Fala was a Scottish Terrier who was born in 1940 and given as a gift to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He accompanied the President everywhere and captured the public’s attention to such an extent that American soldiers during World War II would ask other soldiers to name FDR’s dog to make sure they weren’t German spies.
Fala survived Roosevelt by seven years and attended Roosevelt’s funeral. He then went to live with the widowed Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill. She took great pleasure in Fala’s company, and the two became inseparable companions. Fala is buried near the Roosevelts in the rose garden at Springwood.
Source: THE WHITE HOUSE ORG