Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Heartfelt Thanks: Bretagne, Last 9.11 Search & Rescue Dog Dies Just Shy of 17th Birthday



Caption: Even after her formal retirement from search work at age 9, Bretagne still loved to work. This photo was taken at a disaster training site for dogs in Texas in July 2014.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Last Surviving Search & Rescue Dog Who Worked at Ground Zero on September 11th is Still Going Strong at 16 1/2!

Bretagne (pronounced "Brittany"), the last known surviving search dog who worked at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, has always been focused, diligent — and incorrigibly food-obsessed. Even today, at age 16 1/2, she regularly saunters up to her longtime handler Denise Corliss like this:


Caption: "Bretagne will follow me around with the bag in her mouth until I finally give in and open it," said Denise Corliss of Cypress, Texas.

"She cracks me up!" said Corliss of Cypress, Texas. "Bretagne will follow me around with the bag in her mouth until I finally give in and open it. She's done this since she was a pup, and ... well, some things never change."



Caption: Denise Corliss is pictured with her search dog Bretagne at Ground Zero in New York City in September 2001.

It was their first deployment together. Bretagne and Corliss' first deployment as a trained disaster-search team was to the twisted pile of steel beams, concrete and ash where the World Trade Center once stood.

In the years following 9/11, Bretagne and Corliss responded together to numerous other disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ivan.   Click link for full post from The Today Show.


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