Last known 9/11 Ground Zero search dog still lends a helping paw

In the years that followed 9/11, Bretagne and Corliss deployed together to numerous disaster sites, including Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ivan. Bretagne retired from formal search work at age 9 — but today, even though she’s roughly 93 in human years, she still loves to work. When school’s in session, she dons a service vest and prances purposefully through a local elementary school, where she helps first-graders and children with special needs learn how to read out loud.

“She still has this attitude of putting her paw up and saying, ‘Put me in, coach!’” Corliss said. “She absolutely loves it.”

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IwaOi Anastasia AU 

The train scene suggested by @reminscees. (A character study of the boys in this AU.)

The suitcase is heavy and Oikawa gives an extra push to get it over the overhead storage.

He is about to take the window seat across Iwa before hurriedly backs off from the growling dog that occupies said seat.

“The manner,” Oikawa mumbles, reluctantly flopping himself into the seat next to Iwa. He takes a quick peek at the young man slouching in the seat, staring absentmindedly out the window while his hand fiddles with his necklace. “Just like his owner.”

Oikawa purses his lips and crosses his legs. His brows knit into a frown as he takes another glance at Iwa’s lounging figure and he can’t stop the reproach rolling off his tongue.

“You need to sit up straighter. And stop fiddling with that chain, it’s not royal-like, great grand duke Iwaizumi.”

Turning from the window, Iwa folds his arms (Oikawa eyes follows the movement of muscles under plain fabric) and tchs. “Like you know what a duke do or not do, your highness of fairy land.”

“I know I am gorgeous but please drop the honorific, Iwa-chan,” Oikawa smirks, tone teasing. “I am just trying to help here, okay?”

Rolling his eyes, Iwa straightens from the seat, head held high as he locks eyes with Oikawa’s. “Oikawa.”

“Yes,” Oikawa says.

“Do you think I’m royalty?” Iwa asks, nonchalant.

“Of course I do, Iwa-ch-”

“Then stop bossing me around and treat me like one,” Iwa cuts him off, smirking challengingly at a slack-jawed Oikawa. He flops back into the seat, this time with one leg propping on the other while his hands outright play with his necklace.

It takes another few seconds before Oikawa manages to close his mouth. He turns to Kuroo, mouthing incredulously, “Did you hear that?

Kuroo shrugs, flashing Oikawa a feline smile. “You know I find witty guys attractive.”

“Aren’t royalty supposed to be rich but dumb- ouch!” Oikawa cries, hand reaching down to rub at where Iwa kicks in his calf.

“You should just stop talking,” Kuroo suggests, casually flipping open his notepad and adding another tally under the name ‘Iwa’, bringing the number to 23 versus Oikawa’s 4.


Oikawa sighs as Kuroo leaves the compartment, giving Oikawa one meaningfully look before closing the compartment door.

Iwa has retired to reading a book, free hand patting the dog that has moved itself into Iwa’s lap. Oikawa wonders again how Iwa can find a dog with such a rare (or more like a weird mix of black and yellow) patterns of fur.

It’s not even cute for a puppy, Oikawa thinks sourly.

Oikawa takes a deep breath and lifts himself off the seat, changing in the one across Iwa. He leans forwards, trying to catch the other man’s eyes behind the book he’s holding stubbornly between them.

Oikawa coughs. “Look, I know not everybody can be naturally charming-”

“Really?” Iwa says, lowering his book. “If this is how you attempt for an apology, you surely don’t know how to act charming.”

“W-what?” Oikawa chokes.

“Don’t worry,” Iwa says, raising his book to cover his eyes but Oikawa can see the little quirk in the other man’s lips below the book cover. “I accept your apology.”

“I-I was not apologizing,” Oikawa kicks himself for stuttering. “Why would I? I was just trying to say-”

Iwaizumi sighs and closes the book. “Can you stop being so… chatty? It’s annoying.”

“Rude!” Oikawa exclaims. “And to think of how much we’ve helped you.”

“Oh god,” Iwa throws his hands in the air, startling the dog in his lap.

The dog awakes, grumbling, before it turns to Oikawa and lets out an discontented growl.

“You- this-” Oikawa says, scandalized, before he crosses his arms and pouts, looking out the window. “Fine, bullying me into silence with your dog.”

“Good boy,” Iwa coos to the dog, giving it a good ruffle in the head. 

The dog nuzzles itself into a comfortable position and Iwa watches it slowly drift back to sleep. 

He raises his eyes at the still pouting man when the other remains uncharacteristically silent. Biting his lips, Iwa asks, voice a bit too small to be casual. “Do you think you’d miss it?”

“Miss what?” Oikawa rumbles, still looking out the window.

“Miss Russia,” Iwa clarifies and adds. “Miss home.”

“Russia is not my home,” Oikawa replies. “And it’s too cold to be missed.”

“So is Paris your home then?” Iwa asks. “Or you plan to make it yours?”

“No, I mean, I don’t know,” Oikawa says, turning toward Iwa with a frown. “What’s with this talk about home?”

Iwa shrinks back in his seat, more defensive than anything. “What, can’t I wonder what’s it like to have a home?”

“Then asks someone who cares to have one,” Oikawa snaps.

Neither of them speaks for a while and the silence is starting to make Oikawa uncomfortable. He squirms a little, feeling guilt rising inside his stomach. He’s about to open his mouth, just to say something, anything, when the other man beats him to it.


