Therapy dogs will greet travelers at the El Paso International Airport to take some stress out of the hectic holiday travel.

The El Paso International Airport will welcome about 250,000 passengers, plus thousands more of their friends and family members picking them up or sending them off, during the month of December. The week leading up to Christmas Day is gearing up to be the busiest week of the month.

In anticipation of this busy holiday travel week, the El Paso International Airport has partnered with the local chapter of Therapy Dogs International to provide travelers with a chance to meet and pet a licensed therapy dog. Volunteers will be making their way throughout the terminal at various times of the day starting today and continuing through Friday, December 23rd.

The addition of therapy dogs is just one of many services the airport is offering this year to provide travelers with a welcoming and calming experience. Outdoor and indoor holiday decorations, Airport Ambassadors and Holiday Performances are scheduled to help make this season’s travel a pleasant one.