Never Forgotten 911 K9 Heroes

This page was inspired by the bravery of the K9 Search and Rescue Teams and the kindness of the Therapy Dogs and Handlers at Ground Zero.

It is Dedicated to the Many Service Dogs around the World, who have given their lives or their life's work in order to Protect or Help Us and to Those Innocents Who Lost Their Lives at the WTC, the Pentagon and aboard Flights 11, 77, 93, 175, their Families and Friends, the Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Emergency Medical Teams, Rescue Workers, K-9 Rescue Teams, U.S. Armed Forces and all the volunteers at Ground Zero.

Dedicated In Loving Memory


Canine Search and Rescue Tribute - Slideshow of the dogs working at Ground Zero.
Eli Goes To Ground Zero The story of Therapy Dog Eli, a Belgian Sheepdog and his handler
Snowflower Maine Topper CDX, FEMA USAR Advanced, Wilderness SAR, A Tervueren, Topper and his handler were one of the search and rescue teams sent to Oklahoma City. On Sep 9, 2002 Topper and handler Pat Grant were awarded the AKC's 2002 Award for Canine Excellence in Search and Rescue! Congratulations to you both!
ACE Award Winners 2002 Search and Rescue Category and Isis (Belgian Malinois) received and Honourable Mention.
Disaster Search and Rescue Ground Zero Goldens - at the land of Puregold Info and stories on the Golden Retrievers at Ground Zero
Guide Dogs Honoured for Trade Centre Rescue Story of two brave Golden Labs, Rochelle and Salty.
Rochelle wins this award
The World Trade Center's Heroic Dog Yearbook A Hall of Fame dedication to the heroic dogs who lent their abilities in the rescue efforts after the 9/11 tragedy. Plus many more articles and stories.
The Dogs of the World Trade Center
Working Dogs - Dogs with Jobs - Canada's Guide to Dogs
Faithful Dog Leads Blind Man 70 Floors Down WTC Just Before Tower Collapses
Canine Search and Rescue Tribute
Over 250 SAR dogs worked around the clock at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon after the September 11th terrorist attacks. These heroes worked without the benefit of gas masks and protective clothing. They climbed and searched places considered too dangerous for humans. This photo tribute is in their honor in recognition of their bravery and heroic efforts.


I Wait By The Gate - beautiful poem dedicated to Dog Handlers and K-9 Heroes of Vietnam

War Dog ArtWork

Digger History - The Dogs of War This is an unofficial history of the War Dogs contribution to Australian & New Zealand Armed Forces NEW Sept 2007
War Dogs - U.S Army's use of dogs 1942-Present
War- dogs the untold story
The Dogs of War
The War Dog Memorial
K-9 History: The Dogs Of War! - featuring many rare photos
Aeolian Malinois - WARDOG Links
The Specialty Dog Unit
Avalanche Dogs! (and more)
Your site for K9 Search and Rescue resources for Search and Rescue Books NEW Sept 2007


A Working Dog's Oath

I will lay down my life for you
and expect nothing but love in return.
I protect my officer with my life,
and would gladly take a bullet in his place.
I am sent in to find lost children
and fugitives on the run.
I find drugs and weapons and even bombs.
I am the first sent in
and sometimes the last to leave.
I am the nose and ears of my officer.
I will protect and serve him.
I would die for him and for you.
I only ask for compassion and a kind word.
Author Unknown 


N.A.P.W.D.A. - K-9 Valor Pages In Memory of fallen N.A.P.W.D.A. K-9's
Bureau County Sheriff's Office Canine Officer - Rico, a Belgian Sheepdog (Groenendael)
RAAF Police dogs Handlers Association
Australian Police & Service Dogs
A Story of HOPE and kindness A very special Hero, Hope earns her place here because of her heroics in surviving gunshot wounds inflicted by her ex owner.....
Seeing Eye Dogs Australia - Home Page
The Lions Hearing Dogs Inc.
Assistance Dogs For Independence - Increasing The Independence of People With Disabilities
Guide Dog Association of Victoria
Association for the Blind of Western Australia
Guide Dog Association of New South Wales and A.C.T.
Guide Dogs Association of SA & NT Inc
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of Queensland

Lumineux Groenendaels

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Graphics from In Memory Of Gifs For 9-11-2001