George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully HW Bush, will now help wounded veterans

Following a tweet on Sunday from George H.W. Bush's spokesman, many are wondering what will happen to the former U.S. President's service dog, Sully. 

On Sunday, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath posted a tweet of Sully lying in front of the president's casket with the caption 'Mission Complete,' prompting several to reply and ask what would happen to Sully.

The answer about the pups future came from KTRK Houston. The tv station reports that Sully will continue to use his skills as a service dog by working with wounded U.S. Veterans.

Sully, whose full name is Sully HW Bush, will return to America's VetDogs, an organization located in Smithtown, New York, that provides service dogs to "veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities," the organization's website says.

Sully will reside there until after the holidays and then join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program.

While at Walter Reed, Sully will work with the facility dogs SGT Dillon and SGT Truman, KTRK says.

The dogs assist at Walter Reed with therapy for wounded and active duty soldiers as they rehabilitate and recover.

Sully was presented to President Bush in June 2018, with Bush tweeting about the lab and thanking America's VetDogs for training him.

Along with the tweet, the 41st President included a photo of himself, Sully and Bush's successor in office, Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States.

"As one person said, he can do just about anything except make you a martini, but not to worry, he can go get you someone to make you a martini!" McGrath said to CNN in June.

Sully's training includes two pages of commands he can perform, including answering the phone.

Sully was 2-years-old when he was placed with the president, and "specifically matched to provide support and companionship to Mr. Bush in his daily activities," America's VetDogs said in a statement.

Sully was named after Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, the pilot who landed a passenger jet on the Hudson River in New York City in 2009.

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