Tag Archives: relief areas

Detroit’s new dog loo

The Detroit Metropolitan Airport has just invested $75,000 for a dog loo primarily to support service dogs traveling with their owners.

ervice dogs Jello, right, and Cricket sniff around the new Service Animal Relief Area at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Mandi Wright)

Service dogs Jello, right, and Cricket sniff around the new Service Animal Relief Area at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Mandi Wright)

Most dogs in airports are certified service dogs but this facility will also help passengers who are flying with their dogs on holiday or to events like dog shows.  Small dogs can fly in the cabin of most US airlines providing they meet size restrictions.

For other blogs about dogs, relief areas and airports read these postings:

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Pet relief areas in US airports

In 2009, the US Government passed legislation requiring service animals that are flying to have indoor and outdoor relief facilities.

Here’s what the facility at Maui’s Kahului Airport looks like:

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Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand