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Pet and Animal Relief Areas at U.S. Airports -- Pet Friendly AirportsSince 2009 the Department of Transportation (DOT) has required all airlines to make sure there are animal relief areas at airports, and escorts to those relief areas, for any passenger traveling with a service animal. As a result, airports everywhere have created and expanded animal relief areas that are open to all pets as well as service animals.
Currently, most animal and pet relief areas are located outside the airport terminals. The following airports provide animal relief areas INSIDE the terminal, post-security: San Diego International Airport, CA; Palm Springs International Airport, CA; Fresno Yosemite International Airport, CA; Sea-Tac Airport, WA; Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN; Washington Dulles International Airport, VA; Pittsburgh International Airport, PA; Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX; Detroit Metro Airport, MI; Asheville Regional Airport, NC; Fayetteville Regional Airport, NC; Mobile Regional Airport, AL; Memphis International Airport, TN; Myrtle Beach International Airport, SC; John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY; and Chicago O'Hare International Airport, IL.
Click on the map below for locations of animal relief areas at U.S. airports.
Birmingham: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)
A pet relief area is located on the lower level, exit near the Southwest Baggage Claim then proceed ahead to the grassy area.
Huntsville: Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
Huntsville International Airport's first designated Pet Park provides a convenient place where passengers traveling with animals can give them a restroom break. The Pet Park is located outside just west of the terminal building and encompasses a fence-enclosed area with grass, bench, and a pet waste disposal system. Passengers are encouraged to allow their pets to utilize the pet relief area prior to going through security checkpoint; however, for those passengers that are passed security checkpoint but need to allow their pets to utilize the pet relief area, an airline attendant may escort the passenger and pet to and from the area.
Mobile: Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)
Inside security: take the stairs next to the Hudson News stand. Outside security: next to the employee parking lot east of the service yard.
Montgomery: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM)
Animal Relief Area - please see agent.
Fairbanks: Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)
There is a grassy area outside the terminal, across the roadway in the "rock garden" area.
Juneau: Juneau International Airport (JNU)
A pet relief area is located in front of the north end of the terminal. Please use the bags provided to clean up after your pet.
Anchorage: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
There are outdoor pet relief areas at both terminals. Signs providing directions to these areas can be found on the curbside adjacent the baggage claim doors.
Phoenix: Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Sky Harbor has five areas for pets to stretch their legs, drink water and take potty breaks (mitts for cleaning up provided). The Pet Patch is located just east of Terminal 2. The Paw Pad has relocated. It is now located in the parking garage of Terminal 3 - Level 1 on the north side. The Bone Yard is on the west side of Terminal 4 just outside of baggage claim, level 1. There are also pet parks located near the PHX Sky Train stations. The East Economy Park & Bark is located near the East Economy parking garages. The Park 'n Play is located on the northwest corner of the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station. There are no pet relief areas available post-security.
Tucson: Tucson International Airport (TIA)
The Tucson International Airport pet relief area, Prickly Paws Pet Stop, is located outside of the east end of the lower level baggage claim area. Plastic bags and a container for disposal of solid waste are provided. Airlines can arrange for escort services, if required.
Little Rock: Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT)
The pet relief area is located at the end of the covered walkway as you exit the terminal into the West Short-term Parking lot area. Pet waste pickup bags and a trash receptacle are available.
Outside Security - Exit the building through the doorway at Gate 2. This exit is nearest to the security checkpoint and Baggage Claim area. Once outside, turn right and walk to the end of the sidewalk to the grassy area. Inside Security - Contact an agent to escort you to the animal relief area.
Burbank: Bob Hope Airport (BUR)
A pet relief area is located outside between Terminals A and B.
Fresno: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
Inside: Fresno Yosemite International Airport offers a service animal relief area for service animals that accompany people with disabilities through the airport. The area is located South of concourse at Gate 6 in alcove. Passengers accompanied by service animals simply request an escort from an authorized airline representative to and from the animal relief area. The relief area consists of synthetic grass footing and fencing for animal safety.
Long Beach: Long Beach Airport (LGB)
There is a grassy pet relief area north of baggage claim area.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX has four animal relief stations conveniently located around the central terminal area of the airport. All stations are located outside on the lower level. There is a small "Pet Park" at the southeast end of the Central Terminal Area near Terminals 7-8 (United Airlines) where pets can take a potty break. There's a little dog house there and a stand with plastic bags so owners can clean up after their animals, and a trash can. Pets cannot run free (i.e., unleashed) because it is still in the Central Terminal Area and the roadway runs along side it. There is another pet rest area near TBIT (Tom Bradley International Terminal) between TBIT and Terminal 4. In addition, LAX now offers fenced pet parks between Terminals 1 & 2 and across from Terminal 5 & 6 in a grassy area. The pet parks all have water spouts with water bowls, doggie poop bag stand, trash receptacle and are recognizable by the carved out doggie bone and fire hydrant. Map of animal relief stations at LAX
Thank you, Lorrie Shaw, AnnArbor.com
Oakland: Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Three animal relief areas are located just outside the terminals: Terminal 1 – Between terminal and the Executive/Manager Parking Lot and adjacent to Terminal One on Airport Dr.; Between Terminals 1 and 2 – along the Hourly Parking Lot fence; and Terminal 2 (Southwest Airlines) – outside near the Southwest Airlines Baggage Claim adjacent to the Airport Media parking Lot Airport Dr.
Ontario, Inland Empire: LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Pet relief areas are located at the west ends of both Terminals 2 and 4. The area is approximately 12' X 12', with a few trees, sand, and baggies available for dog waste. In using the pet areas, please remember that your pet must be on a leash at all times.
Thank you, Katie!
Palm Springs: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
Palm Springs International Airport has two animal relief areas - one is just outside the main lobby and the other is inside the terminal. Inside: When facing the Sonny Bono concourse, proceed to the left of the escalators and elevator to the Terminal Courtyard which is located beyond the Security Checkpoint and includes a playground and pet area.
Redding: Redding Municipal Airport (RDD)
Pet/animal relief areas are located at the south end of terminal or across the street from the terminal. (two locations).
Sacramento: Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
Sacramento International Airport has a pet relief area located at each terminal. The Terminal A Pet Relief Area is located behind the United Airlines curbside check-in area. The Terminal B Pet Relief Area is located in the grass patio area on the south end of the terminal on the first level.
San Diego International has three pet and service animal relief areas. One is located outside between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. At the Commuter Terminal, go to the west end; the area is located outside the terminal entrance. Inside: There is also an indoor, post-security animal relief area in Terminal 2 West next to the human bathrooms between Gates 46 and 47. The amenities include fake grass, a red fire hydrant, poop bags, and even sinks for the humans to wash their hands.
Thank you, Katie Jones!
San Francisco: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
SFO offers three animal relief areas outside baggage claim that are landscaped and fully fenced. Animal Relief Areas provide essential elements for animals in transit, such as drinking areas with bowls and garbage areas with mutt mitt dispensers. They are situated in fully fenced and landscaped areas with complete accessibility for the disabled, and are available 24 hours a day. Painted paw-prints on the Arrivals Level terminal curbside walkways lead to animal relief areas. Located outdoors: Terminal 1, Courtyard 1, Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level; Terminal 2, Courtyard 3, Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level; Terminal 3, Courtyard 4, Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level. Traveling with Pets at SFO
San Jose: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
A pet relief area is located outside, north of Ticketing Area.
Santa Ana, Orange County: John Wayne Airport (SNA)
The Pet Relief Area can be found on the lower level outside of Terminal A near the entrance to Parking Structure A1. Owners are asked to clean up after their animals, using the waste disposal bags and receptacle provided. Map of pet relief area at John Wayne Airport
Santa Rosa: Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS), 2200 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
A Pet Relief Area is located just across the street from the terminal near the parking kiosk The fenced area is stocked with plastic hand covers, a disposal container, running water, and lots of fresh air.
Aspen: Aspen/Pitkin County Airport
Exit through the arrival doors then turn right to find the grassy area.
Denver: Denver International Airport (DIA)
DIA has one designated pet-exercise area located outside Jeppesen Terminal on Level 2 West, not far from Door 200. Pets can wander in a designated enclosed area for relief or exercise. The area is wheelchair accessible. Connecting passengers with pets who want to use the area should plan on at least 30 minutes of travel time to the terminal and back to an airline gate. Because of security restrictions, no area is available outside the A, B, or C gates. Paradise 4 Paws, a premium resort for dogs and cats, is now open at 24735 E. 75th Ave., located at the WorldPort facility just east of the Pikes Peak shuttle lot along 75th Avenue. Paradise 4 Paws is the only on-airport pet boarding facility, featuring more than 25,000 square feet of space dedicated to 24-hour service that includes day and overnight pet stays.
Colorado Springs Airport (COS) has a pet relief area located on the upper level out the west entrance doors.
Thank you, Nancy Trepagnier!
Windsor Locks: Bradley International Airport (BDL)
The pet relief areas are located on the lower level of Terminal A. One is located between the older section of Terminal A and the Sheraton Hotel, outside JetBlue baggage claim. The other is at the opposite end of Terminal A near the taxi starter booth, outside Southwest baggage claim. Both areas are equipped with clean-up baggies and animal waste garbage cans. Look for the green-colored paw prints directing customers to the relief areas.
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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Pet Relief Areas are located outside of the terminals on the lower level. Doggie bags and trash receptacles are available.
Fort Myers: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Pet relief areas are located in the “grassy areas” on the “Arrivals Level” adjacent to Doors 1 and 6. All pet owners should use the pet relief areas before going through security screening checkpoints due to the lack of pet relief areas inside the concourses. Disposable bags and trash cans are available for your use.
Ft. Walton Beach/Destin: Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Northwest Florida Regional Airport is located within Eglin Air Force Base, near Valparaiso and Fort Walton Beach in Okaloosa County, Florida. There is a convenient pet relief area between the parking lot and the terminal where you can bring your pet before and after flights. “Bark Park” serves passengers’ pets, as well as working animals including law enforcement K-9 units, therapy dogs and dogs that assist their ADA wards.
