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Retired TSA bomb dogs need homes

The Transportation Security Administration is seeking homes for retired bomb-sniffing dogs.

The Transportation Security Administration is seeking homes for retired bomb-sniffing dogs.  (TSA)

When Transportation Security Administration bomb-sniffing dogs retire from patrolling airports and elsewhere, they need good homes and people to care for them, Fox5NY.com reported.

The dogs up for adoption are either retired of didn't get through the explosives-detection training. They are usually German short-haired pointers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, and Belgian Malinois between 2 and 10 years old.

"Most of TSA's dogs have lived in kennels, not houses, and thus are not familiar with living in a home environment," the TSA said.

The dogs are located in San Antonio, Texas. If your application to adopt one of the dogs is approved, you will have to travel there to pick up the pooch. To apply, contact the TSA Adoption Coordinator at: AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov.