Paws Therapy Dogs help nervous travelers

Scared or nervous of flying? There are some furry friends to greet you at your gate at the Fort Wayne Airport.

Posted: Mar 5, 2018 7:14 PM
Updated: Mar 6, 2018 11:14 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Paws Fort Wayne Therapy Dogs were at the airport Monday morning to interact with travelers and sooth nervous flyers.

The hospitality Paws Program started close to a year ago at the Fort Wayne Airport.

The program brings licensed therapy dogs in hopes of reducing stress levels for people who are flying.

"They're usually here three to four days a week. Normally it's around three days, and they are here for two hours at a time. We try to catch it when the airport is busiest," Pamela Paxton said.

Paxton is a volunteer for the Paws Program.

Being around when the traffic flow of people is heavy is increasing how effective they've been for flyers.

"They've become really popular, and we have a lot of people who look for the dogs when they come to see if they are here," she added.

Sometimes the dogs interchange with companion or comfort dogs. t

There were two there today to greet flyers.

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