31 Dec '15, 1am

Comfort Dogs May Be Coming to an Airport Near You

Comfort Dogs May Be Coming to an Airport Near You

If the fear of flying makes you want to head to an airport bar for a pre-flight cocktail or three, an alternative for calming frazzled nerves is becoming more and more available – and it won’t give you a hangover. Comfort dogs have been deployed to courtrooms and cities after tragedies , and now they’re going to work in airport terminals, where anxious flyers are welcome to hug and pet them. Around 30 U.S. airports currently have comfort dogs available. One airline has begun to provide these dogs as well. For the holidays this year, United Airlines expanded its annual United Paws program from two airports to seven in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark and Washington, D.C. More than 200 comfort dogs soothed thousands of travelers. “United Paws is a wonderful program that comes at just the right time for some holiday travelers who may be experiencing a ...

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