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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​ ​HandlerRegistration 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​PatriciaTherapy 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
 

Application 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
    320 Terminal Drive, Suite 200
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 

Information

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