There's nothing like the feeling of needing to visit the restroom prior to a long flight but finding the airport distinctly lacking in suitable facilities. While us humans seldom have to worry about such an issue, our pets are a different matter; beloved cats and dogs are often expected to hold it all in, do their business in the middle of a busy terminal, or be escorted outside and then back through security. However, pets traveling through JFK Airport are in for a treat the next time they fly, as the clever bods in operations may have just hit upon a genius idea.
Introducing the Pet Relief Area, a designated corner that caters for your furry friends' number ones and twos. The pets' potty, which has been created within Terminal 4, is designed to be cleaned regularly, and features pet waste bags for afterwards, as well as realistic waterproof turf and a red fire hydrant so that pampered pooches and felines feel at home.
So far, the pets' restroom has garnered positive reviews: "It's great for them to have a place to go," says dog parent Tracy Schneider. "You don't have to worry as much when you travel with them."
"We had some privacy, and he did his job. He wasn't afraid here," agreed cat parent Aliyah Sharifullin.
JFK Vice President of Operations Susana Cunha said: "When the urge comes, [animals] are going to go, so we wanted to have somewhere for them to go."
We think that this pets' potty is a wonderful idea, and look forward to seeing similar projects installed in other airports across the country. What's the most novel idea you've come across while traveling with your furry friend?