Airport Relief Stations
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“If you need to leave the secure boarding area to relieve your animal, you must undergo the full screening process again. Inform the Security Officer upon your return to the security checkpoint and she/him will move you to the front of the screening line to expedite the screening process.”
Carry a copy of this webpage with you. Security officials will sometimes argue about the policy so you’ll want to be able to show it to them in writing. Print the actual webpage so they can see it’s from their own site. Also make sure you have this phone number for TSA if you have any other problems related to your disability or service animal at security checkpoints: 1-877-336-4872
“§382.51(5) In cooperation with the airport operator and in consultation with local service animal training organization(s), you must provide animal relief areas for service animals that accompany passengers departing, connecting, or arriving at an airport on your flights.” page 142
“§382.91(c) As a carrier at a U.S. airport, you must, on request, in cooperation with the airport operator, provide for escorting a passenger with a service animal to an animal relief area provided under §382.51(a)(5) of this Part.” page 153
New ACAA regulations effective May 13, 2009
Part 382: http://airconsumer.dot.gov/rules/Part%20382-2008.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions:
http://airconsumer.dot.gov/rules/FAQ_5_13_09.pdf (published May 13, 2009)
LIST OF AIRPORT RELIEF AREAS:
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.
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.
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.
Ketchikan: Ketchikan International Airport (KTN)
A pet relief area is located northeast of the terminal (near the float plane entrance).
Sitka: Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT)
There is a grassy area located outside the terminal entrance (to the left upon entry).
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.
Texarkana: Texarkana Regional Airport (TXK)
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 in the picnic area 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)
There is one indoor animal relief station currently installed at Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), and is located to the South (left) just before you enter the great hall, next to the bridge taking passengers to Terminal Four. The airport is in the process of installing animal relief areas inside all terminals. LAX has three outdoor animal relief stations conveniently located around the central terminal area of the airport. The three stations are located outside on the lower level (arrivals). The outside relief stations are conveniently located at: Between Terminals ONE and TWO; Between Terminals FIVE and SIX (Across the street in front of the parking structure.; At the end of Terminal EIGHT. Each Relief station has a box containing bags for easy disposal of waste. . Map of animal relief stations at LAX
Thank you, Lorrie Shaw, AnnArbor.com
Mammoth Lakes: Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH)
There is a grass/dirt area outside the terminal to the right.
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 next to the United Airlines section of the building, in back of the lawn. The Central Terminal B Pet Relief Area is located in the grass patio area on the south end of the terminal on the baggage claim level. These areas have bags to aid disposal of pet waste.
San Diego: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
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.
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. Animal Relief Areas at SFO
San Jose: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
A pet relief area is located outside, north of ticketing area; post-security in passenger walkway between Gates 16 and 17.
Santa Ana: John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA)
Animal Relief Areas can be found on the Arrival (lower) Level, outside of Terminal A near the entrance to Parking Structure A1 and outside of Terminal C near the entrance to Parking Structure C. Owners are asked to clean up after their animals, using the waste disposal bags and receptacle provided.
Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
The pet relief area is located inside short-term parking.
Santa Maria: Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX)
Contact the District Office at (805) 922-1726 or the Airport Police for instructions.
Santa Rosa: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS)
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 a small, fenced pet relief area available for pets who are traveling with their owners. It is located outdoors (before you go through security screening), adjacent to Garage West parking, on Level 2. The relief area can be found just outside Door 200 on the west side of Jeppesen Terminal. It 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: Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
There is a pet relief area located on the upper level out the west entrance doors.
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)
Animal Relief Areas are located in the “grassy areas” at both ends of the terminal building on the lower level, adjacent to Doors 1 and 6, near the gazebo and loading dock, or across the street from baggage claim on the lower level near the parking garage. Please see the Arrivals & Baggage Claim Directory. All pet owners should use the animal 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)
An outdoor pet relief area is located outside baggage claim near bag belt 8.
Miami: Miami International Airport (MIA)
Miami International Airport has animal relief areas both inside and outside the airport. The relief areas are enclosed units, which include synthetic grass, a fire hydrant, disposable bags, and sinks. Located post-security in Concourse D, F, G and J. In addition, outdoor areas are available at arrival level in Concourse D, E, and J. Animal Relief Areas map
Thank you, Adriana Pastor, Miami International Airport
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.
Panama City: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is developing a wheelchair-accessible, fenced-in service dog relief area. The airport has picked a grassy area on the north side of the terminal as the location for the new rest area, where service dogs will be able to relieve themselves and get a drink of water. Beaches airport to build service animal rest area
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. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to add pet relief areas on its concourses to comply with a new federal requirement.
Savannah: 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.
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.
