Former President George HW Bush’s service dog Sully returns home to New York

U.S. & World

SMITHTOWN, NY (WFLA/NBC) – Former President George HW Bush’s service dog got a hero’s welcome on Long Island.

Sully was greeted like a celebrity Wednesday at America’s VetDog in Smithtown where he was born and trained.

The 2 1/2 year old lab came to President Bush during the last six months of his life, after the death of his wife, Barbara.

Wednesday, he showed off some skills he used with President Bush, like pushing an electronic button when the former president needed assistance.

In February, Sully will go to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington to help comfort vets.

Sully is named for Chelsey Sullenberger, the pilot who successfully landed a plane in the Hudson River in 2009. 

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