Pet Me: Therapy Dogs Welcomed at San Francisco International Airport

Dogs available for the petting are at SFO's terminals

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013  |  Updated 5:10 PM PDT
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SFO is going to the dogs. The therapy dogs.

SFO is going to the dogs. The therapy dogs.

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SFO is going to the dogs.

The therapy dogs.

A troupe of "certified therapy dogs" will be on-hand at San Francisco International Airport beginning today, for the petting pleasure of weary travelers, according to reports.

The dogs -- not to be confused with the drug- and bomb-sniffing police K9 units -- are at the airport courtesy of the local SPCA's "Animal Assisted Therapy Program," according to USA Today.

The dogs are supposed to help de-stress travelers, and were selected for their "suitability" to withstand a mass of petting, the newspaper reported.

Other therapy dog programs are in place in Reno, Los Angeles, Florida and Miami.

How to know which dog to pet? Look for the vests that say, "Pet me!"

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