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TPA adds service animal relief areas to the growing list of completed amenity projects


Finding a convenient and comfortable spot for traveling pups to do their business can be stressful for passengers on the move.

Not any more.

Earlier this month, Tampa International Airport debuted new (and long-awaited) service animal relief areas at the airsides and Main Terminal. Each pet relief area is complete with lush synthetic grass, a reassuring red fire hydrant, waste disposal bags/bins and even a drinking sink.

Each airside area is located in an enclosed space located on the gate level, meaning passengers won't need to go too far to get some relief for their pets. The four Main Terminal pet relief areas are located just outside the building on the baggage level, providing easy pre-security access for passengers and visitors with service animals.

These pet relief areas join the list of convenient amenities added to the Airport this year including water bottle filling stations and mother's nursing rooms.