Thank you, Mike Stenson!
Gainesville: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV)
A pet walk area is located on the east side of the commercial terminal (exit ticketing and turn left.) The area is past the dumpsters and along the runway fence line.
Jacksonville: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
A pet relief area is located in the lower level, exit through the double doors located next to Baggage Carousel 8 to the grassy area.
Miami: Miami International Airport (MIA)
MIA has animal relief areas located at the arrival level at Concourses D, E and J. The relief areas at Concourses E and J are whimsically themed "doggy parks." All of MIA relief areas are equipped with dual surfaces and waste disposal stations.
Thank you, Marc!
Orlando: Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Service Animal Relief Areas are available on Level 2 of both terminals. The “A” side area is located at the far East end of the building (to the right as you exit the building). The “B” side area is located at the far West end of the building (to the right as you exit the building). Pets which are shipped rather than carried on-board the aircraft by a passenger are generally handled through the cargo facility for the airline, not in the passenger terminal, so please contact your airline or cargo handling company directly for details of where to drop-off/pick up your pet.
Pensacola: Pensacola International Airport (PNS)
To get to the pet relief area exit the Main Terminal through the center exit then walk toward the parking garage. The animal relief area is the grassy area on the right.
Tampa: Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Relief areas for pets/service animals around the Main Terminal are located in the grassy areas across the vehicle drives of the arrival (baggage claim) and departure (ticketing) areas. Animal relief areas are also available after the security screening checkpoints. Please contact your airline for further information and access.
West Palm Beach: Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
Pet Relief Areas can be found outside the secure area, on the East and West ends of the terminal, outdoors on Level One (Baggage Claim Level). Both areas are fenced, shaded and provide a nice woodchip and grassy area for traveling pets to run, romp and find relief before or after their flight. Complimentary waste bags are available for convenience.
Atlanta: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Hartsfield-Jackson's Poochie Park is a fully-fenced, 1,000-square-foot dog park located in the Ground Transportation area on Domestic Terminal South outside of doors W1 and W2. There are also two other pet areas located at: The lower level of Domestic Terminal North outside door LN2 to the right of the building and the arrivals level of the international terminal, just outside door A1. Currently, Hartsfield-Jackson does not have pet facilities inside the secured areas.
Honolulu: Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Honolulu International Airport has a fully fenced in grassy area under palm trees between the International and Overseas Public Parking structures where service animals, pets in transit and working airport animals can take a potty break. The airport provides plastic bags and a trash can so owners and handlers can clean up after their animals. Fresh water is also available. While the area is fully enclosed, the airport requires all animals to remain leashed and under the full control of its owner/handler.
Boise: Boise Airport (BOI)
A pet relief area is located at the west end of terminal on arrivals level, outside baggage claim west doors, on the way to the rental car lot. Plastic bags and a container for disposal of solid waste are provided.
Chicago: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)
The Animal Relief Area is curbside, on the lower level. It is a gated area designated for service animal relief and is accessible at all times. All animals must be accompanied and leashed by the owner. Midway Animal Relief Area
Chicago: O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Animal relief areas are located curbside, on the lower levels of Terminals 1, 2 and 5. These are gated areas designated for service animal relief and are accessible at all times. There is also an Indoor Animal Relief Area in the Temrinal 3 Rotunda. All animals must be accompanied and leashed by the owner. Terminal 1 - Take the elevator located between Door 1C and 1B to Baggage Claim (lower level), exit Door 1A. The animal relief area will be towards the left. Terminal 2 - Take the elevator located between Door 2E and 2D to Baggage Claim (lower level), exit Door 2E. The animal relief area will be towards the right. Terminal 3 (use Terminal 2 area) - Take the elevator located between Door 3A and 3D to Baggage Claim (lower level), exit Door 3A. The animal relief area will be towards the left. Terminal 5 - Take the elevator located between Door 5C and 5B to Baggage Claim (lower level), exit Door 5B. The animal relief area will be towards the left. Inside: Terminal 3 Rotunda - Below the Yoga Room. This two-by-four-foot indoor pet relief area opened in 2015 and comes complete with green artificial turf, mini fire hydrants, doggie waste bags and a hose. It also has a sprinkler system to help drain liquid waste. The room is also wheelchair accessible.
Indianapolis: Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
There are pet/animal relief areas outside in the grassy areas outside of the lower level of the terminal. Animal relief areas are also available after the security screening checkpoints – please contact your airline for further information and access. In these cases, an airline employee will escort the animals to a designated area on the ramp.
Cedar Rapids: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID)
When facing the American Airlines ticket counter, turn right and proceed out the doors to the grassy area.
An animal relief area is located across the street from the terminal, in front of the parking garage.
Wichita: Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT)
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport maintains a service animal relief area outside of the baggage claim area. Exit the south door next to the rental car counter.
