Reader Karen, returning to Indianapolis from a visit to Long Beach with Ezra, her Papillon, wrote to tell me about the pet relief area at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). I knew from the airport’s site that there are two official outdoor pet relief areas, “in the grassy areas of the North Garden and the South Garden.” Karen provided more information:
There is a nice pet relief area just outside baggage claim area no. 5 of the new terminal building. While it was labeled “Service Dog Relief Area”, we certainly did not hesitate to avail ourselves of it. The surface appeared to be mulch, as best as I could tell in the semi-darkness, and it was located directly outside of the terminal. That convenience was great on such a cold night. It seemed more than adequate to me.
I wonder if the information on the airport’s website is a little out of date, since the surface Karen encountered was mulch rather than grass. Given that Karen just visited the area in December 2010, I’d follow her directions!
Thank you, Karen! I’ve added this post to Dog Jaunt’s ongoing series of reviews of airport pet relief areas. To see others, visit Dog Jaunt’s handy guide to airport pet relief areas.