After WWI, an investment group, with Oliver J. Sands as their head, bought the land that is today Sandston, which was named after him. Sandston is just 8 miles from the center of Virginia's capital city, Richmond. No need to travel to find quality vet care -- Sandston has two veterinary hospitals that will tend to your pup's health. But, if you need specialty or emergency care, you can head to Richmond and its surrounding areas.
Places in Sandston where you can lodge with your dog include Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Richmond Airport, Motel 6 Sandston, Americas Best Value Inn Sandston, and Best Western Plus Richmond Airport Hotel, among others. Be sure to check the pet policies for each accommodation.
When it comes to going out and visiting a bar or a restaurant with your pooch, Sandston doesn't have much to offer pet owners. Visit Mexico Restaurant for some Mexican food, or head to the capital, where you will be able to choose from more than 95 dog-friendly eateries!
While you're in Richmond, you absolutely have to visit Maymont, which is a 100-acre Victorian estate and public park. There, you can visit museums, gardens, and a carriage collection, admire the wildlife, and plenty more. Dogs are allowed on-leash, and you have to clean up after them in order to keep the park clean.