Lexington: Blue Grass Airport (LEX)
Exit the sliding doors at far right of the Baggage Claim area. The Paddock Area is outside near the horse statues. Post-security there is an animal relief area on apron outside concourse, requires escort.
Louisville: Louisville International Airport (SDF)
Pet relief areas are located outside on the Lower level -- outside baggage claim, approximately 50 feet past the last set of doors near the Southwest Baggage Service Office.
Thank you, Ashley Fultz!
Alexandria: Alexandria England Airpark (AEX)
There is a grassy area around the flag poles in front of the terminal's first entrance.
Monroe: Monroe Regional Airport (MLU)
Exit the South Terminal doors and turn right. The grassy area is between the Main Terminal and the TSA Building.
New Orleans: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
There is a service animal relief area adjacent to the short term parking garage. Exit through baggage claim near the rental car counters. Service Animal Relief Area
Bangor: Bangor International Airport (BGR)
The pet relief areas are located just past the terminal on the right side of the one-way road.
Thank you, Lisa Eldridge!
Portland: Portland International Jetport (PWM)
The Portland International Jetport has created a designated animal relief area with bags, receptacle, signs etc. just outside the doors to the left of the Information Booth near Baggage Claim. It's across the street between the parking garage and road in an open grassy area, no fencing.
Thank you, Suzan Morris!
Baltimore: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
The Pet Relief Area is located at the end of Concourse E near the International Terminal, adjacent to the light rail station. Seating is available in the area, waste disposal bags and receptacle provided.
Boston: Logan International Airport (BOS)
Animal relief areas are located outside the lower level at all terminals. Terminal A - just before the silverline stop; Terminal B (two locations) - after the US Shuttle entry, just prior to the start of the u-turn and just past the Silverline stop; Terminal C - in nook between the United baggage area entry and door entry to jetBlue baggage belt 3; Terminal E - across from taxi pool stand prior to covered walkway leading to hallway to Terminal C.
Detroit: Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)
Animal Relief Areas are available at each terminal. The McNamara Terminal Animal Relief Area is outside the International Arrivals area (Lower Level). Upon exiting the International Arrivals area, turn right, proceed down the sidewalk, and turn right. The North Terminal Animal Relief Areas are located at both the north and south ends of the Departures Level (Upper Level) curb. Exit the ticket lobby at either end exit doors and proceed to the designated grassy area. All locations provide plastic bags and a container for disposal of solid waste. Contact your airline to arrange for escort services, if required. Inside: Delta Air Lines, working in cooperation with Detroit Metropolitan Airport, has opened the hub’s first airside Service Animal Relief Area near gate A-34 of the McNamara Terminal. Inside the relief area are two “porch potties,” one with simulated grass, a second with real grass, and even a fake fire hydrant. Disposal bags are available and mini sprinkler systems rinse the grass after each animal. Detroit Metro's airside animal relief area
Flint: Bishop International Airport (FNT)
Outside security, there is a grassy area in front of the employee parking lot.
Grand Rapids: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)
The designated Animal Relief Area is a small, fenced, park-like, wheelchair-accessible area provided for the needs of both assistance animal and owner with natural ground cover and surroundings. Mutt Mitts, trash receptacles, and benches are provided for their human counterparts. The Animal Relief Area is located at the west end of the terminal curb front. GFIA customers with pets are free to access the designated Animal Relief Area.
MINNESOTA Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport maintains pet/service animal relief areas at both terminals. There are two Terminal 1-Lindbergh locations, one outside and one inside the secure area. Outside the secure area, the pet relief area is located outside Door 1 on the Baggage Claim Level. The area is fenced on three sides and has a woodchip base. To gain access to the pet relief area inside the secure area at Terminal 1, visit the Information Booth located near the entrance to Concourse E in the Airport Mall. At Terminal 2-Humphrey travelers should use the grassy area just outside and to the right of Door 7 on Level 1 near Baggage Claim. Passengers traveling with a service animal can request an escort from their airline or Travelers Assistance to the pet relief area. On-site pet boarding facilities are available through Now Boarding. Located on airport property, Now Boarding allows you to drop off your pet(s), park at the facility and then take a complimentary shuttle ride to your terminal for your flight. When you return, Now Boarding will pick you up from the terminal and return you to your pet and vehicle - 24 hours a day. Rochester: Rochester International Airport (RST)
There are pet relief areas outside, across from the main American Eagle entrance in front of the car rentals and in the public area.
Gulfport: Gulfport Biloxi International Airport
There is a grassy area in front of the building that can be used as a pet relief area.
Joplin: Joplin Regional Airport (JLN)
A pet relief area is located outside the Southwest Airlines terminal entrance.
Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
Animal relief areas are located at each end of each terminal in grassy areas adjacent to pedestrian ramps. They are marked with instructional signs and include special waste receptacles and biodegradable bags.
Springfield: Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF)
The Pet Relief Area is a gated grassy area located in front of the terminal. A trash receptacle is nearby, and waste bags are provided.
