Canine Tour at John Wayne Airport

In February, John Wayne Airport (JWA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hosted a tour for 13 Labrador retrievers being raised to serve as companions to children and adults with disabilities. A service animal practices passing through a security gateThe Airport offers service animal tours to acclimate the animals to air travel. Tours include a stop at one of two Animal Relief Areas, elevator rides, a walk through the bustling Riley Terminal and each dog experiences the security screening process. JWA and TSA also organize tours to assist passengers with disabilities and families with autistic children who sometimes find traveling through an airport to be a bit overwhelming.

Service Animals in training posing in front of the John Wayne Statue

Read a Daily Pilot news story about the tour at:,0,3898800.story

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