Grand Rapids Airport Opens New Bathroom for Pets

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Gerald R. Ford International Airport has reopened its pet bathroom after being completely secured with a fake fire hydrant.

Ford Airport officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 16 that the new, $100,000 pet aid area is open for use.

The new bathroom is the only pet-friendly area after security screening and is located at the beginning of Concourse A, the south concourse of the airport that was recently expanded and lengthened. As part of a $500 million plan to accommodate passenger growth.

Related: See inside Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s newly expanded $110M Concourse A

Before security screening, there is a pet aid area outside the west wing of the terminal building near the drop-off lane.

“We understand that travel companions come in all shapes and sizes, and our commitment to providing smooth and comfortable travel extends to our furry friends,” said Torey Richardson, president and CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. “

“This new space further elevates the guest experience, ensuring that all passengers, including their animal companions, feel welcome and cared for during their journey through the airport.”

The new pet bathroom features a floor-level water fountain, hand washing station, trash can and an automatic flushing system to ensure cleanliness throughout the day.

The bathroom also features K9Grass, an artificial turf with a drainage system, and a fake red fire hydrant on top.

People can know more about other facilities by visiting Ford Airport. www.grr.org/amenities.

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