Airport Pet Service Areas Around the World

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.

FYI: This post is consistently updated with new information and photos. Have you visited an airport pet bathroom not listed here? Send us the deets!

Airport Pet Service Areas

Berlin Tegel Airport

City: Berlin 
Country: Germany
Details: No pet service area. Make sure to let your pup do their business before going through security!

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

City: Dallas, TX 
Country: USA
Pet Relief Area Locations:

Inside security:

  • Terminal A – A29
  • Terminal B – B28
  • Terminal D – D18
  • Terminal E – E31
Outside security:

  • 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. 

Pet Service Areas Around the World

Pet Service Areas Around the World

Düsseldorf Airport

City: Düsseldorf 
Country: Germany
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!

Airport Pet Service Areas Around the World

JFK – John F. Kennedy International Airport

City: New York City
Country: USA
Pet Relief Area Locations: 

Pre-security:

  • 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
Post-security:

    • 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. 

Airport Pet Service Areas Around the World

Airport Pet Service Areas Around the World

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. 

Airport Pet Service Areas Around the World

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

City: Los Angeles
Country: USA
Pet Relief Area Locations: 

Terminal 1

Pre-Security Pet Relief: A designated area located outside between Airline Terminals T1 and T2.
Post-Security Pet Relief: Areas is located in a room near Gate 13 behind California Pizza Kitchen.

Terminal 2

Pre-Security Animal Relief: A designated area located outside between Terminals 1 and 2.
Post-Security Animal Relief: Areas is located in a room near Gate 21.

Terminal 3 

Pre-Security Animal Relief: A designated area located outside between Terminals 1 and 2.
Post-Security Animal Relief: Areas is located in the outdoor atrium.

Terminal 4

Pre-Security Animal Relief: A room located near the entrance to the bridge to Terminal 4 and also, an area between Parking Structures P5 and P6.

Terminal 5

Pre-Security Animal Relief: Areas located outside between Parking Structures P-5 and P-6.
Post-Security Animal Relief: Areas is located in a room near Gate 52B.

Terminal 6 

Pre-Security Animal Relief: Areas located outside between Parking Structures P-5 and P-6.
Post-Security Animal Relief: Area is located in the outdoor atrium, by the bathrooms near Gate 62.

Terminal 7

Pre-Security Animal Relief: An area located outside next to Terminal 8.
Post-Security Animal Relief: Areas is located in a room between Gate 73 and Gate 75B near Wolfgang Puck Express.

Terminal 8

Pre-Security Animal Relief: An area located outside next to Terminal 8.

Details: Los Angeles International Airport has a whopping 14 pet relief stations. They offer both indoor and outdoor service areas, as well as locations that are pre and post security. 

It’s the law that airports servicing more than 10,000 passengers per year must provide a pet relief area. Here are the airport pet service areas we’ve encountered so you’ll know what to expect when flying. It’s the law that airports servicing more than 10,000 passengers per year must provide a pet relief area. Here are the airport pet service areas we’ve encountered so you’ll know what to expect when flying.

 

Miami International Airport

City: Miami
Country: USA
Pet Relief Area Locations: 

Pre-security:

  • 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
Post-security:

  • 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. 

Airport Pet Service Areas Around the WorldAirport Pet Service Areas Around the World

Philadelphia International Airport

City: Philadelphia
Country: USA
Pet Relief Area Locations:

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. 

Airport Pet Service Areas Around the World

RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG)

City: Rio de Janeiro
Country: Brazil
Pet Relief Area Locations: Baggage Claim
Details: The Rio Galeão Airport pet relief station is bare bones. It’s a semi-private station located in the baggage claim area. There’s only a trash can, and a small elevated platform with pee pads on it. 

Airport Pet Service Areas Around the World

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

City: San Francisco
Country: USA
Pet Relief Area Locations:

  • Terminal 1, Courtyard 2, Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level
  • Terminal 1, Post-Security Boarding Area C, Near Gate 43
  • Terminal 1, Post-Security Boarding Area B
  • Terminal 2, Courtyard 3, Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level
  • Terminal 2, Boarding Area D, Post Security 
  • Terminal 3, Courtyard 4, Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level
  • Terminal 3, Post-Security Boarding Area F at the entrance to Gates 80-90
  • International Terminal, A side, Post-security

Details: San Francisco International Airpot (SFO) has both indoor and outdoor pet relief stations. We visited one in Terminal 1, that had sinks, and an interesting bright pink fake grass surface for peeing on. 

Which airport is your favorite to pass through with your pet? Let us know in the comments!

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It’s the law that airports that service more than 10,000 passengers per year must provide a pet relief area. Here are the airport pet service areas we’ve encountered, and where, so you’ll know what to expect when flying.
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