Salt Lake City 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.

Salt Lake City Airport Pet Relief Areas

You can find three pet relief areas outside security, two near the parking garage across from Terminals 1 and 2, and another located between Terminal 2 and the International Terminal. There are also two relief areas inside security. These can be found outside Gate B13 and outside Gate E1 on the airport terminal map. Talk to an airline representative for an escort to these relief stations.

The SLC Airport pet policy says that pets must stay in their carriers when inside the airport except when going through airport screening and directed to do so by TSA security. Other animals are exempt from this pet carrier requirement including therapy dogs, service animals, and law enforcement animals. However, any pet or animal may use the airport’s relief stations both before and after security.

SLC Airport Pet Shipping and Air Cargo Locations

For passengers traveling with checked pets, the ticketing counter and excess bag claim will serve as your drop-off and pickup points. For pets traveling as cargo, however, you’ll need to visit the airline’s air cargo facility. Fortunately, there is a clear sign on Terminal Drive indicating the turnoff to 3700 West and the airport cargo facilities. Here is the contact information for each of the major airlines operating at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Delta Air Cargo
3624 W 510 N
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(800) 352-2746

Alaska Air Cargo
3619 W 510 N\
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(800) 225-2752

United Air Cargo
3619 W 510 N
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 575-2324

Air General Cargo
3619 W 510 N
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 575-2324

SLC Airport Pet Policies and Airport Growth

Salt Lake City International Airport is one of the fastest growing in the country. It set records for passenger growth two years in a row, while some analysts suggest that the airport renovation and expansion may be insufficient to meet demand in as little as five years after it’s completed.

What this means for people traveling with pets is that ongoing construction at the airport may complicate your travel plans, but eventually this airport expansion is going to mean additional pet relief areas for airline passengers.

In the meantime, the increased demand is unlikely to create long lines at the animal relief stations. Pet Salt Lake City Airport pet policy, additional airline and airport staff will help ensure someone is readily available to escort you and your pet outside to an animal relief area. If not you can call 801-647-5159 for assistance.

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