Pittsburgh International Airport’s (PIT) “PIT PAWS” therapy dog team celebrated Halloween this week by donning costumes and handing out treats to passengers at the airport.
PIT PAWS, Pups Alleviating Worry and Stress, is the airport’s dog therapy program that launched in 2017 to enable passengers to interact with friendly, trained and certified therapy dogs to help alleviate stress and provide a few minutes of relaxation before flying.
This week the dogs sported a variety of costumes, including a Tootsie Roll, a witch and superhero, to help spread “scary” cheer throughout the PIT Terminal.
PIT PAWs therapy dogs are tested and registered through organizations such as Therapy Dog International and Alliance of Therapy Dogs. They go through extensive training in their therapy programs and at the airport to ensure they are prepared and comfortable working in a busy airport environment.