29 Nov London Southend Airport launches new partnership with Canine Concern AirPaws Crew
London Southend Airport has brought man’s best friend to the airport this week by launching an exciting new partnership with Canine Concern.
Canine Concern’s four-legged friends will roam the terminal with their accompanying handlers every week to offer friendly cuddles and comfort to passengers at the airport.
Therapy Dogs are known to reduce anxiety and can help nervous fliers regain their confidence.
Canine Concern are already regular visitors to schools, nursing homes and court houses, where the dogs have been proven to help improve mental health and wellbeing, alleviate stress and calm nerves.
The team of six Therapy Dogs are specifically trained by Canine Concern to help passengers feel welcomed and relaxed at the airport. The AirPaws Crew will be easily identifiable in their branded t-shirts and their loveable dogs will be sporting blue bandanas.
From Labradors to English Bull Dogs, the AirPaws Crew will be on hand to comfort passengers and bring an even more enjoyable experience to London Southend Airport.
Valerie Fillery CEO of Canine Concern CIO said: “We are very excited to be working with Southend Airport and greatly hope our Dogs will bring joy to those they encounter – particularly any anxious passengers. Our Charity has a long-established reputation for bringing joy to the lives of others in various community settings – and so our being able to extend this to Southend Airport is a great result.”