Sully the service dog starts his new job at Walter Reed


Sully the service dog has started a new job.

The Labrador retriever, best known for being the service dog for former President George H.W. Bush, took his personalized oath of enlistment Wednesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

"Sully H.W. Bush, do you affirm, or pant, as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy, that you will support, comfort and cheer on warriors and their families, active duty and retired; that you will embrace our staffs and bear unconditional love and solace, especially on busy days; that you take this obligation freely, without any promise of treats or tummy rubs; and that you will faithfully discharge the duties to provide joy, love, and nurturing for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and sailors and their families?"

Shaking on the oath, Sully became the newest member of the medical center's facility dog team.

His duties will be a bit lighter than what he did for the president. Sully's main job will be interacting with patients to help reduce their stress.

Sully garnered worldwide attention when a photo of him lying in front of the late president's casket went viral after Bush died last year.

Earlier this month, Sully met airline Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, after whom he is named.

Welcome to the #WRBFacilityDogs team Sully H.W. Bush!

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