NEWS: HOW TO ADOPT A TSA RETIRED BOMB-SNIFFING DOG

By Dorice Stancher ©2016 Canines Can Do, llc http://www.caninescando.comhttps---blueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com-uploads-card-image-139981-tsadog2.jpgYou’ve seen them at airports and felt secure knowing they were doing their jobs to keep you safe.  And now it’s time for them to feel loved and safe in their own homes. 

What could be better than having an intelligent and mature dog that is comfortable around noise and crowds, has an honest work ethic and has plenty of love and drive to excel at any canine activity including competitive sports?  According to the TSA release the dogs ranging in age from 2 to 10 includes some impressive breeds known for their intelligence, beauty and work ethic including: German Short-Haired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. All of them are spayed or neutered and they are FREE.  And the adoptees also include those that were unable to complete the program. Here are some important things to know prior to considering adoption:

  • These dogs were raised in kennels so they will need time to adjust to living in your home.
  • The dogs are located in San Antonio, Texas so you will need to travel there to pick up your dog after completing the necessary paperwork and going through the formal application process which includes signing an indemnity letter.
  • Once you have submitted the necessary paperwork you will receive a photo of your dog. Counselors work with families to assist in finding the right home for each dog.

Want to learn more?  Contact the TSA now by emailing the adoption coordinator at: AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov.