These Are The 10 Best U.S. Airports For Pets

If you’re traveling with your furry family members, there are actually a few U.S. airports that are more pet-friendly than others.

A new study by travel site Upgraded Points has revealed the 10 best airports for pets across America. The study took into account factors like the number of animal relief areas in every terminal (F.Y.I., these are mandatory in airports servicing 10,000 passengers or more), real grass, water fountains, and running space. The survey awarded extra points to airports with onsite boarding or daycare facilities for pooches.

Scores for airports ranged from zero to a perfect 10. The airports that received scores of zero typically had nothing but a rocky or graveled area for pets to relieve themselves before security, while airports that scored high had plenty of pet amenities.

Here are the rankings:

10. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) – 6.75
9. Denver International Airport (DEN) – 7
8. Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) – 7.25
7. Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) – 7.5
6. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) – 7.75
5. Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP) – 8.25
4. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 8.5
3. Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) – 9
2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – 9.5
1. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – 10

Keep these awesome airports in mind the next time you plan on flying with a four-legged pal!