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Therapy dogs at Mumbai airport help travelers relax

February 1, 2018

Therapy dogs are now providing relief and joy to nervous travelers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.

The dogs have been trained to provide comfort and relaxation to travelers who are prone to feeling anxious or stressed before air travel.

The therapy dog consists of Angel, a one-and-half-year-old Golden Retriever, a year-old Labrador named Muffin and a 14-month-old Shitzu called Cocoa. The three are comfort dogs and are handled by Fur Ball Story, a Noida-based organization.

Spending a little time with the dogs and playing with them can help anxious passengers feel relaxed and less stressed before they fly to their destinations.

The organization co-founders Animesh Katiyar and Srishti Sharma travel to Mumbai and bring their dogs to the international airport from 6 pm to 1 am every weekend.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the first Indian airport to offer this comforting service.

This service was initially started at the Mumbai airport in 2015 and was handled by Mumbai based Animal Angel's organisation at the time.

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