Over 100 dogs were involved in search-and-rescue after 9/11.  The last surviving rescue dog who worked Ground Zero just turned 16 and had a huge birthday party.

She's a Golden retriever named Britney (spelled Bretagne) and she's the last surviving search-and-rescue dog to work Ground Zero after 9/11.  Her handler is a woman from Texas named Denise Corliss, and 9/11 was their first assignment together.  Denise says she didn't just help with the search-and-rescue mission, but also helped her get through it.

And since Britney's 16th birthday was last month, the website BarkPost.com teamed up with a luxury hotel in New York to do something special for both of them. They flew the two of them to New York, stocked their hotel room with dog treats, had room service bring Britney a gourmet burger, put a billboard of them in Times Square and threw a party where Britney got dog toys and a cake.

And to top it off, the 9/11 Museum dedicated a cobblestone to them, and the hotel donated $1,000 to Texas Task Force 1, where Britney was trained.


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