George H.W. Bush's Service Dog, Sully Will Continue Helping Veterans

"Mission complete."

After the passing of Former President George H.W. Bush, age 94,  tear jerking picture of Sully, his service dog, was posted Sunday, showing the loyal companion lying next to the former president's casket.  

Sully, was named after the former pilot Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, most famous for landing a plane safely on the Hudson River in 2009,. He was trained by American's VetDogs, and matched with Bush this past June to help him in his daily activities after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. 

Sully has been trained to perform multiple commands including opening doors, answering phones, and fetching items. 

Sully will travel to Washington D.C for the funeral, then he will be spending the holidays back in Smithtown, NY at America's VetDogs, he will then travel to the Water Reed National Medical Center's Facility Dog Program. 

There he will continue his training so he can be matched with  either a wounded soldier, active duty service member, or veteran during their recovery. 

 George W. Bush expressing his feelings about his father's fury companion in an instagram post saying,

"As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we're comforted to know he'll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed, that he brought to 41." 

 
 
 

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