Curing 'pet lag'

Runway Rovers offer travelers respite from stress

Posted: December 21, 2017 at 3 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Asher Olsen, Tiffiny Olsen, Sawyer Olsen and Jeff Olsen of Bentonville pet Honey last month as owner Beth Robinson looks on at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Bentonville. Volunteers bring their trained therapy dogs to XNA ease some stress of traveling and calm passengers.

Zoe Fermaint, 3, and Zophia Fermaint, 5, sat through a three-hour plane ride from Orlando, Fla. Any jet lag they might have been feeling was gone the instant they saw the dogs.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Susan Walker gestures for Kaydee to do a trick for travelers. Volunteer owners brought their trained therapy dogs t...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Zophia Fermaint, 5, and Zoe Fermaint, 3, of Apopka, Fla., pet Honey, shown with owner Beth Robinson, while Oliver H...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Shannon Wilson of Bentonville pets Page at the airport. "As soon as I found out I could pet them, I was overjoyed,"...

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