Southampton launches Canine Crew

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The Canine Crew, a pack of therapy dogs, will be stationed in arrivals and departures at the UK’s Southampton International Airport from January 14, 2020.

Having trialled the initiative in 2019, the dogs, from the charity Therapy Dogs Nationwide,

will be on patrol at the airport once a week, with their handlers. Brought in to help soothe nervous fliers and passengers with hidden disabilities, the therapy dogs are fully temperament tested and highly experienced.

Commenting on the launch of Canine Crew, Neil Garwood, managing director at Southampton Airport, said, “Having therapy dogs in our airport will not only benefit our passengers but also our staff.

“Four legged companions are well known for boosting general happiness, wellbeing and mood and we are very excited to welcome them to the Southampton Airport family.”

The Launch of Southampton Airport’s Canine Crew coincides with a charity collection for national pet charity Blue Cross.

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