More are scheduled to open in 2019, but right now the Orlando International Airport offers just two pet relief areas. Both are on the second level of each terminal. The “A” side area is located at the far end of the building on the east side and to the right as you exit the building. The “B” side area is located at the far end of the building, on the west side and to the right as you exit the building. To access these areas, passengers must pass through baggage claim and re-enter through security to reach their Gate. You can also talk to the airline gate agent, who may be able to provide an escort so that your pet/service animal can use a designated relief area outside the public areas of the concourse.
Terminal Guide for Orlando International Pet Relief Areas
Despite being inconvenient for passengers who have already passed through security, the Orlando pet relief stations are easy to locate.
- To locate the “A” station, make your way to the Level 2 Baggage Claim area (closer to Gates 30-59 and Gates 70-99). Exit the building and turn to the right, then follow the curb until you reach the automobile turnaround.
- To locate the “B” station, make your way to the Level 2 Baggage Claim (closer to Gates 1-29 and Gates 100-129) exit the building and turn to the right. Follow the curb until you reach the automobile turnaround.
Orlando Airport Pet Relief Area Map
What to Expect from MCO Airport Pet Relief Stations
Though the Orlando airport has few pet-related resources, their two relief stations are very nice. One is a 1,300 square foot dog park featuring artificial turf, a bench, a trash can, a recycling bin, and waste baggies.
The Orlando Airport pet relief stations are similar in size and offered amenities. Both are entirely fenced, meaning you can let your furry friend off the leash. However, it is important to consider the comfort and safety of other animals utilizing the area, so use your discretion when deciding to, quite literally, unleash your friend.
However, as nice, quiet, and secluded as these pet relief areas might be, they create a tricky situation for passengers traveling with animals. If security lines are long—and they often are—you may be faced with a tough decision: Letting your pet out of its carrier or being late for your flight. Here’s the good news: It’s a problem that passengers and pets won’t have to deal with much longer. As part of the Orlando Airport pet policy , MCO is expected to open indoor, post-security pet relief areas beginning in 2019.