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

In this Aug. 22, 2015, photo provided by BarkPost.com, Christopher Wilson, left, pets Bretagne as her owner Denise Corliss, watches in New York. Bretagne, who worked as a rescue dog after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, traveled to New York from Texas in order to celebrate her 16th birthday. Bretagne is the last living rescue dog who worked at the World Trade Center. (Wheaton Simis/BarkPost.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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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