Sully, who served as former President George Bush's service dog, has returned to Long Island.

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George H.W. Bush’s service dog Sully returns to Long Island

December 19, 2018 - 12:56 pm

SMITHTOWN, NY (1010 WINS) -- You may recall Sully, the service dog who helped the late George H.W. Bush.

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After the former president passed away there was a memorable picture of Sully resting beside his coffin.

Sully returned to Smithtown on Wednesday, to be wlecomed back by America's Vet Dogs, the group that trained him.

CEO John Miller will discuss Sully's next placement at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

"Sully is going to be here likely through February, here on our Long Island campus, and then ultimately we're going to move Sully as part of our partnership with Walter Reed Medical Center, to Bethesda, Maryland where he'll be working to help injured troops recover," Miller said.

Miller said the yellow labrador retriever was the perfect dog for Bush.

"They needed a certain temperament dog and you know Sully was a nice calm, peaceful personality," Miller said.

Bush requested that when his time with Sully came to an end, he continue to help as many veterans as possible.