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Traveling with Pets

If you're planning to take your pet along for the trip, be sure to check with your airline in advance to be sure pets are welcome aboard your flight and that you have the proper crate to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout the journey.

Pets packed and approved for travel are welcome at Detroit Metro Airport. Pets are not allowed to roam free inside the airport terminal, and violation of this rule may be subject to a citation and fine.

Service Animals

When making airline reservations, let your airline know if you plan to travel with your service animal. For specific information or requirements, please contact your airline.

Service Animal Relief Areas

Service Animal Relief Areas are available at each terminal.

McNamara Terminal

The McNamara Terminal has two Service Animal Relief Areas, with one located post-security adjacent to Gate A-34 and the other pre-security outside the International Arrivals area (Lower Level). 

Evans Terminal

The Evans Terminal has three Service Animal Relief Areas. One is located inside the terminal, post-security across from gate D16.  The others are outside the terminal, pre-security located at each end of the Departures Level (Upper Level) curb, in the grassy area.

All locations provide plastic bags and a container for disposal of solid waste. If you require assistance, contact your airline to arrange for escort assistance to the animal relief areas.

For information on security checkpoint screening of a pet, please visit