The name “Hunters Creek Village” might conjure the image of an old-time hunting cabin bedecked with bear skins, but the modern city couldn’t be further from its founding reputation. It’s an urban center through and through, providing a residential reprieve from Houston’s sprawl. There are two vet clinics within its borders, so local dogs never have to worry about a sniffle or scrape. The urban setting makes it the perfect place to go for exquisite dog-friendly dining in places like Barnaby’s Cafe, where contemporary twists on classic cafe dishes are served on the dog-friendly patio.
If you want food with a more breakfast flair, try Buffalo Grille. Your dog can enjoy a bowl of water on the patio while you try breakfasts from all over--even south of the border!
At the end of a long day of aggressive relaxing and sumptuous dining, wag your tails over to Memorial Inn and Suites. For a small dog fee, your pet can join you in your room for a solid night’s sleep before you’re ready to get up and at them again the next day. If your dogs are barking, it’s nothing that a good night’s sleep in Hunters Creek Village won’t fix right up.
If your dog loves to run and play off leash, there’s just no beating Millie Bush Dog Park in Eldridge. Eldridge is a densely residential neighborhood of Houston, and is an all around great place to be a dog! Millie Bush Dog Park has separate areas for large and small dogs, and plenty of room to roam! Fetch fanatics will be wagging their tails over the open space! There are also man made pools for the dogs to jump into in the summer! It’s a popular park, so social dogs will be overjoyed at the chance to play here.
When you’re staying in Hunters Creek Village, you’re just 12 minutes from the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center in the large Memorial Park in Houston. You owe your dog a chance to stop and smell the roses--and all the other flowers the arboretum holds! Dogs are welcome in the Arboretum as long as they remain on leash and on the path, which is a fair trade for all the work that goes into making this space a gem of Houston. Spend a few hours under the trees and you’ll leave refreshed--and your pal will be tuckered out! For some more exercise, spend some time in the 1,466 acres of the surrounding Memorial Park, and try out the many trails that snake through the woods.