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A search and rescue working dog is transported out of the depris of the World Trade Center in New York City by Beverly & Pack, via Flickr

A search and rescue working dog is transported out of the depris of the World Trade Center in New York City by Beverly & Pack, via Flickr

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Iconic photo of Bear, one of several Golden Retriever rescue dogs working the WTC site in 2001.

Iconic photo of Bear, one of several Golden Retriever rescue dogs working the WTC site in 2001.

New York, NY, September 23, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center.    (Photo by Andrea Booher/ FEMA News Photo) 9-11 #NeverForget #911 #Remembering911 9/11/2001

New York, NY, September 23, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center. (Photo by Andrea Booher/ FEMA News Photo) 9-11 #NeverForget #911 #Remembering911 9/11/2001

The first search and rescue dog on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. 2001, was Bear, an 11 year old Golden Retriever. He began recovery efforts immediately, working 18 hour days in the beginning.  Rest in Peace, Bear.

The first search and rescue dog on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. 2001, was Bear, an 11 year old Golden Retriever. He began recovery efforts immediately, working 18 hour days in the beginning. Rest in Peace, Bear.

World Trade Center, New York September, 21, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center while a rescue dog takes a needed break.    (Andrea Booher / FEMA News Photo)

World Trade Center, New York September, 21, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center while a rescue dog takes a needed break. (Andrea Booher / FEMA News Photo)

"Cowboy", a FEMA-certified Border Collie, is one of over 350 devoted dogs who lent their superhuman senses to the search and rescue operations. (Photo: Sep 21, 2001, AP / Alan Diaz) ❤

"Cowboy", a FEMA-certified Border Collie, is one of over 350 devoted dogs who lent their superhuman senses to the search and rescue operations. (Photo: Sep 21, 2001, AP / Alan Diaz) ❤

The lesser known of New York's canine heroes, comfort dogs, such as this golden retriever, help soothe those affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Similar to search-and-rescue dogs, comfort dogs travel to disaster scenes to aid relief efforts. Studies show that people experience physiological changes—such as a drop in heart rate and blood pressure—when they pet animals.

The lesser known of New York's canine heroes, comfort dogs, such as this golden retriever, help soothe those affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Similar to search-and-rescue dogs, comfort dogs travel to disaster scenes to aid relief efforts. Studies show that people experience physiological changes—such as a drop in heart rate and blood pressure—when they pet animals.

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, over 350 trained search and rescue dogs responded to Ground Zero and the Pentagon.The aftermath of 9/11 saw the largest deployment of SAR (search-and-rescue) dogs in U.S. history.

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, over 350 trained search and rescue dogs responded to Ground Zero and the Pentagon.The aftermath of 9/11 saw the largest deployment of SAR (search-and-rescue) dogs in U.S. history.

A search dog and rescue workers look for survivors in the debris of the World Trade Center.

A search dog and rescue workers look for survivors in the debris of the World Trade Center.

9/11 search dogs. Google Image Result for http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/551853_465360356828371_1904066161_n.jpg

9/11 search dogs. Google Image Result for http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/551853_465360356828371_1904066161_n.jpg