The Nation’s First Airport Dog Bathroom Opens

When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go, and that’s no different whether you’re a man, or man’s best friend. Now dogs have been given their own special place to do their business thanks to the creation of a “Pet Relief” station at San Diego International Airport.

The recently opened airport pet bathroom is the only one of its kind in the nation. The 75 square foot room includes fake grass to create the illusion of being outdoors and a bright red fire hydrant which gives dogs something to aim at. The pet potty also offers complimentary plastic baggies and hand washing stations for the animals’ owners.San Diego’s airport actually boasts four other doggie bathrooms, however, they’re all located outside, which means passengers have to leave the terminal (and the secure zone of the airport) in order to give their pets some relief. Conversely, the new bathroom is located right alongside the men’s and women’s restrooms.

This is just the latest in a long line of airport amenities designed to make travel more comfortable for pets. Earlier this year, Chicago O’Hare opened a first class lounge to pamper pooches, Virgin Australia started offering frequent flier points to furry fliers, and several countries started issuing passports to make international travel easier on four legged family members.

Would you like to see more pet potties pop up at airports?