Stressed out about your flight?

Some airports now have a solution for you…

It works at hospitals and nursing homes, so why not airports?

After the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, an interfaith chaplain volunteer at Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) brought her certified therapy dog, a Boxer/Great Dane mix named Orion, to the airport hoping it would help ease travelers’ anxieties about returning to the skies.

It worked. Orion was a big hit with both passengers and employees. Now SJC has 13 teams of volunteer handlers and dogs in a K-9 Crew that visits with passengers in the terminals a few hours each day, seven days a week. Continue Reading


(Photo: Francisco International Airport)


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