St. Louis: Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL)
Lambert-St. International Airport offers two outdoor rest areas for passengers with service animals or traveling pets. Each relief area offers 400 square feet of gated space with park benches, trash cans, plastic mitts for cleanup and even fire hydrants. Terminal 1’s animal rest area is located on the upper level, west end, outside exit 6. The Terminal 2 animal relief area is located outside exit 15.
Missoula: Missoula International Airport (MSO)
A grassed-in Service Animal Relief Area is available in front of the main passenger terminal just outside baggage claim. The area is marked with a sign, and a pet waste bag dispenser and receptacle are available.
Grand Island: Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI)
The pet and animal relief area is just south of the main entrance, past the decorative landscaping rocks and behind a wooden screening fence. It has green grass and plastic disposal bags. There is no pet relief area beyond security checkpoint at the Airport.
Omaha: Omaha Airport Authority (OMA)
There are two pet exercise areas located at the north and south ends of the terminal marked with signs. There are no exercise areas available inside the terminal.
Las Vegas: McCarran International Airport (LAS)
McCarran International Airport offers three designated, enclosed pet relief areas outside its ticketing lobbies. One is on the north side of Baggage Claim, just across from north Ticketing at Terminal 1. The second is located near Terminal 1’s south Ticketing lobby, while the third is outside the Terminal 2 Ticketing lobby. McCarran has only two terminals, so anyone who goes to Ticketing is near one of these three pet relief areas, no matter which carrier they fly. All three of these areas are prior to the security checkpoints. There is a short chain link fence around the perimeters, along with pea gravel and dog waste bag dispensers.
Reno: Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA)
“Gate K-9 Bark Park” provides a convenient place where passengers traveling with their pets can give their dogs a restroom and water break. The Bark Park is fully fenced, with ADA accessibility, running water, mutt mitts to clean up after dogs, a fire hydrant and a canopy for inclement weather. The original Gate K-9 Bark Park is located north of Baggage Claim - exit Door D by ground transportation and follow the paw prints to the Bark Park. In 2012, a second dog park opened -- it is located south of the terminal building, just outside of the Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter.
Manchester: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
Exit the terminal by the door across from Baggage Carousel 5 and look for the "Animal Relief Area" sign.
Newark: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Pet relief areas are located outside in the arrivals area of each terminal. Follow the signs in the baggage claim areas or ask a Customer Care Representative for information. Owners are expected to clean up after their animals with the materials provided in the pet relief areas. There are no pet relief areas beyond security checkpoints in any of the terminals at the Port Authority airports.
Albuquerque: Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
Animal relief areas are located outside by the baggage claim area, one on each side of terminal.
Roswell: Roswell International Air Center (ROW)
The pet relief area is located outside: exit the terminal near the American Airlines ticket counter and turn left then proceed to the park area on the west end of the terminal.
Santa Fe: Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF)
There are grassy areas in front of the terminal.
Albany: Albany International Airport (ALB)
Pet relief area is outside at the south end of the terminal.
Buffalo: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
Pre-security pet relief area is located: Lower level arrivals/baggage claim. Exit right out of terminal. Area has posted signs. Post-security is located: ask your airline for assistance.
Long Island: Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA)
There is a convenient pet relief area adjacent to the airport terminal where you can bring your pet before and after flights. To find the pet relief area go to the west end of the baggage claim area and use the door to the left of the car rental desks.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Airports
All passenger terminals at the Port Authority’s airports - JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport - provide pet relief areas located in the arrivals area of each terminal. Signs featuring the international symbol for pet relief designate the areas.
New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 4 JFKIAT
JFK Terminal 4 is the only non-airline, privately-operated terminal at JFK. Inside Terminal 4 is a 70-square-foot pet bathroom, complete with green turf and a red fire hydrant. The room is marked with a paw print. The specially-designed room for Fido also comes with dog waste bags and a hose to clean the area. This is an addition to the existing pre-security outdoor pet relief area located outside of the arrivals hall at Terminal 4. Location: Terminal 4 Concourse B between Gate B31 and B33 (post-security). Amenities: Artificial grass with built-in drainage, replica fire hydrant, wash sink, bag dispenser and waste receptacle.
Thank you, John Sum!
New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) JetBlue Airlines Animal Relief Area Terminal 5
A pet relief area at JetBlue's Terminal 5 is situated right next to baggage carousel 6. JetBlue will provide assistance to and from airport animal relief areas for customers and their service animals.
New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) JetBlue Airlines "Wooftop" Terminal 5
Post-Security: JetBlue has opened 4,000 square foot outdoor garden patio that’s now open to all passengers and their pets. Located after security at Terminal 5, the large terrace features tables and chairs with seating for up to 50. One corner is designated as a pet relief area -- a "wooftop." The green space is located across from gate 28 in the terminal’s newest concourse, "T5i."
New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) American Airlines Animal Relief Area Terminal 8
American Airlines has installed a Pet Relief Area at the terminal's departure level. The area is a 30 feet by 50 feet enclosure, including a 1,000-square-foot patch of natural grass. It has a five-foot wide entrance gate, a walkway and two benches. A "Mutt Mitt" dispenser is provided, together with a trash barrel at the gate for waste disposal. A bright red fire hydrant stands at the far end of the grassy area.
