WINDSOR LOCKS (AP) — A Connecticut airport is giving stressed travelers the chance to hug a therapy dog during the holiday season.
Officials at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks say their six-month pilot program with the dogs was popular among passengers. Now, people can cuddle with the dogs in the airport concourse two days a week.
The dogs and their handlers are provided at no cost by Massachusetts-based Bright Spot Therapy Dogs. Founder Cynthia Hinckley says the dogs help lower people’s blood pressure.
WVIT-TV reports the dogs could be at the airport every day pending the program’s success.