Travel Information for Pittsburgh, PA Pet Cancer Care Patients & Visitors

PetCure Oncology at BluePearl-PVSEC 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh serves pet families from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia 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:

  • Butler, PA – 33 miles / 45-minute drive
  • Edinboro, PA – 102 miles / 1 hour 30-minute drive
  • Erie, PA – 120 miles / 1 hour 50-minute drive
  • Grove City, PA- 50 miles / 50-minute drive
  • Meadville, PA – 84 miles / 1 hour 15-minute drive

From the West, areas include:

  • Akron, OH – 102 miles / 1 hour 40-minute drive
  • Cleveland, OH – 125 miles / 2 hour drive
  • New Philadelphia, OH – 102 miles / 2 hours 10-minute drive
  • Steubenville, OH – 46 miles / 53-minute drive
  • Youngstown, OH – 59 miles / 60-minute drive

From the South, areas include:

  • Bridgeport, WV – 112 miles / 1 hour 50-minute drive
  • Morgantown, WV – 82 miles / 1 hour 25-minute drive
  • Uniontown, PA – 54 miles / 1 hour 20-minute drive
  • Washington, PA – 35 miles / 45-minute drive

From the East, areas include:

  • Altoona, PA – 106 miles / 2 hour drive
  • Bedford, PA- 115 miles / 2 hour drive
  • Dubois, PA- 131 miles / 2 hour drive
  • Somerset, PA – 78 miles / 1 hour 15-minute drive

Airports Near Pittsburgh

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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). You’ll find that Pittsburgh International is a modern airport with dining areas and pet relief areas which are located outside, adjacent to the Landside Baggage Claim area, and inside in Concourse D next to the Post Office. Rest assured that your furry family member will be accommodated during travel.

International airports closest to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

Pittsburgh International Airport
1000 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231
Airport Code: PIT
22 miles from PetCure Oncology at Pittsburgh

Latrobe Airport (Arnold Palmer Regional Airport)
148 Aviation Ln # 103, Latrobe, PA 15650
Airport Code: LBE
54.4 miles from PetCure Oncology at Pittsburgh

Need an alternative to Pittsburgh International? Cleveland Hopkins International is about 100 miles farther, but a good option if you can’t fly into Pittsburgh directly.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
5300 Riverside Dr, Cleveland, OH 44135
Airport Code: CLE
129 miles from PetCure Oncology at Pittsburgh

Where to Stay & Eat Near Pittsburgh, PA

For pet families visiting from out-of-town, there are a number of lodging accommodations that are pet-friendly in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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. 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 Pittsburgh area. According to BringFido.com, the following hotels offer Pittsburgh.

Pet-Friendly Hotels Near Pittsburgh, PA

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

Residence Inn Pittsburgh North Shore
574 W General Robinson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-2099
8.3 miles from PetCure in Pittsburgh

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Greentree
555 Trumbull Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 922-0100
12.2 miles from PetCure Pittsburgh

Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South
164 Fort Couch Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 833-5300
16.7 miles from PetCure in Pittsburgh

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

Pittsburgh, PA Airbnb Rental
Property locations and distances vary

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 281-7100
3 miles from PetCure Pittsburgh

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
620 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-1170
8.4 miles from PetCure Pittsburgh

Fairmont Pittsburgh
510 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 773-8800
8.9 miles from PetCure Pittsburgh

TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh Lawrenceville
177 40th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 567-0555
9.8 miles from PetCure Pittsburgh

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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh
    • Google Maps will calculate the distance and travel times

Pet-Friendly Restaurants Near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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. In Pennsylvania, dogs are allowed in dining areas if specific conditions are met. Pennsylvania’s laws are not as clear-cut as other states and they don’t have a specific law that has approved dining with dogs who are not service animals. Yet, many restaurants do allow dogs outdoors. We suggest calling ahead to confirm specific policies regarding pets and how they may impact your intended plans.

