By David Madden

ABSECON, NJ (CBS) — An Absecon woman can lay claim to owning the smallest working dog on the planet, a two-and-a-half pound mini Yorkshire terrier that lives to make others happy.

READ MORE: ABC Men Feeding Philadelphia Community Physically And Spiritually One Box At A Time

The Guinness Book people were rather tough on little Lucy, forcing her owner, Sally Leone Montufar, to jump through a number of bureaucratic hoops before unseating the former record holder, a 6.6-pounder doing police work in Japan. So why did she even bother?

READ MORE: Camden County Health Officials Enlisting Bilingual Volunteers To Help Dispel COVID Vaccine Fears In Latino Community

“Other people kept saying, ‘That’s the littlest dog I’ve ever seen. She’s tiny. Is she real? Does she wind up or does she use batteries? What is she?’” Montufar laughs.

When she rescued the pup almost three years ago, Lucy wasn’t in good shape. But she is now, and she makes the rounds at local hospitals, nursing homes and special schools.

MORE NEWS: 'Really Good Step In The Right Direction' For Philadelphia Restaurants As Some COVID Restrictions Relaxed

Sally’s hope is that others will decide to take in an animal in need. Not only will they have a friend for life, but that animal will provide joy and help in return.