Reader Cheri, traveling with pups Lexie and Madison (a 5 lb. Maltese and a 7 lb. Yorkie, respectively), wrote to tell me that not all Dallas airports have heinous pet relief areas (I had posted an outraged report about the ones I found at DFW’s Terminal D). Dallas’s Love Field Airport has “a great pet relief area,” Cheri tells me, and it’s easy to find, too: “Exit the last baggage claim door, turn right, and you can’t miss it.”
DAL now has two terminals (Terminal 1 for Continental and Delta, and Terminal 2 for Southwest). Given that there’s a white cylindrical structure in the background of Cheri’s picture, I believe that she exited the baggage claim area in Terminal 2, and turned right. [I’m returning to this post in July 2014 to note that DAL has had a massive overhaul in the past couple of years, and this info is out of date. If your travels take you to Love Field, would you send an updated report?]
It has the features I look for in a pet relief area — “fenced, gated, trees, a bench, lots of grass, poop bags and waste can” (a water source is also nice, but I’m not going to throw a hissy fit over its absence here) — and Cheri found it “[p]erfect for traveling dogs.”
Thank you, Cheri, for your report — the picture and information are so useful to other travelers with dogs! 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.