November 21, 2016
Jacksonville International Airport has joined the growing list of airports around the country with an indoor relief area for service animals and pets.
The new pet relief area that is being used by dogs making their way through the airport is between Concourses A and C, beyond the security checkpoint, according to JIA’s website.
The area includes a faux front porch for owners and space for multiple leashed dogs to relieve themselves before or after they travel.
The area has artificial turf and a flushing system along with an air handler to keep odors away. An imitation red fire hydrant is in the middle of the area.
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority partnered with the Southeastern Guide Dog Association to come up with the design, according to JIA’s website.