Little Dog Gets Big Award

Shelley Mamott, Staff Writer

A little dog named Lucy has been named the world’s smallest working dog by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The tiny Yorkshire terrier weighs 2.5 lbs and is just 5.7 inches high.

She was given a certificate of recognition for her work as a therapy dog with the elderly and disabled.

Lucy, 3 years old, works in a program called Leashes Of Love and visits hospitals, nursing homes and special schools in New Jersey.

“I said I bet she’s not the tiniest, but I’m sure she’s the tiniest therapy dog,” said owner Sally Leone Montufar, 56, on putting Lucy up for the title.

Sally remembered how she came about owning the tiny dog.

“A lady came into the pet boutique I work in with several dogs, hoping someone would claim them before she had to take them to the shelter.

I became focused on the lady’s Juicy Couture dog bag, and the little nose poking out of it.

The bag was very beautiful and out came this peanut.

She was so pitiful and lethargic I couldn’t leave her.

As any a mother would, I vowed to help her. I wasn’t going to turn my back.”

Photo credits: dailymail

by Shelley Mamott

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