All dogs have unique personalities and some of them are too nice and/or lazy to graduate from service training. These are obviously the best pets to keep around and now you can adopt one of your very own.
These puppies are available for adoption at TSA headquarters in Texas. For different reasons, be that because of their nervousness, lack of drive or simply being too friendly, these dogs didn’t complete the necessary training to be government qualified and are now up for adoption.
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Wake up Maggie! We think we’ve got something to say to you! It’s almost September, and you really shouldn’t just sit there and drool. Just kidding! Maggie is a hard working doggo, and she deserves some rest every now and then. She’s an explosives detection canine and she works with her handler at the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). … TSA trains and deploys about 350 TSA-led and local law enforcement-led canine teams per year to operate in the aviation, multimodal, mass transit, and cargo environments. Once trained, these very effective, mobile teams can quickly locate and identify dangerous materials that may present a threat to transportation systems. The canines are often seen working in some of the nation’s largest airports. TSA has been training canines in explosives detection since 2001. … #TSACanines #WorkingDogs #DogsOfInstagram #TSA #IAD
These dogs are all large breeds: German Shorthaired Pointers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, and Belgian Malinois. They’re all big animals suitable for sniffing out drugs, contraband, and intimidating people, which makes them even cuter.
— TSA (@TSA) July 9, 2018
There are several organizations that make sure to give “career dogs” a home. Some of these include Mission K9, which connects families to older and retired dogs, and Freedom Service Dogs of America, which trains shelter dogs to become service dogs and puts the pups who don’t make the cut up for adoption.
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While it’s a little sad to see a dog fail, especially after trying so hard, it’s very adorable and reassuring that programs like these exist, giving the puppies a second chance to do something else with their lives. Some would say these dogs got the better end of the stick; sleeping and cuddling sounds like a much better option than being a career dog anyway.