(FAMOUS DOGS/CELEBRITY PETS) In 2008, America fell in love with the first family’s new pet, Bo Obama. Seven years later, the Portuguese Water Dog is still melting the hearts of millions across the U.S., chasing tennis balls and frolicking along the White House lawn.

The presidential pooch has not only boarded Air Force One and announced the White House Easter Egg Roll, but he also regularly plays fetch with one of the most powerful men in the world (and eventually joined by his sister, Sunny, whom the Obamas adopted in 2013).

As Bo turned 7-years-old on Friday, let’s celebrate by taking a look at his fetching life in the photo gallery below.

First dog Bo Obama climbs the stairs of Air Force One in August 2010. Photo Credit: AP Photo
First dog Bo Obama walks President Barack Obama at the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in June 2010. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty
Bo's official White House portrait taken on the South Lawn in May 2009. Photo Credit: Getty
Bo joins the first family in Bar Harbor, Maine, in July 2010. Photo Credit: AP Photo
Bo and Sunny board a U.S. Marine Osprey helicopter en route to Martha's Vineyard in August 2015. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty
Bo's first picture released by the White House at six months old. Photo Credit: Getty
The First Family takes a walk with Bo shortly after he first joined the family in April 2009. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty
Bo goes shopping with the President. Photo Credit: Pool/Getty Images
President Obama runs down a corridor with Bo. Photo Credit: Getty
President Obama and First Lady Michelle read to children as Bo steals the show at the White House Easter Egg Roll in April 2011. Photo Credit: Getty
Bo joins Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia to pick up the White House Christmas tree in November 2011. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty
Journalists take pictures of Bo at the White House in July 2015. Photo Credit: AP Photo


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