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Therapy Puppies Will Ease Your Holiday Travel Stress At LAX

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We've officially entered holiday travel season, so LAX—the third busiest airport in the nation—is more stressful than ever. Between now and Monday an estimated (and record-breaking) 2.3 million passengers will pass through its terminals, and if you find this overwhelming, maybe a puppy will help? For the past three years, Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUP) has aimed to relieve your LAX anxiety, with volunteers and furry friends certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs on hand to help. It beats downing an airport drink and staring at the mosaic tiles.

You'll be able to spot the therapy dogs and their handlers by their red jackets. According to their website, "Therapy dogs and handlers roam the departures levels in the gate areas of each terminal, visiting passengers awaiting flights and providing comfort." And on top of that, they'll inform passengers "about the LAX projects and construction related traffic impacts."

Check out your new airport pals here, and below (where they dressed up for Halloween!).

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