airport pet relief areas

Air-side pooch potties


When the new billion-dollar expanded terminal at San Diego International Airport opens to the public — it will have 10 new gates, $6 million of new art, a USO center, new concessions and an indoor pet-relief area that has been getting some national attention.

The airport has set aside about a 75-square-foot space and decorated it with a fake hydrant and fake turf, baggies for clean-up and a hand-washing station for pet owners.

It’s a great amenity for those traveling with their pets, but it is not the first indoor pet relief station in the country.

Here’s a list of just some of the other US airports that already offer indoor pet-relief stations:

Dulles International Airport

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Know of more? Let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

Resources for traveling with your pet

Do you travel with your pooch?

If you take your dog to the airport, it’s good to know where the pet rest areas are located.

The folks at recently dropped me a note to let me know that they’ve updated their list of airline pet policies and the database listing the location of pet relief areas at airports.

And, just in time for summer, they’ve also updated the list of beaches that welcome dogs.


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