Southend AirPaws Crew

Meet our Therapy dogs

Therapist dogs programme - the AirPaws Crew

London Southend Airport are delighted to announce an exciting joint partnership with Canine Concern. Bringing wet noses and wagging tails to the terminal to help you feel welcomed and relaxed.

Known to reduce anxiety, therapy dogs can help even the most nervous of fliers regain their confidence. Our four-legged friends will roam the terminal every week to offer a friendly stroke or a furry cuddle to anyone who needs.

All of our therapy dogs are trained by Canine Concern to bring comfort and reduce anxiety – particularly around nervous people, or those experiencing stress. The AirPaws Crew and their accompanying handlers are a great addition to our customer service team, bringing a PAWfect experience to LSA!

Make sure you share your pictures on social media if you see one of the AirPaws Crew in the terminal using the hashtag #airpawscrew. We can't wait to see those fluffy faces!

Meet The Team!

Merlin canine concern

Merlin

This is Merlin he is a 9-year-old Eurasier. Veronica, his owner, has had him since he was 7 weeks old. He has a lovely nature, although very stubborn, he has passed the Kennel Club’s Good Citizens Gold Standard. He also goes to a local school every Friday afternoon which he loves, as he gets cuddles and treats for doing absolutely nothing.

Canine concern Harley

Harley

Harley is a 4 year old Rottweiler. He has a fantastic temperament and loves everybody! – dog or human. Harley lives with his furry pal Lola the French Bulldog, and although he’s bigger, his little sister is the boss of the household! He has done agility, obedience and trick training previously and this will be his 1st placement as a Therapy dog.

Canine Concern Teddie

Teddie

Teddie is a very quiet boy, perfect for a therapy dog! He loves long walks, which he gets daily, he will sniff everything and chase squirrels… but he’s too laid back to ever catch one. He also likes meeting his dog friends, but most of all he loves his owner David and always wants to be by his side. After a long day at the park he needs his sleep – and lots of it!

Donut

Donut

Donut is 5. He’s a rescue and came to live with his owner Gill 3.5 years ago. He’s a very chilled dog and loves everyone. He often visits a school for boys with emotional and mental health issues where he’s involved in full on play for an hour. He also visits a court where he is very relaxed, calm and placid.

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie is a sweet-natured Labrador, who didn’t pass all of her guide dog exams. She now enjoys a good game of chase with her doggie friends, relocating shoes & socks around the house and shredding stolen toilet rolls. She also likes to sit on people’s feet, gradually sliding into the tummy tickle position.

Oscar

Oscar

Oscar is a 3 year old Spanish Water Dog – often confused with a Labradoodle. He has a cheeky nature but loves lots of fuss! People love stroking him because the texture of his fur is like a ‘fluffy blanket’. Oscar often visits a school for special needs children, a sheltered housing complex for adults with disabilities and Chelmsford County Court to help calm people and bring a smile to their face.

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie was born 04.02.17. Her life commenced as a Guide Dog Puppy; however, When Rosie was 1 she returned to Guide Dogs HQ for her ongoing training and health checks and was subsequently withdrawn due to cataracts. Rosie’s owner Cheryl re-homed her and she didn’t want all of her training to go to waste, so she decided she’d make an ideal therapy dog. She now loves meeting new people and getting cuddles everywhere she goes.

Ted

Ted

Ted is a 5-and-a-half-year-old Lhasa Apso. He joined his owner Shelley when he was 10 weeks old and his training to become a therapy dog commenced straight away! He loves his 'special role' and adores visiting places, and meeting new people and of course having lots of fuss...He is Mr Chilled. He's really excited to be visiting Southend Airport and can't wait to meet you all!

AirPaws Crew Schedule

  • Donut
    • Sunday 26th January 2020
    • 6PM - 7PM
  • Ellie and Oscar
    • Saturday 1st February 2020
    • 11AM - 1PM
  • Donut
    • Sunday 2nd February 2020
    • 6PM - 7PM
  • Oscar and Ted
    • Monday 3rd February 2020
    • 12PM - 2PM
  • Harley
    • Tuesday 4th February 2020
    • 11AM - 1PM
  • Donut
    • Sunday 9th February 2020
    • 6PM - 7PM
  • Harley
    • Tuesday 11th February 2020
    • 11AM - 1PM
  • Ellie and Oscar
    • Saturday 15th February 2020
    • 11AM - 1PM
  • Donut
    • Sunday 16th February 2020
    • 6PM - 7PM
  • Oscar and Ted
    • Monday 17th February 2020
    • 12PM - 2PM
  • Harley
    • Tuesday 18th February 2020
    • 11AM - 1PM
  • Donut
    • Sunday 23rd February 2020
    • 6PM - 7PM
  • Oscar and Ted
    • Monday 24th February 2020
    • 12PM - 2PM
  • Harley
    • Tuesday 25th February 2020
    • 11AM - 1PM
  • Ellie and Oscar
    • Saturday 29th February 2020
    • 11AM - 1PM

Southend Airpaws partnership

London Southend Airport have teamed up with Canine Concern to give this service to airport passengers.

For more information please visit Canine Concern.

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