San Francisco International Airport’s Wag Brigade is arguably one of SFO’s best features, and they have recently welcomed a 28-pound Flemish Giant rabbit named Alex the Great.
Alex the rabbit will join seventeen certified therapy dogs, plus one therapy pig named LiLou, all of whom do rounds in the airport to bring comfort to stressed flyers. The team cruises around the terminals with vests that read “Pet Me,” bringing joy to passengers of all ages courtesy of the San Francisco SPCA.
Flemish Giant rabbits are the largest species of domestic rabbit, and are characteristically docile, patient creatures. Alex is a self-proclaimed “Bay Area sport fanatic” according to @alex.thegreat100 on Instagram. You might also recognize Alex from a Giants game this year.
Alex, the @SFGiants furriest rabbit fan 🐰, has made airwaves everywhere!
But yours truly got to interview him last night about his plans to take advantage of Oracle’s new vaccine sections. 🧡🖤 pic.twitter.com/hfTamoDEGh
— Kate Larsen (@katelstories) April 23, 2021
Another non-canine member of the Wag Brigade is LiLou the pig, who joined in 2016 and provides a hypoallergenic option for flyers to cuddle with! She knows some impressive tricks and can shake your hand, greet you with a wiggle, twirl in a circle, stand on her back hooves, and push a ball with her snout.
Of course, the Wag Brigade is comprised mostly of affectionate and cuddly dogs, whose owners generously volunteer their time. The Brigade kicked off back in 2013 and took a 20-month hiatus due to Covid, but reappeared at SFO in October 2021.
Featured image: @sfowagbrigade via Instagram