Pet Me Pups Roaming LAX To Soothe Stressed Travellers

Pets Unstressing Passengers

Photo Credit: LAX Facebook

Flying can be stressful. But you know what makes that anxiety disappear? Petting a puppy! And Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has brought in the big dogs (and little dogs, too) to help calm passengers before take off.

Launched just last week, LAX is working with the Pets Unstressing Passengers program (PUP), in order to create a less stressful environment for travelers. These dogs are trained, registered, and certified by Therapy Dogs Inc. Dogs and their handlers will be walking around the airport, meeting and greeting people, looking for a belly rub and a scratch behind the ear.

“It’s a great opportunity to spread happiness to millions of travelers from all over the world,” said Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey. “Expect to see the PUPs on a regular basis in Terminals at LAX.”

There are all kinds of different dogs to pet at LAX – Dobermans, Bichons, and mixed breeds. You’ll know them from their red vests that proclaim “Pet Me!” And really, who are you to refuse? You can find them at boarding gates, baggage claim, ticketing lobbies, and other areas throughout LAX.

Have you seen any of these dogs at LAX yet? If you do, be sure to snap some photos and share your experience with these PUPs in our comment section.

Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic

A huge fan of free Wi-Fi in airport lounges, Amy Tokic usually fills the 3-hour wait time before her flight leaves by catching up on her writing assignments. She misses those little packages of peanuts they used to give out on flights and doesn’t mind sitting in the aisle seat. Amy likes writing about the sordid underbelly of airport intrigue with strange and usual stories that probably won’t make the 6 o’clock news.

About Amy Tokic

A huge fan of free Wi-Fi in airport lounges, Amy Tokic usually fills the 3-hour wait time before her flight leaves by catching up on her writing assignments. She misses those little packages of peanuts they used to give out on flights and doesn’t mind sitting in the aisle seat. Amy likes writing about the sordid underbelly of airport intrigue with strange and usual stories that probably won’t make the 6 o’clock news.

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One Response to Pet Me Pups Roaming LAX To Soothe Stressed Travellers

  1. Tampa Airport Taxi September 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Huge fan of puppies! I am certain petting a cute dog would take away the stress of flying away from me. Love this!

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