K9 Friends: Meet the puppies waiting for a forever home
Adopt, don’t shop…
Looking to add a permanent furry one to your family? K9 Friends is just one of the UAE’s hard-working shelters and rescue centres, and they have a number of puppies that need a home. K9 Friends was established back in 1989 and has since re-homed more than 7,000 dogs.
At the moment, there are a lot of big-eyed puppies up for adoption, and even though our furry loved ones will be pups forever, this time we are focusing on dogs that are up to the age of two. Remember, you have to be very sure you are ready and committed to taking care of your pup well after they have passed the ‘can fit in my shoulder bag’ stage.
Here are all the sweet pups waiting for their forever home at K9 Friends
Born: 24. 08. 2022
Medium-sized Adam was found with his other siblings on a construction site. He was homed and returned through no fault of his own. He is playful, affectionate, likes to cuddle, very sociable with other dogs and is even good with cats. He does need a little training in new situations, but given time and trust he will be a kind and loveable member of any family.
Mills was rescued along with her other siblings from an industrial area in Jebel Ali. She is a shy girl who likes cuddles. She is a loving puppy who is hoping a forever family adopt her soon so she can give them lots of affection.
Hasaranga was rescued along with her other siblings from an industrial area in Jebel Ali. She is playful, full of energy and will make a great addition to a family to keep them happy and active.
Denly was rescued along with her other siblings from an industrial area in Jebel Ali. She is very loving, affectionate and a quick learner. She is looking for a family to continue her training and teach her all the tricks in the bag.
Gucci was found with mummy Vivienne and siblings on the streets of Fujairah where they were just days old. They were all bought to K9 Friends by a good Samaritan and are now old enough to find homes. Gucci is a sociable affectionate pup, super inquisitive and hopes to meet a family he can explore and go on adventures with.
Dior was found with mummy Vivienne and siblings on the streets of Fujairah where they were just days old. They were all bought to K9 Friends by a good Samaritan and are now old enough to find homes. Dior is loves tummy rubs and is a playful girl. She has perfected the puppy eyes gaze and is hoping to melt the hearts of a forever family soon. Dawww…
Chanel was found with mummy Vivienne and siblings on the streets of Fujairah where they were just days old. They were all bought to K9 Friends by a good Samaritan and are now old enough to find homes. Chanel is a smart clever girl and loves to play. She is hoping a forever family comes to adopt her soon.
Prada was found with mummy Vivienne and siblings on the streets of Fujairah where they were just days old. They were all bought to K9 Friends by a good Samaritan and are now old enough to find homes. Prada is a gentle boy and is happy to cuddle up with people. He likes to explore his surroundings and is hoping a family will come in to adopt him soon.
Hermes was found with mummy Vivienne and siblings on the streets of Fujairah at only a few days old and brought to K9 Friends by a good Samaritan. Now they are old enough and ready to find homes. Don’t let his shy face fool you – Hermes is a bouncy boy and likes to talk but when he’s tired he comes for sleepy snuggles. He loves getting attention and is hoping to steal the hearts of an adoption family soon.
Vivienne is mummy to the litter of pups above (named after top fashion brands). She was found on the streets with her pups and brought to us. Having looked after and raised her pups, Vivienne is now looking for a forever home and a family to care for her. She is a calm and gentle girl, full of love and affection.
Fluff ball Ripple was found on the streets of Sharjah at five weeks old with mummy Raspberry and they were brought to K9 Friends by a kind person. She is very sweet and likes to cuddle. Ripple is looking for a forever family who can give her the training and exercise she needs. Look at that pink lil’ nose…
Mixed breed Raspberry was found with her puppy Ripple on a construction site and brought to K9 Friends. She is a little shy, but once she gets to know you, will give you lots of love. Raspberry is looking for a calm and patient family to settle her in.
Butterscotch is a bouncy puppy but she is a little shy when meeting new people. Don’t let that stop you from taking her home though, because she just needs a little time to show you how playful and clever she is. She is very treat-orientated and will learn new tricks and work for her rewards. Butterscotch is very nervous of new sounds and experiences and can be protective. At this stage, she needs an adult-only home and a villa. She is the most affectionate, short tail wagging girl who will need some guidance and training to build her confidence.
