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It was an exciting day for Lucy, the world’s smallest working dog when the 2.5 pound mini Yorkie was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records. The tiny therapy dog nearly had a completely different life before being rescued on her way to the pound two years ago, as reported by Today.
Meet Lucy: The World’s Smallest Working Dog
A mini Yorkshire Terrier from New Jersey is now in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Tiny Lucy, who weighs just 2½ pounds, was named the world’s smallest working dog last week, bumping out a 6.6-pound police dog in Japan.
Three-year-old Lucy works as a therapy dog through the Cherry Hill program Leashes of Love.
She was headed for a pound two years ago when a woman brought her into the Paw Dazzle pet boutique in Smithville.
Shop owner Sally Leone Montufar decided to keep her. She tells The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill the Yorkie was lethargic then. But Lucy was brought back to health and has been trained for her therapy work. She visits hospitals, nursing homes and special schools, often wearing dresses and bonnets.
Learn more about Lucy, the world’s smallest working dog here. Share your comments and stories about your own tiny dogs below!
What a wonderful dog! We recently cared for a stray that looks a lot like Lucy: