(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 organization, 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 his death, Sully has worked as a facility dog at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Maryland where he assists injured veterans and their families.