3 Months After Bush’s Passing, His Service Dog Begins New Adventure

Instagram / Sully H.W. Bush

It is a day that America will never forget – the mournful morning we said goodbye to our 41st president, George H.W. Bush on November 30, 2018. While his legacy has left an unforgettable impact, the nation couldn’t help but wonder what would happen to his companion, Sully.

Remembering His Legacy

Bush lived an eventful life as he fought in WWII and spent plenty of time in the political spotlight from Congressman to Vice President and eventually President. Millions of Americans sent their support and condolences in honor of the vet.


As Bush was laid to rest, friends and family came together to celebrate his life. Several athletes and country singers showed their love for the former president as well including Reba McEntire and the Oak Ridge Boys. There was one little guy who wasn’t ready to say his goodbyes though…Bush’s best friend and service dog, Sully.


A picture went viral of Sully laying in front of Bush’s casket just days before the funeral. With the caption, “Mission complete,” he knew his job was done.

Sully’s New Adventure

It has been a couple of months since the former president’s passing and Sully has officially gone back to work! This time, the beautiful lab will be riding alongside the United States Navy.

Sully will be working at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center located outside Washington. He’ll be part of the medical center’s facility dog program – striving to reduce stress and increase well-being among the patients including wounded vets.


Sully was sworn in under oath promising to give “unconditional love and solace, especially on busy days…without any promise of treats or tummy rubs.”

The yellow lab is already looking forward to his new task as he took to his official Instagram announcing his big career change!

“It’s an honor and privilege to join a wonderful group of dogs…I look forward to continue my mission to serve veterans as my best friend wanted me to.”

We know George H.W. Bush is watching from above as proud as ever of his number one buddy.

You can watch Sully’s big day below.