All Of These Dogs Didn’t Quite Make The Cut As TSA Bomb Sniffers. But Now, You Can Adopt Them!Ashley Maisano
When you hear TSA, you probably think of those annoying long lines and security screenings that can sometimes take forever in the airport when you’re traveling. But I bet you don’t associate it with adorable dogs. Well, now you can! The TSA now has a program that allows people to adopt their retired working canines, as well as the pups that didn’t quite make it through their intensive 12-week explosives detection training course.
The dogs range from two to ten years old and are breeds such as German short-haired pointers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Belgian Malinois. All of the dogs are spayed or neutered and there is no cost to adopt them.
“The dogs available for adoption were procured to serve as working dogs, and their breeds were selected for their elevated level of “drive,” and thus are very active,” TSA wrote in a press release. Some are well-trained, while others aren’t to that point yet.
They are located in San Antonio, Texas, so you would have to travel there to pick up the pup. If you are interested in adopting one of these pups, you must submit an application. Applicants must meet the requirements, and then pictures and information on the dogs will be emailed to you. The adoption coordinator will help choose a dog that best fits each home and family. If interested, contact the TSA Adoption Coordinator via email at: AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov.