The TSA is giving away some very cute dogs that either didn’t make the cut during explosive detective training or have retired from the program. Breeds include German Shorthaired pointers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds and Belgian Malinois and they’re between the ages of 2 and 10 years old. The TSA first put out the call in November 2015, but many dogs still remain available.
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. Some are well trained, others are not. Canines which were eliminated from the program typically have received some explosives detection training. Most of TSA’s dogs have lived in kennels, not houses, and thus are not familiar with living in a home environment. All are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
The TSA canines that are available for adoption are located in San Antonio, Texas, and adoptive families who undergo the application process will have to travel to Texas to pick up their new dog.
Full details and application available here.