The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has five pet relief areas. Four are located outdoors and before security, while one is available in a secured section of the airport. Each Terminal has a pre-security area on the arrivals level. In 2017, the airport also completed a secured pet relief area in concourses A and B in Terminal 1. At the time of this announcement, two other designs—one in Terminal 2 and the other in Terminal 4—were also in the works to open as early as 2018 as part of the airport pet policy.
Accessing the Fort Lauderdale International Airport Pet Relief Stations
Each of the Fort Lauderdale Airport’s four terminals has its own pet relief area. Most are concentrated around the Palm Parking Garage, but Terminal 1 is slightly removed. See below for tips on accessing these areas.
- To access the post-security Terminal 1 pet relief area, enter through the Upper Level security and walk toward the A concourse. The relief station will be on your left, next to the bathroom and just before Gate A3.
- To access the pre-security Terminal 1 pet relief area, exit through the baggage claim area. The station will be toward the center of the curb.
- To access the Terminal 2 pet relief area, exit through the baggage claim area. The station will be toward the center of the curb and close to the Palm Parking Garage.
- To access the Terminal 3 pet relief area, exit through the arrivals baggage claim area. The station is across the street from the Palm Parking Garage.
- To access the Terminal 4 pet relief area, exit through the baggage claim in the arrivals terminal.
FLL Airport Pet Relief Area Map
What to Expect from Fort Lauderdale’s Pet Relief Areas
The Fort Lauderdale Airport pet relief areas are well-kept and relatively convenient. The outdoor areas are large, grassy areas contained by a latched fence. Most are outside of the Palm Garage, allowing both arriving and departing passengers to quickly reach a designated relief area.
Terminal 1 is the most animal-friendly, as passengers have both pre- and post-security options. Unfortunately, those traveling through other Terminals cannot access the post-security Terminal 1 area. This means, if your dog needs to use the bathroom, you will need to re-enter through security.
The indoor Fort Lauderdale Airport pet relief area is very new—the airport’s website does not mention it in its list of stations. However, its location—within Terminal 1 between the concourses—is very convenient for both departing and arriving flights.
When it comes down to it, the Fort Lauderdale Airport pet relief areas could be a lot worse. Though inconvenient for passengers rushing to their flights, the outdoor areas are well-maintained and spacious, providing room for your pup to run around and stretch his legs.