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 25 active therapy dogs and 2 therapy cats that visit the 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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Lucy

Golden Retriever
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Marley

Goldendoodle
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Matilda

Bearded Collie
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Missy

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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Misty

English Cream Golden Retriever
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Moët

Rhodesian Ridgeback
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Mokey

Domestic Medium Hair
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Oakley

Standard Poodle
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Rhyder

Standard Poodle
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Ruby

French Bulldog
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Ruby

Rottweiler
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Shiloh

English Golden Retriever, Cream
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Silas

Labrador Retriever
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Simba

Orange Tabby
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Spirit

Standard Poodle
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Sprocket

Cardigan Welsh Corgi
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Sunny

Golden Crème Retriever
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Theo Bacon

Swedish Vallhund