Meet Bretagne: The Last Surviving 'Ground Zero' Dog
Hundreds of dogs were deployed to aid search efforts at ground zero on 9/11. Bretagne, a golden retriever, is the last one alive.By Eugene Daniels | September 7, 2015
During the rescue effort at ground zero after the Sept. 11 attacks, about 300 dogs were sent in, both to help search and do what they do best — cheer people up.
"The fireman and the police were completely stone faced, but when they'd see one of the dogs, their eyes lit up a little bit," a trailer for a TV special on the Hero Dogs of 9/11 says.
Bretagne – a 16-year-old golden retriever, is thought to be the last of those four-legged heroes still alive.