St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program Takes Flight at Billy Bishop Airport

Travel can be hectic – especially during the holiday season – so Billy Bishop Airport has partnered with volunteers at the St. John Ambulance (SJA) Therapy Dog Program to bring stress relief to travellers.
The therapy dogs come in all shapes and sizes, from Pablo the three-legged Australian Cattle Dog to Pumpkin the Pug, among others. What they all have in common is that they each bring comfort to passengers, easing travel anxiety and eliciting smiles. After only a few days on the job, the SJA therapy dogs have already made a strong impression at the airport and are eagerly greeted by travellers of all ages. 
The SJA Therapy Dog program has been bringing joy and comfort to Canadian communities for more than 25 years, offering canine companionship at hospitals, senior residences, care facilities, schools and community centres. Today, more than 3,300 therapy dog teams reach thousands of people each year across the country.
The SJA therapy dogs will be visiting the airport regularly during peak travel times, so be sure to look for them near the passenger check-in area and at arrivals in the island terminal on your next trip!
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