Bush 41’s Service Dog Sully Coming To New York
Sully, the service dog for President Bush, has captured our hearts with a viral photo titled "Mission Complete." What will happen to him now?
President George Herbert Walker Bush, 41 President of the United States of America, passed away on Nov. 30. Many Americans are wondering what will happen with is service dog Sully.
Sully's full name is Sully HW Bush and is named after Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, the commercial airline pilot famous for landing a damaged passenger jet carrying 155 people on the Hudson River in 2009. Sully was raised and trained through the VetDogs prison puppy program, in which inmates raise future service dogs until the dog is about 15 months old. He will return to America's VetDog's in Smithtown NY after his time with Bush.
America's VetDogs has shared the following:
"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." CNN reports the amazing dog can perform a two-page list of commands, including answering the phone and fetching items.
America's VetDogs is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by the Guide Dog Foundation and serves clients from across the United States. VetDogs relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to fund its mission to help those who have served our country live with dignity and independence. It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but America’s VetDogs provides its services completely free of charge to the individual.