New York’s JFK Airport recently opened a 70 square foot pet bathroom in Terminal 4. The single-stall facilities feature green turf, a fire hydrant, and hose to wash down the area. Plastic doggie bags are also provided. The area is open to guide dogs, service dogs, emotional support animals, and a variety of other pets.
While this may seem a bit over the top, it’s actually a federal regulation. The law requires all airports servicing more than 10,000 passengers annually to install a pet relief area in every terminal by August of this year. Airports around the US, including Chicago’s O’Hare International, Seattle-Tacoma International, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental, and Washington DC’S Reagan National, have already implemented pet relief areas.