Though we pass through Atlanta fairly frequently (and who doesn’t?), I’ve never had a long enough layover to check out the pet relief areas, so I was very grateful to get reports and pictures from two Dog Jaunt readers.
According to the airport’s web site, ATL has two pet relief areas: “[A] 1,000-square-foot dog park is located in the Ground Transportation area on Terminal South outside of doors W1 and W2. The fully fenced-in park offers biodegradable bags along with flowers, grass, rocks, benches and two original pieces of art. An additional pet area is located on the lower level of Terminal North outside door LN2 to the right of the building.” Here’s a map of the main terminal, showing doors W1, W2 and LN2. As you’ll see, a pet relief area is referred to outside door LN2, but the one on the west end of the terminal (the one both Dog Jaunt readers visited, it turns out) isn’t mentioned.
Reader Jenny says, “To get there, exit the passenger terminal SOUTH baggage claim. Walk across the street to the new Ground Transportation Center (follow signs: Skytrain to Rental Car Center). The new pet relief area is directly left and slightly behind the Ground Transportation Center entrance. I almost missed it.” Sharon reports, “If you follow the signs for the car rental monorail which is in a separate building from the terminal the pet relief area is to the left. There were no other dogs there at the time, so Chester, our 11 pound Havanese, was able to run around off leash before getting on the plane.”
The area is indeed fenced, and contains benches, a poop bag dispenser, trash cans, and two enormous dog sculptures:
Here’s a close-up of the more distant sculpture, because a picture of a Havanese will always improve your day:
Thank you, Jenny and Sharon! 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.