SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Sully the service dog has returned home to Long Island.

The yellow lab stood by former President George H.W. Bush’s side until the 41st president’s death earlier this month.

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Sully was named after Capt. Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who successfully landed a plane in the Hudson River back in 2009.

He started his life on Long Island and was trained by America’s VetDogs in Smithtown.

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Sully will stay in Smithtown for the holidays before joining Walter Reed Medical Center, where he will work with U.S. military veterans.