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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 an​​d 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 T​eams 
 
Dog’s Name​ ​Handler Registration Organization
​Mikey ​Linda and Bob  ​Share-A-Pet
​Tiffany          ​Ella ​Share-A-Pet
​Phoebe       Kyra ​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​Katie      ​Cindy ​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​Dakota ​Patricia Therapy Dogs International
​Gizmo ​Cindy ​​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​A.J.         ​Lisa ​​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​Chuck ​Harryette ​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​Jett ​Kathleen ​Canine Assisted Therapy
​Sammy ​Erica ​Share-A-Pet
​Berte ​Karen ​Canine Assisted Therapy
​Ripley ​Teresa ​Canine Assisted Therapy
  
Each team works one weekly shift of one to two hours in a terminal.
 
 
Mikey
Mikey
Tiffany
Tiffany

Phoebe
Phoebe

Katie
Katie

Dakota
Gizmo
Gizmo
A.J.
A.J.

Chuck

Jett

Sammy

Berte

Ripley
 

Applicati​o​​n Process 

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

2. Print and complete these form: 


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.​ ​​​​