Cat and Dog Relocation & Shipping to Dubai 

Pet-friendly Dubai 

Dubai, the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is renowned for its awe-inspiring skyline, vibrant culture, and luxurious lifestyle. Just like Hong Kong, Dubai is famous for being a lower tax region and boasting outrageously expensive real estate. 

With its stunning beaches and beautiful weather, Dubai has become a magnet for people seeking a perfect blend of modernity and natural beauty. At Ferndale Kennel, we have the privilege of helping numerous pet owners relocate their furry friends to Dubai each year, ensuring that their beloved companions are part of this exciting new adventure.

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How Pet Relocation to Dubai Works

We take immense pride in our partnership with esteemed IPATA agents, who have the expertise to handle pet relocation services at any airport in the UAE, including Dubai. 

Moving pets to Dubai involves meticulous preparation, extensive research, and careful attention to detail. As your trusted pet relocation experts, we guide you through the entire process, simplifying the complexities to make your pet’s journey to Dubai a stress-free and memorable experience. 

One of the most crucial aspects is arranging an import permit in advance from the Dubai Government, ensuring that your dog or cat meets all the necessary requirements.

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Pet Import Permit and Documentation for Pet Relocation to Dubai

To ensure a smooth and seamless pet travel experience to Dubai, we work closely with the Dubai Government department to arrange the essential import permit on your behalf. Our team of dedicated professionals understands the importance of compliance with international regulations and standards and keeps up to date with all of the pet import rules for Dubai.

Other than the import permit, here are the documents required to relocate a pet to Dubai.

Animal Passport: For dogs and cats entering Dubai, it’s essential to have their animal passport or vaccination card ready. This document should contain treatment validity, date of birth, microchip information, and vaccination records.
Health Certificate: A valid health certificate from the exporting country is required, confirming the pet’s health status and including their microchip identification.
Rabies Certificate: An original Rabies Serum Neutralization test certificate, conducted within 90 days before shipping, is necessary for some countries to enter Dubai (please check with us to see if you and your pet’s country is on the list). This certificate should indicate a minimum titer of 0.5IU/ml.

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The following vaccinations are necessary for cats and dogs:
For cats: Rabies vaccine was administered at least 21 days before arrival, along with vaccinations for feline rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia.
For Dogs: Rabies vaccine administered at least 21 days before arrival, along with vaccinations for Leptospirosis (Ictohaemorragea – Canicola), Canine Distemper Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, and Canine Parvovirus.

Additional Treatments:
Other treatments should be administered 10 days before shipping, including anti-external parasites (e.g. Fipronil/Permethrin) and deworming (e.g. Praziquantel).

Quarantine for Pet Relocation To Dubai

Dubai has no quarantine requirement for pets arriving with all their vaccinations and documents. However, your pet may be quarantined if your vaccinations and documents are not fully in order. Therefore, it’s crucial to ensure all paperwork and vaccinations are up to date and by Dubai’s regulations to avoid any inconvenience or potential quarantine for your pet.

Pet Shipping to Dubai Made Easy

Moving to Dubai with your beloved pets involves adherence to both airline and governmental rules and regulations. The Dubai pet travel requirements can be strict and regularly change based on government restrictions. 

We understand that navigating these requirements can be overwhelming, which is why we strongly recommend reaching out to us as your first step for relocating your pet to Dubai.

Our team of experts is well-versed in the intricacies of pet relocation to Dubai and will provide you with comprehensive guidance and support. By entrusting us with the planning and execution of the complex process, you can focus on your new adventure, leaving the stress and anxiety behind.

We also put your pets first. It’s our job to ensure that you’re happy and they’re comfortable before the transition begins. We will work with you to understand your pet’s health issues and anxieties and set a personalized travel plan in place which caters for your pet’s needs. 

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Safe & Comfortable Transfers for Pets

At Ferndale Kennel, we go above and beyond to prioritize the safety, comfort, and well-being of your furry companions. Our mission is to provide exceptional service and personalized attention throughout the entire journey of pet relocation to Dubai.

By choosing us, you gain access to our extensive knowledge, expertise, and network of trusted professionals in Hong Kong and Dubai. We will create a customized plan tailored to your unique needs, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey for both you and your pets. 

Our teams are experienced animal handlers who will support your pet every step of the way and give you updates on their progress right up until the point of departure. So you can sit back and relax on your flight, knowing that your furry friends are in good hands. 

Embrace Pet Transport Services Dubai

Don’t let the complexities of pet relocation deter you from embracing your new chapter in Dubai. Contact us today, and let us simplify the process, leaving you free to enjoy this remarkable city with the peace of mind that your pet is happy and comfortable to come along with you. Trust Ferndale Kennel to make your pet’s journey to Dubai a seamless and memorable experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dubai really pet-friendly?

Absolutely! Dubai has embraced its furry residents with open arms. From pet-friendly parks to luxurious accommodations, your pet will feel right at home in this vibrant city.

What are the main requirements for relocating my pet to Dubai?

The main requirements for pet relocation to Dubai includes obtaining an import permit from the Dubai Government, ensuring your pet's vaccinations are up-to-date, implanting a microchip for identification purposes, and obtaining health certificates with Government Endorsement.

Are there any quarantine requirements for pets entering Dubai?

Dubai does not require pets to undergo quarantine if all necessary documentation and health requirements are met.

What if I have more questions about pet relocation to Dubai?

Woof, meow, or chirp your questions away! Ferndale Kennel's friendly team is here to assist you every step of the way. Get in touch today and let's make your pet's journey to Dubai smooth!

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