Therapy dogs to bring comfort to travellers at YVR

YVR has partnered with St. John Ambulance to launch the Less Airport Stress Initiative

Travellers will soon have a new way to de-stress with the help of some furry four-legged friends at the Vancouver International Airport.

YVR has partnered with St. John Ambulance to launch the Less Airport Stress Initiative, where therapy dogs will be on site to help passengers deal with anxiety associated with travel, work and general stress.

“We recognize that an airport can be a stressful environment,” said Reg Krake, Director, Customer Care, Vancouver Airport Authority, “We hope that our four-legged friends will help to ease any anxiety associated with travel.”

Seven “ambasador” dogs – Molly, Bailey, Mira, Norman, Grover, Kermode and Soda – will be onsite in the terminal Mondays through Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The dogs will be accompanied by a handler and YVR green coat volunteer. The dogs are easily identifiable with their YVR branded leashes and St. John Ambulance bandanas.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

MK Delta Lands development another step closer to breaking ground

Delta needs Metro Vancouver’s okay before swapping hundreds of acres and adding it to Burns Bog

Stabbing at Surrey banquet hall sends man to hospital

RCMP says victim has ‘non-life threatening’ injuries, incident still under investigation

55-year-old man taken to hospital after fire at Surrey RV park

Firefighters find man suffering from smoke inhalation, burns to face and hands: battalion chief

South Surrey parking ticket perplexes, frustrates

Theresa Delaney predicts more people will be wrongly ticketed

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

North Delta happening: week of Feb. 14

Events, courses and clubs listings for North Delta

Pedestrian in serious condition after hit by car downtown Abbotsford

A youth was also hit, suffered minor injuries, police say

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

The can’t decide the pipeline’s fate until a new round of consultations with Indigenous communities

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Most Read