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Meet the Therapy Dogs squad

London Southend Airport is working in partnership with Essex Therapy Dogs to bring wet noses and wagging tails to the terminal in an effort to help reduce anxiety for some of our passengers… and be a great excuse for a doggo cuddle for those who want one.

Providing a bit of furry support for some of our most nervous fliers, our trained four-legged friends will roam the terminal every week, accompanied by their handlers – who, luckily, are just as friendly.

The Therapy Dogs squad are a pawsome addition to our customer service team, and add a unique experience to your journey through London Southend Airport.

Make sure you share your pictures on social media if you see any of the Essex Therapy Dog Crew in the terminal. Use the hashtag #EssexTherapyDogs.

Meet the team

Bobby, Essex Therapy Dog


What a terror – oops, we mean *terrier! Little Bobby is a West Highland Terrier; a local boy from Southend-on-Sea. He loves jumping in puddles and streams, and adores being fussed over, especially by children. If you have a treat to hand, he’s prone to perform a few tricks. You can see Bobby in the terminal every Friday.


Daisy is a two-year-old Cavapoo who loves people and other dogs… but secretly loves people more!

She is a very calm, placid dog with a sweet nature who loves to please. Daisy goes to agility classes once a week (so is very intelligent), and regular dog training classes.

Oscar, Essex Therapy Dog


Often confused with a Labradoodle, Oscar is in fact a Spanish Water Dog. He likes nothing better than for his belly to be rubbed, which works well as people tend to enjoy stroking his fur… he’s been likened to a bath rug or fluffy blanket! Despite a particularly cheeky nature, Oscar visits Writtle University to calm students before exams and to help with mental health and wellbeing. You can see Oscar at the airport every Wednesday.


Utterly loveable, that’s Harley. Don’t be put off by his size, Harley has a fantastic temperament and loves everyone – dogs or humans! He lives with little sister Lola, a French Bulldog, who definitely rules the roost despite being much smaller. You can have the ultimate doggo cuddle with Rottweiler Harley every Monday. 

Harley, Essex Therapy Dog


Tibetan Terrier Maisey is a calm, loving girl with a beautiful nature who loves walking with her doggy friends and to a dog friendly café (where she receives loads of treats!).

She also loves a trip to the beach, but because she’s a bit of a princess, she doesn’t like to get wet. Although, she will roll in anything that smells good!


Mizzi is a happy, loving 10 year old Shih Tzu cross Toy Poodle. He is super friendly and loves people.

Mizzi has a bed full of toys and every day he will go and pick out a different toy, this will become his toy for the day. Mizzi is the life of the party, he even receives his very own family party invitations!

Please note that scheduled visits are subject to change.

For more information please visit the Essex Therapy Dogs website.