Animal shelters, clinics and take-in organisations in the UAE

The following are organisations around the emirates that take in and treat abandoned animals

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There are several institutions and facilities in the UAE that aid abused animals.

Animal Shelters

Pets Habitat
Description: Pet store that also takes in kittens provided there is space. They also have a section on their website for owners to post adoption ads.
Location: Al Kazim Building
Road 329, Barsha, Dubai, UAE
Contact: 04 341 8085

The Animal Sanctuary and Petting Farm
Description: They take in non-domestic animals such as goats, ducks, horses, baboons, etc.
Location: At the end of Dubai Bypass Road on the Ajman/Sharjah border.
25 minutes from Dragon Mart heading out of Dubai, or 35 minutes from the
Contact: # 050-273-0973

RAK Animal Welfare Shelter
Location: People must call for location details
Contact: phone: 050-4321872

Nad Al Sheba Veterinary Hospital


A: From Shk Zayed Road / Safa park

  • Leave Shk Zayed road at interchange number 2 and follow signs for Meydan and Nad Al Sheba
  • Go straight across the crossroads/traffic lights for Al Quoz and carry straight on following signs to Meydan and Nad Al Sheba
  •  At round about go straight following signs for Nad Al Sheba
  •  After ½ km you will see a white mosque ahead, take the Right turn (mosque access) just before the mosque. Go straight up this road over the hill. After three speed bumps you will come to a crossroads. Turn left at this crossroads following signs for Nad Al Sheba Veterinary Hospital
  • After 1.5 Km follow the sign indicating a right turn for Nad Al Sheba Veterinary Hospital
  • After 500M you will see another sign pointing right, please take the second road from the right (with hospital signpost). Follow this gravel road ½ km, turn left at signpost through the green gates
  • The Nad Al Sheba Veterinary hospital is a large sand coloured building with a domed roof

From Al Ain on highway 66. (Please join the Al Ain road from Emirates road 311)

  • Coming from Al Ain direction please leave highway 66 at exit 9 signposted to Nad Al Sheba 1 and 2. At the end of the slip road take a left turn over the bridge following signs for Nad Al Sheba 1
  • At the round about go straight following signs for Nad Al Sheba
  • At the next round about go straight following signs for the camel pens and Nad Al Sheba 1
  • Carry straight on this road (34 Street) past the signs for the ‘Latifa School’ on the left hand side. Continue straight for 2.5 Km past the last big speed bump. You will see signs for Nad Al Sheba Veterinary Hospital on the left hand side on the long straight road under the electricity pylons
  • Continue as from A6

C: From Dubai on Highway 66

  • Leave highway 66 at exit 6 (opposite Ras Al Khor nature reserve) and follow signs to Nad AL Sheba
  • Follow signs for Nad Al Sheba until you reach the roundabout. Take left exit to Nad Al Sheba (Nad Al Sheba Road)
  • Continue straight over the first round about (stables to the right)
  • Continue straight passing signs on the right for Nad Al Sheba police station and Nad AL Sheba clinic. At the second round about take a right turn sign posted to Nad Al Sheba 1, camel pens and Latifa School
  • Continue as from B4

Contact: Hospital Line: 04 323 4412
Fax: 04 323 4413
Emergency 24hr line: 050 881 7048

SCADS (Sharjah Cat and Dog Shelter)
Location: (have called several times, no one has answered phone, and email request has yet to be answered.)
Contact: Tel: 06-545-3985
Cell: 050-917-5481
Email: for adoption:
For trap neuter release:
For humane education program:
For volunteer info:
For general info:

Dubai Animal Rescue Centre
Description: A Dubai based sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, treatment, care and welfare of lost, abandoned and injured animals; including exotics, birds, tortoises, equine, rodents and more. Take mostly exotic pets.
Location: PO BOX 71831
Dubai, UAE
Al Barsha 3, 14 a Street, house number 40.
Contact: 050 858 7844 
Fax: 04 347 52 42

Qatar Animal Welfare Society (QAWS)
Description: the only animal shelter in Qatar
Location: attached map
Contact: Phone: +974 539 6074
email:  - For queries pertaining to; PR, Adoption, Donation,
Community Interest, Support and General Query.

Feline Friends Dubai
Contact: phone: 050-451-0058

Feline Friends Abu Dhabi
Description: Call emergency phone number or standard, usually drop them off at one of the vet clinics (American or British) or we can meet them somewhere.
Contact: phone: 050-582-2916

Strays of Abu Dhabi (SAD)
Description: We primarily deal with dogs but will assist other animals who are genuinely in need of help. The organisation is run entirely by volunteers who donate their time to make SAD dogs happy.
Contact: phone: 050-130-7392
email: to send an email, go to their site and click the contact us link to send a message through he site.

