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Adopting a dog in Dubai

Dobbie Pug Scotland Team

I would like to introduce our latest member of the family. His name is Dobbie. He is six years old and is a rescue pug. We adopted him from K9 Friends last September 2012, it is a non-profit making, voluntary run organisation located in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

We were told by the shelter staff that he has been abandoned by his previous owners and found by the Municipality wandering around the street.

He looked very excited and overwhelmed as we met him for the first time. He was jumping at us,  panting with his cute muzzled wrinkly face. We fell in love with him instantly and thought that this pug deserves a home to live.

He was quite thin for a pug and his skin have spots and weathered. He is under treatment and the vets provided us his tablets. After a couple of minutes signing some documents we took him home.

It didn’t take long for us to adjust as we brought him. At first he was anxious that he frequently pee on the house and wreck our bin, we are aware that it’s normal since dogs are territorial. Until then, we managed to do his toilet routine walking him twice a day or more during weekends.

We just love his happy-go-lucky attitude – simply giving us priceless joy. I find it so amusing whenever he rub his flat face on my side. Just seeing him very happy and excited as I enter the door from work is such a heart melting experience. We are so blessed to find him and for sure we know that he is just as happy as we are now knowing he have a place he can call home.

Dobbie pug in dubai

gangster pug in dubai rescue dog from k9 shelter rescue dog in dubai


  1. Abdul Basit says

    I’ve desperately been looking for adopting a pug…
    Please I humbly request you to find me a pug at your convenience.
    Best regards,

    • Myla Laurel says

      Hi Abdul,

      I just seen one puppy pug for sale in a petshop beside Aswaaq supermarket in Mirdif. Have a look at it. 🙂

  2. Hey! Do you know anywhere which is selling pugs now? My friend absolutely loves them so i want him to somehow go play for a little while for some fun. I dont think pet shops also this but worth a try!

    • Myla Laurel says

      Hi! I’ve seen one puppy pug for sale in a petshop beside Aswaq supermarket near Mirdif but that was a long time ago. Try checking it there! 🙂

  3. charlotte fuller says

    are there any free pugs around? please help i need one for my daughters 13th

    • Myla Laurel says

      Try checking out Dubizzle I have seen some posts for pugs that needs to be rehomed.

  4. akshay pradeep says

    hi. do you know any place where we can adopt a pug. if you could tell us some place it would be very nice of you

    • Myla Laurel says

      Hi the shelter around Dubai caters different dog breeds. We just got lucky to find a pug.

  5. Hi Myla, there’s one lady whose offering me have one of her cute little maltese. She said it is equipped with complete vaccines. But my question is, is it legal for me to just accept it and take care of it? Or do I still need some papers and stuff? I am also living in a flat shared with some people, are you also on the same situation or whatnots? I am so sorry to have a lot of question.. Hehe hope that you get to reply back soon.. Thank you!

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