Ras Al Khaimah Animal Welfare Centre

My husband Paul and I both work in the oil industry and that was the reason we came to Dubai in the beginning of 2013. We have had pets before Corban, we both love animals and consider them to be a big part of our life.

Paul adopted Corban or Corby (as I nicknamed him) last year when he came across RAK Animal Welfare Centre and sent me some pictures of him. How could I say no? Corban is a very lively dog, he is full of energy and can sometimes be a little naughty but he is getting better with age.

 

Early 2014 we were expecting our baby boy so decided to move back to Denmark where our home is. We used a company to bring Corban back and he had to stay in a dog boarding facility until we could arrange for him to come here. He flew to Denmark in February 2014 and he was so excited when I picked him up from the airport! I took him back home where he met his best friends: my mother’s dog Lady, a white husky, and the cats.

It was quite the challenge when Corban came home, he would no longer listen to me or come back when I call. There was snow on the ground and it was freezing but he didn't care - he would run up and down the quiet street and I would be up and down after him 6 months pregnant as Paul was away at work! Corban started listening and coming back to us on recall after a couple of months - it took a lot of work but we finally got there!

 

He enjoyed playing in the snow very much and even more when the snow cleared and the grass and flowers came through. Corban loves the rain and loves to be out rolling in the grass especially once he has just had a bath :) He adapted very fast to the Danish weather and never wanted to wear the jacket I got him.

 

He loves to go to the beach and woods but his favourite place is the animal park. There is a lovely animal Park half an hour drive from us and you can take the dogs with you - he cries the whole way to the park and as soon as we get there he is like a puppy all over again!

They have some dingos and camels and many more animals, he loves spending time there and doesn't even try to chase the chickens anymore :)

 

I recently had a baby boy Dominic who is now 3 months old. I thought a lot of how Corban would react when we came home from the hospital with our little boy. I let him come and sniff Dominic and then he went and lay down. Ever since he is very careful, he sniffs him now and again and wags his tail. I put Dominic on his play mat and Corban lies down in his bed and does not bother him. Now Dominic has started touching and grabbing, he will touch Corban on the head but Corban will sit very nicely.

I am very impressed with how he behaves around our baby. This was one of my worries, as he is such a bouncy dog.

I gave Corban a Winnie-the-Pooh teddy bear when he came to Denmark. He has a lot of toys but the pooh bear is the one he loves the most: he sleeps with it and cuddles up to his teddies at night in his bed.

 

I grew up with animals in my life and we want our son to grow up with them as well as they can give you an experience you just won’t find anywhere else. Owning a pet as a child can teach them responsibility and kindness. The qualities you can learn from a dog are loyalty, friendship, love and care, and they can teach you just as well as you can teach them.

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