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Rescued dogs to provide emotional support to passengers in Krasnoyarsk airport

By The Siberian Times reporter
17 March 2021

First in Russia initiative to help people with flights anxiety and to support local shelter.

Local shelter dogs will be on duty at the airport twice a month until at least the end of June. Pictures: Krasnoyarsk International Airport

Two abandoned young dogs - a Dalmatian called Hippie and mongrel named Audra - had their first hour-long ‘working shift’ at Krasnoyarsk International Airport.

They will be on duty at the airport twice a month until at least the end of June. Their role is to communicate with passengers in departure lounges to help some of them feel more relaxed ahead of flights. 

‘We decided to follow successful experience of Western colleagues and assist our passengers in overcoming flight anxiety with help of our friends from PovoDog centre’, said Andrey Metsler, general director of Krasnoyarsk International airport

Stray dogs to provide emotional support for nervous air passengers


Stray dogs to provide emotional support for nervous air passengers


Stray dogs to provide emotional support for nervous air passengers


Stray dogs to provide emotional support for nervous air passengers


Stray dogs to provide emotional support for nervous air passengers
Two abandoned young dogs - a Dalmatian called Hippie and mongrel named Audra - had their first hour-long ‘working shift’ at Krasnoyarsk International Airport. Pictures: Krasnoyarsk International Airport


The project should give a much-needed boost to the dog adoption programmes at the PovoDog and, hopefully, other city shelters. 

‘We hope that running this project on a site as prominent as Krasnoyarsk Airport will encourage more people to adopt dogs.

'Seeing and communicating with our dogs before flight departures cheers people up, and we want to convey that with proper upbringing and care stray animals become much-loved family members’, said Oksana Dubinina, from Volnoye Delo Foundation in charge of PovoDog shelters. 

PovoDog is a chain of dog shelters across Russia, set up by businessman Oleg Deripaska’s Volnoye Delo foundation. 

Rescued dogs to provide emotional support to passengers in Krasnoyarsk airport. Pictures: Krasnoyarsk International Airport

Stray dogs to provide emotional support for nervous air passengers


Stray dogs to provide emotional support for nervous air passengers

Comments (3)

Lovely dogs ! ^^
Jocelyne, FRANCE
21/03/2021 14:08
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Another good deed from Oleg Deripaska
Barbara Ann, Saint-Laurent, Quebec
18/03/2021 12:00
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definitely sounds and looks good!and -hat off - to Oleg Deripaska who DOES things! without being in the meda all the time!
Benedikt MORAK, Russia
17/03/2021 20:41
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