Dubai Dog Blog
K9 Friends is a non-profit volunteer organization based in Dubai, UAE that aids the abandoned and forgotten dogs in the UAE. Learn more about K9 friends by visiting our main website www.k9friends.com. If you have an interest in volunteering, adopting or fostering a dog, or have any questions about the organization, please feel free to email us at K9@emirates.net.ae or call us 04 347 4611.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
K9 Friends is beginning to experience one of its most difficult times of the year. Other than the summer months, Ramadan is a time of year that finds many dogs abandonded and looking for good homes. If you are interested in adopting or fostering a dog, please contact K9 Friends today!
Monday, August 02, 2004
Sunday, August 01, 2004
Give Adoption a Chance
Adopting a pet from a local animal shelter or rescue organization like K9 Friends is a most fulfilling experience. It is one of those stand-still moments that remains etched in your memory forever. That pleading get-me-out-of-here face you can't resist. And the feel-good emotions you wear out the door – after all, you just saved a life.
Let's face it, animal shelters aren't the most upbeat places in the world. When you leave, you wish you could take more animals with you.
Adopting a pet is most often consummated on emotion. Love at first sight. Your heart is ahead of your head, recognizing that shelter animals' time clocks tick for only a short time.
Thursday, July 29, 2004
Pluto is healing nicely after his lump-ectomy. The lump is gone and now replaced by stitches down the middle of his cranium. Poor chap. My girls aren't too pleased with his presence, but I have a feeling they know it's temporary because of the funny "I'm wounded, leave me alone" cap I've made for Pluto. Hopefully, his hair will grow back quickly and he'll be ready for a new home when I return him to K9.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
One of our volunteers, Eve, called today with a status update on Starbuck. Starbuck came to K9 serveral months ago, very pregnant and uncomfortable. She had her nine puppies in our care (which we named after the Planets) and was recently sent to the vet to be spayed.
Apparently, the vet had complications during the procedure and was unable to remove Starbuck's ovaries. Therefore, she is technically fixed and unable to have puppies, but she will still go into heat. The vet graciously reduced the fee by 50 Dhs. I had to chuckle to myself to think that only a male vet would think that not eliminating a woman's monthly visitor would only be worth 50 Dhs.
PERCY is an adorable Saluki cross puppy currently living in the K9 bathroom (have we mentioned we're up to our ears with puppies?). He is lively, playful, and boisterous. Saluki dogs are known for needing lots of attention and exercise so this pup would make a great companion for an energetic child!
I have a personal interest in Houston who was named after my home city in Texas when I first began volunteering at K9 Friends. Houston has been in the kennels for as long as I've been a volunteer (nine months) and I think it's about time he found a friendly home! He's a handsome dog looking for the right family to love.