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Travel Information for Clifton, NJ Pet Cancer Care Patients & Visitors

PetCure Oncology in Clifton, New Jersey is proud to welcome pet families from around the country to the New York City area for pet oncology services. We understand how stressful traveling with a sick pet can be. And while each treatment plan is different, most pet families traveling from out-of-town will be away from home for three to four days while their dog or cat undergoes pet cancer treatment.

To that end, if you and your pet are planning a visit to PetCure Oncology in the Clifton, New Jersey area for pet cancer treatment, we’d like to offer some helpful resources to make your visit and stay as stress-free as possible.

From nearby pet-friendly accommodations to tips for keeping your cat or dog safe and comfortable while traveling, we’ve got you covered. Plus, we’ll introduce you to some of the area’s favorite spots near the clinic where you can grab a bite to eat or take a break from your day. Let us help make your stay in the Clifton, New Jersey area as stress-free as possible! We hope that the following travel information will help you in your trip planning.

Areas We Serve

PetCure Oncology in Clifton, New Jersey serves pet families from northern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, New York City and Connecticut who are traveling to undergo pet cancer treatment. The following are just a few of the communities we serve along with distances and travel times to our PetCure Oncology facility.

If you’re visiting PetCure Oncology by car, it’s an easy drive from the following areas:

From the North, areas include:

  • Albany, NY – 138 miles / 2 hours 14-minute drive
  • Newburgh, NY – 61 miles / 1-hour14-minute drive
  • Poughkeepsie, NY – 80 miles / 1 hour 45-minute drive
  • Schenectady, NY- 150 miles / 2 hours 30-minute drive
  • Yorktown Heights, NY- 50 miles / 1 hour 10-minute drive

From the West, areas include:

  • Allentown, PA – 90 miles / 1 hour 45-minute drive
  • Philadelphia, PA – 96 miles / 2 hour drive
  • Stroudsburg, PA – 64 miles / 1 hour 10-minute drive
  • Trenton, NJ – 69 miles / 1 hour 30-minute drive

From the South, areas include:

  • Edison, NJ – 33 miles / 1 hour drive
  • Lakewood, NJ – 70 miles / 1 hour 30-minute drive
  • New York City, NY- 19 miles / 1 hour drive
  • Toms River, NJ – 75 miles / 1 hour 25-minute drive

From the East, areas include:

  • Brooklyn, NY – 23 miles / 1 hour 30-minute drive
  • Long Island, NY – 65 miles / 1 hour 50-minute drive
  • Montauk, NY – 132 miles / 3 hours 15-minute drive
  • New Haven, CT – 93 miles / 2 hour drive
  • Stamford, CT – 53 miles / 1 hour 25-minute drive

Public Transportation from New York City
If you’re traveling from the New York City/Manhattan area, PetCure Oncology in Clifton is about a one-hour commute from Penn Station. From the New Jersey Transit train, you can expect to walk about 15-20 minutes between train and bus stops. Public transit routes can be easily accessed on Google.

Before traveling, consider your pet’s comfort and ability to walk as well as the ability to ascend stairs – such as those found on buses and trains. If you do not own a vehicle, you may also consider taking popular ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft. Plan ahead and ensure the vehicle you are taking allows animals.

Uber’s guidelines for riding with a pet
Lyft’s guidelines for riding with a pet

Airports Near Clifton, NJ

Traveling can be difficult enough without having to worry about your pet’s health. If you’re traveling with a pet cancer patient from out-of-state, the commercial airport closest to the Clifton, New Jersey area is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to the south. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is slightly farther and to the east of Clifton. You’ll find that both Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia Airports are both modern facilities with dining areas, rest areas and animal relief areas where your cat or dog can stretch their legs and relieve themselves before or after a flight. Rest assured that your furry family member will be accommodated during travel.

