Monuments to beloved famous pets worth traveling for

by Rebecca on April 30, 2010

in Animal Stories


Balto in Central Park, New York, New York

“Dedicated to the indomitable spirit of the sled dogs that relayed antitoxins 660 miles over rough ice,

across treacherous waters, through Arctic blizzards from Nenana to the relief of stricken Nome in the winter of 1925.”


Owney in the Postal Museum in Washington D.C.

Owney was a mutt that accompanied American postal officials in the 1800s as they delivered mail around the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He also traveled around the world on a U.S. mail ship clocking more than 143,000 miles on the 132-day voyage.


Patsy Ann in Juneau, Alaska

Patsy Ann was a Bull Terrier who to this day, is the official greeter in Alaska’s capital city.

Although deaf from birth, she could “hear” a ship’s horn as it approached the port long before it was even in sight.

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