Bret - Adopted!

Bret is one of our new AGK orphans and we are honored to help him find his new family. He was dropped off with two siblings in a rural area, eventually taken to the local shelter, but now is with AGK. Bret's age is 1-4, he weighs 35 pounds, and is a sweet cuddly boy. He is a healthy guy, but his beautiful fur coat was so matted he had to be completely shaved, meaning he will be a little bare for a couple of months. Bret just got to his foster home today and we will be able to learn much more about him. Stay tuned. ****************************************** Bret and his siblings are named in honor of some amazing 9/11 Golden Retrievers. Bret is named after Bretagne. *Bretagne (pronounced Brit-nee) was two years old at the time of the attacks. She and Denise Corliss, her owner and handler, worked at Ground Zero for 10 days as their mission went from rescue to recovery. *Corliss, a volunteer firefighter with the Cy-Fair Fire Department, began training Bretagne for search and rescue work at just eight weeks old. The duo soon became a FEMA-certified canine team that also worked in the rescue missions during Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ivan. *Bretagne retired from formal search work at 9-years old, but continued to work as a goodwill ambassador for her local fire department, and as a reading assistance dog at a local elementary school. *Bretagne remained the only living 9/11 search and rescue dog until June 6, 2016, when she was laid to rest just shy of 17 years old. *As Bretagne entered the animal hospital in Cypress, Texas, firefighters and search and rescue workers from the fire department lined the sidewalk and saluted. She was carried out later, her body draped in an American flag.

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