Wanted: Forever homes for lovable (and retired) TSA dogs

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Monday, July 11, 2016
One of the many dogs adopted out every year in the Triangle.

SAN ANTONIO, TX (KTRK) -- Most people are used to the TSA taking things from airline passengers at security checkpoints. But now, they're giving something away.

The Transportation Security Administration says they are looking for a explosives detection dogs that have retired or who were unable to make it through the training program.

The dogs are typically ages two to 10 years, and the breeds include German Short-Haired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. These active dogs are available to good homes at no cost.

The TSA says the dogs need some extra attention, because they are usually housed in kennels and not in the warm and comfy residences they'll end up residing.

All the dogs are spayed or neutered.

If you are interested in applying, you can email the TSA Adoption Coordinator here. The dogs can be picked up from the TSA's offices in San Antonio.