PERFECT Pete Souza/White House Bo Obama, then 6 months, greets the world with a smile – and a lei! – on April 12, 2009. A gift from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, the Portuguese water dog was named by first daughters Sasha and Malia. 02 of 13 RUNNING START Landov And they’re off! President Barack Obama challenges his new pooch to a race through the White House halls on April 13. Bo was reportedly trained for several weeks before joining the First Family – though he didn’t yet know how to swim! 03 of 13 SO IN STEP Landov Bo takes in his new surroundings on April 14 with his happy family in tow. Just after his arrival, President Obama told reporters that the perky pup would be allowed in the Oval Office, but not the presidential bed. 04 of 13 FOOTLOOSE Landov Who’s walking who? President Obama relieves some stress on April 14 while jogging with his pup. Later that year, they’d share an even better moment: The announcement of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize win on Bo’s birthday. 05 of 13 FETCH POINT Haraz N. Ghanbari Got it! Bo unwinds with a tennis ball in the White House’s Rose Garden – a great start to June! The black-and-white pooch had quite the summer, traveling to Martha’s Vineyard with his family. 06 of 13 BO KNOWS BASEBALL Chuck Kennedy/White House/Photolink Bo poses prettily for his official baseball card, released in June. His goal: Make friends with foreign dognitaries, and enjoy more tomatoes – his favorite food! 07 of 13 WARM WELCOME Jason Reed /Reuters Did you get my best side? With a handler holding his “I <3 OBAMA” leash, Bo disembarks from Air Force One on Aug. 30 after his family’s Martha’s Vineyard trip, which included lots of naps. 08 of 13 BELLY UP Mike Therile/Reuters/Landov That’s the spot! Malia and Sasha give Bo a much-appreciated tummy rub on Sept. 15 as they wait for their dad to arrive home. 09 of 13 TIME OUT Pete Souza/Courtesy of The White House Talk about a lucky pup! President Obama takes time out of a meeting on Oct. 29 – just three weeks after Bo’s first birthday – for a quick pat. We’re guessing both the B. Obamas appreciated the little break in the day! 10 of 13 BIG DEBUT Saul Loeb/Getty Bo makes his first formal appearance in late December, joining First Lady Michelle Obama for a visit to the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Good dog! 11 of 13 THE WHITE STUFF Rex As D.C. digs out from a winter snowstorm, Bo Obama take advantage of the situation, romping around the South Lawn on Feb. 10. 12 of 13 SAYING GOODBYE Olivier Douliery/Sipa Don’t leave me! A woeful Bo watches as President Obama hops into his car in early March. What fun is a play day when your best playmate isn’t around? 13 of 13 RATTLE & ROLL Sandy Schaeffer/Landov Bo gets in on the action April 5, joining the First Family at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Though he didn’t get to roll eggs himself, we’re guessing Bo totally got Bieberized!