The last 9/11 search dog crosses the rainbow bridge

CYPRESS, Texas – Monday was a sad day for the men and women with the Cy-Fair Fire Department as they said their final goodbyes to Bretagne (pronounced “Brittany”), the last known surviving search and rescue dog who worked at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Bretagne would have turned 17 in August, but the golden retriever’s health had been declining recently and Monday her handlers took her to the vet’s office to be put down.

She was given a hero’s salute as she made the walk into the office for the last time.

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A Facebook page honoring these heroes is available at