Last Known Living Sept. 11 Rescue Dog Celebrates Stellar Sweet 16

Bretagne, the last known living search and rescue dog from 9/11, returned to New York City for her epic 16th birthday bash.

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Happy Sweet 16, Bretagne! Via BarkPost
Happy Sweet 16, Bretagne! Via BarkPost

The tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001, brought forth many, many heroes — including several dogs who worked with search and rescue teams.

Bretagne was one of those dogs, and is reportedly now the last known living search and rescue dog who worked at Ground Zero. In honor of her service, the sweet Golden Retriever was thrown a 16th birthday celebration fit for a hero.

Bretagne and her owner and handler, Denise Corliss, were members of Texas Task Force 1, and worked tirelessly alongside 100 other search and rescue dogs to locate people trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center, according to BarkPost.

Bretagne and her handler, Denise, worked to help find and save people trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11. Via Texas Task Force 1/BarkPost

Bretagne and her handler, Denise, worked to help find and save people at Ground Zero. Via Texas Task Force 1/BarkPost

BarkPost and 1 Hotels teamed up to fly Bretagne and her family to New York City to celebrate her 16th birthday and her heroic work on 9/11.

She certainly deserves to treat herself to some cake. Via BarkPost

She certainly deserves to treat herself to some cake. Via BarkPost

Bretagne stayed at one of 1 Hotels’ luxury suites, chowed down on a gourmet burger, was chauffeured around in a vintage New York City taxi, received the doggy equivalent of the key to the city, indulged in a two-tiered birthday cake and received lots and lots of presents. In addition, 1 Hotel Central Park made a 1,000 donation to Texas Task Force 1 in Bretagne’s honor.

Happy Birthday, Bretagne!

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