Travelling through LAX? Meet the PUPS!

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is known for its frantic pace and passenger volumes.  While it can be an exciting place, it can also be stressful.

Dogs are about to make this airport a whole lot better!

PUPS, Pups Unstressing Passengers, was launched last week.  This new programme involves trained dogs and their volunteer handlers who will wander throughout the gate and departure areas to visit with passengers.  They’ll provide comfort as well as be knowledgeable about the airport.

Each volunteer had a 4-hour classroom session to enable them to be familiar with the airport, the layout of airlines, and operational procedures.

This YouTube video provides an overview of the programme, including the collectible trading cards that will be available portraying each dog’s photo!

Can’t wait to travel through LAX on my next trip!  (And maybe, for those of us traveling from New Zealand, San Francisco’s airport will start a similar initiative.)

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