I have a little boy who absolutely loves dogs of all shapes and sizes and my husband and I wish that we could get him a dog to play and grow up with. Unfortunately, our lease states that animals of any kind are not allowed and that bums us out big time.

If, unlike my family, you're able to have pets where you live and you've been tossing around the idea of getting a puppy, did you know that you can adopt a TSA trained pup? It's true!

The TSA has a bunch of puppies who went through bomb-sniffing training, but weren't up to the task (probably because they were holding out to join your family!).  In addition to puppies, the TSA also has older dogs looking for a good home. The older dogs have retired from the TSA's program.

If you're wondering, the breeds are generally German Shorthaired pointers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds and Belgian Malinois. The TSA says most of the dogs are very active. Some are behaved, but some aren't.

Interested in maybe adopting a TSA dog? Reach out to the TSA Adoption Coordinator at AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov.

[via Transportation Security Administration]