Dhabian Equestrian Club and Equine Rescue Centre/ Dhabian Animal Rescue Centre  Description: The centre continues to campaign for the correct and humane care of horses across the world.
Contact: (for adoptions) phone: 050-662-0969

For help with pet relocation:


Dubai Kennel and Cattery
Description: They do not take in animals. However, they do provide you extensive
information about taking your pet with you as you relocate.
Location: PO Box 10532
Street 34
Umm Ramool (near Rashidiya and Dubai Festival City)
Dubai, UAE
Contact: Tel: 04-285-1646
Fax: 04-285-7167

Pet Zone
Description: A pet store that is committed to the welfare of all animals; we have established a good relationship with the various voluntary animal organizations. Additional services provided include; international shipping, dog training, grooming and natural home cooking for dogs and cats. They also help you manage the pet relocation process when you move.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road- Nr Mazaya Centre, Al Thuraya Building
Showroom 6
Contact: phone: 04-321-1424

Al Barsha- Behind Mall of Emirates, Opp. Lulu Hypermarket
Contact: phone: 04-3235548

Dubai Marina- Marina Walk, Opp. Hilton Hotel
Contact: phone: 04-3210711

Pet Zone Chalets: Al Quoz- Al Quoz Ind. Area 1 Behind Times Square Mall
Contact: phone: 04-3402902

The Blue Oasis Pet Care Hospital
Description: The Blue Oasis Pet Care Hospital in Dubai is a place of healing, warmth and good care. With a staff dedicated to attending to the best interest of both you and your beloved pets, our aim is to provide the most comprehensive veterinary care in the UAE.
They have also dedicated a portion of their website where anyone can post lost pet notices, adoption listings, etc. And they help with the pet relocation process.
Location: located at the Dubai Investment Park (the Green Community).
Contact: phone: 04-8135050
Toll Free: 800-PETCARE


Animal Care Centre
Description: boarding kennel, Cattery and veterinary clinic. They are also an animal shelter and do collection and delivery from owner to shelter.
Location: Kalba emirate under Sharjah ruling.
Turn onto Kalba Road, just after Sharjah Kalba Road.
Contact: phone: 050-646-7792

Posh Paws
Description: boarding kennels & cattery, and also helps you with the pet relocation process.
Location: The Animal Care House, P.O. Box 28318, Sharjah

From the Al Khail Rd

Past the Dragon Mart to Hatta/Oman, go straight through the first roundabout at Academic City Rd. Get in the right lane and take the Sharjah/Dhaid exit onto the Dubai Bypass Rd (E611). After approx 20 mins turn right at Exit 84 to Al Zubair. We are 4 km down this road on the right hand side. 'Animal Care House' sign on the gate.

From Emirates Road:

Take Emirates Road to Exit 81 to Al Helio. You will go past Hamadiya Park and come to a T junction, turn left and take the first right to Tawi Zubair. Drive straight for exactly 7 km, you will go over two roundabouts and then you come to our gate, 'Animal Care House' sign on the right hand side.

Contact: phone: 050 2730973


Al Zubair Animal Care
Description: animal care facility, that is a veterinarian owned facility. They also help with the pet relocation process.
Location: We are located in the Al Zubair area of Sharjah about 2 minutes away from the Emirates road and the Al Ameera Village of Ajman.

We are about 17 minutes from Mirdiff and 20 minutes away from the Dubai International airport.

From the Northern part that is Ras Al Khaimah it would take you 20 minutes to reach us on the Emirates Road.

Our facility basks in a large prime countyside away from the noise and pollution of the cities!
Remember EXIT 81 (AL Helio) on the Emirates Road is the one that brings you to us!
Contact: phone: 050-647-6487

Pets Oasis
Description: Do not take in pets, but help with the relocation process.
Location: In Umm Alquwain, opposite the immigration office.
Contact: phone: 06-766-2397

Vets in the UAE:


Desert Veterinary Clinic:

Description: The clinic works with feline friends and other charities, and helps host open days by providing their facility. They also have a mini cattery for people going away on vacations. Other services include nutritional and behavior counseling and grooming.
Location: previously located on Al Wasl (now on same street veterinary hospital) Al Quoz area street number 8, near the cement factory. Click here for map
Contact: 04 338 9520, for emergencies call Dr. Matt on 050 553 5623 or you can visit their website

Veterinary Hospital
Description: veterinary hospital, they also help with importing/exporting of pets, etc.
Location: PO Box 11934, Dubai, UAE.

