DIA’s Canine Airport Therapy Squad Breaks Guinness World Record
Big congratulations are in order for this elite, adorable group at the Denver International Airport.
The CATS program at DIA, which aims to provide airport travelers with furry-friendly stress + anxiety relievers is set to be featured in the 2023 edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records for officially being the world's "Largest Airport Therapy Animal Program."
About Denver International Airport's Canine Airport Therapy Squad
DIA's Canine Airport Therapy Squad (CATS) began back in October 2015, with 28 members from 14 breeds. Today, the group is comprised of more than 80 dogs (and one cat) representing over 40 canine breeds.
"As one of the largest airport therapy animal programs in the country, the DEN CATS is made up of four-legged volunteers who delight travelers with a friendly wag or furry cuddle, DIA's website reads.
"You’ll encounter them throughout the airport, sporting their distinctive violet plaid “Pet Me” vests. Hug, pet, and take pictures with DEN’s affectionate comfort crew!"
"Whether it’s with a lick, a nuzzle, or some amusing antics, our four-legged friends have an amazing ability to make us smile – even when we might be feeling stressed or anxious," Adam Millward the managing editor of the Guinness World Records said.
"We are extremely proud of our CATS program and grateful for all the volunteers who donate their time to bring joy to our passengers and employees," DIA CEO Phil Washington said in a statement.
"The continued growth of the program is a testament to the positive impact it has on travelers, and we look forward to welcoming even more teams as we continue to grow this beloved program."
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