With an estimate of 44% of all households in Texas owning a dog, the state is in the top ten most dog populated states in the country. Sugar Land, Texas, is no exception, and many of the 83,860 citizens (2013 census) share their home with a dog.
Sugar Land offers two parks to walk the dogs. The first choice is the Sugar Land Palm Springs Dog Park as it is the only park in town where dogs can be off their leash. The park is split up in a section for small dogs and large dogs. The large dog area has a pond, and there is ample shade to find shelter for the sun. The park also has benches for the owners and a rinse station.
Another park well worth visiting as a dog lover is the Oyster Creek Park. While dogs have to be on a leash, the sheer beauty of this park is well worth it. Oyster Creek is a very tranquil place where you only hear the splashing of the water fountains.
The place to go out for dinner with canine companionship is the Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill. This funky joint offers a fusion of Japanese and South-American cuisine. There are plenty of outdoor seats available for dog owners. If you are just passing through Sugar Land, Texas, and your stay is not permanent, check out the Drury Inn & Suites and Hyatt Place. These two hotels do not only offer a luxurious room but are also pet-friendly.
Oyster Creek Park is a great destination to take you pup to for a fun afternoon. The park is known for its serene atmosphere and has a lot of walking paths and some fun water fountains. There is a trail that is 5-miles long, which is perfect to wear out your excited dog. Your pup does need to remain on-leash, and beware that there are turtles and alligators at the front entrance of the park. After a great outdoor adventure, be sure to stop by one of the eateries nearby that are dog-friendly, like The Rouxpour, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, or Ruggles Green Sugar Land.
If you’re looking for a great dog park to take your pup to, then look no further than Pawn Springs Dog Park. This dog park is new and locals are loving it. The park has separate areas for large and small breeds, plus a pond for swimming, benches for relaxing, plenty of shade, and a rinse station in case your dog gets a little dirty. If your dog loves agility equipment, the park provides fun equipment to help get out some of that endless energy. The downside of the park is there isn’t any lights at night so you can’t be at the park too late.
Flour Central is home to Natural Pawz, a great dog store to take your pup for some great retail therapy. Natural Pawz specializes in all-natural food and treat for cats and dogs. Their main concern is making sure your pet’s allergies are taken seriously and you are given all the right tools to help your pet stay healthy. On top of food and treats, Natural Pawz also sells an arrangement of toys and dog accessories, like beds. If you are passing through Sugarland, stay at the Hyatt Place Houston Sugarland, where two dogs up to 50 pounds can stay with you for a fee.