MIAMI (AP) — If you’re traveling through Miami International Airport, you might notice a few new travelers.
The airport this week announced a new therapy dog program, dubbed the Miami Hound Machine, saying five K-9 dogs will be walking the concourses to help greet and calm anxious travelers.
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The dogs will visit the busiest areas of the airport from Thursdays to Mondays. Their locations will be shared on social media with the hashtag #MIAmiHoundMachine for guests wishing to seek them out. The dogs have at least six months of experience and have been certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola says traveling can sometimes be stressful and hopes the new program will help keep passengers at ease.