TSA Launches Adoption Program For Dogs That Were “Too Nice” To Be Working Dogs

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The best failure story out there. If this does not prove further why we don’t deserve dogs, I’m not sure what does.

The Transportation and Security Administration is launching what some might consider their best program yet. Because apparently, just like some people aren’t cut out for certain jobs, the same goes for dogs.

So, the TSA is starting an adoption program for pups that might be deemed ‘too nice’ or rambunctious to be working dogs.

“Shelters aren’t the only places that have dogs up for adoption – people can adopt from the Transportation and Security Administration, too.

The program pairs dogs who haven’t graduated from their training with families willing to provide a loving home to them.”

The one kicker is that the dogs available for adoption are only in San Antonio, Texas. But what’s a few hours in the car for man’s best friend?

TSA shares its adoption criteria online, which is reasonably standard. Fenced-in yard, no intentions of moving before the dog can get settled with their new families, ensuring they receive proper medical care when needed, and that all other animals in the home are up to date on vaccinations and other procedures.

It also shares that the TSA is making sure that these dogs land in their forever homes, giving caution that these dogs are not couch potatoes. While they might not be deemed fit to be a working K-9, that does not mean they will be low-energy breeds.

“These dogs are highly active and, in most cases, untrained and not house broken, but with proper training and care, they can be a great addition to families. On occasion, there are dogs that have been retired from government service.

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort is made to pair applicants who meet all requirements with dogs that suit their home, family, and lifestyle.”

What a sweet program so all dogs end up with their forever owners.

I also agree wholeheartedly with this commenter’s note:

“Best resume item ever.”

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