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The Last Known 9/11 Search & Rescue Dog Honored With The Best Day Ever

Written by: Modi Ramos
| Published on September 10, 2015

For any American, 9/11 is a day in history that is engrained in our minds, provoking emotions at just the sound of the word. It sparks sadness and sorrow at the thought of so many innocent lives lost in such a terrible tragedy, and like the saying goes, “We Will Never Forget.”

But in that terrible time, an outpouring of heroes arose to lend their helping hands to pick up the pieces and save lives. And not only hands, but paws. Meet Bretagne, a beautiful Golden Retriever, 16 years of age and known for being the last Search & Rescue dog who served in the aftermath of 9/11 at Ground Zero. In her first deployment with Texas Task Force 1, Bretagne put her dog skills to the test to save the lives of people trapped in the rubble.

Bretagne in her work uniform:

bretagne1via Texas Task Force 1

Fast forward to present day, where the people at Barkpost learned of Bretagne’s amazing work; to honor her for all she has done, they flew her and her handler to New York City for the Best Dog Day Ever! They wanted Bretagne and her handler, Denise Corliss (who was also a part of the 9/11 Search & Rescue Team) to feel appreciated and pampered for their undying commitment to save the lives of so many others during that dreary time in history. Warning: You might need a tissue!

Sweet Bretagne is a pup of honor indeed! Wasn’t that “bone to the dog park” so awesome! We thank Bretagne and her dog mom for their amazing efforts! They truly made this world a better place. Share this beautiful story with your friends!

Oh, you know you just had to see this little cutie in that party hat again, she’s so precious!

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 7.30.27 AMvia YouTube

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