Hera was surrendered to K9 Friends as her family could no longer take care of her. She is a little shy when she meets a new person, but when she gets to know you she is very friendly and loves a cuddle. Hera is very good with the other dogs, she is currently sharing with a bossy one and handles it perfectly.
Finn arrived at K9 friends with mum Ocean and siblings as a young pup. He has had some experience in a home and his family described him as ‘loveable, gentle and very soft’. Finn is shy at first but will shine when he is settled in. He loves to play with other dogs and children, but give him a little time to settle in a new environment. Training will really help him.
Bono (who has awesome ears!) was surrendered to K9 Friends as his owners were not allowed to keep a dog in their accommodation. He was very nervous when he arrived at the shelter as he hasn’t been around other dogs before, but now he has come out of his shell and is playing and making friends with everyone and every dog. According to the staff at K9 Friends, he is probably the happiest dog they have ever seen at a vet. His previous owners say he is housetrained and playful.
Daphne was surrendered as her owners didn’t have time for her. She is a friendly, sweet girl with lots of energy. Daphne is looking for a family who can give her the exercise, care and stimulation she needs and hopes a forever family will adopt her soon.
Maggie was surrendered as her owner travelled a lot. She is very affectionate and playful. Maggie is an energetic girl, good with other dogs and will need an active family to take care of her needs. She will require training but is a smart girl and with rules and a routine, she will learn quickly.
Leo was surrendered to K9 Friends for the second time, through no fault of his own. Leo likes to play with toys and be around other dogs but will require some training on the lead. He is looking for a forever family who live in a villa that can give him the training, care and exercise he needs.
Buttler came to us as a young puppy with three siblings and was adopted shortly after. He has since been returned through no fault of his own. Buttler is a calm boy who likes to be around his humans. He can be a little timid at first but with time and patience would be a loyal companion. Buttler has lived with young children and is happy playing with kids. Sometimes he can be nervous meeting new dogs.
Spooky was found on a construction site with her siblings. She is a playful active girl, with lots of character. Spooky loves everyone she meets and can’t wait to start playing with them.
Blair looks like she could get out of any trouble with just a side tilt of her wee little head. She is a very energetic girl, who we think is looking for a career in gymnastics or agility. When she slams on the doggy brakes while running, she brings herself to a unique tumbling stop. She is a playful girl who will bring joy and fun to any family.
Peyton is a little shy but is building her confidence around humans and likes to enjoy treats. She will require more training on the lead and more exposure to the big wide world. She is looking for a calm forever family.
Brooke was found on an industrial site in Jebel Ali with her four siblings. She is a calm, gentle girl, one of the quietest in the litter. Brooke is very affectionate and loves to cuddle people. She is working hard on her lead training and does a fabulous sit.
Ocean was found with her seven pups in an unsafe area. She raised and cared for her pups – who are now available for adoption. But mummy Ocean also needs to find a home. She is a happy waggy tailed girl and loves attention. Lead training is a work in progress so she is looking for a kind and patient family.
Taco was surrendered as her owners could no longer take care of her. She is nervous and shy in new situations but once she settles she is very playful and affectionate to those she trusts. Taco is scared by sudden movements and requires a calm, patient home without young children to build her confidence in a home.
Cove arrived with her mummy and six siblings after being rescued from an unsafe area. She is shy and nervous around humans but has much more confidence when around other dogs. She is hoping to find a forever family who can build her confidence and take care of her.
Shell arrived with her mummy and six siblings after being rescued from an unsafe area. She can be shy around humans but will be tempted with treats. Shell loves to play with other dogs and would make a great addition to a family who have dogs already. She is patiently waiting for a family to take her home forever.
He is a shy boy who gets overwhelmed in new situations. He would do well in a home with another dog who can guide him and help to bring him out of his shell.
