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Furry Friends at the Airport

My name is Johanne Tassé, founder of the caacQ.

We implemented a program for the Dorval Trudeau airport.  Dogs and their guardians wander through the airport to calm passengers and to enhance their stopover while waiting for their flight.  Also airport employees enjoy the company of the dogs.

We wish to increase the number of volunteers. If you believe your adopted dog would be a good candidate please email us at

Thank You!

Here is an excerpt from one of the articles below. Click on the links below to learn more.

From CTV News

Nervous flyers are getting a helping paw at Montreal’s airport after it brought in 30 therapy dogs to help passengers calm down.

In an attempt to take some of the stress out of air travel, Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport introduced the pets after seeing how people are attracted to working dogs like the bomb- and drug-sniffing canines, which people are not allowed to pet.

The friendly pooches are handled by volunteers who roam around the departures area, waiting for passengers to approach to make sure someone doesn’t have allergies or a fear of dogs.

“One lady said to us, ‘I was heading off to have a glass of wine. Now that I have the dog I don't need the wine,’” volunteer Joanne Tasse, from the Companion Animal Adoption Centres of Quebec, told CTV Montreal.

“I think it’s brilliant, they’re friendly,” one passenger said.

“I think if someone is stressed like the lady said it's a good idea to play with the dogs.”

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