The next time you take your pet to the airport, you won’t have to worry about where they’re going to, well,"go."
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has opened several new "pet relief areas" at Reagan National and Dulles International airports. The areas are places where pets or service animals can go if they need a bathroom break.
The five relief areas at Dulles are fenced in, and have a fake fire hydrant on artificial grass. Three are located outside the main terminal, and two are inside the midfield concourses for the convenience of ticketed connecting passengers. The indoor locations also feature unique ventilation and flushing systems.
There are four pet relief areas at Reagan National Airport. They are all outdoors on natural grass, near the security side of Terminals A, B and C.
The new relief areas comply with recent federal requirements for airports to provide "service animal relief areas" for animals that accompany passengers.