Last Living 9/11 Search Dog Honored

The last known surviving search and rescue dog that responded to the 9/11 tragedy is 16 years old, and celebrated a very special dog birthday!

Bretagne, a golden retriever, is a part of Texas Task Force 1 – a FEMA urban search and rescue group. Her first assignment was to help at Ground Zero when she was only two years old.

Here she is at Ground Zero:
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(Denise Corliss)

And here she is now:
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Barkbox honored the dog and her handler Denise Corliss for their service through a program the company offers to treat worthy dogs to a special day. People can nominate dogs online, and once chosen the dog spends a day tailored to their personal preferences. You can learn more about this program here. For this special dog, the company brought Denise and Bretagne back to New York for a weekend of pampering, treats, and playing in the dog park.

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This video of the celebration is heartwarming and highlights the important role of search and rescue dogs:

Thank you for your service Bretagne!

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