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Sully, former dog of the late President Bush, receives top honor

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(CNN) -- The canine who served as former President George H.W. Bush's service dog is receiving a top honor.

The ASPCA says Sully the yellow Labrador retriever has earned the public service award.

According to the non-profit, the award is given to an animal or officer who "has demonstrated a commitment to his or her career".

Sully served by Bush's side from June 2018 until the former president's death in November.

Since then Sully has worked as a facility dog at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Maryland.

There, he assists injured veterans and their families while also offering them comfort.

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