International airports closest to Clifton, New Jersey:

Newark Liberty International Airport
3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114
Airport Code: EWR
20 miles from PetCure Oncology in Clifton, NJ

LaGuardia Airport
Queens, NY 11371
Airport Code: LGA
25 miles from PetCure Oncology in Clifton, NJ

Where to Stay & Eat Near Clifton, NJ

For pet families visiting from out of town, there are a number of lodging accommodations that are pet-friendly in the Clifton, New Jersey area. The area offers a variety of hotels that cater to dogs and cats, including those that offer special amenities such as dog parks and pet-friendly dining options. There are also a number of pet-friendly homes and apartments that can be found in the area using Airbnb or VRBO. We compiled the following list of accommodations in the area that are pet-friendly. As always, be sure to call ahead to ensure that each venue can accommodate your pet family and individual situation. We want you and your pet to find a comfortable and convenient place to stay while receiving treatment in the Clifton area. According to BringFido.com, the following hotels offer pet-friendly accommodations. Many of these hotels are minutes from PetCure Oncology in Clifton.

Pet-Friendly Hotels Near Clifton, NJ

Budget-Friendly (Less than $150/per night)

La Quinta by Wyndham Clifton Rutherford
265 NJ-3 E, Clifton, NJ 07014
(973) 778-6500
5.5 miles from PetCure Clifton

Red Roof Inn Fairfield
286 US-46, Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 227-4333
10.2 miles from PetCure Oncology Clifton

Mid-Range ($150-$250/per night)

Home2 Suites by Hilton Wayne
350 US-46, Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 305-8844
6.6 miles from PetCure Oncology Clifton

Clifton, NJ Airbnb Rental
Property locations and distances vary

Luxury (More than $250/night)

  • VRBO Rentals – VRBO has a pet filter so you can search for properties that allow pets on the premises. It’s still a good idea to contact the host to let them know about the type of pet you’re traveling with and why you’re traveling in the area.
  • Airbnb – Note that Airbnb does not have a filter to find pet-friendly locations. You’ll have to look at individual listings to see the property’s pet policy. Also, Airbnb strongly encourages guests to contact the property owner before booking to ensure that they are comfortable with your situation.
  • Distances to/from PetCure Oncology in Clifton will vary. You can easily map out the distance using Google Maps.
    • Starting Point: Enter the address of your lodging accommodations
    • Destination: Enter PetCure Oncology Clifton
    • Google Maps will calculate the distance and travel times

Pet-Friendly Restaurants Near Clifton, New Jersey

Clifton, New Jersey is home to many restaurants and coffee shops. In warmer months, when outdoor dining is available, many restaurants can accommodate dogs in outdoor seating areas. We know that traveling with a pet can be difficult, but you can find establishments that will allow your pet to accompany you outdoors.

Consider exploring these restaurants during your visit with us. According to New Jersey law, as of 2020, dogs and other pets are allowed in dining areas if specific conditions are met. You can read more about Chloe’s Pet Access Law for details. We suggest calling ahead to confirm specific policies regarding pets and how they may impact your intended plans.

Istanbul Cafe and Restaurant
Eatery Type: Turkish Cuisine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating available
Address: 1378 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
Phone: (862) 238-8888
Website: istanbulcafeandrestaurant.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 1.1 miles

Cafe Bubamara
Eatery Type: Turkish Eatery
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating available
Address: 263 Parker Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
Phone: (973) 928-1371
Website: cafe-bubamara.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 2.3 miles

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings
Eatery Type: Pizza, Wings, Sports Bar
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating available
Address: 852 NJ-3, Clifton, NJ 07012
Phone: (973) 471-2625
Website: acfp.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 3.4 miles

Panera Bread
Eatery Type: American, Bakery, Cafe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating available
Address: 352 NJ-3 Unit C6, Clifton, NJ 07014
Phone: (973) 778-1436
Website: panerabread.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 3.2 miles

CUPS Frozen Yogurt
Eatery Type: Frozen Yogurt
Meals: Dessert, Snack
Dogs allowed? Outdoor dining available
Address: 852 NJ-3 #109, Clifton, NJ 07012
Phone: (973) 272-1990
Website: cupsfrozenyogurt.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 3.4 miles

The Love of Grub
Eatery Type: American
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating available
Address: 606 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013
Phone: (973) 928-0080
Website: theloveofgrub.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 4.2 miles

Ay Chihuahua!
Eatery Type: Mexican
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Take out available
Address: 83 Broadway A, Passaic, NJ 07055
Phone: (609) 838-2500
Website: orderaychihuahua.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 2.1 miles

