Dog Jaunt's new pet travel book is now out! Buy it, or learn more about it here. And please review it on Amazon!

Pet relief area at Tampa International Airport (TPA)

According to the TPA website, “the relief areas for pets/service animals at the landside building are located in the ‘grassy areas’ across the vehicle drives of the arrival (baggage claim) and departure (ticketing) areas.” And indeed, when you leave the terminal, you will find walkways that lead you across the airport roadway to patches of grass.

Tampa's just coming out of a drought (6/1/12), so all the grassy bits are brown in this picture

This is one of your options, across from the exit doors near baggage claim Carousel 7. There are others across from the other exits. Bring your own poop bags, since none are provided — there are trash cans near the entrance to the parking garage, and on the side of the roadway I was standing on when I took this picture.

This post is part of an ongoing series of reviews of airport pet relief areas we’ve visited. To see others, visit Dog Jaunt’s handy guide to airport pet relief areas.


  • Poppy DeRanch

    I like St. Louis and San Jose because the grassy areas are nice and easy pee spots. Also getting in and out TSA in both those places isn’t too bad. Some TSA’s are a bit challenging. Especially when there are only minutes between flights. What would be nice if they create areas that we don’t have to go outside TSA. Smokers have it. It’d be nice for dogs too.

  • Hi, Poppy! Thanks for your comment, and for your notes about St. Louis and San Jose. I agree that airside pet relief areas are ideal — I’ve encountered a couple of them (at Seattle and Dulles), and was thrilled to death by how convenient they were.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.