Make it a vet vacation!

Medical Tourism for Pets!

Over 40% of the U.S. Population is within one day’s drive to Helping Hands.

We have negotiated pet-friendly rates for local hotels:

*Fairfield Inn & Suites Richmond Short Pump/I64 Book Your Corporate Rate for Helping Hands Here  (subject to availability) The Pet fee is $10, discounted down from the regular $50 *NOTE THIS DEAL IS ONLY FOR THIS SPECIFIC LOCATION

*Candlewood Suites Richmond-West 2100 Dickens Rd (just 5 miles from helping Hands) They have a special rate for HH clients(subject to availability), waive the pet fee, and have no weight/breed restrictions *NOTE THIS DEAL IS ONLY FOR THIS SPECIFIC LOCATION

*THE WESTIN RICHMOND 6631 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23230 They have a special rate for HH clients (subject to availability), they waive the pet fee, and a are dog only hotel (no cats), and only dogs 40lbs or under *NOTE THIS DEAL IS ONLY FOR THIS SPECIFIC LOCATION

*You can read more about these hotels on our Blog

For less than $400 (including gas & hotel room) your pet can have a dental including all necessary extractions and medications. All of our pet surgeries are less than $1,000, view our list of low cost pet surgeries.

Client Lounge (CHILLY’s CHILL ZONE)

Relax in our client lounge while your pet is in our care.

  • Complimentary Coffee and Soft Drinks
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Wi-Fi
  • Comfortable Couches
  • Large Screen TV
  • Wii Gaming Console
  • Magazines and Books
  • Information About the Local Area Including Maps and Visitor’s Guides.

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20 Things to do in Richmond While Waiting for Your Pet

Visit and you can spend your time in Richmond enjoying these attractions:


  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Science Museum of Virginia
  • Museum and White House of the Confederacy
  • Edgar Allen Poe Museum
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond

History “Best U.S. Historic Destinations” – US News & World Report

  • Civil War & Emancipation Trails
  • National Battlefield Park
  • Virginia State Capital
  •  St. John’s Church – “Give me liberty or give me death.”
  • Hollywood cemetery

Outdoors  “Best River Town in America” – Outdoor Magazine

  • Maymont Park
  • James River & Belle Isle
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
  • Byrd Park
  • Many options for Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, SUP


  • Kings Dominion
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond
  • Metro Richmond Zoo


  • Carytown
  • Short Pump Town Center
  • Stony Point Fashion Park

Dining  Many local restaurants are winning national awards.

  • BBQ – Buzz & Ned’s, Q Barbecue & others.
  • Name your taste and budget and we will provide recommendations.

Craft Breweries

  • Within 5 miles – 8 craft breweries, including Hardywood, Strangeways, Ardent.
  • Mekong – Voted #1 Great American Beer Bar in the Nation 2014 –



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Helping Hands

1605 Rhoadmiller Street
Richmond, VA 23220

PH (804) 355-3500
FX (804) 355-3009