Steve’s Burgers
Eatery Type: Hamburger Restaurant
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating available
Address: 506 US-46, Garfield, NJ 07026
Phone: (973) 772-1770
Website: N/A
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 3.9 miles

Nearby Dog Parks

If you’re looking for some dog-friendly places to enjoy the outdoors while in the Clifton area, you’re in luck! The Clifton area has a number of dog parks where your furry friend can run, play, or just relax and get a breath of fresh air. The following dog parks are located minutes from PetCure Oncology at Clifton. Weather permitting, stop by and enjoy the outdoors with your dog by your side – and don’t forget to bring a leash!

New Jersey Leash Laws – Dogs Must Be Leashed
The State of New Jersey does not have an overarching law regarding “dogs-at-large” but instead allows each municipality to determine its own standards. For the Clifton area, section 203-10 of the law states:

“Running at large prohibited. No person shall suffer any licensed or unlicensed dog to run at large upon any of the streets or public places of the City or upon the property of any other person.”

Nash Park
Directions: 700 Lexington Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 1.7 miles

Elmwood Park Dog Park
Directions: 921 River Dr, Garfield, NJ 07026
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 2.8 miles

Armory Memorial Dog Park
Directions: Main Ave at, Gregory Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 2.5 miles

Garfield Dog Park
Directions: Garfield, NJ 07026
Distance from PetCure Oncology Clifton: 5.3 miles

Grocery Stores, Pharmacies and Pet Stores

Forgot to pack your dog’s favorite treat? Need to pick up a prescription for your cat at the pharmacy? Or maybe you’re getting bored of eating out? No matter the reason, there’s no need to worry. Clifton, New Jersey is located in a bustling urban area with plenty of shopping choices. We’ve compiled the following list of grocery stores/general stores, pharmacies and pet stores to cover all of your needs while traveling and any that might come up unexpectedly. A mix of establishments are listed including highly-rated local stores as well as national brands you know and trust. Our hope is that this shopping selection makes you feel right at home.

Grocery Stores Near Clifton, NJ

ShopRite of Passaic on Paulison Ave
503 Paulison Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055
shoprite.com
(973) 471-0868
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.4 miles

ALDI
56 Lakeview Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
stores.aldi.us
(855) 955-2534
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.9 miles

Briana Grocery
136 Lake Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
No website
(973) 478-7322
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.9 miles

Kathy Super Market
195 Ackerman Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
No website
(973) 894-3947
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.9 miles

Pharmacies Near Clifton, NJ

Walgreens Pharmacy
835 Van Houten Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013
walgreens.com
(973) 249-9280
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.3 miles

CVS Pharmacy
1646 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
cvs.com
(973) 546-9599
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.3miles

Walgreens Pharmacy
1138 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
walgreens.com
(973) 773-5848
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.4 miles

CVS Pharmacy
635 Lexington Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
cvs.com
(973) 478-7508
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.7 miles

Pet Stores Near Clifton, NJ

Petco
780 NJ-3, Clifton, NJ 07012
petco.com
(973) 472-3344
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 3.6 miles

Pet Supplies Plus Wallington
375 Paterson Ave, Wallington, NJ 07057
petsuppliesplus.com
(201) 372-0170
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 3.8 miles

PetSmart
244 Passaic St, Garfield, NJ 07026
petsmart.com
(862) 295-3322
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 6.0 miles

We understand that pet cancer can be a difficult diagnosis. And traveling with a sick pet can be stressful. We hope you’ve found this pet family travel guide for the Clifton, New Jersey area to be helpful in planning your trip to the area for pet oncology. We sincerely wish that you and your pet have a comfortable stay while undergoing pet cancer treatment. If there’s anything we can do to help make your pet’s treatment a little bit easier, please reach out and let us know. Thank you for choosing PetCure Oncology at Clifton as your destination for pet cancer treatment, and we wish you and your pet all the best!

Note: The above list of establishments including hotels, restaurants and dog parks is meant to be helpful to travelers to the Clifton, New Jersey area and not an endorsement of any particular establishment or venue. Call ahead to check each establishment’s most current pet policies.

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