New York: The Ark at JFK (John F. Kennedy International Airport)
When completed, the ARK at JFK will be a comprehensive multi-purpose animal handling and air cargo facility at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Under a 30-year lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The ARK at JFK has been conceived as the world's only privately owned animal terminal and USDA-approved, full-service, 24-hour, airport quarantine facility for import and export of horses, pets, birds and livestock. The terminal, which is expected to take care of nearly 70,000 airborne animals a year, will have a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, animal daycare services, pet suites with flat-screen TVs and a jungle gym for cats, alongside a 24-hour 'Paradise 4 Paws' pet resort, which includes a bone-shaped dog pool.
New York: LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Pet relief areas are located outside the arrivals area of each terminal. Follow the signs in the baggage claim areas or ask a Customer Care Representative for information. Owners should clean up with materials provided in those pet relief areas:
TB: pre-security, Arivals near taxi stand.
TC: pre-security, Arrivals, East side of Terminal.
TD: pre-security, Arrivals, West side of TD.
Rochester: Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)
There are designated pet relief areas located outside the lower east and west end of the baggage claim/arrivals roadway.
Syracuse: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)
Pet relief areas are located at the entrance and exit of the parking garage and provide Clean-Up Bags.
Asheville/Fletcher: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
The designated Animal Relief Area is located landside on the North end of the terminal, in the grassy area adjacent to the edge of the building. If you have gone through security screening and your pet (traveling in a pet carrier on the plane with you) needs to go out again, you will need to exit the secure area, use the pet relief area, and then go through security screening again.
Charlotte: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
There is a designated pet relief area across from Queen Charlotte's fountain (outside baggage claim). Exit on the lower level, outside baggage claim, the grassy area is across the street next to the parking structure.
Fayetteville: Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY)
Outside Security - behind the Smoking area. Inside Security - Beside Gate 34.
Greensboro: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)
Pet relief areas are outside on the ground level, on either end of the terminal building. Piedmont Triad Airport (GSO) Terminal Map
Morrisville: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
Designated Service Animal Relief Areas (SARAs) are located at terminals 1 and 2. RDU customers with pets are free to access these designated animal relief areas. Terminal 1: Curbside, between Baggage Claim 3 and the taxi staging area. Terminal 2: Curbside, lower level-baggage claim, just north of the taxi staging area.
Bismark: Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS)
There is a pet relief area across from the terminal's entrance. It is a grassy area between the terminal and short term parking. Look for signs.
Fargo: Hector International Airport (FAR)
There is an animal relief area located by rental car parking on the west side of the terminal.
Cincinnati: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
A pet relief area is located at the east end of Terminal 3 on the lower (bag claim) level, just outside the Car Rental Shuttle Station. It is a fenced area. Disposal gloves are provided.
Cleveland: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
The pet relief area is at the South of end of baggage claim, nearest to Carousel 2. Exit through Door 1 and walk to the left (following signs) around the corner. Pet waste pickup bags and a trash receptacle are available.
Columbus: Port Columbus International Airport (CMH)
The airport has a landscaped pet relief area just outside the southernmost door of the baggage claim area.
Dayton: Dayton International Airport (DAY)
Pet relief area is located outside Concourse B, near the police station. Contact an agent to escort you to this area.
North Canton: Akron–Canton Airport (CAK)
A pet relief area is located outside of door #1.
Toledo: Toledo Express Airport (TOL)
From any Main Terminal exit, turn left then go to the end of the building. Relief Station will be posted in the grassy area between the terminal and the Cargo Building.
Oklahoma City: Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)
Will Rogers World Airport has a Pet Relief Area located just steps from the exit door located at Baggage Claim 1. The area is easily identifiable by the white picket fence. The gate opens to a grassy area where pets can be unleashed. Disposable bags and a trash can are available so owners can clean up after their pets.
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Tulsa: Tulsa International Airport (TUL)
A service animal relief area located outside of Schwab Hall and TTY phones.
Eugene: Eugene Airport Mahlon Sweet Field Airport (EUG)
There is a pet relief area outside terminal north door.
Medford: Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)
The animal relief area is right outside the new terminal (across the street) and when the tarmac is completed there will also be an additional relief area inside security.
Portland: Portland International Airport (PDX)
The airport provides an outdoor pet relief area adjacent to the Lost and Found office on the airport's baggage claim level. Exit the terminal from the corridor adjacent to the Lost and Found office and cross the street to the pet relief area. Animals must be leashed when using the pet relief area, which is well lit and covered with bark dust. PDX Terminal Map
Allentown: Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
A pet relief area is located on the lower level, outside baggage claim to the left side of the building.
