Bush Intercontinental offers travelers furry, four-legged stress relief

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
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Therapy dogs at the airport

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Houston Airport System is launching a new therapy dog program at George Bush Intercontinental Airport to help make air travel more fun.

Volunteer dog teams, readily identifiable by the handlers' bright orange polo shirts and the dogs' blue bandanas, will be making their way to the various terminals and gates around the airport offering passengers an opportunity to pet and interact with our four-legged ambassadors.

All of the volunteer teams are registered with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national therapy dog registry with more than 14,000 members in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Territories and Canada providing comfort at hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes.