DFW launches pet therapy program to relieve customer stress

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport´s Terminal D has launched its pet therapy program with a K9 crew to provide fliers with stress relief and comfort, the company said.

The airport said the crew of 12 experienced therapy dogs and their handlers are a friendly presence in the terminal and interacting with the animals can put passengers at ease. Handlers are trained to provide directions and answer general questions about airport amenities and services.

DFW Airport said by 2017, it plans to expand the DFW K9 Crew program to over 60 handler teams throughout all terminals.

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport welcomes more than 65 million customers every year. DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over USD37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel.