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FLL AmbassaDogs

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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 that 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.
AmbassaDogs T​eams 
Dog’s Name​ ​HandlerRegistration Organization
​Tiffany         
​Ella​Share-A-Pet
​Phoebe      Kyra​Alliance of Therapy Dogs
​Dakota
​PatriciaTherapy Dogs International
​A.J.        
​Lisa​​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.
 
 
Tiffany
Tiffany
Phoebe
Phoebe


​Berte



Dakota
A.J.
A.J.




Jett

Sammy




 

Application Process 

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

2. Print and complete these forms: 


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.​ ​​​​