Earlier this week many of us in the K-9 search and rescue community heard some very sad news. Bretagne (pronounced Brittany), the last 9/11 Search Dog, passed across the Rainbow Bridge.
Bretagne was a retired search and rescue dog who made her contributions to the SAR community not only through many deployments including 9/11, World Trade Center, Olympic Winter Games 2001 and Hurricane Rita, 2005 but as an ambassador of search and rescue dogs everywhere. After her retirement from search and rescue, Bretagne continued to keep herself busy as an ambassador, and went to schools where she visited first graders and helped them learn to read.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Denise Corliss (Bretagne’s handler) and the many close to them during this time.