From Shaikh Zayed Road

  • Leave the highway at Exit 43
  • Head East
  • At the traffic lights / T Junction ( at Home Center Warehouse ), turn left on to Road 8.
  • Continue for +- 2km, notice the Vet Hospital on left hand side.
  • Make U-Turn at traffic light
  • Continue to the Vet Hospital on Right.

From Al Wasl Road (Going towards the Marina)

  • Head towards Shaikh Zyed on Al Manara Street.
  • Go straight up & over the bridge ( across the Sheikh Zayed Road )
  • Drive down Road 11A
  • At the traffic light / T Junction ( at Home Center Warehouse ), turn left on to Road 8.
  • Continue for +- 2km, notice the Vet Hospital on left hand side.
  • Make U-Turn at traffic light
  • Continue to the Vet Hospital on Right.

From Khail Road

  • Take the Al Quoz Industrial Estate/651 Exit.
  • Go straight through the Grand Mall / Berger Paints roundabout.
  • Drive pass the Cement Factory & a small mosque, on your right.
  • Turn left at next traffic lights into Street 8 ( Khaleej Times is on the corner). The Vet Hospital is on your right.

Contact: phone: 04-338-7726 emergency #: 050-657-7851
email: :

Al Barsha Veterinary Clinic (ABVC)
Description: Do not take animals, but will take info on pets to put in their adoption book/re-homing book for their clients to look through.
Location: P.O. Box 72675, Dubai UAE
23rd Street, Al Barsha 1
SS Lootah building, ground floor, shop #3
Contact: phone: 04-340-8601 / 04-VET123

Al Safa Veterinary Clinic
Description: Veterinary Clinic only
Location: Umm Suqeim 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (see attached map)
Contact: phone: 04-348-3799

European Veterinary Centre
Description: do take in pets, but it depends on available space, etc. Usually they ask for a donation to help provide for the animal.
Location: Po Box 51751, Dubai, UAE Sh Zayed Road, Jumeirah Tower, ground floor right next to the automatic restaurant. On Sh Zayed road, between the emirates towers and Dusit Dubai Hotel.
Contact: phone: 04-343-9591

Modern Veterinary Clinic
Description: Only take in dogs, cats, rabbits and hamsters.
Location: P.O.Box:50027 Dubai, U.A.E. From Dubai going towards Abu Dhabi, Al Wassal Road, Iranian Hospital area, Al Wassel Road straight towards MOE, and then after Spinneys supermarket, villa 793, almost opposite the big mosque. Click here to view a map
 Contact: phone: 04-395-3131

Mushrif Municipality Clinic
Description: yes, ( called, and am awaiting an email response on details and exact location/directions)
Location: Mushrif Park, there’s a big round about, after the round about come straight, and first right, will see veterinary service.
Contact: phone: 04-289-1114 extension: 230 or 203

Veterinary Clinic Jumeirah
Description: Strictly a veterinary clinic
 Contact: phone: 04-394-2276


Europets Hospital Sharjah
Description: Do not take in animals, strictly a veterinary hospital.
Location: PO Box 62472, Sharjah UAE. Click here for detailed map.
Contact: phone: 050-860-6857

Abu Dhabi:

American Veterinary Clinic
Description: Strictly a veterinary clinic, does not take in pets.
Location: P.O. Box 31051, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Contact: phone: 02-665-5044 emergency: 050-615-1711 Kennel: 02-551-1578

British Veterinary Centre
Description: They do take in pets as long as there is room.
Location: The BVC is conveniently located on 30th (Khaleej Al Arabi) Street in Khalidya, not far from Subway, Prestige Cars, the American Community School and Khalidya Park.

Drive NW (towards the sea) on Khaleej Al Arabi (30th) Street. About 200m after the Falah (9th) Street traffic lights, take the access road right to the car park beside our centre.

Contact: phone: 02-665-0085

German Veterinary Clinic
Description: Not per say, have very limited space. Will take in only in emergency cases.
Location: Khalifa City A, PO Box 34867, Abu Dhabi
Contact: phone: 02-556-2024 Mobile: 050 681 7864

Contact Info for Cruelty to Animals:

Residents can report cases of animal abuse to the police or to the Municipality - Mr. Rashed Abdulla Al Janahee on 04-206-4666.