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Retired TSA dogs seeking new homes

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SAN ANTONIO (KPTV) -

The Transportation Security Administration is seeking the public’s help to find retired TSA dogs new homes, according to a TSA press release.

The TSA said most of the dogs range from two to 10 years old and the breeds include German short-haired pointers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds and Belgian Malinois.

The dogs have either retired or did not pass their training courses for detecting explosives.

TSA said there is no cost for adopting a TSA dog.

Officials added that most of the dogs were selected for their elevated level of energy and drive and therefore are very active.

TSA said most of the K-9s are accustomed to kennels and not home environments.

The TSA says those wishing to adopt a dog must first fill out and submit an application. The adoption coordinator will then help find the dog that best suits each family. Families can travel to San Antonio, Texas to pick up their dog.

If you are interested in adopting a TSA dog, contact the TSA Adoption Coordinator at AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov.

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