Normally, when you fail an important exam or training program it is a bad thing and something to be ashamed of. However, that isn’t always the case, especially when it comes to puppy training. Many dogs are often bred with the purpose of becoming service dogs, whether that is to help people with their anxiety or to work with the Transportation Security Administration.
Most of the time when you hear about the TSA, it is to do with a new regulation people need to know about or an incident that took place. This time they made the news because they need our help to give some adorable puppies a new home.
These puppies didn’t fail because they were horrible towards their trainers. Most of the time it happens because they were too sweet or often got distracted by other things when they should be focusing on the job at hand. Not everyone is cut out for the same thing, but the TSA want the puppies to still have amazing lives. As well as this, retired dogs from the TSA are also put up for adoption once their senses start to dull and they can’t do their job anymore.
The post that advertised the puppies being up for adoption went viral on Twitter on the Only In Boston account page, where they said, “The TSA are seeking people to adopt dogs who failed TSA training or are retired”. They also posted the link where people who are interested can find out more information.
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) June 2, 2017
On the post it stated that the puppies up for adoption didn’t ‘meet the TSA Canine Training Center criteria for government work.’ For this reason, the puppies would be untrained, which was something for people to be aware of when adopting. After all, puppies are extremely hard to train and require a lot of work, but it’s always worth it in the end.
People who wanted to adopt one of the puppies had to be quick as it was a first come, first serve basis, as there were a lot of people interested. There were also certain requirements that they had to meet in order to be able to adopt the dogs. One of these were that they must have a fenced-in yard and wouldn’t be planning a move to another state anytime soon. The dogs were located in San Antonio, Texas, and all those applying had to be willing to travel there to pick them up.
For those that are interested in adopting a former TSA dog or puppy that failed their training will have to check the page every so often. Training only takes place at certain times of the year and applications aren’t always open. So, the next time you see an advertisement and want a new furry friend, make sure you act fast!
You can check out TSA’s puppy adoption page for more information.