Anyone who’s been in an airport knows it can be an extremely stressful experience. Sometimes your flight is delayed, sometimes you’re stuck in a long stopover and sometimes you’re just hungry. We know your woes. That’s why we love the idea Calgary International Airport came up with to help take the stress out of travel.
The next time you pass through the giant building, you will likely notice staff walking around with leashed dogs. These are the airport’s new “pet ambassadors,” and their sole purpose is to allow you to cuddle up with adorable dogs so that the 2-hour delay you just heard about suddenly doesn’t seem like such a big deal.
After all, cute puppies = happy humans.
“The Pre-Board Pals program brings furry guests and their volunteer sidekicks, to one of Canada’s busiest airports to interact with and bring smiles to the millions of visitors that come through YYC each year,” staff wrote in a press release.
Four therapy dogs will be on shift at a time, as they roam and greet guests every Thursday to Saturday during peak times. The animals will all be supplied by PALS, a non-profit organization that provides pet therapy to seniors, children’s hospitals, women’s emergency shelters and more.
Call us crazy, but we have a hunch that getting stuck in Calgary International Airport suddenly won’t be so bad.