Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Visits Ground Zero "This week, Bretagne, a golden retriever and the last surviving rescue dog to search Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11, returned to the site with her owner Denise Corliss for the first time since the terrorist attacks. Corliss and her dog first arrived from Texas in 2001, about a week after 9/11. It was the first job for the duo. Corliss started her rescue career by volunteering to act as a victim during a training drill, lying in rubble and waiting for hours before a dog found her. She told the Daily News, “Even though it was a test situation, I remember feeling so relieved. And I thought, ‘What must this really feel like to someone in a real situation?’ I wanted to give that feeling to other people.”"