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Reader’s report: Pet relief area at Dallas’s Love Field Airport (DAL)

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to this post in July 2014 to note that DAL has had a massive overhaul in the past couple of years, and this info is out of date.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?]

Pet relief area at DAL (blurriness my fault for blowing up Cheri’s picture a bit)

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.


  • Stephanie

    Did you ever have any feed back about LoveField? That is where we will be flying into in December. When I went there over Labor Day (without my fur baby:( ) I noticed signs for a pet relief area right outside the baggage claim/ entrance area. I am not sure how close it is.

  • Lorraine Martinez

    I just discovered this map: , from the Dallas-Love Field Airport Guide, as well as this info from Dog-Friendly Travel:
    “Dallas Love Field has 3 Pet Relief areas: one near Valet Parking, one on lower level outside of Parking Garage between terminal and garages, and one behind security checkpoint which is for companion dogs. Thank you, Lanita L. Magee! ”
    I searched the Dallas-Love Field Airport Guide and found the above map, but so far have not located any references to a Pet Relief area “behind security checkpoint”. Will update if I find one.

  • Lorraine Martinez

    Yes, I’ve been there–it’s the BEST pet relief area I’ve ever seen! It’s fenced-in, double-gated, so you can let them run on the grass! It’s also pretty large, and has a bench to sit on! It’s not hard to get to, you have to go to the right when you exit the baggage area. Ask if you get confused. BTW, Love also has a great lounge area on a mezzanine just below the main floor, with many small private seating areas, so you can grab a comfortable chair and table and let the pups out again, on a leash. I had a long layover once, so got to really explore. Dallas Love has become my favorite hub if I have to connect with my Boyz!

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