Benjamin Franklin was known to enjoy the company of Newfoundlands, while George Washington is credited with creating the American Foxhound breed.
Always a man to go his own way, John Adams favored mutts—especially one he named "Satan."
The adoptable dogs we're featuring this week may remind us of the Founding Fathers' wisdom in a new way—they're great breeds and could be your next best friend.
Contact the rescue groups below to find out how you can do your patriotic part by adopting a new best friend.
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, located in Branchburg, can be reached at 908-526-3330 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.