Meet Lucy: The Smallest Working Dog in the World

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Meet Lucy: The Smallest Working Dog in the World

This is Lucy

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She is the world’s tiniest working dog. That's right -- she works.

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Standing 5.7 inches tall, and weighing in at a whopping 3 pounds, Lucy can fit comfortably in your hands. But don’t let her diminutive size fool you -- this dog has tons of personality!

A 6-year-old Yorkie, Lucy comes from humble beginnings, nearly being put down because of her sickly state early on. Lucky for her, Sally Leone Montufar saw some potential underneath her lethargic, withered, frame. “No one wanted her. She was just too sickly. Her tongue hung low, one eye wandered, and she did not look like she would last very long,” says Montufar.

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But Sally knew the power of a  little TLC, and that Lucy was worth the effort. Fast forward a few years and Lucy is spry as ever, full of life and love for everyone around her. Sally saw how vibrant this little pooch was, not to mention how great she was with people,  and decided to get her certified as a therapy dog.

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Now, Lucy makes visits to various hospitals, hospices, and schools, helping the infirm feel better with a loving snuggle, or some of the most adorable educational demonstrations on Earth -- she can even “stop, drop, and roll” during fire prevention talks!

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As if that wasn't enough, Lucy is now starting to get some real accolades, first by being awarded the Hero Dog citation from the NJ State Senate, and then being named by the Guinness Book as the official “Smallest Working Dog on Earth.”

To see Lucy in action, follow her on Facebook.

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Source:The Bark Post - The World's Smallest Working Dog Has an Incredible Story 

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