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Travel Information for Phoenix, AZ Pet Cancer Care Patients & Visitors

PetCure Oncology at Arizona Veterinary Oncology (AVO) in Gilbert, AZ is proud to welcome pet families from around the country 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 Phoenix, AZ 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 Phoenix, Arizona 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 AVO serves pet families from all over Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Mexico 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:

  • Camp Verde, AZ – 114 miles / 2 hour drive
  • Flagstaff, AZ – 166 miles / 2 hour 45-minute drive
  • Grand Canyon Junction, AZ – 221 miles / 3 hour 25-minute drive
  • New River, AZ – 58 miles / 1 hour drive
  • Scottsdale, AZ- 18 miles / 32-minute drive

From the West, areas include:

  • Glendale, AZ – 32 miles / 50-minute drive
  • Las Vegas, NV – 322 miles / 5 hour drive
  • Phoenix, AZ – 21 miles / 33-minute drive
  • Surprise, AZ – 50 miles / 1 hour 10-minute drive
  • Tonopah, AZ – 74 miles / 1 hour 30-minute drive

From the South, areas include:

  • Chandler, AZ – 7 miles / 15-minute drive
  • Eloy, AZ – 55 miles / 1 hour 5-minute drive
  • Marana, AZ – 83 miles / 1 hour 30-minute drive
  • Maricopa, AZ – 38 miles / 50-minute drive
  • Sierra Vista, AZ – 179 miles / 3 hour drive

From the East, areas include:

  • Albuquerque, NM – 408 miles / 6 hour 30-minute drive
  • Globe, AZ – 70 miles / 1 hour 15-minute drive
  • Safford, AZ – 148 miles / 2 hour 40-minute drive
  • Silver City, NM – 262 miles / 4 hour 30-minute drive
  • Truth or Consequences, NM – 369 miles / 6 hour 10-minute drive

Airports Near Phoenix, 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 Phoenix, Arizona area is Phoenix International Airport to the west. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) is nearby as well. You’ll find that both airports are well-equipped 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.

Airports closest to PetCure Oncology in Phoenix, Arizona:

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
906 W Page Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233
Airport Code: PHX
17 miles from PetCure Oncology in Phoenix

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
6033 S Sossaman Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212
Airport Code: IWA
11 miles from PetCure Oncology in Phoenix

Where to Stay & Eat Near Phoenix

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

Pet-Friendly Hotels Near Phoenix, NJ

Days Hotel by Wyndham Mesa Near Phoenix
333 W Juanita Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 582-0018
4.3 miles from PetCure Phoenix

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Phoenix Mesa West
902 W Grove Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 844-8747
5.6 miles from PetCure Oncology Phoenix

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix East – Gilbert, an IHG Hotel
5285 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 218-8000
5.6 miles from PetCure Oncology Phoenix

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix East Mesa
1825 N Higley Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 654-4000
5.6 miles from PetCure Oncology Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ Airbnb Rental
Property locations and distances vary

Mid-Luxury (More than $150/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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix
    • Google Maps will calculate the distance and travel times

Pet-Friendly Restaurants Near Gilbert and Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona is home to many restaurants and coffee shops. 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 Arizona law and Maricopa County, dogs and other pets are allowed in dining areas if specific conditions are met. You can read more about Maricopa County’s regulations regarding pets and food establishments. Generally speaking, pets are allowed in outdoor areas when confined or leashed. However, we suggest calling ahead to confirm specific policies regarding pets and how they may impact your intended plans.

