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Travel Information for Houston Pet Cancer Care Patients & Visitors

PetCure Oncology at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists (SLVS) is proud to welcome pet families from around the country. 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 at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists in the Houston 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 Houston 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 at Sugar Land serves pet families from all over Texas and surrounding areas 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 of Texas:

From the North, areas include:

  • College Station – 101 miles / 1-hour 30-minute drive
  • Conroe – 59 miles / 1-hour drive
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth – 260 miles / 4-hour drive
  • Livingston- 94 miles / 1-hour 40-minute drive
  • Spring – 44 miles / 45-minute drive
  • Trinity- 108 miles / 1-hour 45-minute drive

From the West, areas include:

  • Austin- 85 miles / 90-minute drive
  • Columbus – 68 miles / 1 hour 10-minute drive
  • Katy- 24 miles / 35-minute drive
  • La Grange- 96 miles / 1 hour 30-minute drive
  • San Antonio – 195 miles / 3-hour drive

From the South, areas include:

  • Angleton – 49 miles / 45-minute drive
  • El Campo – 52 miles / 50-minute drive
  • Freeport – 66 miles / 1 hour 5-minute drive
  • Galveston- 65 miles / 1 hour 5-minute drive
  • Matagorda – 85 miles / 1 hour 30-minute drive

From the East, areas include:

  • Beaumont, TX – 104 miles / 2 hours
  • Dayton, TX – 70 miles / 1 hour 10-minute drive
  • Lafayette, LA – 237 miles / 4 hours drive
  • Lake Charles, LA – 165 miles / 2 hours 45-minute drive
  • Pasadena, TX – 32 miles / 40-minute drive

Airport Near Sugar Land, Texas

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 Houston area is George Bush International Airport (IAH). You’ll find that it is a modern airport 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.

George Bush International Airport
2800 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
Airport Code: IAH
43-miles from Sugar Land / 44-minutes by car

Where to Stay & Eat Near Sugar Land, Texas

For pet families visiting from out-of-town, there are a number of lodging accommodations that are pet-friendly in Sugar Land and the greater Houston, Texas 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 the 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 Houston area. According to BringFido.com, the following hotels offer pet-friendly accommodations. Many of these hotels are minutes from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land.

Pet-Friendly Hotels Near Sugar Land, Texas

Budget-Friendly (Less than $100/per night)

Hyatt Place Sugar Land Houston
16730 Creek Bend Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77478
(281) 491-0300
1.5 miles from PetCure Sugar Land

Drury Inn & Suites Sugar Land
13770 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478
(281) 277-9700
2.2 miles from PetCure Sugar Land (6 minute drive)

Mid-Range ($100-$200/per night)

Sugar Land Airbnb Rental
Property locations and distances vary

Hotel Indigo Houston at the Galleria, an IHG Hotel
5160 Hidalgo St, Houston, TX 77056
(713) 621-8988
15 miles from PetCure Sugar Land (22 minute drive)

Magnolia Hotel Houston, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
1100 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 221-0011
21 miles from PetCure Sugar Land (29 minute drive)

Luxury (More than $200/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 at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists 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 Sugar Land
    • Google Maps will calculate the distance and travel times

Pet-Friendly Restaurants Near Sugar Land, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas is home to many restaurants and coffee shops that welcome pet families from out-of-town. Many restaurants can accommodate pets in outdoor seating areas. We know that traveling with a pet can be difficult, but the greater Sugar Land area makes it easy for pet families to find a place to eat and enjoy the surrounding areas.

Consider exploring these restaurants during your visit with us. According to Texas law, as of 2019, pets are allowed in outdoor dining areas if there is an entrance accessible from the outside. You can read more about the Sugar Land, TX law regarding outdoor dining with pets. We suggest calling ahead to confirm specific policies regarding pets and how they may impact your intended plans.