Sunny Jim’s
Eatery Type: Traditional American
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor dining pending weather
Address: 255 Camp Horne RD Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Phone: (412) 761-6700
Website: sunnyjimstavern.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 1.4 miles

Chev & Rachel’s Family Diner
Eatery Type: American
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Dogs allowed? Take out available
Address: 233 Center Ave, Emsworth, PA 15202
Phone: (412) 732-0140
Website: N/A
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 2.4 miles

Piada Italian Street Food
Eatery Type: Italian
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Check with establishment
Address: 6296 Northway Mall Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: (412) 437-4050
Website: mypiada.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 4.1 miles

First Watch
Eatery Type: Breakfast fare
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating
Address: 9176 Covenant Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: (412) 367-3447
Website: firstwatch.com/locations/mccandless
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 5.8 miles

Doce Taqueria
Eatery Type: Mexican
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating
Address: 4826 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: (412) 366-3636
Website: docetaqueria.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 6.5 miles

Waffles, INCaffeinated, Wexford
Eatery Type: Breakfast Restaurant
Meals: Coffee, Breakfast
Dogs allowed? Check with establishment
Address: 10339 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090
Phone: (412) 349-5257
Website: wafflesincaffeinated.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 7.4 miles

Tony’s Pub
Eatery Type: American, Bar
Meals: Pub Food, Beer
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating
Address: 900 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Phone: (412) 224-2163
Website: tonyspub.net
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 8.7 miles

Texas de Brazil – Pittsburgh
Eatery Type: Brazilian steakhouse
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Delivery and takeout available
Address: 240 W Station Square Dr ste d-1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 230-4004
Website: texasdebrazil.com/locations/pittsburgh
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 10.1 miles

Sushi Fuki
Eatery Type: Asian, Sushi
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Takeout and delivery available
Address: 415 S Craig St #3708, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 251-0541
Website: rollitorbowlit.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 11.3 miles

Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House
Eatery Type: Pizza
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating
Address: 307 Beverly Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Phone: (412) 563-5300
Website: badospizzagrill.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 13.1 miles

Condado Tacos
Eatery Type: Taco Restaurant
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Dogs allowed? Check with establishment
Address: 971 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (724) 234-4466
Website: condadotacos.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 13.4 miles

Double Wide Grill
Eatery Type: Bar & Grill
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dogs allowed? Outdoor seating
Address: 2339 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: (412) 390-1111
Website: doublewidegrill.com
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 13.6 miles


Nearby Dog Parks

Note: Before visiting any dog park, check with your care team to determine which activities are suitable for your pet during treatment.

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

Pittsburgh Leash Laws
If you’re out and about with your dog in Pittsburgh, be sure that they are leashed at all times. Pittsburgh requires that all dogs be on a leash no longer than 6 feet long. For more information on Pittsburgh’s regulations about pets, visit this site.

Avonworth Community Park
Directions: 498 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Website: avonworthcommunitypark.org
Phone: (412) 766-1700
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 0.8 miles

Ann Allison Hoover Park
Directions: Country Ln, Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Website: ross.pa.us
Phone: (412) 931-7055
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 3.6 miles

Riverview Dog Park
Directions: 50 Riverview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 5.4 miles

Sewickley Heights Borough Park
Directions: Hallaway Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143
Distance from PetCure Oncology Pittsburgh: 8.0 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. Pittsburgh is 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 Pittsburgh, PA

288 Mt Nebo Pointe Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 536-8200
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 1.7 miles

Shop ‘N Save
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 367-5115
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 3.3 miles

Giant Eagle
132 Ben Avon Heights Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-2390
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 0.6 miles

Kuhn’s Market
4801 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 369-8781
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 6.4 miles

Pharmacies Near Pittsburgh, PA

Rite Aid
1130 Perry Hwy Ste 35, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 369-4267
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 3.4 miles

611 Duncan Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 358-8690
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 5.4 miles

4885 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-6359
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 5.5 miles

Pet Stores Near Pittsburgh, PA

6210 Northway Mall Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 536-1991
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 4.1 miles

PetPeople by Hollywood Feed
9190 Covenant Ave Building A1, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-1738
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 5.8 miles

4801 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-1866
Distance from PetCure Oncology: 6.7 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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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