Dog lovers are in for a treat the next time that they fly out of Vancouver International Airport.
Four-legged, furry friends of different breeds will be available for petting and cuddles as part of the airport’s brand new ‘pet therapy’ program.
As part of the Less Stress Airport Initiative (LSAI), the pet program aims to reduce the stresses involved with flying.
Pet Therapy Program
Seven ambassador canines are part of the relaxation squad. These aren’t your average pooches, either. They are specifically trained to respond to nervous passengers, and are able to help them relax and smile before a long flight.
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They plan to have two dogs moving between terminals pre and post security. Flyers can visit the furry friends Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If the program is successful then the airport plans to run it seven days a week.