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Reader’s report: Pet relief area at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

My friend Jenny, whenever she sets off on a trip, kindly asks whether I have the info I need about the pet relief area for the airport she’ll be visiting — and this time, she was visiting Austin, TX. After drying my tears of gratitude, I told her that I had the information the airport provides on its site (“The dog walk is located outside the lower level, to the far, east end of the terminal past column numbered 6”). Are those directions accurate and useful? And what does the pet relief area look like? Here’s what she sent me:

“Your description is accurate. Just a few additional detailed notes:
  • The dog park is indeed at the end of the terminal just beyond column 6 which is clearly marked. If you’re coming out of the terminal take a right all the way down.
  • The grass was quite patchy as you can see from the photos and the drinking fountain worked just fine. I tested it :-)”

The famous Column 6, outside Baggage Claim on the lower level

The pet relief area, from a distance (see the red and green boxes?)

And up close (please note the water fountain on the left, being visited by a crow).

Thank you so much, dear Jenny. 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.