Bretagne, The last known surviving 9/11 dog, has died

Bretagne, the last known surviving canine hero who searched the rubble of ground zero after the 9/11 tragedy on September 11, 2001, has crossed the rainbow bridge.  She was a 16 year old golden retriever.

photo: Today.com

photo: Today.com

When Denise Corliss, Bretagne’s (pronounced Brittany) owner and handler noticed earlier this week that Bretagne wasn’t eating, she knew something wasn’t right.  Eating was her favorite thing.  Sunday night she wouldn’t settle unless she was right by Denise’s side.

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Coco Chan, the corn eating golden retriever from Japan, has died.

If you have ever watched the video of the golden retriever eating corn on the cob that went viral this summer, or the many other videos posted on her YouTube channel than you are familiar with Coco Chan.

She lost her battle to Cancer on September 11, 2014.

CocoChan - Facebook

CocoChan – Facebook

Rest in peace Coco Chan.  You will be fondly remembered around the world.  If you wish to leave condolences on her Facebook page, click here.

Golden Video of the Week – A Tribute To Daisy

This video was made in memory of Daisy, who has been a star in some of our favorite videos featuring ParkerPup.  Daisy crossed the rainbow bridge after a battle with cancer (lymphoma) on Aug 20, 2013.

Parker continues to fight for the cause raising funds and awareness.  R.I.P. Daisy girl.

Please help Parker win the fight.  Go to www.parkerpup.com or visit his Facebook page.

Chase – The Bat Retrieving Golden Retriever, Dies after Retrirement Party

It is with tears in my eyes that I announce that Chase, the bat retrieving dog for the New York Yankees farm team, the Trenton Thunder has passed away.  Chase celebrated his retirement on Friday at a game against the Reading Phillies  at Arm and Hammer stadium.  Chase was also honored last week at Yankee Stadium.

Chase - www.MILB.com

Chase – www.MILB.com

Golden Retriever Bat Boy Chase to Retire

Fans and stadium goers were encouraged to bring their dogs and Chase bobble-head dogs were given out to the first 2000 attendees.  Now I REALLY need to get my hands on a Chase bobble-head.

Bobblehead of Chase, The Trenton Thunder Bat Dog

Bobblehead of Chase, The Trenton Thunder Bat Dog (Photo credit: slgckgc)

No details on Chase’s death at this time, but he passed away on Monday, and had been suffering from a canine lymphoma and arthritis.

Thanks for holding out for us ol’ boy.

Chase’s son Derby has since taken over as bat dog for the Trenton Thunder.

Trenton Thunder’s Bat-Retrieving Dog Chase Dies at age 13

Golden Retriever who served 4 tours of duty laid to rest

Galva, Illinois – Freddie, the 14 year old golden retriever who served four tours of duty oversees was laid to rest yesterday.

Ryan Anderson and Freddie

Ryan Anderson and Freddie

Freddie was a former show dog from England who served three tours of duty under the British Army before spending a year in Afghanistan with owner owner Ryan Anderson in 2009 with the U.S Army.

Dog who served four tours of duty laid to rest (Video) – WQAD News

Freddie was a bomb sniffing dog who often went ahead of the soldiers to lead the way through the mine-infested streets.  Freddie was one of the older K9 soldiers, but Anderson said you wouldn’t know it because he had so much drive.

There is currently no assistance for dogs released or retired from military service, financial or otherwise,  and it is up to the dog’s owner to pay for any treatment or healthcare.  Anderson says he is sure Freddie suffered from PTSD.

He had nightmares, like normal soldiers,” Anderson said.

Anderson tells WQAD in an interview

Many times in Afghanistan, it was just me and him, sleeping on a cot. Him keeping me warm. We slept in the same sleeping bag a lot of times. He’s always had my back, He’s my best friend, we toured together for 365 days,”

On Wednesday May 29, Ryan Anderson took Freddie to visit the vet one last time.  He had his back till the end.

It’s a day I’ve known that has always been coming for a while. He’s been getting worse and worse. We went to the vet last week and I couldn’t do it. But I’m going back to the vet today. He’s in a lot of pain. I’m going to have him cremated, and get him a veteran’s urn,”

Thank you Ryan Anderson and Freddie for your dedicated service.

Golden Goodbyes – Ginger The Golden Retriever

You may remember Ginger, the golden retriever from YouTube, who’s claim to fame was the video Breakfast at Ginger’s. Ginger passed away suddenly from cancer earlier this week.

Ginger the Golden Retriever

Ginger the Golden Retriever

Ginger’s owners, Scott and Barb posted the news on Ginger’s Facebook page on Tuesday March 19.  The cancer was aggressive and came without warning.

“Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and for letting us share our wonderful pups with you. Ginger’s cancer was very aggressive and she was declining rapidly. We couldn’t let her suffer anymore, and with the help of a veterinary oncologist made the decision to put her down this afternoon. Our family is heartbroken, but we know she ran up to heaven on the wings of your prayers and well wishes. Thank you all for your support. Many of you mentioned you have gone through it before or going though it now. Our hearts are with you. It has been a cold and snowy few days here in Michigan. We took Buddy for a walk a bit ago and the wind got really strong and we looked up and suddenly the sun peaked through the sky, just for a little bit. We like to think that was Ginger lighting up heaven with a grand entrance! Thank you again for your support and friendship.
With deepest gratitude,
Scott and Barb ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥”

Ginger leaves behind a best “Buddy” who sometimes accompanied her in her videos. “Superbowl Sunday With Ginger and Buddy”

Rest in Peace sweet Ginger.  Thanks for leaving us with the awesome videos.

Please stop by Ginger’s YouTube Page or Facebook page and leave your condolences.  I am sure your support is appreciated.

Here’s the video that at the time of this post, had over 8 million views.

Adam Levine Says Goodbye to His Golden Retriever Frankie Girl

According to some Instagram posts by Savannah Buffet, a friend of the band Maroon 5, Adam Levine’s beloved golden retriever Frankie passed away recently.


And this one…

One of my favorites things in the world was to wake up with this lady at my feat. So long sweet Frankie!!!

A photo posted by Savannah Buffett (@getsavvy) on

Adam and Frankie were very close, and Adam even had a tattoo with Frankie’s paw print and the words “Frankie Girl” tattooed on his shoulder.

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(See Celebrity Golden Retriever Owners – Adam Levine)

RIP Frankie Girl.  (This news cannot be found to be confirmed by Adam himself at this time, i.e Twitter)