Therapy Animals

SJC was the first airport to offer therapy dogs in the terminals, starting shortly after 9/11 to help calm passengers’ nerves before flying.

SJC’s Interfaith Chaplain Volunteer Kathryn Liebschutz owned a trained rescue/therapy Boxer/Great Dane mix dog named Orion.  She asked for permission to bring Orion to SJC to alleviate travelers’ anxieties about taking to the skies again. Orion was an immediate hit with passengers and employees alike as he and Kathryn spent long hours during that week offering comfort.

Today, SJC has 25 active therapy dogs and 2 therapy cats that visit the terminals frequently. There are a variety of breeds and sizes that greet our travelers, each one as full of love as the next.

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Aymen

French Mastiff
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Azariah

French Mastiff
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Bailey

Schnoodle (Miniature Schnauzer/Poodle mix)
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Cora

German Shepherd
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Crystal

Cardigan Welsh Corgi
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Dexter

Cavachon (Cavalier & Bichon)
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Gibson

Standard Poodle
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Hana

Maltese/Shih Tzu
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Harley

Golden Retriever
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Laszlo

Labrador Retriever
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Laverne

Labrador Retriever
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Leesie

Chihuahua/Cardigan Welsh Corgi
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Matilda

Bearded Collie
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Moët

Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Mokey

Domestic Medium Hair
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Molly

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
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Oakley

Standard Poodle
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Rhyder

Standard Poodle