Mars Petcare Airport Certification

Mars Petcare launches new Airport Certification through its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program, naming Nashville International Airport as the first to attain the new pet-friendly designation. The new Airport Certification aims to accommodate the growing desire from pet parents to travel with their dogs and cats, and encourage other airports to make the travel experience more welcoming to both people and their pets.

As the first airport to obtain the new pet-friendly designation, Nashville International Airport has prioritized the safety and ease of traveling with pets and service animals, installing a variety of pet-friendly amenities before and after the security checkpoint. New features include:

  • A dedicated Dog Park, located in the Plaza on the fifth floor of Terminal Garage 1 to provide much-needed outdoor green space to traveling pets and pet parents complete with a hydration station and waste stations
  • Two curbside relief areas at the North and South terminals, each equipped with a hydration station and waste station
  • An indoor relief area located in Concourse D post-security, also equipped with a hydration station and waste station
  • Enhanced visual way-finding signage throughout the airport to make locating pet-friendly amenities easier for travelers
  • Celebration of pet ownership throughout the airport, with two custom pet-themed murals in the North and South terminals where travelers can stop and snap a photo with their pets to document their trip

With these new spaces installed, pet parents will have options before and after the security checkpoint ensuring a more comfortable airport experience for travelers and their pets and service animals.