DENVER (CBS4)– Dogs can be seen wandering the concourses at Denver International Airport several times a month to help comfort passengers. It’s part of a new pet therapy program.

Starting Monday, dogs will be in the concourses to help passengers with anxiety or long hours waiting for delayed flights.

Pet therapy program dogs at DIA (credit: CBS)

Pet therapy program dogs at DIA (credit: CBS)

“They’re dogs who are going to ease the stress of travel, they’re going to provide comfort and they’re going to provide hugs and hopefully make you smile,” said DIA CEO Kim Day.

Although there are no exact dates or times for the visits, DIA said each of the 28 dogs and their handlers should be there about three times a month.

The dogs and their handlers wear vests that read “CATS.” It’s no mistake, the acronym stands for Canine Airport Therapy squad.

Pet therapy program dogs at DIA (credit: CBS)

Pet therapy program dogs at DIA (credit: CBS)

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