WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration is looking for homes for some of its dogs that are retired or just didn’t master the required explosives training skills.
The TSA dogs now up for adoption are German Shorthaired Pointers, Labrador Retreivers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the dogs range in age from two to 10.
“Sometimes they don’t make it through the training and so they’re on the younger side, but some of them have already served as explosive K9 dogs and they’re in their retirement years,” Farbstein says.
The dogs are free to adopt, however there’s an application process and prospective owners will have to travel to San Antonia, Texas to pick up their new pet.
Farbstein says the dogs are used to living in kennels — not homes — and require some training. All have been spayed or neutered, she says.
Those interested in adopting can contact the TSA Adoption Coordinator at adoptaTSAcanine@OLE.TSA.dhs.gov.