Why LAX Airport is Building a Team of Therapy Dogs
April 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM
No matter how many times you’ve made your way through the airport security shuffle, the whole travel experience Is still a little bit stressful. That’s why we’re pretty excited to hear about Los Angeles International Airport’s plan to bring a little more relaxation to the airport. They’re not doing yoga within the terminal—at least not yet—but they are bringing some furry friends right into the airport.
Therapy dogs are now doing their thing in the boarding areas, near the baggage claim carrousels, and everywhere in between over at LAX. It’s part of a new program aimed to help people relax prior to takeoff or just after landing, and they’re calling it PUPs—Pets Unstressing Passengers.
There’s all kinds of dogs from purebreds to mutts, and they’re ready to be your friend at the airport—complete with vests that state, “pet me!” Right now there’s around 30 dogs doing their thing seven days a week. The puppy pals even come complete with free trading cards—think baseball cards for dogs—which feature some furry facts as well as information about the airport.
Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of the furry friends, as the PUPs promise to only stick to those who are interested.