Move over airport therapy dogs. For just a moment.
It’s time to give some love to some of the more than 1000 dogs that work for the Transportation Security Administration sniffing out explosives and the components for explosives in airports around the country.
For several years now, TSA has been hosting an annual Cutest Canine Contest, inviting the public to weigh in on their favorites.
Ebbers, an explosive detection canine working at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) won the contest last year. And now it’s time to pick the cutest K9 for 2023.
This year’s contest is underway, with four finalists in the running:
Zita, a German Shorthair pointer who, like Ebbers, hails from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP);
Dina, a German Shorthaired Pointer who works at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS);
Zeta, (not to be confused with MSP’s Zita) a German Shepherd from Tampa International Airport (TPA);
and Joker-Jordan a Belgian Malinois assigned to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
Cast your vote(s) by Thursday, Aug. 24th at 1 pm (ET). The top dog will be announced on Monday, August 28th.