Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Just Had The Best Day Ever.
Bretagne is the last-known living search and rescue dog that worked at Ground Zero in New York on 9/11. The canine and her human handler Denise Corliss were dispatched from the Texas Task Force 1 and worked with 100 other dogs saving people from the rubble of the World Trade Center.
Last month, Bretagne turned 16 and had a chance to return to New York to celebrate with Corliss. BarkPost threw a birthday party for the old girl which included a suite at 1 Hotel Central Park, a visit to the Hudson River Park and a vintage taxi ride through Times Square. To top it off, Bretagne received a Tiffany & Co. sterling silver bone pendant, toys, and lots of delicious goodies.
Bretagne continues her work as a service dog. She sits and keeps elementary school kids with learning disabilities company while they learn how to read.
Bretagne is a search and rescue dog from the Texas Task Force 1.
Her partner Denise Corliss and her worked tirelessly from a search to a recovery mission at Ground Zero.
New York was their first mission together.
"When our task force arrived in Ground Zero, I just couldn’t believe the magnitude of it. Then I looked down to her and she seemed stoked and ready to work.” - Corliss
A well-deserved birthday party.
In honor of Bretagne, one of the sponsors of the event donated $1000 to the Texas Task Force 1 so that more search and rescue dogs can be trained.
Next, the 9/11 Memorial Museum.