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HomeMyPet Ultimate Guide to Kennels/Pet Boarding in Dubai

It can be difficult having to leave your pet behind when you travel away for work or pleasure. Although we offer an extensive list of local pet sitters who can offer a friendly and cost-effective alternative to regular boarding kennels, we feel it’s important to acknowledge the fantastic work that kennels do in caring for loved pets while their owners are away.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled the Ultimate Guide to some of the most popular kennels in Dubai to recognise the fantastic work that they do, and the amazing products they can offer to residents of the UAE.

ABVC Kennels & Cattery LLC (Al Barsha Veterinary Clinic)

ABVC offers a range of services for dogs, cats and other small animals in their central location of Al Quoz. Their popular Pet Hotel offers pet day care, grooming services and VIP boarding so your pets can feel pampered during their stay. If your furry friend is feeling unwell, ABVC also offers medical boarding alongside its various vetinary services to aid their recovery.

Churchwoods Pet Hotel & Daycare Park

British owned Churchwoods has been established since 2006 and offers an amazing array of services in Al Quoz for your cat or dog. With the fantastic Churchwoods – School For Dogs helping your canine pal develop socialisation skills and good behaviour, Churchwoods also offer doggy daycare, boarding, pet parties and pet relocation services. If you’re an Emirates Platinum card holder you can expect a competitive discount when booking!

Desert Paws Doggy Boarding

A ‘No frills’ boarding established to support the operations of Stray Dogs Center UAQ, Desert Paws offers simple dog boarding facilities that pet parents have come to love. With an easy booking process, caring staff and the knowledge that you’re helping to support an animal charity while boarding your dog, what’s not to love?

Dubai Kennels and Cattery (DKC)

Offering animal care and animal relocations by animal people, we adore what DKC have to offer the local cat and dog residents of Dubai. The staff DKC are clearly passionate about providing the best care for the dogs and cats whether it’s for boarding or daycare that you’re looking for, as you can see from the amazing facilities they have to offer.

Doggies Palace

Based in Al Quoz and Al Warsan, Doggies Palace certainly lives up to its name! Providing socialization and daycare services along with board and lodging, a stay at Doggies Palace feels like a home away from home for your furry friend. If you travel regularly, they offer a fun club membership that provides discounts and free boarding and daycare sessions to members.


Dogwalk is exclusively for very important pets and offer a range of pet care services for your favourite cat and dog. With a dog hotel and the exclusive Catwalk offering boarding services to cats, your pets are in for a treat when they board with Dogwalk. If long working hours means leaving your dog alone for long periods, why not try their daycare featuring indoor and outdoor parks!


Fetch are a relative newcomer to the Dubai Pet Scene but have exploded in popularity very quickly with your prized pups being able to enjoy everything from Tennis Ball Tuesday to the Rainbow Heaven playroom. The team at fetch regularly post pics of the pups in their care to their Facebook page so you can see what they’ve been up to!

Homely Petz

Homely petz is a family run and British owned boarding kennel and cattery that has had a strong presence in Dubai for the past 12 years. With K9 bootcamps, doggy daycare and training on offer you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to caring for dogs. Alongside their popular cattery and “kitty condo”, Homely Petz also offers small pet care for your caged pals too.

K9 Central Dogs Dubai

Your pet’s happiness and comfort is the foremost concern of the team at K9 Central Dogs Dubai. With boarding, daycare, grooming and training on offer for dogs and cats, K9 Central Dogs Dubai takes a passionate approach to caring for your furry babies as if they were their own. Regular updates are posted on their Facebook page so you can see what the pups get to while they’re away from home.

My Second Home

When you need to board your furry friend, you want them to experience a home away from home and that’s what the team at My Second Home certainly strive for. This exclusive dog resort opened in Dubai in 2015 by a team of “dog-mad advertising, sales and animal training specialists” who’d had poor experiences at other boarding facilities. With customised suites, webcams and play area complete with pool, this really does sound like your dog’s idea of paradise.

As you can see there are a broad range of kennels, catteries and small animal boarding facilities in Dubai for you to send your furry friends on a pampered break of their own. Make sure you check out Part 2 of our Ultimate Guide to Kennels/Pet Boarding in Dubai to see some more of the amazing pet boarding and daycare centres available.
HomeMyPet HomeMyPet was founded by Amy and Lee, a British couple and avid animal lovers, living in the UAE. The Nightingales have a very busy home, with two dogs, two rescue cats and a baby human! Like many families in the UAE, they travel often and after years of struggling to find trusted and affordable pet care for their beloved animals whilst away on their travels, they decided to create a much-needed community for all pet lovers in the region.