Airports that service more than 10,000 passengers per year are legally required to provide a pet relief area. These pet bathrooms are incredibly useful for our four-legged friends, especially during layovers or after a long flight. But not all pet restrooms are created equal. Some are large, others are small. Some are outdoor, some are indoor. Some are completely private areas behind a door, while some are smack dab in the middle of an open hallway. Here are the pet bathrooms we’ve encountered, and where, so you’ll know what to expect when flying.
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Airport Pet Service Areas
Details: No pet service area. Make sure to let your pup do their business before going through security!
City: Dallas, TX
- Terminal A – A29
- Terminal B – B28
- Terminal D – D18
- Terminal E – E31
- Terminal A – A8
- Terminal C – C2, C39
- Terminal D – D15, D29
- Terminal E – E2, E38
DFW is also home to Paradise 4 Paws, a premier pet resort for cats and dogs located outside security, near the Airport. The facility is open 24 hours a day, and includes pet boarding, veterinary care, doggy daycare, spa and grooming, and more.
Details: Dallas had a great pet service area! It was a large private room, with benches for humans, fake grass for dogs, and even kitty litter for feline travelers. We were able to sit down and rest while the dogs roamed around off leash. There were extra dog bowls, and a trash can and sink for easy clean up.
Details: No pet service area. You will have to exit the airport so your pup can do their business outside. Make sure to do so before going through security!
City: New York City
- The ARK at JFK, Bldg 78A on Airport; Cargo Area D
- Terminal 1 – Outside, Arrivals Area, East End
- Terminal 2 – Outside, Arrivals Area, West End
- Terminal 4 – Outside, Arrivals Area, East End
- Terminal 5 -Outdoor, Arrivals Area, North End
- Terminal 7 – Outside, Arrivals Area, West End
- Terminal 8 – Outside, Departures Area, Middle Island
- Terminal 2 – Near Gate C60
- Terminal 4 – Near Gate 31
- Terminal 5 – Gate 28
- Terminal 7 – Behind Hudson News near Gates 9 & 10
- Terminal 8 – Gate 38
Details: JFK has pet relief areas in each terminal. There are a whopping 11 pet relief areas, with 6 pre-security and 5 post-security, as well as The Ark, a 24 hour facility that provides pre- and post-travel animal care and veterinary services.
Here are photos of the pet relief area post-security in Terminal 4. It’s a private room, with a sink, poop bags, and a small area of fake grass. The area was big enough for one or two dogs at a time.
Here are photos of the pet relief area post-security in Terminal 8, right outside of Gate 38. It’s a private room, with a sink, poop bags, and a bench for humans to sit. The area was pretty small, and could fit 2-3 small dogs, or 1 large dog at a time.
- An open area west of the North (Dolphin) garage and near North Terminal (D), acroos from Door 5 on Level 1 Baggage Claim/Arrivals
- A fenced area west of the South Short Term Parking lot and Central Terminal (F) acroos from Door 15 on Level 1 Baggage Claim/Arrivals
- A fenced area south of the South (Flamingo) garage and near South Terminal (J), acroos from Door 28 on Level 1 Baggage Claim/Arrivals
- North Terminal (D) near gate D34
- Concourse F near gate F7
- Concourse G near gate G5
- Concourse J behind gate J3
Details: We visited the pet relief area in the North Terminal, post-security. It was a great pet service area, complete with poop bags, a trash can, pooper scooper, and a drain. It was a private room behind a closed door, where dogs could do their business either on fake grass or the floor. It didn’t smell great, but we were in and out in a flash.
|Inside the Terminals:||On the Departing Flights Road:||On the Arrivals side:|
|Terminal A-West, near Gate A-16||Between Terminals A-West and A-East;||Adjacent to Terminal A-East bag claim along the Arriving Flights road|
|Terminal A-East, near the bus stop at Gate A-1||Between Terminal B/C ticketing and the Airport Communications Center||Adjacent to Terminal B bag claim along the Commercial Vehicle Roadway|
|Terminal B, near the B side of the A-B walkway||After Terminal E||Adjacent to Terminal E bag claim along the Commercial Vehicle Roadway.|
|Terminal C, near the C side of the C-D walkway||After Terminal F|||
|Terminal D, near the D side of the C/D walkway
Terminal D, between D-3 and D-5
|Terminal E, at Gate E-1|||||
|Terminal F, just beyond the security checkpoint|||||
Details: The pet service areas are pet ports, that are open and located along corridors. Hopefully your pet doesn’t require privacy when doing their business! There are seven total inside the terminals, with 1 in each terminal. They have fake grass, a hydrant, and poop bags.