For $125 a night, your pet can stay at this airport hotel.
Updated: August 8, 2017
JFK has gone to the dogs.
At JFK airport, there’s a 178,000-square-foot terminal devoted just to animals. While it’s only partially opened now, ARK currently houses a veterinary hospital, an aviary, stalls for horses and livestock, and a pet oasis with staff groomers. Planes can taxi right close to ARK and drop off the animals they are carrying. Rates start at $125 for cats and dogs, but horses pay extra: $350 for up to 12 hours.
“Transporting live cargo by plane can be a complex and stressful process for owners and animals alike,” says John Cuticelli, Jr., the founder and Chairman of ARK Development. “Our goal is to create a more efficient and safe process by reducing the need for additional travel and offering trained animal care staff immediately pre- and post-flight.”
Phase 1 of the project — which includes the pet oasis and stalls for horses — was completed in February. Phase 2 — which includes the aviary — was completed in June.
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