WakeMed Rehab dog celebrates birthday

Posted March 22, 2010

— WakeMed’s only four-legged employee, Scully, celebrated his 4th birthday on Monday, hospital officials said.

Scully, a 75 pound Labrador/Golden Retriever-mix, has been working as a facility dog at the WakeMed Rehab Hospital for two years.

A fully-trained service dog, Scully helps people become more independent in therapy as well as at home and in the community. He is part of the nonprofit group Canine Companions for Independence, which provides highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities.

Other dogs from the program and rehab patients and staff attended a birthday party for Scully Monday afternoon. The dogs dined on a peanut butter flavored birthday cake.

Scully lives and works with his handler Licensed/Certified Recreation Therapist Elizabeth Penny.


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  • pinklady-1 Mar 23, 2010

    happy birthday!

    (((hugs))) to you and "mommy" :-)

  • ToTheBeach Mar 23, 2010

    Happy Birthday Scully! You're a very special dog!!

  • garden Mar 23, 2010

    I'd rather be slurped by a fur baby then kissed by a humane. You can trust dogs. We are owned, nurtured and loved by four Whippets.

  • gator nation gal Mar 23, 2010

    Bark, bark. Woof. Good boy!

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  • garnertoy Mar 23, 2010

    great story for a change happy birthday canine friend

  • Nikka Mar 22, 2010


  • anastasia Mar 22, 2010

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SCULLY! And many MANY more!! Dog treats from gracie, merlin & chloe!!