In anticipation of the holiday travel rush which can bring stress levels high, Vermont’s Burlington International Airport (BTV) is bringing out a secret weapon: airport therapy dogs.
The furry, four-legged therapists have been a constant at the joint-use civil-military airport until the COVID-19 pandemic came.
This Christmas, BTV airport will employ the services of the therapy dogs once more to hopefully put travelers in a good mood before boarding their flights.
As with the previous years, the dogs will be stationed in gate terminals, easing nerves of stressed travelers, especially those whose flights are delayed.
“I think it just puts everybody in a really good mood, it’s something about the dog wagging its tail, seeing it and petting it,” airport passengers told local media WCAX 3.