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Tiny NJ Working Dog Lucy

The Guinness Book of World Records crowned Lucy “world’s smallest working dog” The 3 year old mini Yorkshire terrier is just 6 inches long, 5.7 inches high and 2.5 fluffy pounds. 

Sally Leone Montufar is Lucy’s handler and she came upon Lucy just by chance.  While in the boutique, Paw Dazzle, a woman walked in with several dogs trying to find them a home.  She was hoping to find their forever homes before she had to resort to giving them to the local shelter.

The woman was carrying a beautiful designer tote bag and Montufar’s eyes were fixed on it, more specifically,  the little nose that was sticking out of it. 

Montufar said all the other puppies looked healthy compared to this little one.  So small and sickly she felt, as a mother, she had to help…and she did just that.

Lucy unseated a 6.6 pound search and rescuer dog in Japan.  Montufar didn’t want to take the title away from this dog because he worked for the Japanese police.  But, Lucy is a working therapy dog.

Lucy works as a therapy dog through the Cherry Hill NJ program Leashes of Love.  She had to be trained to sit for long periods, lay for long periods, be around wheelchairs, walkers and hospital settings.  She had to be loving and nonaggressive. This all came thru lots of training.

When Lucy is not working she enjoys the regular life of any other dog. Her interests consist of food, chasing cats, cuddling by the fire and twirling for treats.  You can read more about Lucy on her face book page, as well. 

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LENDAL CLARK wrote: LOVE THAT STORY!! I LOVE LUCY!!!!

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