PET FRIENDLY Rice University

PET FRIENDLY Rice University

6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Rice University opened in 1912 after the murder of its founder William Marsh Rice, who made his fortune investing in real estate and railroads in Texas and Louisiana. A research university offering more than 50 different majors, it sits on a 300-acre campus in Houston.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near Rice University

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston - Westchase La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston - Westchase

10850 Harwin Drive
Houston, TX 77072
10850 Harwin Drive
Houston, TX 77072
1-888-675-9785
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Pet Policy: Cats and dogs are welcome. No size restrictions. Up to 2 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 04/26/2019 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 04/26/2019

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Candlewood Suites Houston By The Galleria Candlewood Suites Houston By The Galleria

4900 Loop Central Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
4900 Loop Central Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
877-649-8269
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Pet Policy: Max 2 pets allowed with nonrefundable fee. Contact the Hotel front desk for details about fees, weight restrictions, and pet health policy.

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near Rice University

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Fusion Taco

4706 North Main Street,
Houston, TX
713-422-2992
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This restaurant first started out as a food truck. It has reimagined the taco with Pan-Asian flavors, plus a good dose of Southern thrown in. Some of our favorites are the Chicken Fried Oyster Taco, Tofu Tikka Masala Taco, and the Smoked Brisket Taco. We also love their brunch offerings, like the BELT Taco, made with egg, pork belly, lettuce, and tomato. They’ve also got nachos, quesadillas, salads, and lots of starters on the menu, all of which you enjoy at one of the tables on their pet-friendly patio.

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Berryhill Baja Grill

1717 Post Oak Blvd,
Houston, TX
713-871-8226
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Berryhill Baja Grill is a Houston-based restaurant chain that features unique, baja-style cuisine. There's even a water bowl welcoming you're dog to the outdoor tables all year!

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars near Rice University

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Big Star Bar

1005 W 19th St,
Houston, TX
281-501-9560
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Big Star Bar in Houston, TX is pet friendly. The staff is great and the crowd is fun. Cheap beer, good beer, full bar, pool table, jukebox & satellite radio room to dance, normal-screen TV's large outdoor patio with a firepit (in winter) to enjoy with your pet.

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Barnaby's Cafe

604 Fairview St.,
Houston, TX
713-522010
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Enjoy the fresh air and outdoor seating and bring you dog with.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near Rice University

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Congressman Bill Archer Dog Park

3201 State Highway 6 North,
Houston, TX
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If you are ever in Houston, Texas, Bill Archer Dog Park is a great place to bring your dog. There are two separate parks for big dogs and little dogs sprawled across several acres. There is a giant dog bone shaped pool at the entrance and plenty of places to explore with plenty of water fountains for your dog. There is also an obstacle course that they can play in. Overall, the park is very clean and the owners do an excellent job policing their pets. Very highly recommended. Open 7 a.m. to sunset.

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Millie Bush Dog Park

16101 Westheimer Parkway,
Houston, TX
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This wonderfully spacious 8.7-acre off leash park has separate fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. Both areas have fully double gate entry and exit. The large dog park has two large ponds with both shallow and deeper areas and the small area has one pond. It has three wash areas outside of the fence to clean the guy after he's had so much fun. Also benches and canopies for humans. Lots of dogs come here. Open 7 a.m. to sunset.

We think Rice is all kinds of pet-friendly college awesome for one reason—the best reason in the whole world. Rice University's Fondren Library is an official repository of cat videos. Be still, my meowing heart! In interviews, cat video librarian Anna Shparberg has shared her standards for deciding whether a cat video rises to the level of being worthy to include in the repository: it has to be funny and it has be respectful of cats. The repository does not include commercials or cartoons. But it does include one of our absolute favorite youtube videos, Henri Le Chat Noir ("the white idiot," "the white imbecile"), in its Starz category, along with Grumpy Cat, The Versatile Maru, Nora the Piano Cat, Lil Bub, and Colonel Meow. Other categories include Talking Cats, Simply Cute, Ninja Cats, and Cats vs. Technology. Oh happy day!

If you're looking for a place to take your pup off leash, Houston has a ton of dog parks and we have to say they really do their dog parks up right. Many of them have spraygrounds, shade canopies, and dog wash areas for cleanup after play. But the best of them all is Congressman Bill Archer Dog Park, which has TWO bone-shaped ponds for your canine to go swimming in. That, my friends, is dog friendliness with a capital D!

And after Fido has worked up an appetite running agility courses and doggy paddling to his heart's content, check out one of Houston's many pet friendly restaurants and bars. If you're feeling fancy, we suggest Presidio Restaurant & Bar for its Lamb Shank with Roasted Figs or Smoked Beef Tartare, enjoyed on their spacious dog friendly patio. If you want to go the super casual route, nothing beats Axelrad Beer Garden. They've got a gorgeous garden seating area where you can grab a chair (or a hammock) with your best friend and order a beer. There's no food but you're welcome to order a slice from Luigi's Pizzeria next door.