Philadelphia: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
The Airport provides seven specially designed animal relief areas located on the Departures Road and outside the bag claim buildings. The Pet Ports were created to provide appropriate facilities for service animals traveling with passengers as well as pets and Airport security canines. The Pet Port areas vary in size from 250 to 600 square feet. A four-foot high fence with a latching gate contains the areas. The interior has a 4-inch deep mulch surface, a bench, faux fire hydrant, biodegradable pet waste bag dispenser with receptacle, and a concrete dog paw print. Some areas contain landscaped beds along the exterior perimeter of the fence and a concrete sidewalk to exit the area. The facilities have been designed to accommodate animals and ensure that the Airport grounds are properly maintained. The Pet Port areas are located:
On the Departures Road - Between Terminals A-West and A-East; Between Terminal B/C ticketing and the Airport Communications Center; After Terminal E; After Terminal F. On the Arrivals side - Adjacent to Terminal A-East bag claim along the Arrivals Roadway; Terminal B bag claim along the Commercial Vehicle Roadway; Terminal E bag claim along the Commercial Vehicle Roadway.
Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
Pet relief areas are located outdoors adjacent to Landside Baggage Claim. Inside: A service animal relief area is located indoors in the Airside Terminal on Concourse D, next to the Post Office.
Warwick: T.F. Green International Airport
There is an animal relief area directly outside the front doors of the airport. Waste disposal bags and a grassy area are clearly marked for use.
Charleston: Charleston International Airport (CHS)
CHS has two (2) designated animal/pet relief areas for the convenience of passengers/customers traveling with service animals. These areas are located at each end of the terminal building; one area is just outside of the ticketing lobby and the second area is located just outside the baggage claim area of the terminal.
Greer: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
There is a grassy area around the flag poles in front of the terminal.
Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)
The airport has a pet relief area located outside of the far end doors in the Baggage Claim Area. Owners are asked to please clean up after their animals, using the waste disposal bags and receptacles provided. A second pet relief area is located inside the terminal building, and accessible by all departing passengers. The facility is located between Concourse A and Concourse B.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
Service animal/pet relief areas are located outside each end of baggage claim before entering the rental car lots on level 1.
West Columbia: Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
Pet Relief Areas are located: on upper level - exit the terminal across from American Eagle: on lower level - outside Baggage Claim in the grassy area.
Rapid City: Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP)
There is a grassy area is at the east end of terminal. When exiting the terminal, turn left. The area is equipped with bags for the removal of waste as well as a receptacle for the waste.
Chattanooga: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA)
From the Main Terminal building, cross the street to the grassy island.
Knoxville: McGhee Tyson Airport (TSY)
McGhee Tyson Airport has designated a animal relief area for service animals that accompany passengers. Directions to the Area: 1. Go to the first floor of the terminal. 2. Exit the Bag Claim #1 (near Delta Air Lines' Baggage Office) in the direction of the Economy Parking Lot and the Airport Hilton. 3. Take the sidewalk to the end of the glass window wall. 4. Turn right and use the crosswalk across to the designated service animal relief area.
Memphis: Memphis International Airport (MEM)
Three pet relief areas are located inside the airport, near arrival and departure gates, and feature self-washing, silver fire hydrants surrounded by patches of green, artificial turf. Wall tiles sport a picket fence pattern, and dog bowl-shaped water dispensers and pet waste bag stations complete the scene. They are located near gates B11 and B27 and where security checkpoint B meets the concourse connector. Outdoor pet/service animal relief areas are located: Baggage Claim/Ground Level – grassy area to left after exiting Terminal A; Baggage Claim/Ground Level – grassy area to right after exiting Terminal C.
Nashville: Nashville International Airport (BNA)
A service animal relief area is located on the north side of the third level, which is the ticketing level, of the terminal. Please note that service animals anywhere on airport property, including the pet relief area, should be leashed at all times.
Abilene: Abilene Regional Airport
There is a pet relief area located outside the main entrance. From the upper level, main entrance, the grassy area is located on the right.
Amarillo: Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA)
A pet relief area is located outside on the Baggage Claim level, look for "Animal (Pet) Relief Area" signs. The area is at the north end of the Baggage Claim drive.
Austin: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport's Dog Walk provides a little stretching of legs and much needed relief for pets. Landscaped and lighted, the dog walk includes a pet drinking fountain, dog waste pick-up bag and trash receptacle. the Dog Walk is located outside the lower level, to the far east end of the terminal past column numbered 6. Dog Walk map
Dallas: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
There are animal relief areas at each of the five terminals. Terminal B Inside Security – Designated area located inside security at Gate B28 (please note that for this location, you will not need to exit the terminal or re-enter through security). Terminal D Inside Security - Designated area located inside security at gate D18 (please note that for this location, you will not need to exit the terminal or re-enter through security); Outside Security - Designated area located on the lower level, outside security at gates D15 and D29. Terminals A and C - Designated grassy areas located on the lower level outside security - Terminal A: Lower Level Gate A8; Terminal C: Gate C2, Gate C39. Terminal E Inside Security - Designated area located inside security at gate E31 (please note that for this location, you will not need to exit the terminal or re-enter through security); Outside Security - Designated grassy areas located on the lower level, outside security at gates E2 and E38.
