MUSC therapy dogs relieve travel stress at Charleston International Airport

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – If you’re traveling to or from Charleston International Airport today, you may notice some four-legged friends walking around.

Thursday marks one of the busiest travel days of the year and MUSC is doing their part to help relieve stress by bringing furry friends like Jaxson to the airport.

This is all part of MUSC Volunteer Services Pet Therapy Program. Whether you’re anxious, worried, stressed, or running late for a flight, these dogs are sure to put a smile on your face.

“Whether you’re 8 or 80, whether you’ve had a dog, wanted a dog, lost a dog, everyone seems to look at a dog and it brings back some time of a positive memory,” said Cathy Bennett, MUSC Pet Therapy Program Coordinator. “Therefore, dogs seem to relieve stress, so we like to bring all of the dogs out and share some puppy love.”

If you’re traveling through the airport today make sure to stop by and say hi to these volunteers,

If you live in the Charleston area and think your dog has what it takes to be a volunteer, visit muschealth.org.

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