Just a few of the cute animals up for adoption in Dubai right now
Ramadan is a time of goodwill: goodwill to men, women and our friends in the animal kingdom. Sadly this is easily forgotten in Dubai, where hundreds, if not thousands, of pets are abandoned every year. There are a handful of organisations working round the clock to find these animals a home, but they need your help!
Before rushing to snatch up one of these adorable animals, remember that adopting a pet is a full-time commitment – if you’re likely to leave Dubai at some stage in the future, you should be prepared to take Fido or Tiddles with you (which can be costly). Experts at K9 Friends and Feline Friends also remind you to consider your living situation. It can be difficult caring for an animal properly in a shared apartment, just as it can be if you work long hours. According to Amanda Joyce of Feline Friends, one of the biggest shocks to new pet owners is vet bills. Sadly, there’s no avoiding these, so budget accordingly. However, if you’re ready to deal with commitment, then you’ll be rewarded with an unconditionally loving companion. We’ve featured just a few of the animals that are in need of a good home on these pages, and there are many more out there. Just remember: a pet is for life, not just for Ramadan.
Cats Seville, Dundee and Marmaduke Male Age: 10 weeks Friendly, purry, playful and litter tray-trained – what more could you ask for from three feisty felines? They’re looking to play now, so don’t delay. Can be adopted separately. Vaccinated and micro-chipped. Contact Feline Friends.
Sugar Male Age: Unknown (estimated to be no more than a few months old) Wild and outgoing, Sugar likes to party. And when we say ‘party’, we mean bounding around after anything that moves and rubbing himself affectionately against ankles. Contact Dubai Animal Rescue Centre.
Liquorice Female Age: 12 weeks This ebony beauty is seeking an understanding owner to administer plenty of belly rubs and back scratches. Enjoys cat food and an occasional saucer of full-fat milk. Has first set of vaccinations and is micro-chipped. Contact Feline Friends.
Donnie Male Age: Two and a half years Enjoys the good life: lying about, being stroked and chasing balls of string (the usual cat stuff). He’s friendly and affectionate, though quite happy to give an over-curious dog a piece of his mind. Contact Feline Friends.
Snowpea Female Age: Four and a half months Young, playful kitten looking for fun-loving, energetic owner. Enjoys chasing after inanimate objects, looking longingly at birds and trotting around with her tail up. Vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered. Contact Feline Friends.
Dogs Polly Female Age: Two years Enjoys long walks along the beach (or anywhere, for that matter), and isn’t adverse to the idea of kids (or living with them). Outgoing, lively and enjoys socialising. Vaccinated and neutered. Contact K9 Friends.
Wills Male Age: Five months Strong, silent type looking for experienced owners to help him regain confidence. Needs the basic training that any young pup requires, but in return, he’ll be an unswervingly loving and loyal companion. Vaccinated and neutered. Contact K9 Friends.
Eden Female Age: Two years This lady appears shy and retiring at first, but she’s friendly and fun once you get to know her. Not one to make a mess (that is to say she’s house trained), this doggy also likes to be walked on a leash. Vaccinated and neutered. Contact K9 Friends.
Daze Female Age: Two years A vivacious, energetic (and bit dizzy) young lady who just wants to be loved… by everybody. Likes family life, kids, socialising with other dogs, and is house trained. Vaccinated and neutered. Contact K9 Friends.
Whitlam Male Age: One and a half years Timid yet charming; will come out of himself once he feels comfy in a relationship. Walks well on a leash and would be suited to a young couple with an active lifestyle who can help him work on his social skills. Vaccinated and neutered. Contact K9 Friends.