Guide to How to Foster a Dog in Dubai

Guide to How to Foster a Dog in Dubai

Dogs are a part of many people’s lives, and have been for centuries. They are loyal, loving, and make great friends. However, not everyone is able to own a dog because of their lifestyle or living situation.

If you have the time and patience to foster a dog into your family, than fostering one of the hundreds of shelter dogs is a good idea – you not only help them feel the love of being part of a family and having a home, but you also prepare them towards the family life once they find their forever pawrents.

What is Dog Fostering?

Fostering a dog is an act of taking care of a shelter dog, until is adopted. It also means that you will be showering your foster with love, care and attention. 

Shelters where you can Foster

If you’ve decided to foster a dog, below is a list of of shelters where you can do so:

RAK Animal Welfare Center

Animals and Us, Fujairah

Stray Dogs Center, Umm Al Quwain

K9 Friends

Furever Nomad Living


How Long Can You Foster A Dog

The usually period of fostering a dog is a minimum of 2 weeks, as it takes time for them to adjust to a new home, their surroundings and people around them. This also gives ample time for you and your foster to bond – which may eventually lead to a forver home.

Steps to Fostering a Dog

  1. Fit out an application form
  2. Application is screened – wherein you need to provide your credentials along with a tenancy country stating that pets are allowed
  3. Once your application is approved, you can choose your furry buddy to take home
  4. You will usually be provided with a basic pack consisting of – food, leash, beddings and feeders

* Please note that the foster process will vary from each shelter

Open up your home and show these shelter dogs some love, even if its just for a short while. Help them come out of their shell and eventually find their forever home.

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