If you’re traveling for the holidays, there will be no better stop than the San Francisco International Airport. The airport has something called the Wag Brigade, which features nearly 300 cats, rabbits and dogs. All the animals are trained by the San Francisco SPCA and are certified to be Animal Assisted Therapy animals.
The brigade was formed in 2013, in hopes of making the stress of traveling a little easier for passengers. Director of guest experience at the airport told reporters, “Since its launch in 2013, the SFO Wag Brigade has become a favorite amenity among travelers.”
And it looks like it’s going to continue to be a favorite, thanks to their latest addition. The Wag Brigade has welcomed LiLou the pig into its family.
“LiLou was chosen for her winning personality, and her overall cuteness, which is off the charts. She’ll be greeting travelers in a series of costumes and with perfectly manicured ‘nails.'”
Of course, none of the animals actually fly on the planes. They’re simply stationed inside the airport to make airport guests feel more relaxed. All the animals wear a “Pet Me!” vest.
And LiLou is a busy pig. Not only does she work at the airport, but she also travels to hospitals and senior centers across the state.