Happy 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day…and let’s not forget our gal dogs too! The first living creature to orbit the earth was a dog. Named Laika (“barker” in Russian), she blasted off aboard the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957. With no way to bring her back to earth, she became the first creature to give her life for the exploration of space. -From the puppy network’s fun facts