Carmelo’s Mexican Grill
Eatery Type: Mexican
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Dogs allowed? Yes, outdoors
Address: 4888 US-90 ALT, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77498
Phone: (281) 494-2031
Website: carmelosmexicangrill.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 5.8 miles

Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill
Eatery Type: Mediterranean
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating, but no table service, so dogs must wait outside while you order
Address: 716 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77478-5100
Phone: (281) 313-3144
Website: fadiscuisine.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 2 miles

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Eatery Type: American, Pub
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Dogs allowed? Yes, spacious patio
Address: 15929 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77479
Phone: (281) 242-7468
Website: beerknurd.com/locations/sugar-land-flying-saucer
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 1.8 miles

Grimaldi’s Pizza
Eatery Type: Italian, Pizza
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Yes, 10 outdoor dining tables
Address: 16535 Southwest Fwy #2500, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77479-2321
Phone: (281) 265-2280
Website: grimaldispizzeria.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 1.2 miles

La Madeleine Country French Cafe
Eatery Type: French, Cafe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Yes, outdoors
Address: 2675 Town Center Blvd N, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77479
Phone: (281) 494-4400
Website: lamadeleine.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 2 miles

Live Oak Grill
Eatery Type: American, Bar, Pub
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Dogs allowed? Outdoor Patio
Address: 12935 Dairy Ashford Rd, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77478
Phone: (281) 491-5253
Website: liveoakgrills.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 2.9 miles

Panera Bread
Eatery Type: American, Casual
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee, Cafe
Dogs allowed? Yes, outdoors
Address: 1928 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77478-4965
Phone: (281) 242-7323
Website: panerabread.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 1.8 miles

Starbucks
Eatery Type: Coffee, Cafe, Sandwiches
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Light Dinner
Dogs allowed? Yes, outdoors
Address: 16098 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77479-6539
Phone: (281) 491-8057
Website: starbucks.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 1.8 miles

Nearby Dog Parks

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

Houston Leash Laws
Harris County, Texas has established very comprehensive laws on animals-at-large and dangerous dogs. Generally speaking, having a dog-at-large in Houston is strictly prohibited. Your dog must be leashed at all times. For more specific information on the Texas law you can access this resource.

Oyster Creek Park
4033 Hwy 6 S, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77479
Website: sugarlandtx.gov
Phone: (281) 275-2885
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 3 miles

Pawm Springs Dog Park*
15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77479
Website: sugarlandtx.gov
Phone: (281) 275-2825
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 4.4 miles
*Temporarily closed, call or visit website for more information

Cullinan Park
12414 Highway 6 S, Sugar Land, TX, US, 77498
Website: cullinanparkconservancy.org
Phone: (281) 275-2825
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 5.5 miles

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX, US, 77024
Website: houstonarboretum.org
Phone: (713) 681-8433
Distance from PetCure Oncology Sugar Land: 16.9 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. Sugar Land, Texas is a bustling area located near Houston 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 Sugar Land

Whole Foods Market
15900 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478
wholefoodsmarket.com
(281) 491-5577
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 0.3 miles

Target
16300 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479
target.com
(281) 340-0550
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 2.2 miles

Kroger
4825 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
kroger.com
(281) 494-6500
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 2.8 miles

H-E-B
530 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478
heb.com
(281) 494-3690
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 3.3 miles

Pharmacies Near Sugar Land

CVS
13829 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478
cvs.com
(281) 491-7551
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 2.3 miles

Walgreens
2103 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77478
walgreens.com
(281) 240-0040
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 4.9 miles

Pet Stores Near Sugar Land

Petco
3326 Hwy 6 D, Sugar Land, TX 77478
petco.com
(281) 265-0700
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 2.2 miles

Petsmart
16758 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479
petsmart.com
(281) 494-8787
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 3.0 miles

Pet Supplies Plus Sugar Land
11543 S Texas 6, Sugar Land, TX 77498
petsuppliesplus.com
(281) 215-3575
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 6.2 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 Houston/Sugar Land travel guide for pet families 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 Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land 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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