Kahului: Kahului Airport (OGG)
Located across from the security checkpoint, there is a grassy area surrounded by a white picket fence and with a decorative fire hydrant in it. There’s a sign that says Service Animal Relief Station.
Kailua-Kona: Kona International Airport (KOA)
A pet relief area is located across the street from the Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center on the north side of the old car rental facility.
Lihue: Lihue Airport (LIH)
There is a grassy area outside on the south side of baggage claim A.
Boise: Boise Airport (BOI)
An animal relief area is located pre-security outside the west exit from baggage claim on the first floor. Plastic bags and a container for disposal of solid waste are provided.
Hailey: Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN)
A pet relief area is located between the upper and lower parking lots.
Chicago: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)
Chicago Midway Airport has a pet relief room located past the security checkpoint at Concourse A near Gate 4. The indoor dog bathroom is complete with artificial grass, a mini fire hydrant, poop bags and an automatic flushing system to wash away liquid waste. The room also has a mounted shower head with a hose to spray down the area, and a sink for passengers. In addition, there is an animal relief area 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)
There is an Indoor Animal Relief Area in the Temrinal 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. All animals must be accompanied and leashed by the owner. Also, animal relief areas are located on the lower levels of Terminals 1, 2 and 5. 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.
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.
Des Moines: Des Moines International Airport (DSM)
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.
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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)
Armstrong International offers a Service Animal Relief Area in front of the west-side of the Short Term Parking Garage. Exit through Baggage Claim near Bag Belts 12-14 and walk across.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. Petports at Boston Logan
Detroit: Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)
Animal Relief Areas are available at each terminal. The McNamara Terminal has two Animal Relief Areas. One is pre-security outside the International Arrivals area (Lower Level). Upon exiting the International Arrivals area, turn right, proceed down the sidewalk, and turn right. The other is within the terminal, post-security adjacent to Gate A-34. Look for the sign, “Service Animal/Pet Relief Area”. The North Terminal also has both pre-security and post-security locations. The pre-security Animal Relief Areas are located on grassy areas at each end of the Departures Level (Upper Level) curb. Exit the ticket lobby at either end exit doors and proceed to the designated grassy area. The other location is within the terminal, post-security across the concourse from Gate D-16. Look for the sign, “Service Animal Relief Area”. All locations provide plastic bags and a container for disposal of solid waste. If you require assistance, contact your airline to arrange for escort assistance to the animal relief areas. 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.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport maintains pet and service animal relief areas at both terminals. There are two Terminal 1-Lindbergh locations. Outside the secure area, the pet relief area is located outside Door 1 on the Baggage Claim Level. Follow the signs to your left. The area is fenced on three sides and has a woodchip base. There is another pet relief area available inside the secure area of Terminal 1. It’s 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 8 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: 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.
Belgrade: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
There is a grassy area outside of baggage claim.
Billings: Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)
Designated pet relief areas are located outside of the Terminal Building to the east and west.
Great Falls: Great Falls International Airport (GTF)
There is a grassy area outside the terminal on the east end (next to Horizon ticket counter).
Helena: Helena Regional Airport (HLN)
A Pet Relief Area is available near the Short Term Parking Lot east of the Terminal – the area is marked with a sign.
Kalispell: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)
There is a grassy area outside Door 2 (across road).
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 adjacent to the main door and is identified by signs. 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)
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) has a service animal relief area located in the secure area of the airport (post security), near Gate 4 on the ground level. The area is equipped with synthetic grass, a wash down hose and drainage to accommodate service animal needs. There is also a pet relief area on the public side of the airport located at the north end of the terminal building.
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 (RIAC)
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 1
There is a pet relief area pre-security outside at the arrivals area.
New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 2
There is a pet relief area pre-security outside at the arrivals area.
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 pre-security 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. From Baggage Claim, exit the terminal near the Travelers Aid desk. Cross the roadway and follow the red parking sign. The grassy area is to the right. From ticket counters, exit through Doorway F. Cross inner roadway to the center island. The area is to the right. Every Dog Has His Day at American Airlines JFK Terminal (Cats Welcome, Too)
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)
Pet relief areas are located at the ends (west and east) outside areas of the terminal in the natural landscape areas.
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)
Service animal and pet relief areas are located both pre- and post-security. The post-security pet relief area is located in the Concourse Connector, at the south end closest to gates C1/C2. The pet relief area – which includes artificial turf, a red fire hydrant, pet waste bags, sink and a bench – was designed for service animals but is open to anyone traveling through with their pet. Pre-security, find the area outside baggage claim at the north end of the terminal (lower 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
Redmond: Roberts Field (RDM)
There is a grass with gravel area east of the terminal entrance.
