An Exhibition Honoring the Dogs of 9/11 to Open at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

A black-and-white shepherd dog stands on a red, rusted steel support beam at Ground Zero beneath an overcast sky.
Photo by Alan Diaz, AP Photo

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s newest temporary exhibition will honor the hundreds of dogs that participated in the rescue and recovery efforts in response to the 9/11 attacks. The exhibition, K-9 Courage, will open January 31, 2020, in the Museum’s South Tower Gallery.

After 9/11, K-9 teams searched the wreckage of the crash sites for survivors and victims, and they comforted responders and the families of victims. When images of the dogs at work appeared in news coverage about the attacks, they were a bright spot during 9/11’s dark aftermath. This exhibition features photographs of the dogs during their service, as well as photographer Charlotte Dumas’ portraits of 15 of the dogs in retirement. The photos on view in this exhibition will help tell the behind-the-scenes story of how disaster response veterinary teams responded to 9/11.

K-9 Courage welcomes the dogs back to the World Trade Center site for this well-deserved tribute. Learn more about the exhibition in advance of its opening and plan your visit to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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