The dogs, of course, are already super popular. Travelers mill about them, take photos and videos, and children snuggle up with them as their parents take a breather from schlepping across the terminal. Dog owners are encouraged to volunteer their own pooches for the program, too. At Vancouver International Airport, the therapy dogs are identified via bandanas and special leashes.
“It’s a great alternative option… having dogs in the terminal," Reg Krake, director of customer care for airport told the city's News 1130 station. "They’re PADS trained, so they can actually reduce (passengers') stress, relax, and actually have a smile or a laugh before they head on their journey.”
Vancouver isn't the only airport adopting the practice, either. Over 30 airports across the country -- in cities like Los Angeles, San Jose, Charlotte, and more -- have adopted versions of their own pet therapy program, so if you're traveling, you might find yourself hunkering down and showing one some love sooner than you think.