The emirate is a transient place. Sadly the byproduct of that is friends aren’t the only ones who get left behind. Dubai is flooded by a deluge of abandoned pets and a number of volunteer and veterinary organisations have sprung up over the years, helping displaced animals to be adopted into permanent homes, providing care and vaccinations. Have space in your heart and home to take one in? We’ve rounded up a selection of cute creatures that need some love.
Morag is a gorgeous-looking young female dog. She is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. Morag loves unconditionally but is a lively dog who needs a little bit more training, especially around gardeners. She is knee-height, house-trained and loves going out in a car. To enquire about adopting Morag, contact K9 Friends, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).
Nanga Gender: Female. Breed: Anatolian mountain dog. Age: One year.
Nanga is a beautiful giant of a dog. She is chipped, vaccinated and neutered and loves unconditionally, but because she’s quite a large, powerful individual, she requires training and an experienced owner. She is dominant around other animals so should be your only dog. To enquire about adopting Nanga, contact K9 Friends, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).
Kasha Gender: Female. Breed: Puggle. Age: Eight years.
Kasha is a sweet, cuddly old dog. She is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. Kasha is very small, so she would suit any household. She was brought in with her two sisters so they could be housed together or separately. She’s a no-fuss older dog looking for a retirement home. To enquire about adopting Kasha, contact K9 Friends, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).
Domino and Patch Gender: Male. Breed: Cattle dog. Age: Eight years.
Healthy, castrated, and with full vaccinations, Domino and Patch are looking for a home urgently. Ideally they should be housed together, but if not, they should preferably be in homes with other dogs. Friendly and loving dogs, Domino and Patch have tonnes of energy. To enquire about adopting Domino and Patch contact the Senior Dog Project, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lola Gender: Female. Breed: Labrador cross. Age: Three years.
Lola is a very loving and affectionate dog, house-trained and can be left up to six hours on her own without a problem. She loves playing with her toys and generally being part of a family, as long as it’s a cat-free zone. She will make a wonderful addition to a family preferably with older children and loves to shake paws for treats. To enquire about adopting Lola contact Sniff, email@example.com.
Zorro is a striking tricolored cat, cuddly and playful, cute and curious – simply a perfect kitty. She is best friends with Pixie who is shy and needs time to come out of her shell but once she does, is extremely affectionate. Both are vaccinated and ideally should be housed together. To enquire about adopting Zorro and Pixie, contact The Bin Kitty Collective, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cole is a sweet and affectionate dog, who wants to be as close to humans as possible. He loves to rest his head on your lap for cuddles. He is well house trained. He has a lot of energy and really enjoys long walks and a nice vigorous game of fetch. He is great with children and a real gentle giant. To enquire about adopting Cole, contact Sniff, email@example.com.
Harrison Gender: Male. Breed: Maine Coon mix. Age: Two and a half years.
Harrison is a big, cuddly cat. He loves to be around people and is a couch potato. He’s not very keen on other cats and children, but he is fully vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. To enquire about adopting Harrison, contact 38 Smiles, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suki Gender: Female. Breed: Arabian Mau. Age: One year.
Suki is a tripod kitty who had to have one of her front legs amputated in order to save her life. She is now fully recovered and ready to find her forever home. Suki is very easygoing, affectionate and sociable. She is fully vaccinated, spayed and microchiped. To enquire about adopting Suki, contact 38 Smiles, email@example.com To adopt any of these animals you will need to be over 21, have a valid ID and passport.