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Adopt Two Small Pets, Who Happen To Named After Past U.S. Presidents, For The Price Of One (PHOTOS)

Posted: 05/11/2012 5:07 pm Updated: 05/11/2012 5:08 pm

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Hamsters and U.S. Presidents may not have more in common than a need for oxygen but we've had the 2012 elections on our minds and noticed that there is an abundance of hamsters named for presidents predating Abraham Lincoln in need of homes.

So if you find yourself unable or unwilling to commit to a more traditional house pet like a cat or dog, consider taking one of these all-American hamsters home with you and earn some points for patriotism. Plus at the Denver Dumb Friends League, you can adopt two small pets for the price of one.

Can you imagine a hamster named after J.Q. Adams or Zachary Taylor homeless on election night?

PHOTOS:

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  • Madison

    Madison the great male seale point hamster, whose namesake James Madison was the 4th president of the United States, the "Father of the Constitution" and was once <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/19/opinion/essay-little-jemmy.html" target="_hplink">nicknamed "Little Jemmy."</a> The shelter estimates that hamster Madison is about 4 months old. <em>Animal ID: #A0614917 Call the Dumb Friends League's Quebec Shelter at (303) 751-5772 to <a href="http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=DDFL.A0614917" target="_hplink">meet with Madison</a>.</em>

  • J.Q. Adams

    We're betting this little 6-months-old seale point hamster is one courageous guy to be named for the 6th President who once said, "Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air." <em>Animal ID: #A0614919 Call the Dumb Friends League's Quebec Shelter at (303) 751-5772 to <a href="http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=DDFL.A0614919" target="_hplink">meet with J.Q. Adams</a>.</em>

  • Harrison

    Unfortunately it is not known whether this adorable 1-year-old hamster is named for the 23rd President Benjamin Harrison or the 9th President William Henry Harrison. However it's more likely that he's named for the latter, since the theme amongst these hamsters seems to be presidents predating Abraham Lincoln. W.H. Harrison was backed by the Whig party, and became known as the <a href="http://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2009/07/hard-cider-and-log-cabin-for-president.html" target="_hplink">"Hard Cider and Log Cabin" candidate</a>, owing to his log cabin campaign symbol. <em>Animal ID #A0614922 Call the Dumb Friends League's Quebec Shelter at (303) 751-5772 to <a href="http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=DDFL.A0614922" target="_hplink">meet with Harrison</a>. </em>

  • Tyler

    Tyler is a 1-year-old male seal point white hamster. President John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States who was the Vice President to President Harrison and took over when Harrison succumbed to pneumonia. <em>Animal ID#A0614923 Call the Dumb Friends League's Quebec Shelter at (303) 751-5772 to <a href="http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=DDFL.A0614923" target="_hplink">meet with Tyler</a>.</em>

  • Polk

    Meet Polk, a male seal point and white hamster. The phrase "Manifest Destiny" was popularized during the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamespolk" target="_hplink">11th President's term</a>, as he "re-annexed" Texas, insisted upon "re-occupying" Oregon, and acquired New Mexico and California. We're sure this little guy would be happy to nibble on a map or two if you let him. <em>Animal ID #A0614924 Call the Dumb Friends League's Quebec Shelter at (303) 751-5772 to take <a href="http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=DDFL.A0614924" target="_hplink">reacquaint yourself with the historic name Polk</a>. </em>

  • Taylor

    Taylor is another seal point hamster who's about 1-year-old. President Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States who once <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/zacharytaylor" target="_hplink">threatened to lead an invasion of the South</a> if any southern states tried to secede from the Union. If he lives up to his namesake, this little guy is one bold hamster. <em>Animal ID #A0614925 Call the Dumb Friends League's Quebec Shelter at (303) 751-5772 to <a href="http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=DDFL.A0614925" target="_hplink">meet Taylor the hamster</a>. </em>

  • Fillmore

    Hamster Fillmore is a 1-year-old seal point and white hamster. His namesake President Millard Fillmore refused to join the Republican Party after the Whigs disintegrated. He did however<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/millardfillmore" target="_hplink"> join the Know Nothing party</a>. <em>Animal ID#A0614926 Call the Dumb Friends League's Quebec Shelter at (303) 751-5772 to <a href="http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=DDFL.A0614926" target="_hplink">meet hamster Fillmore</a>. </em>

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