Oikawa’s head snaps up.  

“I am sorry I assume,” Iwa says and Oikawa notes he’s playing with his necklace again. “I just- you looks expectant, hopeful even, when the train came in. So I just assume…”

“No,” Oikawa says, putting on a (weak, oh so weak) smile as he feels the guilt in his stomach weight even heavier. “Don’t apologize for this… I am just… hoping for the best. For the both of us-” Oikawa swallows- “Maybe we’d both find homes in Paris, won’t we?”

Oikawa curls and (forcefully) uncurls his hands as Iwa gives him the first genuine smile since they’ve met.

“Yeah,” Iwa says, eyes soft. “Maybe we will.”

(A/N: Iwaizumi being referred as Iwa because that’s the name he’s got at the orphanage.)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Christopher Barnett and his military working dog (MWD) Rocco, both of Task Force (TF) 1041, search an area for explosives during a dismounted patrol near Balad Air Base (AB), Iraq (IRQ). TF 1041 is comprised primarily of Airmen from the 820th Security Forces Group (SFG), Moody Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia (GA), and supports Operation DESERT SAFESIDE during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, by performing patrols, searches, and engaging Anti-Iraqi Forces, these missions are traditionally performed by US Army (USA) units. This is the first time USAF Security Forces (SF) personnel performed such missions since the Vietnam War.

Eleven days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Debra Tosch arrived at Ground Zero with her partner Abby to search for survivors. Abby, a black Labrador was trained to lead rescue teams for trapped victims in disaster areas. “When you go to something like the World Trade Center, you need to be able to trust each other,” Tosch says. “I needed to trust that she’s not going to leave anybody behind in the areas we searched and she needed to trust that in the areas I was taking her to, [that] she wasn’t going to get hurt.” That trust proved steady in the days and years after September 2001. “Abby has taught me so much,” says Tosch, in a moment of reflection.  “She’s taught me about patience and what it means to really trust someone.”

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brent Olson, a military dog handler, and Blek, a military working dog, clear caves during a mission with U.S. Soldiers with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, in the Zirat Mountain Area, Waza Kwah District, Paktika province, Afghanistan, July 7, 2010. The purpose of the mission is to disrupt anti-Afghan forces and find enemy caches.

What do we do? (Search and rescue)

Hello! It’s introduction time!
This is a blog for the team Peace River Search and Rescue located out of Englewood Florida. What do we do? In short, we locate missing persons. To do this we use canines, horses, ATVs, boats, and food power.

We are a completely volunteer program everyone on the team is a volunteer and we do NOT get paid to search. We do this to bring closure to families and bring people home.

All of our dogs are obedience and tracking certified, and we have several cadaver dogs. Caliber Von Telos is one of the states best cadaver dogs and has brought several murder cases to a close and she is a proud member of PRSAR

We will be posting about dogs, our dogs, training tips for obedience as well as tracking. We will also be posting ads for missing persons.

We would love if you could follow us and check out our puppies and maybe help us locate missing persons who may be on this sight!

If you have any questions about search and rescue or training drop us an ask!


Overwatch Agent Cody

(Shit I’m terrible at drawing dogs) Here’s Cody, an Overwatch dog OC that I made and had no idea what he looked like until I started drawing him.

I don’t have a backstory on this dude, but here’s some info about him:

  • He’s a support unit with the ability to see the health of everyone on the field and he can fetch health packs for his teammates.
  • As for an attack, I have no fucking clue. He’d probably just bite the shit out of people and hold on to them.
  • Also has two prosthetic back legs that allow him to jump like a frog and scale walls in no time flat.
  • Was a search and rescue dog before the HQ blew up (which is how he lost his legs).
  • Probably has a dash feature like Soldier 76 (but his will probably be faster because I’ve yet to meet a person who can outrun a dog).
  • Can easily dismantle enemy turrets within reach and use them against the other team (just imagine Torbjorn or Symmetra being destroyed by a dog chasing them with their own turrets).
  • Ult would probably have something to do with howling to stun enemies within a certain radius for a short amount of time.
  • Ganymede would probably love to pick on him frequently, but he wouldn’t care, this dude is super chill.
  • Hates Hanzo and Junkrat but loves Ana to tiny pieces. Like in their downtime, she’ll be reading/drinking tea/cleaning her weapon and he’ll always be falling asleep with his head in her lap.
  • He comes running the second he hears open a bag of Doritos and hates it when he gets all in her face for one. She’ll usually just throw one really far after she’s had enough of him and repeat when he comes back.
  • Soldier 76 has to stop him from fetching golf balls after he hits them.
  • McCree = table scraps and Mei = treats
  • Loves to chase moving vehicles, balls (you could imagine why he gives Zenyatta a hard time), and Tracer.
  • Zarya can hold him like a baby and he does not mind at all.

That’s all for now, but I’ll probably draw more of him in the future. Also here’s a reminder to use references when drawing if you’re able. I tried to draw a dog from the top of my head and it looked ten times worse than this.

ngl, I’m disappointed that Who’s A Good Boy? Part 2 didn’t end with someone throwing an imaginary tennis ball into the dog park, and the beagle going and chasing it and being happy and then they’d lock him in 

he’d be searching for nothing

and they would throw nothing

it seemed like a great way to end it, and the way they ended it was very anti-climactic