Blondie was surrendered by her family due to a change in personal circumstances. She is a playful and loving girl who enjoys belly rubs. Blondie very much likes being around other dogs and playing with toys. Her previous family say she is house-trained and knows basic commands. Blondie is looking for an active family who can continue her training and give her lots of walks and playtime.
Duke was surrendered by a family who was no longer able to care for him. He is a shy boy and can be a little unsure when meeting new people but with patience, he warms up and becomes very inquisitive. Duke is looking for a patient home where he can build his confidence to allow his personality to shine.
Cedric was found at 2 weeks old with mummy Hattie and 7 siblings in an unsafe area and brought to K9 Friends by a kind lady. He is a cute pup, very affectionate, loves to give kisses and very very chatty. He is smart in some ways but not in others – he’s taking the longest of the litter to learn how to walk on the lead. He is an inquisitive boy who is waiting for a forever family to come to meet him.
Newt was found at two weeks old with mummy Hattie and seven siblings in an unsafe area and brought to K9 Friends by a kind lady. She is playful and energetic. Newt is clever and is doing well at learning commands. Newt is hoping she finds her forever home soon.
Logan was rescued from the streets of Al Quoz, he was very confused and scared when he arrived at the shelter. He is great with the other dogs and they give him confidence. He is wary of people, but our fantastic volunteers have been working with him and he is slowly getting used to hanging around with people. He is not yet comfortable being on a lead. At this stage, he is looking for someone patient and experienced and a home without children who can foster him to teach him about home life.
Cupid and his mum were found by the roadside and brought to K9 Friends by a kind member of the public. Cupid can be unsure in new situations, though he is full of affection and hopes to steal a family’s heart soon. He would do best in a calm home with older children and without other dogs.
Tango is a real character (I mean, lool at that face!). He’s cuddly, chatty and cheeky. He is very playful and is hoping to find a family who he can have lots of fun with. Tango sometimes needs reassurance in new situations. He is very good with other dogs so may benefit from a home with another dog to help build his confidence.
Handsome Phantom is one of the volunteer’s favourite pups. He came to K9 Friends at a young age and while he is happy, he is a little unsure about new people. He needs a patient family to build his confidence and needs to be slowly exposed to everything new. When he gets to know you, he wants lots of affection and does the cutest lil’ zoomies. Aww!
Feta arrived at K9 Friends with mum and siblings at two weeks old. She is a little shy at first but when she gains her confidence, she is playful and loving. Feta has made lots of progress on the lead thanks to our dog walkers – she just needs a little encouragement. Feta is food orientated and has learnt commands like sit and down.
Labneh arrived at K9 Friends with mum and siblings at two weeks old. He is very energetic and playful. Labneh’s favourite game is to play fetch with a ball. He walks well on the lead and is very sociable and affectionate. He is looking for an active family who can train him and settle him into home life.
Edam arrived at K9 Friends with mum and siblings at two weeks old. He is shy with people but loves to be with other dogs and is very kind and gentle to them. He will make a great addition to a home that already has a dog. He makes a quirky scream when he is scared of something new, this has led him to be know as the kennel drama queen, but the good news is the screams are getting few and far between as he builds his confidence.
Brie arrived at K9 Friends with mum and siblings at two weeks old. She is an energetic, goofy girl who is looking for an active family to share adventures with. Brie is good on the lead and likes walks, she is a smart independent girl who has already learnt some commands.
Neha arrived at the shelter at a few days old with mummy Sonia and her siblings. She has been in foster where she gained lots of confidence. Sweet Neha is playful and affectionate. She is looking for a family who can guide her and continue to build her confidence.
Stilton is a little shy at first, but when he gets to know you he shows his cuddly and goofy side. Stilton loves his food and will learn commands for tasty rewards. He will make a great addition to a family.
Do note, that it is not guaranteed that any dog listed below will be at K9 Friends when you visit, but there will be plenty of others just waiting to steal your heart.
Visit k9friends.com to learn more about the adoption process and to see the latest list of dogs up for adoption. You can also reach out to the team on 04 887 8739.
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