Do you ever stop to think about the sniffer dogs at the airport?
I know they go through some serious training to get to where they are, but I’ve never really wondered where they come from. After hearing Skipper’s story, though, I want to know more about their backgrounds.
Skipper is an 8-year-old beagle mix who works at the San Francisco International Airport. Apparently, he’s the best of the best.
Skipper’s job is to locate any produce being carried in suitcases that could bring dangerous pests into the United States. Just before Thanksgiving, Skipper located a banana, marking his 20,000th seizure. That banana shattered the previous record set by another dog for 14,000 food seizures.
There’s no question that this is what Skipper is meant to do, but it’s not what he was born doing.
Before Skipper worked at the airport, he was a lonely stray. He was found living on the streets in Michigan, until someone rescued him.
After Skipper was rescued, he started going to training to become a sniffer dog. That’s where he excelled and finally found his place!
Even though Skipper’s forever home isn’t the traditional kind, it’s still perfect for him. He’s happy, and he’s silently helping keep Americans safe every day!
Check out the video below to meet Skipper, and please SHARE this video on Facebook!
Thumbnail Photos: CBS San Fransisco
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