Something caught my eye as Don and I were walking through Washington Dulles International Airport the other day.

A very interesting sign.

The sign marked the location of one of the airport’s service animal relief areas. While most of the Dulles locations are outside the Main Terminal, two are inside the midfield concourses for the convenience of ticketed connecting passengers.

 The typical layout of each pet relief area at Dulles includes a mockup of a fire hydrant placed on artificial “K-9 grass” in a fenced-in area. The grass was developed to be paw-friendly and easy to maintain. 

The indoor locations have unique ventilation and flushing/drainage systems. The areas also include supplies for disposal of pet waste.

What a wonderful thing.