Airport Pet Terminals Exist, So Now Your Furry BFF Can Travel Worry-Free

by Ike Obudulu Last updated on February 23rd, 2017,

John F. Kennedy Airport in New York is getting a brand-new terminal for animals. The ARK at JFK is going to be a beautiful facility for animals of all kinds — from baby pups to big horses. It’s going to be 178,000 square feet on 14.4 acres. The facility will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for your pets at all times — before and after flights.

the ark at jfk


It’s going to have a bunch of crates and living spaces for these animals to hang out in, as well as ample room for larger animals.

Horses will have a space for quarantine after international travel, and they’re helpful for understanding travel laws with animals.

It will also have a crazy spa space where animals can chill. The spa will have things like grooming, massage therapy and bone-shaped pools. Animal pals can get “pawdicures with colored nail pawlish.”

ark at jfk

The Ark

There’s a “top dog suite” where dogs can sleep in big beds, watch TV and talk to their owners via webcams.

And don’t worry: They’ll have framed photos of their owners so they never forget who locked them into this facility away from home overnight.

The ARK at JFK is a $65 million project that is supposed to be finished later this year.

ark at jfk


It all sounds great except for, uh… hold up one second: The dog gets a human-sized bed and I’m just supposed to curl up on a pleather chair and stick it out?

I mean, OK, if you’ve ever flown through John F. Kennedy airport — and you’ve also been to any other airport — you know it sucks.

New York airports are notoriously terrible. It’s one thing Trump and me actually agreed on.

The ARK is a private project, so I can’t be that mad, but honestly? What the heck?


Ike Obudulu

Ike Obudulu

Versatile Certified Fraud Examiner, Chartered Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor with an MBA in Finance And Investments who has both worked for and consulted with some of the world's largest companies on main street and wall street in over 20 countries, Ike brings his extensive reporting and investigations experience to bear on his role as Chief Editor.

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