Where to Adopt a Cat in UAE in 2022?

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Monday, September 19, 2022

There is no denying the joy a feline can bring into your life. If you are planning to get one, then we strongly support the notion of "adopt don't shop". This can be the perfect moment to grant a forever home to displaced cats by adopting one. 

For those who are unsure of the adoption process, it involves interview sessions, paperwork, filling out questionnaires and having your home checked. Most adoption agencies will have the pets neutered, spayed, dewormed, vaccinated, and microchipped based on different criteria. 

Below is a list of organizations and rescue groups in UAE from where you can adopt or foster one if you are planning to get a cat:

Cat Adoption in Dubai

Nine Lives

Nine Lives Adoption has grown to become the largest cat adoption center in the UAE, with 20,000 people following on Facebook and over 3000 on Instagram.

They are run by a group of volunteers who look to re-home animals in need. Any animal that is adopted must go through a 7-step health protocol which involves deworming, flea removal, test for FIV, spraying, neutering, and vaccination.

More information is available at:

Website: https://www.ninelives.ae/

Contact: WhatsApp: +971 56 351 1057  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catsandkittensuae/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/9livesadoption/

Chez Kitty

All the cats are healthy, vet checked, vaccinated, de-wormed and (if older than 6 months) neutered and microchipped. They are litterbox trained, used to being with other cats, and would make a wonderful addition to your family. Please note any kittens five months or younger must be adopted with a friend

More information is available at:

Contact: +971 55 700 6114

Email: difromdubai@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DianaTattaraki


Set up by a group of friends all with full-time jobs but a love for animals, SNIFF is an animal rescue group which aims to re-home the UAE’s stray and abandoned animals.

All with rescue pets themselves, the founders of SNIFF aim to educate people on the importance of adopting rescue pets instead of buying from pet stores. The tragic situations animals were being found in prompted them to take action.

More information is available at:

Email: sniff.ae@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SNIFF.MiddleEast

Moon Puppies

Moon Puppies is an Animal Adoption Center. All our animals are vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, and neutered.

More information is available at:

Contact: +971 50 375 6828

Email: moonpuppies.dubai@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonpuppiespetshop/


Red Paw Foundation provides shelter to abandoned and stray cats and dogs in Dubai. It’s one of the most prominent animal shelters in the UAE that offer pet adoption services in Dubai.

More information is available at:

Contact: +971 56 135 6252


Yanni Animal Welfare in Dubai offers animal shelter and welfare services for cats and dogs. The organization aids injured, strays and abandoned pets and fosters them. Yanni Welfare organizes campaigns to raise awareness among the masses regarding animal care.

You can also adopt a pet from the organization.

More information is available at:

Contact: +971 4 242 0660

Cat Adoption in Abu Dhabi


Cloud9 was inaugurated in 2012, and since then, it has grown into a client base of almost 7000 animal and bird lovers across UAE and Abu Dhabi. It was established by Emirati businesswoman and philanthropist Afra Sultan Al Dhaheri, whose undying compassion for distressed and homeless animals encouraged her to create a haven for them. It is the first luxury Pet Care Center and Hotel in the Middle East with its unique holistic concept combining compassionate animal and avian care and a state-of-the-art clinic.

More information is available at:

Website: https://www.cloud9pethotel.com/

Contact: +971 2 556 4111

Email: info@cloud9pethotel.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cloud9PetHotel/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloud9pethotel/

Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/a.aldi19

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cloud9pethotel?lang=en

Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter

The Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter is managed by Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. It was established following the decision of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council of the Abu Dhabi government on 15th April 2010. All cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for fleas and worms before going up for adoption. Those looking for a specific breed can also use the “Wish a Pet” section of the website to fill out a form, in case that specific cat becomes available.

The Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter is located at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Site between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Al Shamkha. The hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm, Friday, 8 am to noon, and Sunday, 8 am to 2.30 pm. It is closed on Saturdays.

More information is available at:

Website: https://www.abudhabianimalshelter.com/

Contact: +97125755155

Email: adas@adfh.ae 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbuDhabiAnimalShelter/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abudhabianimalshelter/


The Animal Welfare Abu Dhabi (AWAD) is an animal shelter in the UAE that creates awareness about animal rights and welfare. Besides the awareness campaigns, the center conducts sterilization and neutering to curb the stray cat and dog population.

More information is available at:

Website: https://www.awaduae.org.ae/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AWAD.UAE/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/awad.uae/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/animalwelfareae


Strays of Abu Dhabi (SAD) is an animal rescue group in the UAE that works to rescue stray animals. The online volunteer community at Strays of Abu Dhabi donates time and resources to rehabilitate abandoned pets and strays. 

The group follows TNR (trap-neuter-return) to help strays and pets from ending up in a puppy or kitten mill. So far, the welfare center has successfully helped over 600 cats. The daily consumption of cat food at the center is over 180kg.

More information is available at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/667128386757255/

Cat Adoption in Sharjah


The Sharjah Cat and Dog Shelter (SCADS) is a government organization that rehabilitates, fosters and cares for strays and abandoned animals in the emirate. They have an elaborate adoption process as well. If you have plans to bring a pet home, try adopting from SCADS.

More information is available at:

Contact: +971-56-118-7663

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharjahcds/?hl=en

Bubbles Pet Rescue

The animal welfare organization is run by a group of Emiratis who rescue and rehome neglected, abandoned, and abused animals. All animals are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped before being put up for adoption.

More information is available at:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bubbles.petsrescue/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bubbles.PetsRescue

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/bubblespetsrescue

Cat Adoption in Fujairah

Animals and Us

A registered animal shelter based in Fujairah is home to nearly 90 cats and is run by Michelle Manchanda. It was established in 2016, and since then, it has grown into a shelter home by providing forever homes to all rescues.

More information is available at:

Website: https://aauf.ae/

Email: contact@aauf.ae

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/animalsandusfuj/