They tried their little hearts out but just couldn't quite cut it. These pups attempted to become police department K9s in Boston, Portland, Maine, Dover, New Hampshire, or any number of smaller departments throughout New England. However, they were just too friendly to make it happen, and failed the course. Awww.

So what happens next? Simple. They go up for adoption, but not through the regular means of adoption we're all used to. While shelters around New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, are our go-to for adopting rescues and dogs surrendered by owners, those doggos that turned out to be too sweet to be a successful part of a law enforcement K9 unit have a different method.

According to the MSN website, this unexpected avenue is the Transportation and Security Administration. Yes, that TSA where long lines at security checkpoints are either smooth sailing or our nemesis.

These puppies, who become police training academy dropouts after failing the rigorous police training for being too sweet, now hope to find their forever homes through the TSA adoption program.

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According to the TSA, it's crucial that these pups filled with exuberance and boundless affection are properly placed, so the rules are strict. Personally, I'd expect nothing less from the TSA.

There is a four-step process you go through only after you've met the following requirements, according to the TSA.

  • You must have a fenced-in yard at the time of applying.
  • There should be no intention of moving within six months of adopting a dog.
  • Homes must abide by all local pet ordinances.
  • You must agree to provide the dog with appropriate medical care, exercise, training, and companionship.
  • All existing pets in the home must have current vaccinations and preventive care.
  • The age of children in the home will be taken into consideration when selecting a dog.

One more thing. According to the TSA adoption program, if you're approved, you will have to travel to San Antonio, Texas, where all the pup drop-outs from New England and beyond live until adoption.

Click here for all the info you need if you're interested in making one of these furry four-legged friends a part of your family. By the way, adoption is free.

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