Tomorrow marks fourteen years since the September 11th attacks in New York. First responders were on scene risking their lives to save others. Those first responders were teamed up with search-and-rescue service dogs, including Bretagne who just celebrated her 16th birthday.

As members of Texas Task Force 1, Bretagne and her mom/handler Denise Corliss had an intense first deployment. They joined nearly 100 other search and rescue dogs to find and save people trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11. They’ve had an unshakable bond ever since.

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Bretagne is believed to be the last remaining service dog that worked at Ground Zero. Following 9/11, Bretagne helped at other disaster sites such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ivan before retiring at age nine.

Happy Birthday Bretagne!
(Texas Task Force 1)