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Pet relief area at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)

Chloe and I flew in to Manchester, NH last Friday, and were totally charmed by this small airport. I was charmed, too, to find that the terminal map on the airport’s web site includes the pet relief area. As the map indicates, it’s located alongside the terminal. When you arrive at MHT, descend one level to the first floor and locate Baggage Carousel 5. Exit the terminal by the door across from Carousel 5 (another landmark is a metal sculpture of a giraffe), and turn right. You’ll see this sign:

Turn right, and you’ll find the pet relief area against the north side of the terminal:

It’s a large, semi-fenced area lined in soft mulch. Poop bags are provided. There are several signs imploring you not to let your dog eliminate on the landscaped area just to the north of the turn-off for the pet relief area, and Chloe doesn’t mind mulch, so I wasn’t tempted to disobey. If, however, your dog really requires grass, walk north around the landscaped area (that is, when you exit the terminal, turn right and walk past the landscaped area), then turn right again. Behind the landscaped area, there’s a strip of unimproved grass — as you can see from this picture, it’s directly behind the official pet relief area:

The off-limits landscaped area is to the left of this picture, behind the berm. I'm standing in the official pet relief area. The grass you see is fair game, in my opinion, as long as you pick up after your dog.

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.

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