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.
|Phoebe ||Kyra||Alliance of Therapy Dogs|
|Dakota||Patricia||Therapy Dogs International|
|A.J. ||Lisa||Alliance of Therapy Dogs|
|Jett||Kathleen||Canine Assisted Therapy|
|Berte||Karen||Canine Assisted Therapy|
Each team works one weekly shift of one to two hours in a terminal.
2. Print and complete these forms:
3. Email the completed forms as attachments to Fllambassadogs@broward.org
Or mail them to:
Broward County Aviation Department
320 Terminal Drive, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
For additional information, contact