'Comforting Angel Dogs' Fill The Mumbai Airport To De-Stress Flyers
20 Feb 2016
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Dogs can cheer you up even when you're having the crappiest day. So how about having dogs everywhere possible and brighten all our days! That's why Mumbai’s T2 Terminal has employed these adorable creatures to give you a stress-free time and help you beat travel blues.
The international airport in an effort to comfort its weary travellers has started a complimentary pilot program that allows trained therapy dogs, also known as ‘Comforting Angels’ to interact with passengers. Sounds cute right?
The dogs, trained by the Animal Angels Therapy Centre in Pune, sense a person’s mood by sniffing them, say airport officials.
“The feedback to our pilot project which started 10 days ago was overwhelming. People did not expect such an initiative, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson was quoted as saying to
Prepare to cuddle and play with these three golden retrievers Pepe (4 years) and Goldie (10 years), Sunshine (2 years) who roam around the departure terminal of Mumbai International Airport Limited (T2) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Source: Animal Angels Foundation
It was in 2003, that clinical psychology student, and canine behaviourist, Minal Lonkar-Kavishwar, started this initiative Animal Angels, along with like-minded people who could gauge the healing power of pets, reports
According to the therapists, a lively interaction with a pet can help release oxytocin in your brain and get you to ease up before a long flight. We pet owners already know how great a dog is, don't we?
If pets started being around hospitals and school and other airports too, a huge change will be seen in the behaviour and moods of people. Afterall, the most positive and heavenly vibes come only from such wonderful angels!