Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 September 2019

Hotel facilities, massages and pampering: the UAE's best pet services

From haircuts to massages and five-star hotel facilities, this is our pick of seven of the handiest pet services in the UAE

The room for boarding small dogs at the My Second Home for pets facilities in Dubai Investment Park 2 in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National
The room for boarding small dogs at the My Second Home for pets facilities in Dubai Investment Park 2 in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National

For besotted pet owners, booking our dog in for a day at the spa is money well spent. Whether you work full-time or plan on heading off on holiday, or simply want to pamper your pooch (or cat, rabbit and bird), there are plenty of ways to treat your critter right here in the UAE.

Cloud 9 Pet Hotel and Care

Abu Dhabi

The team at Cloud 9 are now selling a spot of that signature Middle Eastern hospitality to our animals, as this luxury pet hotel offers everything from boarding to doggy day care and grooming to training services. It's Abu Dhabi's first hotel for pets and is an all-inclusive boarding facility, with personal pet suites, qualified supervisors and exercise time galore in its three separate dog parks (one indoors and two outside).

For more information, visit cloud9pethotel.com

Dupaws

Across the UAE

This Airbnb-style service for pets has been incredibly handy for pet parents who work full-time since it launched in the UAE last year. It's an online platform that allows you to find a nearby pet buddy who can pop in on your pet, or take them for a walk, while you're out during the day or for longer periods. A range of services are available, depending on your individual needs. Prices vary and pet sitters get 100 per cent of their fee, as agreed with the owner.

For more information, visit dupaws.com

Furchild Pets

Across the UAE

This pet nutrition store delivers its products across all seven emirates, so if you're looking for high-quality, fresh, human-grade organic meals for your pets then this is the website for you. There are a variety of meals for your dogs and cats, plus treats, bones and also a number of pet care products, including supplements, dental gel and snout soothing balm.

For more information, visit furchildpets.com

Howl & Growl

Across the UAE

Beautifully made products is what the Howl & Growl team go out of their way to stock in this luxury pet boutique and e-store, which delivers to locations across the UAE. Hand-stitched fabric or bridle leather leads, designer beds and even bow ties for your kittens — this is a place to splash out on your cat or dog. They also curate handy pet-friendly guides to Dubai and will soon launch a dog hiking club, too.

For more information, visit howlandgrowl.com

Precious Paws Pet Spa

Dubai

Not only does this Oud Metha store sell food, treats and accessories for your dogs and cats, but it also offers spa services that will see your critter leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Treatments include a rejuvenating bath, a four hands body massage and ear cleansing, to name a few. Prices start from Dh30 for a medicated bath or de-stressing head massage.

For more information, visit preciouspaws.ae

Miss Meow

Dubai

Many of the UAE's pet services cater only for dogs and cats, but this mobile pet grooming company also offers treatments for rabbits and birds. The company will come to your home and pamper your pet in a familiar space. Whether your cat needs its nails clipped or your budgie needs its feathers trimming, you can call Miss Meow.

For more information, visit missmeowgrooming.com

My Second Home

Dubai

This pet resort and spa in Dubai Investment Park Zone 2 offers recreational facilities, boarding, training and grooming for dogs while their owners are away from home. It's also got what the team bills as the "world's biggest" indoor dog park. There are a number of membership options for day care, boarding and visits to the dog park.

For more information, visit mysecondhomedubai.com

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Updated: September 12, 2019 03:11 PM

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