Lulu gained a family.
Lulu wasn’t interested in searching for explosives.— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017
Even when motivated w food & play, she was clearly no longer enjoying herself. pic.twitter.com/puvhDk1tRX
Just a few weeks into her training, the doe-eyed black Labrador with flappy ears just wasn't interested in detecting explosive odors anymore, the agency said.
Even food and play couldn't motivate her. Lulu sought a different future.
Sometimes a pup is bored & needs extra playtime, sometimes they need a little break, or it’s a minor medical condition like a food allergy. pic.twitter.com/pPaBPohhqB— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017
She found one with a loving handler, who adopted her.
Now, instead of spending days finding blast materials and terrorist devices, the CIA says Lulu plays with kids and sniffs out rabbits and squirrels in the yard.
"She was clearly not enjoying herself any longer," the CIA said of its erstwhile detector dog.
Of her new civilian life, it said: "This was the right decision for her. We wish her all the best."