Program at Los Angeles Airport Uses Dogs to Help Un-Stress Travelers


Written by: Phil Monahan

An airline passenger enjoys petting two PUP dogs between flights.
Photo via lawa.org

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of a great program at Los Angeles’s largest airport. The Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUP) initiative, which offers “an opportunity to provide an overall enhanced customer experience, providing stress relief and comfort to passengers through interaction with pets.”

The dogs—all of whom are registered with Therapy Dogs—wear red vests featuring the PUP logo and work one, two-hour shift per week manning a specific terminal. What a great way to get over a bad flight!

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On the PUP website, you can see “player cards” for each pooch.
Photo via lawa.org

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