Former President Barack Obama announced Saturday on his Twitter account that Bo, the former first family's dog has died.
The Obamas got Bo as a pup while they were the first family and he grew up in the White House where he became a favorite of the press, visitors and many around the country.
Bo, a Portuguese water dog, was a gift from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy that the Obama family adopted in early 2009.
The dog quickly became a mainstay at the White House, welcoming the press and greeting children at special events.
Obama writing about Bo saying, "Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives—happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between."