It's hard to believe that today is the 14-year anniversary of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Though it's a heartbreaking day in history, it's also a day to be reminded of all the valiant heroes who risked their lives trying to help others – and that includes our canine friends.
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Golden retriever Bretagne is the last known living search-and-rescue dog deployed at Ground Zero – and earlier this week BarkPost threw her the sweetest 16th birthday party to honor her life.
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This was the first time Bretagne and her owner Denise Corliss, 49, had revisited NYC since their recovery efforts after the attack.
“After 9/11, everybody — all of us — felt such sadness. We all wanted to help. I just felt so honored that we were able to respond," Denise told the TODAY show.
Denise was astounded when she visited the 9/11 Memorial recently.
“Seeing this kind of took my breath away a bit, similar to how the pile was the first time I saw it,” she said. “It’s so calm and peaceful now, unlike the chaos of before.
In addition to working at Ground Zero, Bretagne was also in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In her 16-years, this pup has done a lot of good!
Watch the video below to find out more about Denise and Bretagne's recent trip to NYC.
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