Roselle - American Hero Dog of the Year

Computer sales manager Michael Hingson was at his desk on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower on the morning of 9/11 when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the other side of the building, 18 floors above. And he lived to tell the tale because of his guide dog, Roselle.

The yellow labrador calmly guided her owner 1,463 steps out of the building and, as debris fell and dust billowed, found a subway station and led them both underground to safety.

Roselle died in June 2011 at the age 13, but her heroism lives on. At a star-studded red carpet event in L.A. on Saturday night the yellow lab was honored as the American Hero Dog of the Year.

Just as they got out of the building on 9/11, the south tower collapsed. "While everyone ran in panic, Roselle remained totally focused on her job," Michael Hingson said, "While debris fell around us, and even hit us, Roselle stayed calm."

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  1. This gives me chills! God bless this amazing dogs soul :)

  2. What a very special dog. Truly Man's best friend. I can't wait to read the book.


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