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RIP, Bretagne

Bretagne, the last surviving S&R dog from 9/11, whom I posted about last year when BarkPost gave her an amazing day, has passed away.

I was bawling at my computer this morning when I read that members of the fire department with whom she had worked gave her an honor guard escort to the vet as their way of saying goodbye to this amazing canine hero.

Rest in peace, you wonderful old girl.

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Bretagne, shown here at age 13, worked as a search dog at ground zero after the Sept. 11 attacks. She died Monday at 16, the last known surviving Sept. 11 search and rescue canine.

Charlotte Dumas/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

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Send a Care Package to a Canine Soldier

Read about how you can support our dogs in the military!

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Dog Watches Over Fallen Friend

Dog Who Watched Over Fallen Friend Going Home

This dog dragged the body of another dog, who had been hit by a car, off the road and stood guard over the body. Even when rescue workers came, the dog watched out the car window as the other dog’s body was taken in another vehicle. The guard dog’s family has been found, and he’ll be going home.

What an amazing and touching story.

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Science Gives Us Nine Reasons to Have a Dog

Science Says Get a Dog!

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Help for Dogs with PTSD

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Did you know that dogs can get post-traumatic stress disorder too? Think of all the service dogs who go into dangerous situations at the side of our soldiers. Thanks to one dog’s heart-wrenching (with a happy ending) tale, there is a movement taking hold to help our canine soldiers, combatcanines.org.

Full article from Woman’s Day

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Bretagne’s Amazing Day

Bretagne, the last surviving 9/11 S&R Dog, is honored with a special day

I picked up this dog’s story last year on 9/11. This year, NYC honored this 16-year-old (!!!!) S&R dog with a ton of amazing surprises and honors. The video had me in tears.

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Tom Hardy & His Dog at the Legend Premiere

AKA, the Day I Finally Became a Tom Hardy Fan

Seriously, how can you not love this? What a happy note on which to end the week.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03:  Tom Hardy and dog Woody attend the UK Premiere of "Legend" at Odeon Leicester Square on September 3, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage) ORG XMIT: 575361847 ORIG FILE ID: 486374308

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: Tom Hardy and dog Woody attend the UK Premiere of “Legend” at Odeon Leicester Square on September 3, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage) ORG XMIT: 575361847 ORIG FILE ID: 486374308

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Anderson Cooper Mourns the Loss of His Beloved Dog

Today Show link

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I feel for you, Anderson.

By the way, thank you all for your kind words and thoughts over the past several weeks. They’re meant so much to me.

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Biggest Game Day of the Year

And no, we don’t mean football — we mean the Puppy Bowl!

Not that Riley particularly cares. She’s just happy the pack is together.

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Not a Riley Post…

…but a necessary one. Via People:

Bretagne, 9/11 S&R Dog

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