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Dallas: Dallas Love Field Airport
Dallas Love Field has 3 Pet Relief areas: one near Valet Parking, one on lower level outside of Parking Garage between terminal and garages, and one behind security checkpoint which is for companion dogs.
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El Paso: El Paso International Airport (ELP)
The pet relief area is approximately 18x36 feet and is located outside the terminal in the short term parking lot. Exit the terminal on the ground level, cross the street and turn left into the short-term parking lot. The area includes a fenced in grassy area with a water station, a pet bag/disposal dispenser station.
Harlingen: Valley International Airport (HRL)
An animal relief area is located in the grassy area in front of the airport.
Houston: William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
Hobby Airport provides customers with assistance animal and pet relief areas. They are located on the east side of the baggage claim area and north of the passenger pick up area.
Houston: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
George Bush Intercontinental provides customers with assistance animal and pet relief areas outside of Terminals A, B, and D. For Terminals A and B upon entering the baggage claim hall, simply follow the directional assistance animal and pet relief signs. For Terminal D, the assistance animal and pet relief area is located on the outside, on the ticketing level. Directional signage is provided.
Lubbock: Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB)
The animal relief area is located on the east end in front of the terminal at the entrance to the Cargo road.
Midland: Midland International Airport (MAF)
The animal relief area is located in front of the airport on the far south side.
San Antonio: San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
There is a designated service animal relief area in each Terminal. The area in Terminal A is located on Level 0 of the Hourly Garage next to the elevator at the Terminal entrance. The area in Terminal B is located adjacent to the West exit at the Baggage Claim area, near the Ground Transportation Center.
Salt Lake City: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
Animal relief stations are across the street from each terminal in front of the parking garage. Another is located between Terminal Two and the International Terminal. There are grassy areas equipped with waste stations and space to exercise pets and relieve animals. There are also three areas designated for the same purpose on Concourses B, C, and E. Contact SLC Airport Operations at 1-801-647-5159 or an airline representative for escort to the pet relief areas located near the concourses. Airport Terminal Map
South Burlington: Burlington International Airport (BTV)
There is a designated pet relief area to the right of the main entrance of the terminal.
Arlington: Reagan National Airport (DCA)
At Reagan National all four pet relief areas are outdoors on natural grass, near the pre-security side of Terminals A, B and C. All locations at both airports are signed and include supplies for disposal of pet waste. All of the areas are located outdoors on the "streetside" of the terminal buildings: outside Terminal A at two (2) locations near the main traffic circle; outside Terminal B across from the entrance to the Metrorail station; and outside Terminal C across from the entrance to the Metrorail station.
Dulles: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Dulles provides five pet relief areas, two inside the midfield concourses for the convenience of ticketed connecting passengers and three outside the main terminal. The indoor locations also feature unique ventilation and flushing/drainage systems to maintain clean facilities. All locations are signed and include supplies for disposal of pet waste. Locations inside the concourses (post-security): Adjacent to Gate A32, next to the Virgin Atlantic Club; Across from Gate D1. Locations outside the Main Terminal (pre-security): Look for Pet Relief Areas on opposite ends of the Main Terminal. Exit the terminal doors near the United Airlines Ticket Counter and turn right, or exit the terminal doors near the Delta Air Lines Ticket Counter and turn left. There is also a relief area outside, adjacent to baggage claim number 1.
Norfolk: Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
There is a pet relief area outside the north ticketing lobby, Main Passenger Terminal.
Richmond: Richmond International Airport (RIC)
There are two conveniently located pet relief areas outside. These two lush grassy areas are located between the parking garage and the terminal. Waste bags and trash receptacles are provided, as well as bench seating, in the clean, well-kept area. Signage to these pet areas is located inside the terminal.
Roanoke: Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA)
There are two areas available for pets to stretch their legs and take potty breaks. Small grass areas with Mutt Mitts (disposable bags) and trash cans are conveniently located outside of each end of the terminal lobby.
Bellingham: Bellingham International Airport (BLI)
There is a pet relief area at the southeast end of terminal, directly outside of the baggage claim.
Seattle/Tacoma: Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA)
There are two areas outside the Main Terminal that are equipped to serve as "pet potties" for traveling animals. The two areas are located outside of Baggage Claim on both the north and south ends. The north area is outside of door #26, just past Carousel 16. It is a small sandy area to the left under the stairs. On the south end of Baggage Claim (outside door #00) there is a large grassy area at the end of the parking lot that is also equipped with bags for cleanup. Inside: There is a pet relief area in the Main Terminal, behind security. It is located across from Hudson News, just before the Concourse B exit.
Spokane: Spokane International Airport (GEG)
An animal relief area is located in the front of the airport; it's a small grassy area between the A and C concourses close to where the taxis park.
Charleston: Yaeger Airport (CRW)
The pet/animal relief area is across from the terminal near the meter parking.
Madison: Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
A pet relief area is located at the north end of the terminal near the taxi boarding area.
Jackson Hole: Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
There is an area to the immediate right of the AA ticket counter by the trees. Dogs must be on leashes.
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