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 23 active therapy dogs that stroll through our 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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Aaron

Golden Retriever
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Aiden

Standard Poodle
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Aymen

French Mastiff
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Charlie

Cockapoo
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Cora

German Shepherd
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Desta

Goldendoodle
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Duncan

English Labrador Retriever
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Gibson

Standard Poodle
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Gracie

Cocker Spaniel
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Hana

Maltese/Shih Tzu
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Harley

Golden Retriever
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Henry

Scottish Terrier
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Ivy Annabelle

Bernese Mountain Dog
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Johnny

Standard Poodle
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Joy

Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Moët

Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Natasha

Golden Retriever
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Orion

German Shepherd