We had so much fun celebrating the first birthday of our Paws for Passengers program. These furry faces have been a wonderful addition to our team, bringing more smiles and laughter to the airport every day.
The year-old Passenger Appreciation Program now includes 17 wonderful therapy dogs and handlers, and that is cause for celebration! Couldn't make it to the party? Don't worry, we'll throw you a bone. Take a look at this video and see all the partying pups for yourself.
"We started with about ten teams, and the program has almost doubled in just one year. Not only do passengers love interacting with the dogs, but our amazing volunteer teams enjoy being a part of such a unique airport program," said Tina Kinsey, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at AVL.
The Birthday Party kept baggage claim buzzing with delighted travelers, playful pups and delicious cupcakes. Passengers celebrated by playing with dogs, enjoying snacks and snagging swag for their own furry friends at home.
"The Paws for Passengers program has been a great success at the airport, truly bringing an element of surprise and delight for passengers and visitors," Kinsey said.
Click the link below to learn more about the dogs, the program and joining the team.