Ras Al Khaimah Animal Welfare Centre

ADOPTION PROCESS


Ready to adopt a new friend? Have a read of our Before You Adopt section! 

Thinking about buying a (purebred) animal at a pet shop, please have a read of our Puppy Mill section. 

YOU WANT TO ADOPT A PET FROM THE SHELTER?

Then:

Please fill out the CAT ADOPTION FORM or DOG ADOPTION FORM  

Come to the shelter, with your family and those living in your home who will have regular interaction with the pet.

Saturday to Thursday during our visiting hours for the animals: 10am until 12pm (noon) and 4pm until 6pm.

Or call 056 357 6013 if you require a different time. The phone line is open from 9am until 6pm.

Bring copies of your: passport, residency visa and tenancy contract.

Bring cash or card for payment.

Our staff will talk to you about your lifestyle, accommodation, and family members. They will then introduce you to some of our guests. At the RAK Animal Welfare Centre, we try to get to know the dogs and cats that are up for adoption, so we are able to match you with the perfect companion.

ADOPTION FEE

The adoption fee for a dog is 1000dhs, including training book and 1 socialization class.

Adoption fee for cats is 700dhs, including cat book.

These fees do not covers our costs, however they do help to ensure that we are able to keep putting more animals in their forever homes.

OUR ANIMALS

All of our animals have been vet-checked, de-sexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and profiled. Visit our CATS and DOGS galleries to get to know some of our guests and see the animals that have already been re- homed by the RAK Animal Welfare Centre.  

AFTER YOU ADOPT

After you adopt an animal, we can offer training tips and other advice. Feel free to ask us anything. Our goal is to adopt out our animals to everyone's benefit! Additional information about animals’ behavior, habits and more can be found in the DOG CARE and CAT CARE sections of this website. 

SOCIALISATION CLASSES

In case you adopt a dog, we will invite you to our monthly socialisation classes (every 3rd Saturday of the month, unless announced otherwise) to give your dog the opportunity to socialise with other dogs, the vet will give your dog a health check, you can ask our staff all sorts of questions about raising/training a pet dog, etc. It is mandatory to at least attend 1 session, which is free for all the dogs adopted from us, after that we will charge you 100dhs for each socialisation class you wish to attend.  

WHAT WE DO TO FIND OUR ANIMALS A HOME?

- make sure they are healthy: regular vet checks, desex, microchip, deworm/deflea, healthy food, fresh water

- dog and cat socialisation: behaviour assessment, spend time with them, put them together, volunteers and staff walk them

- dog training program: don't jump, walk on lead, sit, down, stay, used to communicate with people

- pet of the week/ adopt me please posters

- publicity: website, newsletters, events, etc.

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