Pet and Service Animal Relief Areas

The MSP maintains pet and service animal relief areas at both terminals.

There are three Terminal 1 locations. Pre-security, the pet relief area is located outside Door 1A on the Baggage Claim Level. Follow the signs to your left. The area is fenced on three sides and has a woodchip base.

There are two other pet relief areas available inside the secure area of Terminal 1, located near the entrance to Concourse E in the Airport Mall and on the C/G Connector Bridge. 

At Terminal 2, travelers can use the grassy area just outside of Door 8 on Level 1 near baggage claim or the indoor pet relief area near Gate H11.

Passengers traveling with a service animal can request an escort from their airline or Travelers Assistance to the pet relief area.

Pet and Animal Policies

All non-service animals must be kept kenneled while in the airport's facilities.

Pet Boarding

Nearby pet boarding facilities are available through Now Boarding. Located on airport property, Now Boarding allows you to drop off your beloved pet(s), park at the facility and then take a complimentary shuttle ride to your terminal for your flight. When you return, Now Boarding will pick you up from the terminal and return you to your pet and vehicle - 24 hours a day! 

pet services now boarding

Now Boarding features:

  • Overnight boarding
  • Doggy day care 7 days a week
  • Spa treatments including grooming, massage, nail trims, pet therapy pool
  • Dog training services

You don't need to be an airline passenger to use their services, either. To learn more or to make a reservation, please visit their website at: or call 612-454-4850.