Planning holidays 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 centers in the UAE. Dr. Sara Elliott of British Veterinary Hospital said pet owners should do their research before finalizing one. “One should look for a place with knowledgeable and loving staff, not necessary luxuries,” she advised.

Book early

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 cares 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:

  1. Pets Oasis
  2. Which pets?
    Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, turtles, fish

  3. Pet Station Kennels & Cattery
  4. Which pets?
    Cats & dogs

  5. Dubai Kennels & Cattery (DKC)
  6. Which pets?
    Cats, dogs, birds

    Abu Dhabi

  7. American Veterinary Clinic
  8. Which pets?
    Cats and Dogs

  9. Falcon Hospital
  10. Which pets?
    Cats and dogs

  11. Cloud 9
  12. Which pets?
    Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and snakes