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Paws for Pax

Our Paws are here to Pamper our Passengers

Paw for Pax logo lg | Paws for Pax

Augusta Regional Airport has partnered with Therapy Dogs Inc.'s local branch, Jae-Mar-S Academy of Obedience, to bring the happy tails of therapy dogs to the terminal to help brighten everyone's day.

Paws for Pax is an opportunity for AGS to enhance the customer experience by providing passengers with interaction with pets. Paws for Pax Teams will roam the main hall as well as the gate area of the terminal building during the peak travel times of the week. You can click here to view the current months schedule.

When you see one of the Paws for Pax Dogs with their red bandana feel free to pet them! Be prepared, you may receive wet kisses and wagging tail slaps!

Meet the Paws

Arlo- M | Paws for Pax

Handler: Wayne

Home Town: North Augusta, South Carolina

Breed: Irish Wolfhound

Birthday: 12-15-15

Favorite Treat: Rawhides

Favorite Game: Chasing Birds

Loves To: Sleep

bob-medium | Paws for Pax

Handler: Lois

Home Town: Aiken, South Carolina

Breed: Australian Shepherd

Birthday: 7-10-2008

Favorite Treat: Cheese

Favorite Game: Herding

Loves To: Herd! Anything or Anybody

Lucy-M | Paws for Pax

Handler: Eleanor

Home Town: Aiken, SC

Breed: Portuguese Water Dog

Birthday: 10-7-16

Favorite Treat: Salmon Treats

Favorite Game: Fetch the Ball

Loves To: Do Agility Rally

pan-medium | Paws for Pax

Handler: Lois

Home Town: Aiken, South Carolina

Breed: Australian Shepherd

Birthday: 6-12-2013

Favorite Treat: Cheese

Favorite Game: To Herd Other Dogs

Loves To: Make his Rounds as a Pet Therapists

Rocky | Paws for Pax

Handler: Jackie

Home Town: North Augusta, SC

Breed: Mainly Beagle

Birthday: 8-22-14

Favorite Treat: Beef Jerky

Favorite Game: Sniffing Each blade of grass

Loves To: lie in the sun on his back porch

Rosie M2 | Paws for Pax

Handler: Rick & Linda

Home Town: Aiken, SC

Breed: Standard Poodle

Birthday: 6-15-10

Favorite Treat: Milk Bones

Favorite Game: Throw the Tennis Ball

Loves To: Be with People

Sabre-Med | Paws for Pax

Handler: Marlene

Hometown: Martinez, GA

Birthday: 11/24/15

Favorite Treat: Everthing

Favorite Game: Chase

Loves To: Kayak and run on the beach

Slider | Paws for Pax

Handler: Marlene

Home Town: Martinez, Georgia

Breed: Boxer

Birthday: 8-17-2007

Favorite Treat: Cheese

Favorite Game: Hide and Seek.

Loves To: Kayaking and Exploring the Great Outdoors!

Tag | Paws for Pax

Handler: Lois

Home Town: Aiken, South Carolina

Breed: Australian Shepherd

Birthday: 9-27-2005

Favorite Treat: Cheese

Favorite Game: Tug of War!

Loves To: Practice Herding Techniques.

Wanda-M | Paws for Pax

Handler: Nancy

Home Town: Blythe, GA

Breed: German Shepherd

Birthday: 10-26-09

Favorite Treat: Large Milk Bone Dog Biscuits

Favorite Game: Tug

Loves To: Rough house wiht my Corgi brother

Violet-M | Paws for Pax

Handler: Mike

Home Town: North Augusta, SC

Breed: Great Dane

Birthday: 12-17-11

Favorite Treat: Beef Jerky

Favorite Game: Running circles on wet grass

Loves To: Run and wrestle with other dog friends in the Dog Park

Ask their handlers for their trading card!

Try to collect all 11!

All Paws for Pax Teams are certified through Therapy Dogs Incorporated and are members of Jae-Mar-S Academy of Dog Obedience. Each dog has completed the requirements set by Therapy Dogs Inc., have at least one year of experience in the therapy dog setting, and are up to date on all shots.

Click here for more information on Therapy Dogs Inc.

Click here for more information on Jae-Mar-S Academy of Dog Obedience

Click here for information on the National Council for Aging Care's guide on Pets for Seniors.

Please review the Paws for Pax Guidelines for program details.

Paws for Pax Teams are required to ask if they may approach you and your family, however you are free to approach them. Should you have a fear of dogs or any concern please tell the handler and they will not approach you.

Augusta Regional Airport is proud to offer this program to our passengers and knows that many of you have come to expect to see these happy soles when you fly through. A bond is built each time you spend time with one of the teams and they become family to Airport staff. Sadly, on March 20th Ms. Gracie passed over the rainbow bridge. She brought smiles and comfort to so many. You will be missed.

RIP Gracie | Paws for Pax

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