The Transportation Security Administration is best known for the long lines you wait in at the airport. Now, the organization is showing off their softer side by allowing the public to adopt dogs that were once part of the TSA explosive detection unit.
TSA training dogs that are chosen to go through explosive detection training are high-energy breeds who need lots of exercise. German Shorthaired pointers, Labrador retrievers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois are common among those in training.
Dogs that TSA has up for adoption are either retired or didn’t quite have the smarts to be a part of the explosive detection team. They range in age from 2-10 years. Some of them have done well in training, but others might need a little extra work.
There is no fee to adopt a TSA dog, but it will require patience and a big heart. These dogs were raised in kennels and will need extra love and attention to transition into a home environment.
Anyone looking to adopt these particular dogs must also be willing to travel to San Antonio, Texas to pick up their new furry friend. All dogs are spayed and neutered prior to leaving for their new home.
Those interested in opening up your home and your heart can contact the TSA Adoption Coordinator to begin the process.