Flancer’s Incredible Sandwiches & Pizza
Eatery Type: Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Takeout, Delivery
Address: 610 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: (480) 926-9077
Website: flancers.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 0.2 miles

Caldwell County Mexi-Q
Eatery Type: Mexican BBQ
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating available
Address: 546 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: (480) 813-3727
Website: ccmexiq.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 0.2 miles

Postino East
Eatery Type: Italian, Wine, Cocktails
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating available
Address: 302 N Gilbert Rd #102, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: (480) 632-6363
Website: postinowinecafe.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 0.4 miles

The Farmhouse Restaurant
Eatery Type: American, Breakfast Spot
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Alcohol
Dogs allowed? Takeout available
Address: 228 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: (480) 926-0676
Website: farmhouseofgilbert.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 0.5 miles

Liberty Market
Eatery Type: American, Variety
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating available
Address: 230 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: (480) 892-1900
Website: libertymarket.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 0.5 miles

Starbucks Gilbert
Eatery Type: Coffee House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
Dogs allowed? Takeout, Drive-through
Address: 1845 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85204
Phone: (480) 539-3700
Website: starbucks.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 1.5 miles

La Belle Vie Bakery
Eatery Type: Bakery
Meals: Breakfast
Dogs allowed? Takeout
Address: 222 N Ash St, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: (480) 696-0721
Website: labelleviebakery.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 2.3 miles

High Tide Seafood Bar & Grill
Eatery Type: Seafood, Burgers, Beer
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor dining available
Address: 2540 S Val Vista Dr Suite 101, Gilbert, AZ 85295
Phone: (480) 821-9950
Website: hightideseafoodbar.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 5.9 miles

Nearby Dog Parks

If you’re looking for some dog-friendly places to enjoy the outdoors while in the Phoenix area, you’re in luck! The Phoenix 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 Gilbert/Phoenix. Stop by and enjoy the outdoors with your dog by your side – and don’t forget to bring a leash!

Arizona Leash Laws – Dogs Must Be Leashed
Maricopa County in Arizona has laws regarding “dogs-at-large” whereby dogs must be leashed: “Each dog shall be confined within an enclosure on the owner’s property, or secured so that the dog is confined entirely to the owner’s property, or on a leash not to exceed six feet in length and directly under the owner’s control when not on the owner’s property.” To read more about Maricopa County’s regulations, read Maricopa County Ordinance 13.

Countryside Dog Park
Directions: 3130 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
Website: mesaparks.com
Phone: (480) 644-2352
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 4.0 miles

Shawnee Dog Park
Directions: 1400 W Mesquite St, Chandler, AZ 85224
Website: chanderaz.gov
Phone: (480) 782-2727
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 5.8 miles

Cosmo Dog Park
Directions: 2502 E Ray Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Website: gilbertaz.gov
Phone: (480) 503-6200
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 6.1 miles

Dog Park at Crossroads
Directions: 2155 E Knox Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Website: gilbertaz.gov
Phone: (480) 503-6200
Distance from PetCure Oncology Phoenix: 6.1 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. Gilbert, Arizona is located near the bustling Phoenix 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 Gilbert/Phoenix

Fry’s Food Stores
1845 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233
frysfood.com
(480) 539-3700
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.5 miles

Sprouts Farmers Market
2060 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204
sprouts.com
(480) 401-3758
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.7 miles

Trader Joe’s
2050 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204
locations.traderjoes.com
(480) 632-0951
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.7 miles

Safeway
90 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85296
local.safeway.com
(480) 545-7555
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 2.8 miles

Albertsons
861 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
local.albertsons.com
(480) 558-0105
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 2.9 miles

Pharmacies Near Gilbert/Phoenix

Fry’s Food Stores Pharmacy
1845 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233
frysfood.com
(480) 539-3733
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.5 miles

Walgreens Pharmacy
2345 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
walgreens.com
(480) 892-4978
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.8 miles

CVS Pharmacy
765 S Lindsay Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
cvs.com
(480) 635-0118
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 2.7 miles

Pet Stores Near Gilbert/Phoenix

PetSmart
1733 S Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204
petsmart.com
(480) 539-8552
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 2.7 miles

Bark Avenue Pet Supply
835 W Warner Rd #111, Gilbert, AZ 85233
barkavepet.com
(480) 581-1866
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 3.3 miles

Petco
1415 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
stores.petco.com
(480) 558-4588
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 3.6 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 Phoenix, Arizona 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix, Arizona 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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