These TSA Dogs That Were “Too Nice” For Work Are Totally Up For Adoption
The TSA is bringing “adopt don’t shop” to a whole new level. An average of 140 dogs are in TSA training at any given time, so it’s no wonder that at least a few wouldn’t quite make the cut. In fact, about 83% of the dogs graduate from the program. But what about the other 17%? Well, they’re just too nice.
Who’s A Good Boy?
TSA training dogs are given some serious training before being approved for work. After all, they are responsible for detecting explosives and other illicit materials.
Some dogs, however, just don’t make the cut. That’s where the TSA Canine Adoption Program comes in.
School Drop Outs
The pups entered into the adoption program aren’t necessarily “failures.” Some just happen to be too nice or took too many naps while on the job. Through the TSA Canine Adoption Program, large breed dogs between two and four years old or those ready for retirement are available for adoption. The most common dog breeds include German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Wirehaired Pointers, Vizslas, Belgian Malinois, and Golden Retrievers.
“These dogs are highly active and in most cases, untrained and not housebroken, but with proper training and care, they can be a great addition to families,” the program’s website states.
A New Furrever Friend
After submitting their applications and receiving photos of the dogs up for adoption, potential owners are allowed to meet with the flunked pups at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. The TSA Canine Adoption Program is so successful, in fact, it is not currently taking applications for adoptions due to an extensive waiting list.
More than 100 dogs are trained each year so applications are sure to open up again in the future. Would you adopt one of these furry guys as your new furrever friend?
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