John F. Kennedy International Airport
New York City’s largest airport is also home to the world’s first privately-owned terminal that exclusively caters to animals, aptly named The Ark.
The Ark offers facilities for animals of all stripes including sloths, cats, dogs, birds and horses. It boasts an on-site hospital, boarding facility and an equine and livestock export center outfitted with luxury stalls and high-end hay for horses and other livestock. Birds also have a 5,000-square foot space where they can reside temporarily.
Slated to open in early 2018, Paradise 4 Paws is an amenity-packed pet hotel inside The Ark. It will feature overnight accommodations, doggie daycare, massage therapy, grooming, dog obedience training, bone-shaped pools, separate wings for cats in addition to large and small dogs and webcam access in certain suites.
“The Ark is a state-of-the-art facility including veterinary and boarding services along with animal processing,” says Jim Steven, program director of JFK redevelopment. “It is one of the most modern animal facilities at an airport in the United States. It is capable of handling horses, dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, you name it.”
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