LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Los Angeles International Airport is already looking to expand its therapy dog program, which was launched in April.
The airport’s 30 dogs are intended to take the stress out of travel — the crowds, long lines and terrorism concerns.
“You never know why people are flying,” said Heidi Huebner, director of volunteers at LAX, which launched Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUPs) in April. “Travelers might be in town for a vacation, a funeral, to visit a sick family member or to attend a business meeting.”
Huebner told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO even the most stressed-out passengers calm down when there’s a cute little puppy around.