DUBAI Planning a holiday is never easy for pet owners in the UAE. But if you have made proper arrangements, they will be safe and well cared for in your absence.
Pets have specific needs so it’s important that you pick the right pet caretaker and arm them with complete information.
There are several pet boarding centres in the UAE. Dr. Sara Elliott of British Veterinary Hospital said pet owners should do their research before finalising one. “One should look for a place with knowledgable and loving staff, not necessary luxiries,” she advised.
Lesley Muncey, chairperson, Feline Friends said residents should book early to avoid disappointment.
“Like hotels, the best facilities often get booked first. If your pet is going to a regular place for daycare – then that should be your first choice,” she said.
Before you leave for the summer break, make sure the pet carers have detailed instructions with information about food, supplements, medications, exercise, temperature requirements, feeding and cleaning schedules.
Here are some pet boarding facilities in the UAE you may want to consider.
TOP PET BOARDING CENTRES IN THE UAE
Which pets?: Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, turtles, fish
Price range: Dh25-Dh65 per night
Address: Near Lulu Centre, opposite immigration, Umm Al Quwain
Phone: +971 6 766 2397
Emergency: +971 50 716 8410
Pet Station Kennels & Cattery
Which pets?: Cats & dogs
Range of charges: Dh70 to Dh170 per night
Address: Al Quoz 3, Street 19, next to Porsche service center
Dubai Kennels & Cattery (DKC)
Which pets?: Cats, dogs, birds,
Price range:Dh90-Dh110 per night for cats; Dh115-Dh135 per night for dogs.
Address: Street 34, Umm Ramool and Daytona House, Detroit Road, Motor City.
Phone: +971-4-211 4800
Emergency: +971-50-452 6263,
American Veterinary Clinic
Which pets?: Cats and Dogs
Price range: Dh63 – Dh99 per night
Address : Sector M26, 17 street, Musaffah Industrial area
Phone: +971-2-551 1578
Which pets?: Cats and dogs
Price range: Dh35 per night for cats; Dh40 - Dh50 per night for dogs.
Address: P.O.Box 45553, Abu Dhabi
Phone: +971-2-575 5155
Which pets?: Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and snakes
Price range: Dh105 – Dh165 per night for cats and dogs; Dh70 to Dh80 per night for birds and other animals.
Address: Khalifa City A, 23 street, Villa 72, Abu Dhabi
Phone: +971-2-556 4111
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