This is Bretagne (pronounced Britney), a Golden Retriever and the last known surviving rescue dog who worked Ground Zero after 9/11.

Bretagne and Denise (credit: Texas Task Force 1)

Bretagne and her handler Denise Corliss are members of Texas Task Force 1, and 9/11 was their first assignment together. Denise says Bretagne didn't just help with the search-and-rescue mission, but also helped her get through it.

And since Bretagne's 16th birthday was last month, the website teamed up with a luxury hotel in New York to do something special for both Bretagne and Denise.

They flew the two of them to New York, stocked their hotel room with dog treats, had room service bring Britney a gourmet burger, put a billboard of them in Times Square, and threw a party where Bretagne got dog toys and a cake.

And to top it off, the 9/11 Museum dedicated a cobblestone to them, and the hotel donated $1,000 to Texas Task Force 1, where Bretagne was trained.

Over 100 dogs were involved in search-and-rescue after 9/11. The only other one alive is a 15-year-old English Springer Spaniel named Morgan. She did human remains detection on Staten Island, where they took all the World Trade Center wreckage.

[ / NY Post]