The idea of a dog doing government work is a pretty funny one, right? Just imagine a dog sitting at a desk and poring over bills all day. While this mental image is definitely a funny one, there are dogs who are the responsibility of the government. TSA inspector dogs are key employees and they have to be chosen carefully. There are dogs who are turned away, as well.
So what makes these dogs any less qualified to serve as TSA inspectors than their counterparts? The answer is far more simple than you may have realized. There are certain requirements for this job and dogs that are considered to be “too friendly” are simply not going to be hired. These dogs need someplace to go once they have been turned away.
This is where you come into play. The dogs that are turned away are stored at a nearby facility until someone (such as yourself) stops by to give them a home. All it takes is a little bit of love and care. The TSA is more than happy to send these dogs off to their new owners once they have shown that they are up to the task of taking care of these animals.
The idea of a dog not being job worthy is a funny one but it is very real. An application process has been put into place, so that any potential bad apples can be weeded out before it is too late. You must have references, prove that you have a yard with a fence, interview with a veterinarian and then travel to San Antonio for a second interview.
The waiting list is a long one, though. Be forewarned. If you would like to learn more about the process of adopting one of these dogs, be sure to visit the TSA website so that you can find out everything that you need to know. There is also a wide range of other government agencies that may have dogs that you are looking to adopt.
Don’t allow these animals to reside in various facilities until someone else is willing to step up to the plate. If you are anything like us, you probably cannot wait to take one of these awesome pets home. Please be sure to pass this story along to all of your friends and loved ones who are in search of a new friend to take home.