FLL AmbassaDogs

 


Overview

Passengers love seeing warm, wet noses, and wagging tails that create a friendly, positive airport experience.
 
Introduced in 2013, FLL AmbassaDogs are volunteer therapy dog and handler teams who roam terminals and concourses visiting passengers awaiting flights.
 
Air travel is often stressful, and a therapy dog at the airport may provide comfort to passengers preparing for a flight. Studies find that interacting with a therapy dog has numerous benefits to human health and well-being. Simply petting a dog can lower people’s blood pressure and reduce stress and anxiety. 

​Certification and Training

AmbassaDogs are certified Therapy Dogs, and their handlers complete classroom and in-terminal training to learn about FLL. Handlers comply with their registering agencies’ policies and procedures, as well as airport volunteer policies and procedures. Handlers submit to a background check, are fingerprinted, and badged.

AmbassaDog Teams 

 
Dog’s Name​ ​Handler Registration Organization
​Mikey ​Linda and Bob  ​Share-A-Pet
​Tiffany          ​Ella ​Share-A-Pet
Scout         ​Erica Share-A-Pet
​Phoebe       Kyra ​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​Katie      ​Cindy ​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​Gizmo ​Cindy ​​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​A.J.         ​Lisa ​​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​Aleph     ​Laurel and Dana ​​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​Chuck ​Harryette ​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
  
Each team works one weekly shift of one to two hours in a terminal.
 
 
Mikey
Mikey
Tiffany
Tiffany

Phoebe
Phoebe

Scout
Scout
Katie
Katie
Gizmo
Gizmo
A.J.
A.J.
Aleph
Aleph

Chuck

 

Application Process 

1. Complete the FLL AmbassaDogs Dog Handler Application (PDF) and submit it online.  

2. Print and complete these form: 

Request for Background Information (PDF)
Background Investigation Disclosure (PDF)
Parking Card Request (PDF)
Parking Hangtag Application (PDF)
 

3. Email the completed forms as attachments to Fllambassadogs@broward.org

Or mail them to:

 

FLL AmbassaDogs
Broward County Aviation Department
2200 S.W. 45th Street, Suite 101
Dania Beach, FL 33312 

 

Information
For additional information, contact fllambassadogs@broward.org.​