Image representing Sully the Service Dog

George H.W. Bush’s former helper, Sully the service dog, will provide assistance to military patients.

At the Walter Reed National Military Center, Sully the service dog has “pledged” to support, comfort and make the military warriors along with their families feel happy.

He became the newest member of the U.S. Navy, agreed to assist the military, and he shook his paw in agreement.


On Wednesday, the yellow Labrador retriever officially became a military service dog. He became part of the Facility Dog Program of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Sully, also called Navy Hospital Corpsman (HM) Petty Officer, took the oath to vow to provide support, comfort, and happiness to military members (active or retired) as well as their families.

Sully even took the oath and readily accepted the responsibility for free. Not only that, he accepted it even without an assurance of getting tummy rubs or dog treats. That’s dedication!

Meanwhile, on Sully’s Instagram account, a photo was posted to honor his enlistment. It was an honor and privilege that Sully joined Walter Reed Bethesda’s group of wonderful dogs.

Sully looks forward to continue serving veterans in the same way he served his best friend, former President George H. W. Bush.

Before President George H. W. Bush passed away last November, Sully underwent training at America’s Vetdogs. It’s a nonprofit organization that aims to train dogs to provide assistance to disabled military warriors.

Sully was named after Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III. He was a retired airplane pilot who became popular because of the incident in 2009–landing a damaged plane in the Hudson River and saving the lives of his passengers and crew.

A lot of people were touched by Sully when he watched over the late President’s wake. He was seen constantly lying or sitting before the President’s casket.

Thank you to CBS This Morning for sharing Sully’s video on YouTube.



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