9/11 rescue dog celebrates 16th birthday in New York City

9/11 rescue dog celebrates 16th birthday in New York City

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 11, 2015 at 3:51 p.m.


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NEW YORK (AP) — A rescue dog that flew to New York for the 9/11 recovery effort returned last month to celebrate her 16th birthday.

The golden retriever named Bretagne (BRIHT-uh-nee) traveled from Cypress, Texas, with her owner, Denise Corliss, after the 2001 terror attacks. They worked with dozens of other dogs and humans to find victims in the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Her Aug. 22 return for a birthday bash was sponsored by BarkPost, a New York-based website devoted to all things canine.

The daylong celebration included a dog friendly cake, a ride in a vintage taxi and a trip to a dog run.

BarkPost creative producer Lara Hartle says Bretagne's favorite part was the cake. Hartle says Bretagne is "a foodie."

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