16-year-old super dog Bretagne (pronounced “Brittany”) has devoted her life to helping others. Widely recognized as the last-known living search and rescue dog that responded to the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks, Bretagne and her pet parent Denise Corliss have since deployed to numerous other disaster sites, including: Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ivan.
Now in her retirement, Bretagne volunteers as a therapy dog and helps children to read aloud.
Bretagne is one of 10 dogs chosen by Milk-Bone brand dog treats after a nationwide search to uncover the four-legged heroes who have made an extraordinary impact on the lives of individuals they love and the communities that need them.
Bretagne’s talents include:
>> Formidable search and rescue skills
>> Serving as an ambassador to a local volunteer fire department
>> Helping children practice their reading
For additional information about Milk-Bone’s Dogs Who Changed the World campaign, including a complete list of the 2016 honorees as well as dogs recognized previously, please visit: http://www.thenoseprint.com/articles/hero-dogs
The remaining dogs will be announced in weeks to come. The full list of 2016 Dogs Who Changed the World will be available on April 11.
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