TSA Names Alona, a Golden Retreiver, the Agency’s ‘Cutest Canine’ of 2021

A four-year-old Golden Retriever named Alona has been anointed the Transportation Security Administration's "2021 Cutest Canine," the agency announced Thursday — aka National Dog Day.

The pooch, who is an explosives detection canine, works with her handler Vanessa at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

"Alona’s favorite toy is a hard rubber ball, and she enjoys the open spaces of a park when she is off-duty," the TSA said in news release. "While on duty, she is curious and social. Most of all, she loves to overhear passengers talk about how adorable she is as she carries out her important responsibilities as a working canine."

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