Therapy dogs helping Charlotte airport passengers de-stress

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 19, 2015 at 11:31 a.m.



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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Passengers at the Charlotte airport can now expect a welcome from some furry volunteers.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1IJqLkA ) eight certified therapy dogs and their handlers have started visiting Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The dogs wear blue and yellow "Pet Me" vests and wander across the main terminal from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on a rotating basis.

Interim Aviation Director Brent Cagle says the dogs' basic job is to welcome customers.

Cagle says none of the dogs bark and some of them are rescue animals. Cagle says the program does not cost the airport any money.

Some of the dogs include Tucker, an Old Australian Labradoodle; Winston Churchill, a Yorkshire Terrier; and Li'l Rocky Balboa, a Brussels Griffon.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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