A TSA dog up for adoption. (TSA)
FOX 5 NEWS - When Transportation Security Administration bomb-sniffing dogs retire from patrolling airports and elshwere, they need good homes and people to care for them. The TSA is hoping you might have a big heart and home to take them in.
The dogs up for adoption are either retired of didn't get through the explosives-detection training. They are usually German short-haired pointers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, and Belgian Malinois between 2 and 10 years old.
Something to keep in mind. "Most of TSA's dogs have lived in kennels, not houses, and thus are not familiar with living in a home environment," the TSA said.
The dogs are located in San Antonio, Texas. If your application to adopt one of the dogs is approved, you will have to travel there to pick up the pooch.
To apply, contact the TSA Adoption Coordinator at: AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov.