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Traveling With Pets


Pet-friendly Areas (Pet Relief and More)

We know how important your pet is to you. DFW has created pet relief areas in each of the five terminals for traveling convenience. Need overnight care for your pet? Visit DFW's premier pet resort facility, Paradise 4 Paws.

Inside Security

These designated pet relief areas listed below are located inside security. Please note that for these locations you will not need to exit the terminal or re-enter through security. 

  • Terminal A - A29
  • Terminal B - B28
  • Terminal D - D18
  • Terminal E - E31

Outside Security

Designated areas for pet relief are located outside entry doors on the lower level. If your pet needs to step outside between flights, visit the designated area locations below. Please note that your boarding pass and appropriate ID will be required for re-entry into the Airport. Most TSA checkpoints open at 4:30 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. 

  • Terminal A - A8
  • Terminal C - C2, C39
  • Terminal D - D15, D29
  • Terminal E - E2, E38

Important Information

Pets are required to be on a leash at all times when visiting DFW Airport. Additionally, if you will be traveling from DFW with your pet, please keep the appropriate pet carrier on hand. Only pets with an accompanied ticketed passenger can use the designated areas. 

Law Enforcement Canines

Please respect the Law Enforcement Canines when traveling with your pets. Travelers must ensure their pet is in its required crate and/or on a leash. Contact between your pet(s) and Law Enforcement Canines are strictly prohibited.  Petting of Law Enforcement Canines is strictly prohibited. 

Paradise 4 Paws at DFW

Planning to stay overnight at DFW or need overnight care for your pet while you are away? Paradise 4 Paws is a premier pet resort for cats and dogs located outside security, near the Airport. Paradise 4 Paws is staffed for 24 hours, so pets can be picked up and dropped off any time, day or night. The lobby is open from 7a.m. to 7p.m. for walk-ins, tours, and general inquiries.

Services offered:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Doggie Daycare
  • Spa and Grooming
  • Veterinary Care
  • Dog Training
  • Massage Therapy
  • Boarding Lounge™
  • Airport Parking
  • A La Carte Services
  • Paradise Club
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