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)
Seven specially-designed Service Animal Relief Areas (“Pet Ports”) are located in every terminal. There are also animal relief areas located outside the airport on the Departing Flights 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: Inside the Terminals: Terminal A-West, near Gate A-16; Terminal A-East, near the bus stop at Gate A-1; Terminal B, near the B side of the A-B walkway; Terminal C, near the C side of the C-D walkway; Terminal D, near the D side of the C/D walkway; Terminal E, at Gate E-1; Terminal F, just beyond the security checkpoint.
On the Departures Flights 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; Adjacent to Terminal B bag claim along the Commercial Vehicle Roadway; Adjacent to 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. A service animal relief area is located in the Airside Terminal on Concourse D, next to the Post Office. This facility is indoors.
Warwick: T.F. Green International Airport
T.F. Green International Airport has a service animal relief area located past security in the north concourse. The area includes a wash-down stall with a water hose and synthetic grass to cover the flushing system. Specialized floor drains were installed beneath the grass. There’s also a sink area with cleaning supplies. There are also outdoor relief areas for service animals directly outside the front doors of the airport. Waste disposal bags and a grassy area are clearly marked for use.T.F. Green Airport Installs Service Animal Relief Area
Charleston: Charleston International Airport (CHS)
Charleston International Airport has two designated Animal (Pet) Relief Areas for service animals that accompany passengers. These 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)
Myrtle Beach International Airport has two pet relief areas. The first pet relief area is located outside of the far end doors in the Baggage Claim Area. The second pet relief area is located inside the airport terminal, on the departure level adjacent the entrance to Concourse B. Owners are asked to please clean up after their animals, using the waste disposal bags and receptacles provided.
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 B30 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 Concourse A; Baggage Claim/Ground Level – grassy area to right after exiting Concourse 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 at the far east and west ends of the parking garage. Dog Walk map
Dallas: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
There are three designated pet relief areas located inside security: Terminal B – B28; Terminal D – D18; Terminal E – E31. There are four designated areas for pet relief are located outside entry doors on the lower level: Terminal A – A8; Terminal C – C2, C39; Terminal D – D15, D29; Terminal E – E2.E38. If you plan on staying overnight at DFW or need overnight care for your pet while you are away Paradise 4 Paws is a premier pet resort for cats and dogs located outside security, near the Airport. Paradise 4 Paws is staffed for 24 hours, so pets can be picked up and dropped off any time, day or night.
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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 18×36 feet and is located outside the terminal on the east side of the Short Term parking lot across from the ticking doors. 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)
An outdoor Pet Relief Area is located on Level 1, near Ground Transportation Zone 4 and Red Garage.
Houston: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
George Bush Intercontinental provides four outdoor pet relief areas: Terminal A, west side near Hotel Shuttles and Parking Shuttles pick-up; Terminal B, south side near Limousines pick-up; Terminal D, southwest and southeast of terminal entrance; andTerminal E, northwest and northeast of terminal (shared with Terminal D).
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.
McAllen: McAllen International Airport (MFE)
McAllen International Airport has a Service Animal Relief Area (SARA), located post-security.
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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)
San Antonio International Airport (SAT) has two post security pet relief areas in each terminal’s concourse, near the gates. The pet relief area resembles a bathroom but has multiple drains on the floors, turf grass, an ornamental water hydrant, waste bags, and a sink for handlers to wash up afterward. The areas are specifically constructed to accommodate the needs of pets and their people. In addition, 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 two areas behind security designated for the same purpose on Concourse B and near Concourse C. Contact SLC Airport Operations at 1-801-647-5159 or an airline representative for escort to the pet relief areas located in the secure area.
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: Terminal A at two (2) locations, adjacent to Door 1 and Door 5 at either end of the overhang; Terminal B outside the doors opposite of the South Metrorail Station Entrance; and Terminal C across from the North Metrorail Station Entrance.
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. For service animals, there is a Service Animal Relief Area past the screening checkpoint. If you have a service animal, please ask an airline employee to escort you and your animal to the service relief area.
Bellingham: Bellingham International Airport (BLI)
There is a pet relief area at the southeast end of terminal, directly outside of the baggage claim.
Pasco: Tri-Cities Airport (PSC)
There is a grassy area north of terminal just outside baggage claim.
Seattle: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac Airport (SEA)
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. In additional 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.
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.
Yakima: Yakima Air Terminal (YKM)
Yakima Air Terminal has a designated pet relief area next to the cell phone lot. The area is prior to screening but owners and their pets can be escorted there once through security.
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.
Milwaukee: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
Pet relief areas are located outside the lower level at both ends of the terminal. Pet relief area map
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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