The Transportation Security Administration wants you to adopt their dogs. Not all of them, of course! Specifically, the TSA needs families to adopt dogs that either retired, or didn’t quite make it through their training program.
TSA dogs undergo world-class training in order to assist their handlers with sniffing out explosives and other dangerous cargo.
These dogs range in age from two to 10 years old. The most common breeds are Labrador retrievers, German shorthaired pointers, Belgian malinois, or German shepherds. These dogs are smart, active, and good-natured, and capable of being very good family pets. However, they need a lot of activity and attention. Adopting a working dog comes with some unique challenges. For expert tips on successfully adding a former working dog to your family, check out our guide.
The TSA put out a call about dog adoption this past November, but they’re recently stated the program is still going. The news has gone viral, with many sites picking up the story. Hopefully all of these hardworking dogs find homes soon!
Potential dog owners can contact the TSA Adoption Coordinator via email: AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov.
One serious caveat: you have to go to San Antonio to pick them up.
#TSAOnTheJob – Meet Toro. Toro visited #Alcatraz Island this week for some training along with other canine teams from local and federal agencies. He works as an explosives detection canine at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with his handler, Nickolas. Hundreds of teams such as this one work hard weekly to keep our transportation systems safe. Good boy, Toro. #DogsOfInstagram #WorkingDogs