Sea-Tac Airport Service Animal Policies

Assistance animals are welcome to travel with passengers who have disabilities. Certain exemptions are provided to these animals, but some rules and restrictions still apply. To determine if your dog qualifies to be certified as a Psychiatric Service Dog and can be accepted as such for air travel, you can visit Pettable’s PSD service.

Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) Pet Relief Areas

Sea-Tac Airport pet policy includes allowances for 8 pet relief areas, including 4 outdoor animal relief areas, known as pet potties, and 4 indoor animal relief stations. Outside, these areas are found across from Door #02/Carousel 1, Door #26/Carousel 16, Door #33, and near the parking garage. Inside the airport and past security, you’ll find the additional relief stations the North Satellite, South Satellite, Concourse D, and Central Terminal.     

Per Sea-Tac Airport pet policy, your furry friend must stay in their carriers except when visiting an animal relief station or as directed by TSA or airport security. 

Sea-Tac Airport Pet Policy for Checked Pets and Cargo Facilities

If your pet is traveling as checked baggage, you’ll generally drop the pet off at the ticketing counter and pick the pet up at the airline’s excess baggage claim. But local airlines for Sea-Tac pet policies and checked bags may differ, so the airport recommends contacting your airline for exact guidance.  

The airport has a large cargo area that is expected to expand even further in future years. There are also onsite federal inspection services for Customs, USDA, US Fish & Wildlife, which makes this airport a popular destination for international pet travel and live animal shipping in general. With its moderate temperatures, Seattle is also a great travel location for animals that are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.  


Alaska Air Cargo
2600 S 165th St
SeaTac, WA 98158
(800) 225-2752 

Delta Airlines Cargo
18627 28th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98158
(800) 352-2746 

Southwest Airlines Cargo
16215 Air Cargo Rd
Seattle, WA 98158
(800) 533-1222 

United Airlines Cargo
2230 S 161st St #200
SeaTac, WA 98158
(206) 433-4221 

You can view these locations and other cargo facilities on this airport cargo map 

More Sea-Tac Airport Pet Policies

Sea-Tac is among the most pet-friendly airports in the U.S. It’s also underrated. While bigger airports may boast about having more pet relief stations, the design of the airport and the placement of these animal relief areas makes them easy to use for most travelers. What really impresses, however, are the Sea-Tac pet policy information services including animal relief areas, airlines, and cargo facilities. The location, general information, and photos provided by Sea-Tac make for easy trip planning, no matter how your pet is traveling.   

We could nitpick and suggest that Sea-Tac look for places on the A, B, and C concourses, but with a Central Terminal location and convenient interterminal train, you should never be more than a few minutes from one option or another. Maybe the next airport renovation will bring with it even more relief areas.  

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