The ARK at JFK, A Luxury Animal Care Terminal At The Busiest Airport In New York City

Dog Pool

Construction on The ARK at JFK, a world class privately owned animal care terminal, is currently underway at John F. Kennedy Airport. Developed by Racebrook Capital, the project will live in Cargo Hold 78 at , a 178,000-square-foot building with 14.4 acres of surrounding land, that has been vacant since 2004. Artist renderings depict an indoor doggie pool with a grassy area, an overnight small animal resort provided by Paradise 4 Paws, a generously sized equestrian stable and a working livestock arena. The project is set to be completed in early 2016.

Under a 30-year lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The ARK at JFK has been conceived as the world’s only privately owned animal terminal and USDA-approved, full-service, 24-hour, airport quarantine facility for import and export of horses, pets, birds and livestock. …In addition, Paradise 4 Paws will bring award-¬≠winning service in the form of a 20,000 square foot pet resort with overnight accommodations for cats and dogs, dog daycare, grooming training, and airport parking.

Equestrian Stable

Livestock Arena

Horse Walk


images via The ARK at JFK

via CNN

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