TSA: Some bomb sniffing dogs are up for adoption

The Transportation Security Administration is looking for good homes for its explosives detection dogs that didn’t make it through the training program or have retired from detecting explosives. (Courtesy Lisa Farbstein, TSA)
The Transportation Security Administration is looking for good homes for its explosives detection dogs like these that didn’t make it through the training program or have retired from detecting explosives. (Courtesy Lisa Farbstein, TSA) (Farbstein, Lisa)
The dog adoption is free, and the animals are between 2 and 10 years old. The breeds include German Shorthaired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. (Courtesy Lisa Farbstein, TSA)
The dog adoption is free, and the animals are between 2 and 10 years old. The breeds include German Shorthaired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. (Courtesy Lisa Farbstein, TSA) (Farbstein, Lisa)
The available dogs live in San Antonio, Texas. Adoptive families will have to travel there to pick up their new dog. The agency won’t cover travel costs. On any given day, between 12 and 24 dogs are available for adoption, said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. (Courtesy Lisa Farbstein, TSA)
The available dogs live in San Antonio, Texas. Adoptive families will have to travel there to pick up their new dog. The agency won’t cover travel costs. On any given day, between 12 and 24 dogs like this one are available for adoption, said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. (Courtesy Lisa Farbstein, TSA) (Farbstein, Lisa)
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The Transportation Security Administration is looking for good homes for its explosives detection dogs that didn’t make it through the training program or have retired from detecting explosives. (Courtesy Lisa Farbstein, TSA)
The dog adoption is free, and the animals are between 2 and 10 years old. The breeds include German Shorthaired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. (Courtesy Lisa Farbstein, TSA)
The available dogs live in San Antonio, Texas. Adoptive families will have to travel there to pick up their new dog. The agency won’t cover travel costs. On any given day, between 12 and 24 dogs are available for adoption, said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. (Courtesy Lisa Farbstein, TSA)

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration is looking for good homes for its explosives detection dogs that didn’t make it through the training program or have retired from detecting explosives.

The dog adoption is free, and the animals are between 2 and 10 years old. The breeds include German Shorthaired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois.

The dogs available for adoption are very active. And while some are trained, others are not, the TSA said in a press release. Most of the TSA dogs have lived in kennels and aren’t familiar with home environments.

The available dogs live in San Antonio, Texas. Adoptive families will have to travel there to pick up their new dog. The agency won’t cover travel costs.

On any given day, between 12 and 24 dogs are available for adoption, said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.

Submit an application if you’re interested. If you meet the requirements, photos and information will be provided via email. Applicants will need to provide a signed and notarized letter.

Email the TSA Adoption Coordinator, at AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov if you’re interested.

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report.

Editor’s note: The dogs in the photos are were available for adoption, but found “forever homes” by late Monday.

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