The DOGNY Project, sponsored by the American Kennel Club, is a tribute to the Search and Rescue dogs. This bronze statue was dedicted outside of the Department of Agriculture on September 11, 2003. It is a permanent tribute to America's search and rescue dogs. He faces the Capitol building.
Following the 09/11/01 attacks, search and rescue dogs were called to find survivors. They are called upon often and therefore deserve a fitting tribute.
Atlanta has a lot of beautiful statues but this one holds a special place in my heart.