It is quite normal for people considering adopting a pet to want to know that the previous owners have looked after the animal properly and trained it well in it’s early years.
Adopting a dog does come with risks, especially if you’re not sure how the previous owners have treated it. If a dog has suffered trauma it may be more prone to lash out and cause harm.
Dogs with a troubled start to life may also be much harder to train and it could become problematic, not to mention the damage to furniture you could be faced with!
Many would agree that it’s better to adopt, as abandoned pets are just sitting there waiting to be loved by new owners. But what if you could adopt a dog who has been given state of the art training?
The good news is, providing you live in the US, you can now adopt puppies who were just too friendly and energetic to pass the training for government work. This includes a range of dogs including German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, and more.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has set up an adoption program to find homes for the adorable training ‘dropouts’.
[Update: due to an overwhelming number of requests, TSA is currently not accepting additional applications]
People can now adopt dogs who who unable to pass the government training.
The following breeds are available: German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, German Shorthaired Porter, and Belgian Malinois.
These puppies are highly trainable and great around people, the only issue is they were not suitable to become government dogs.
Some requirements are having a yard with sufficient fencing, and having no plans of moving home to a different city within 6 months.
Applicants need to be able to show they are capable of providing the dog’s basic needs: training, exercise, proper medical care, and lots of love!
If approved, applicants are required to travel to San Antonio, Texas to meet the dogs and they can return home with their chosen pet another day.
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