Airport Masthead


September 9, 2016

Contact:  Vernon Stewart
                (850) 435-1623

The Pensacola Pup Patrol makes a furry landing at Pensacola International Airport

The Pensacola International Airport today launched a new customer service program, the Pensacola Pup Patrol, featuring “man’s best friend” and their trained handler sidekicks. The Pensacola Pup Patrol program is an opportunity to enhance the overall customer experience; providing stress relief, comfort, and entertainment to passengers and guests awaiting flights throughout the terminal.

“The Pensacola International Airport is always looking for ways to enhance the customer experience,” said Airport Director Dan Flynn. “The new Pup Patrol program is one small way we can help ease the stress that some travelers may experience as they transit the facility.”

The Pensacola Pup Patrol program is a collaboration between the Pensacola International Airport and Caring Canines of Five Flags Dog Training Club of Pensacola. The dogs and handlers of Caring Canines bring joy and entertainment to multiple senior care centers and schools throughout the community. When presented with the opportunity to bring that same joy and entertainment to the airport, the dogs and handlers of Caring Canines couldn’t help but wag their tails with excitement!

“Ever since the Five Flags Dog Training Club of Pensacola was first established over 40 years ago, one of the primary goals was to give back to the community and Caring Canines is one of the ways we can do that,” said Pup Patrol handler and Carine Canines Coordinator Connie Fleming. “We are thrilled and excited to have this marvelous opportunity to bring smiles, memories, and warm furry feelings to both Pensacola visitors and residents as they travel through our beautiful airport. Fur love is the best!”

The Pensacola Pup Patrol will be roaming the terminal and greeting guests at PNS throughout the week from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Each dog has their very own Pensacola Pup Patrol trading card with their picture and bio to offer passengers as a souvenir from their fun visit.

About Pensacola International Airport

Owned and operated by the City of Pensacola, Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is the largest airport between New Orleans and Jacksonville. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines provide daily non-stop service to 11 international destinations. Pensacola International Airport accommodates more than 1.5 million passengers per year and generates an annual economic impact of over $565 million.

About Five Flags Dog Training Club of Pensacola, Florida, Inc.

Five Flags Dog Training Club of Pensacola, Florida, Inc. (FFDTC) was established in the 1970s and incorporated in 1982 as a not-for-profit organization. The club is dedicated to protect and further the advancement and interest of all breeds of purebred dogs; to promote interest in the sports of dog obedience and agility; and to promote the welfare of all dogs through its various programs and activities. The club serves as an educational resource from which our community learns about responsible pet ownership and companionship through club-sponsored public training classes, educational and pet therapy programs, and demonstrations and information provided at public events.


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