animal relocations by animal people
We are an Animal Care organisation through and through. Relocating your pet (of any kind) and other animals too, as well as our work with the airlines in our official capacity as Animal Handler at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) is, for us, part of the bigger Animal Care picture.
We have been providing Global Animal Relocations and Transit Care services in the UAE since the mid-1980s and provide general animal care management at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central for all airlines... everything from the cutest, littlest pets to watch-your-fingers exotics. And door-to-door? Just let us know.
And indeed, watch your fingers because relocating your pet, either on your own (which you can do) or with the help of an agent like us is expensive! And it can be complex.
So come to us for initial guidance or let us work with you and for you throughout the entire planning and execution of your relocation, including any vet-related treatments or documentation, which services are provided via our very own DKC Veterinary Clinic. We can even work-share with you. You might experience a minor price-related heart attack , but at least we’ll be there to catch you when you fall! We can never eliminate all the anxiety, but we do try!
So let's talk. Or better yet, come ‘n meet us (don't forget to make an appointment, please! ). Our relocations office is smack in the middle of our beautiful animal care facility and so is integrally a part of what we do ~ the care of your pets, whatever the kind.
- We service the international airports of Dubai (DXB and DWC), Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Sharjah (SHJ), and in fact any airport in the UAE.
- Collection & Delivery nationwide for your pet or any other type of animal.
- We are a long-standing member of both IPATA and ATA, and so very well-connected to other high-quality specialist animal shippers in these global associations ~ for wherever you're going to or coming from.
- We are the official Animal Handler for Emirates and dnata, and therefore all airlines, at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central.
- And we are trusted and recommended the world over.
Imports. Exports. Transshipments. We love our pets so much, we won't leave home without 'em.
Can DKC manage both the import and export sides of my pet or other animal?
Definitely yes! For sure! Yup!
Well... maybe. Read on.
There are two parts to any
Where can I get the import permit?
You can get this permit yourself or through an agent like us; in either case, import permits are
Sedation: Should I or shouldn't I?
I know you relocate dogs and cats, but what about birds • rabbits • ferrets • guinea pigs • lizards • snake • cheetahs• penguins • monkeys • fish...
How do I export my pet from the UAE and how much lead time do I need?
What's better... wood or plastic travel boxes?
Excellent question. Take a look at A lot about Travel Boxes.
Do I need to make an appointment?
We genuinely love having people just drop by and look around at both our locations in Umm Ramool
How much does it cost to import my pet?
Is it important to register my pet with the Municipality?
Can I take my dog to public places? Are there dog parks? What about beaches? What about pet-friendly places to live?
The UAE is not yet the perfect place on Earth in this way. But don't be put off!
Once my pet's flight lands, how long does Customs clearance take?
Can I meet DKC at the airport when you import my pet?
Can I bring my pet into the UAE as accompanied (excess) baggage?
In fact, it is very important that you trust this information and do not doubt it as a result of hearing otherwise from some other source. All knowledgeable pet relocators will tell you the same, correct, thing: Animals of all kinds must arrive in the UAE by cargo only.
Which vaccinations does my pet need?
If you're relocating your pet into the UAE, the best place to get this information is on our Pet
How do I import my pet into the UAE?
Easy! You contact us! Or... you do it yourself. Either way, you can start by heading over to
Will my pet cope with the heat? Will he/she be left on the tarmac?
Food and water for my pet's journey?
Will you deliver my pet home to me directly from the airport after import clearance?
Yes we will.
Any time of day or night, weekday or weekend. There is a charge but yes we wi
How much lead time do I need to relocate my pet into the UAE?
The relocation of your pet always has two sides to it: the export and the import. We can only con
Do you do animal exports by road? Can you get my pet to other GCC countries?
What if my pet has a tattoo and not a microchip?
Are there good pet care providers, vets, pet supplies, groomers, etc. in the UAE?
The UAE has everything here you could wish for by way of quality pet care services. As with any industry, not every one of them is the best, but if you look around and look into it all, we know you'll find what you need.