Last Living Search and Rescue Dog from 9/11

Meet Bretagne, the last known living Search and Rescue Dog from 9/11, and her handler and owner, Denise Corliss. Bretagne and Denise were both members of Texas Task Force One. They were part of the search and rescue team after the World Trade Center attacks in New York on September 11, 2001. bretagne2

Bretagne is a 16-year-old Golden Retriever. For her 16th birthday, she was recognized in New York for her search and rescue efforts after the attacks of 9/11. Bretagne was recognized in many ways during her visit to New York. Special thanks to 1 Hotel Central Park for a donation of $1,000 to Texas Task Force One for the training of future Search and Rescue Dogs.

This is one video you do not want to miss!!! Thanks to all those involved in recognizing both Bretagne and Denise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezcHy8DkrmE

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Second Bark Box

Disclosure: ABC received a free Bark Box in exchange for this post. Affiliate links are attached.

Today we received our second Bark Box and ABC were just as excited this time. We all gathered around on the floor to open it and discover the fun things inside. There was lots of tail wagging and sniffing going on as I took each item out of the box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjvp4v4Muhs

In this Bark Box, we received four different types of treats, all of which were made in the USA. This is very important to me as most recalled treats are made in other countries. These treats are also all natural and grain free. ABC might not realize this, but they love the variety of flavors and different types of treats from soft to crunchy!!

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We also received three toys in this box – two squeaker toys and one baby carrot and treat dispensing toy. One of the squeaker toys is called Carly the Bearded Lady and I personally think she’s a little scary (luckily the boys don’t know that). Unlike most squeaker toys, you shake this one to get it to make its noise.  I can tell that these toys are well made, durable, and will last a long time! The toys from our first Bark Box are still going strong!

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Scary bearded lady toy and a ticket toy

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Coby is a carrot lover so I was so excited to introduce him to the carrot dispensing toy. Just as I thought, it kept him busy and he enjoyed every bite of his carrot. This toy will be handy for an active puppy who enjoys chewing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6fslwEbUQc

As you remember from my first Bark Box post, Bark Box is a mail order subscription that comes directly to your home. You can order one month at a time or receive a larger discount by ordering 3 or more months at a time. For more information and discounts, please visit my links below.  If you have any questions, please ask!

BarkBox URL: barkbox.com/rachdean1
BarkShop URL: ruv.me/shoprachdean1

BarkBox Update

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Well, it’s been 13 days since we received our first BarkBox and I wanted to share how impressed I am with the quality of the toys. My dogs, especially Artie and Coby, are very determined to break open toys to get to the squeaker inside. After 13 days, that hasn’t happened with these toys AND the squeakers inside still work.

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The toys after 13 days!!!!

Just before getting our BarkBox, I went to a local pet store and bought a toy. Within 2 hours, they had the toy broken opened, stuffing everywhere, and the squeaker broken. That’s not to say that all pet store toys are made cheaply, but you get what you pay for. If you buy an inexpensive toy, it’s not going to last long. If you pay a little more, the toy will last longer!

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Pet store toy after less than 2 hours.

So, my point is, take a look at BarkBox and BarkShop. BarkBox is a monthly subscription. For more information see my June 21 blog post. BarkShop is an online store where you can buy the individual toys, treats, etc. The links to both BarkBox and BarkShop are below. Be sure to use my links to get discounts!

BarkBox link for 10% off and free shipping: http://barkbox.com/rachdean1

BarkShop link for free bully stick with $10 purchase: http://ruv.me/shoprachdean1