Shipping is undertaken at cost and a Doghouse Service fee is levied according to the requirements & destination of the animal.

IATA Standard Plastic travel boxes in all sizes supplied.

All UAE documentation and travel arrangements are handled by The Doghouse.

Local Collection / delivery service - By prior arrangement only - From Dhs 150/-
Cargo village / customs clearance - Customs / Cargo Handling fees at cost, plus a   collection fee - - From Dhs 1850/-

Import permit - All animals entering the UAE must have an Import Permit issued by the Ministry of Environment & Water. We can obtain this permit for you, contact us to discuss your pets import requirements.

Health Standards For Pet Imports To The UAE.

1. The import permit validity is only one month. It is not allowed to import any animal with an expired import permit.

2.E-mail a copy of the following to :
-> Vaccination card in which is mentioned the pets microchip number and vaccinations for the following:



Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)

Canine Parvo Virus

Infectious Canine Hepatitis




Feline Pan Leukcopenia (FPV)

Feline Rhinotrachitics (FHV-1)

Feline Calicivirus


  • Certificate for Rabies Serum Neutralization test:
    • The Certificate is not required for the countries from the group below:
Australia, Austria, Andorra, Aruba, Barbados, Bahrain, Belgium, Comoros, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Falkland Islands, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malta, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New Zealand , Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vanuatu.


    • Countries that are not mentioned in the group above:  
    • The certificate should be from a governmental laboratory or accredited laboratory.

Note :

  • All pets must have a microchip for identification mentioned in the vaccination card
  • Dogs and cats must be vaccinated for RABIES as following:
    • Within last year
    • Strictly not under age of 3 months. 21 days should be elapsed after the rabies vaccination date as a condition for allowing entrance of the pet


The pet has to be shipped as Manifest Cargo not with the owner.   Check the IATA conditions for carrying pets ( ) or contact us for information.


Each person is allowed to import only 2 pets.


It is not allowed to import dogs or cats under 4 months of age into UAE. Dogs or cats under 4 months of age will be kept in the quarantine station until it becomes over 4 months of age. All costs of housing, care, feeding, medical services and others will be paid by the pet owner.


The following documents must be submitted on arrival of the animal:


  • Original Health Certificate.
  • Original Vaccination card.
  • Original Certificate for Rabies Serum Neutralization. [Not required for pets arriving from countries listed above]


For our clients, The Doghouse FZE will pay the Import permit & inspection fees, on the owners’ behalf, at the entry point on arrival of the pet.


The following breeds or types of dogs are prohibited to be imported into UAE :

  • Pit Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull Terrier.
  • Japanese Tosa (Tosa Inu; Tosa Fighting Dog).
  • Argentinian Fighting Dog (Dogo Argentino; Argentinian Mastiff).
  • Brazilian Fighting Dog (Fila Brasileino; Brazilian Mastiff).
  • Cross Breeds with extract of the above listed breeds.
  • Wolf Dog Hybrid ( Any dog mixed with a wolf ).
  • American Staffordshire Terrier.
  Important Note: The Doghouse FZE will not assist in the import of underage pets or pets which do not fully meet the UAE Import regulations. 

For further clarification or enquiries contact +971-504578874