K9 Friends is a shelter that rescues abandoned and stray dogs in the UAE and finds them loving new homes. Formed in 1989, it is the longest established dog rescue in the country.
Our aim is to find all our dogs homes for life. We have a very successful homing process whereby each dog is neutered and health checked and then carefully matched to its prospective new family. This, along with a program of events that focus on education and responsible dog ownership, allows us to address the issue of stray dogs in the UAE in a sustainable way.
We work together with Dubai Municipality and our purpose built facility was generously gifted to us by the Government in 2009. However the day to day running of the shelter is expensive, and we have to raise this money ourselves through adoption fees, sponsor programs and the sale of merchandise. We operate under a trade licence issued by the Government’s Department of Economic Development which allows us to do this, and any money we make goes directly into the running of the shelter and the care of our dogs.
We rely on a group of passionate volunteers who help in our office and kennels, as well as local companies and members of the public who support the work we are doing. With this continued support we can really make a difference to the welfare of dogs in the UAE.
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