TSA seeks homes for dogs who flunked training or retired

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Working for the TSA is a hard job whether you’re a two-legged human or four-legged pup.

Every year the TSA seeks homes for dogs who’ve either failed TSA training or retired. It’s not easy sniffing out bombs, and old dogs need good homes. Many of these dogs have spent their lives in kennels and are not used to a home environment.




These dogs ages typically range between two and 10 years old. Common breeds include German Short-Haired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois.

All dogs are neutered and spayed and available free of charge.

The TSA dogs were chosen because of heightened energy levels and strong drive. So while some might be a little hard to calm down, all are skilled at sniffing bombs.

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Finally, a pup that can sit, roll over…and snuff out dangerous weapons.

If you’re interested in adopting a TSA dog, you will, at this moment in the program, need to travel to San Antonio, Texas. To learn more, email the TSA adoption coordinator: AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/07/09/tsa-dogs-adoption/