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!

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.

Lola

Lola

Lola is a 5-year-old French Bulldog. She regularly visits an infants and junior school, to help improve children’s communication skills and confidence. Lola lives with her furry pal Harley, and although she’s smaller, she is the boss of the household! She is such a good girl but does have her moments – as all dogs do. She’ll be on best behaviour for her owner Barbara; however, she likes to ignore Barbara’s husband. The girl’s definitely run this household!

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

Monday 25th November 2019 - 11:30 AM

Launch day!

Saturday 30th November 2019 - 12 - 1 PM

Ellie and Lola

Monday 2nd December 2019 - 3 - 5 PM

Rosie and Ted

Monday 9th December 2019 - 5 - 6 AM

Ted and Oscar

Saturday 14th December 2019 - 12 - 1 PM

Ellie and Lola

Sunday 15th December 2019 - 6 - 7 PM

Donut and Oscar

Monday 16th December 2019 - 3 - 5 PM

Rosie and Ted

Saturday 21st December 2019 - 12 - 1 PM

Ellie and Lola

Monday 30th December 2019 - 3 - 5 PM

Rosie and Ted

Saturday 4th January 2020 - 12 - 1 PM

Ellie and Oscar

Monday 6th January 2020 - 3 - 5 PM

Rosie and Ted

Saturday 11th January 2020 - 12 - 1 PM

Ellie and Lola

Sunday 12th January 2020 - 6 - 7 PM

Donut and Oscar

Monday 13th January 2020 - 3 - 5 PM

Rosie and Ted

Saturday 18th January 2020 - 12 - 1 PM

Ellie and Oscar

Monday 20th January 2020 - 5 - 6 AM

Ted and Oscar

Saturday 25th January 2020 - 12 - 1 PM

Ellie and Lola

Sunday 26th January 2020 - 6 - 7 PM

Donut and Oscar

Monday 27th January 2020 - 5 - 6 AM

Ted and Oscar

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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