Adopting a dog is a momentous occasion in a pet parent’s life. But it’s a big decision that must be well thought out. When we come across social media posts about abandoned and rescued dogs looking for forever homes the immediate impulse can be – I want to adopt this dog. But what if I can’t adopt! How else can I support animal shelters?
There are several ways in which you can still support your local animal shelters. You can volunteer your time, foster dogs if possible. Alternatively, you can contribute towards food and veterinary bills covering annual vaccination, microchipping and neutering/spaying and treating any medical issues. In addition, you can also support the shelters’ upkeep.
Also read: Looking to adopt/foster a dog? Check these 5 animal rescue organisations in the UAE.
So, if you are not able to adopt or foster a dog at the moment, here are some ways in which you can support animal shelters in the UAE.
Animals & Us Fujairah
There are many ways you can support Animals & Us Fujairah. They have several ongoing sponsorship programmes ranging from purchasing food vouchers for dogs, contributing towards veterinary expenses and more.
Check the options here
K9 Friends too has several options that you can choose from. You can choose to sponsor a dog or a kennel for a period. You can also sponsor their annual calendar that features beautiful photos of rescued dogs looking for forever homes.
Check the available options here
Stray Dogs Center
You can support the Stray Dogs Center by signing up for their sponsorship programme and contribute towards food and treatment of rescued dogs and the shelter’s upkeep. As a sponsor you can meet the dogs by appointment, go on volunteer walks and spend time with them.
Check the sponsorship form here