George H.W. Bush's service dog Sully has Smithtown homecoming

President George H.W. Bush's service dog Sully made a homecoming Wednesday at America's VetDogs in Smithtown.

News 12 Staff

Dec 19, 2018, 5:29 PM

Updated 1,987 days ago

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President George H.W. Bush's service dog Sully made a homecoming Wednesday at America's VetDogs in Smithtown.
The 2-year-old yellow Lab captured the hearts of the country earlier this month when his picture was taken in front of Bush's casket in Houston.
Valerie Kramer, of America's VetDogs, trained Sully.
"When the president said, 'Welcome home,' I knew it was an absolutely perfect match," she says.
Sully is resting and recovering, and then he'll be learning new tasks before he heads to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to begin a new mission of service. It was Bush's wish when he died that Sully serve other veterans.
Tyler McGibbon was injured in Kuwait. The 24-year-old Army veteran says his service dog Trooper, also from America's VetDogs, gave him back his joy for life.


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