Russell doesn't look big here, but he's reportedly 120 lbs!
Last August Vancouver International Airport launched the Less Airport Stress Initiative (LASI) where the airport partners with St. John Ambulance and their Therapy Dog program. The fidos along with their owners wander around the airport terminal to help ease travelers' anxieties.
I got a chance to meet one of them today -- a giant 120-lb chocolate labrador called Russell who was a gentle giant. He didn't mind people petting him at all. Meanwhile his owner answered questions about Russell and she periodically had to take his nose out of of the snack section of the gift shop...
The dogs are around from 11am to 1pm Monday to Friday at YVR, after you have gone through security.