Southampton Airport employs dogs to enhance passenger experience

Airport is in a mission to re-home adorable pooches

Southampton International Airport is now employing four-legged helpers.

Early in January this year, the airport launched a therapy dog initiative to help soothe nervous flyers and passengers with hidden disabilities.

The Canine Crew, a pack of therapy dogs from the charity Therapy Dogs Nationwide, were stationed in arrivals as well as departures along with their volunteer handlers.

The therapy dogs are fully temperament tested and highly experienced in their trade.

The furry faced employees will now be a semi-permanent setting at the airport and will be on patrol once a week.

After the successful launch of the therapy dog initiative, Southampton Airport is now working to re-home adorable pooches in the city.

The aim is to help find forever homes for gorgeous dogs like Jordan. That’s him on the big picture.

The airport will profile a new dog weekly and the SOU Canine Crew Blue Cross Dog of the Week will feature on the airports’s website and social media channels.

Southampton Airport Managing Director Neil Garwood:

“We are really proud to be increasing our partnership work to help enhance the lives of all within our neighbouring communities and it is great to be able to support the fantastic work of the Blue Cross.”

Image credit: Southampton Airport

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