We love our dogs – why wouldn’t we want to pay tribute to them? Here are 10 monuments honoring dogs all around the world.
Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh, Great Britain
In the 19th century, this Skye Terrier named Bobby befriended a night watchman. When the watchman died, Bobby sat by his grave for the remaining 14 years of his life.
Sheepdog Memorial, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
These very smart herding dogs were brought into NZ in the 1800s.
U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument, San Antonio, Texas
This honors trained dogs and their services for the US Military since World War I.
Eagle Rock Park 9/11 Memorial, West Orange, New Jersey
Over 350 working dogs participated in 9/11 search and rescue efforts for days.
Fala at Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC
Murray the Outlaw of Falahill – or Fala for short – was the pet dog of President Franklin Roosevelt.
Laika, Moscow, Russia
This dog was the first animal to orbit the Earth. She was a stray chosen by the space program of the Soviet Union.
Signal Hill National Historic Site, St Johns, Newfoundland
This monument shows a Labrador retriever and a Newfoundland side by side.
Balto in Central Park, New York City, New York
When Nome, Alaska was struck by diphtheria, Balto was one of many sled dogs (and humans) who rushed the treatment serum for it from hundreds of miles away.
Hachikō, Tokyo, Japan
Hachikō is a loyal dog who would wait for his owner every day at the train station. When his owner died unexpectedly at work, Hachikō continued to wait for him daily for the rest of his life.
Islay, Sydney, Australia
This Skye Terrier is believed to have been the favorite pet of Queen Victoria.
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