Fourteen years earlier in September 2001, Golden Retriever Bretagne and also her trainer Denise Corliss, members of the Texas Job Force 1, were sent out on their initial deployment– to the World Trade Center as a result of the terrorists attacks that took place on the morning of September 11.
With each other for two weeks, they functioned side-by-side on the rescue mission that quickly became a recovery goal. One time, Bretagne also left the side of her trainer to rest her head on a fatigued fireman who was recuperating on the ground.
This year, Bretagne commemorated her 16th birthday, and is the last living search-and-rescue pet who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
To honor her for her commitment to our nation, Bretagne was offered a unique birthday event. She as well as Corliss spent a day in New York City, playing in a water fountain, seeing Times Square, as well as obtaining the “Bone to the Dog Park” (a Tiffany medallion standing for the canine version of the “Key to the City) from the Pals of the Hudson River Park.
See a video clip of her journey below, which culminated in a shock birthday celebration party, along with balloons, decorations, and a dog-friendly cake.
Thank you, Bretagne, for your service.
See a video of the whole encounter, created by our buddies at BarkPost.