After a long day, there is nothing like coming home to a canine companion, ready to greet you with a wagging tail and a few enthusiastic licks to the face. Or maybe your cuddle buddy is a furry feline, always ready to snuggle up beside you when you are feeling a little blue. In other words, a pet is more than a furry companion — to most pet owners, they become family. And as family, they deserve the best care. Fortunately, most pet stores in Abu Dhabi make this easy. From retail centres for pet adoption to specialist shops for the sale of pet-friendly leashes, toys, trinkets and pet food, here is a rundown of the best pet shops in Abu Dhabi.
First up on our list of pet stores in Abu Dhabi is The PetShop. Considered the largest brand of pet suppliers in the UAE, this store offers both an online and offline storefront — with products catering to a wide range of domestic animals from dogs to horses, birds, fish, as well as small animals like rabbits and rodents. In addition to toys, the store features a diverse portfolio of products ranging from specialized cat carriers to harnesses, educational books, grooming products, pet food and more. Some products are available in different varieties. For example, depending on personal requirements, you can purchase clumping, non-clumping, deodorized or biodegradable cat litter. Products can be bought instore or online with an option to have them delivered on the same or next day. For contact details and information on the pet shop location in Abu Dhabi city, refer to the following:
- Opening hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (Saturday to Wednesday) | 10:00 am to 12:00 am (Thursday and Friday)
- Location: Dalma Mall, 2nd Floor – Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-2-550-7111
Petz N Stuff
If your choice of pet is a certified breed with specific care instructions, head to Petz N Stuff. Specializing in “100%” purebred animals, the store is an ideal spot for acquiring pets that come with a health warranty. Considered one of the best Abu Dhabi pet stores, notable cat breeds available here include Bengal and British Shorthair kittens. Popular dog breeds include Corgis, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever puppies amongst others. Each new owner is given 7 days to adjust to their pets with an option for an exchange within the stipulated time period. A vet is also available 24/7 in case of emergencies.
Every animal here is healthy, vaccinated, dewormed and chipped for the benefit of the new pet owners. Additionally, pet passport services are also provided for customers who travel on a regular basis and prefer to bring their pets along. However keep in mind, pet breeds offered here are subject to availability. We recommend visiting the Petz N Stuff website for updates.
- Opening hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm | 04:30 pm to 10:00 pm (Friday)
- Location: Al Salam Street, near Municipality – Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-50-649-2454
Despite the name, Aquarium Lives specializes in pet products for the four and two-legged variety of pets too, in addition to fish. Established in 2000, the brand serves as an importer of the freshwater and marine fish. Additionally, the service also offers products that make it easy for owners to care for aquatic pets.
This includes everything from miniature aquariums to breeding tools, water treatment apparatuses, feeders, decorative stone and sand soil options. Also, along with the staple cat and dog products, other items worth noting at Aquarium Lives include products for small pets like hamster cages, drinking bottles, carriers and bird cages amongst others. The store features products from a range of popular pet brands so customers here are spoiled for choice.
- Opening hours: 09:00 am to 11:00 pm | 05:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Friday)
- Location: Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-5-441-5734
The Pet Shack
Also one of the best pet food shops in Abu Dhabi, The Pet Shack sells high-quality products to ensure that pet owners shop worry-free. From dry and wet food to scented after-bath spritzes that will leave your puppy looking and smelling fresh, this place has something for even the pickiest of pet owners. Available in a variety of prices and depending on your pet’s needs, the dog food options here can cost you anywhere from AED 10 to AED 154. Of course, if you really want to take your pampering to the next level, opt for The Pet Shack Spa.
This boutique spa offers several pet-friendly spa services from a shampoo, wash and blow-dry to selected perks like teeth-brushing and flea baths. Pricing packages here depend on the required services and the size of your pet. For example, a styling service for small dogs costs AED 250 while doing the same for an extra-large breed of dog will set you back by AED 550.
- Opening hours: 12:00 pm to 09:00 pm | 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm (Friday)
- Location: Al Reef Villas, Contemporary Village, Street 6 – Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-2-582-5898 | +971-56-700-6063
Next up for our picks for best pet shops in Abu Dhabi is Amazoon Pets. The sale of live pets is limited to birds and fish here. Pet supplies, on the other hand, are almost limitless with products available for cats, dogs, fish, birds and small animals. Cat owners have reason to rejoice here. You can get fuzzy cat-play towers for as little as AED 290 here as well as ceramic feeding bowls that look as beautiful as they are easy to clean. There is also a section dedicated to gifts. For example, you can get your very own flamingo-shaped mug or an adorable porcelain bird feeder for AED 30.
- Opening hours: 09:00 am to 08:00 pm (Closed on Friday)
- Location: Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road – Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-50-203-3345
Another popular option on the list of best pet fish shops in Abu Dhabi, Aqua Mart serves as a one-stop-shop for saltwater aquarium products. This store serves everyone from largescale aquarium owners to hobbyists looking for safe and reliable products for pet fish. In addition to fish, other underwater live-stock for sale includes live anemones and corals as well as hermit crabs, sea urchins, shrimp, starfish and others. Notable products here range from fish food and flow pumps to automatic feeders that keep your pets fed while you are away. Additionally, Aqua Mart also provides services for a fully customized glass or acrylic aquariums — for both salt and freshwater requirements.
- Opening hours: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm (Saturday to Thursday)
- Location: Store No. 96, Plot 2, M45 – Abu Dhabi
- Contact: +971-2-222-2720
Last on our pick for quality pet shops in Abu Dhabi is Furz & Featherz. Located on Al Marabi Street, this is a favourite store for pet owners in the area and offers pet food suitable for a variety of breeds; especially concerning dogs and cats. Another store for pets in Abu Dhabi is Quality Pets Shop. In addition to a variety of pet grooming and food supplies, this store also specialises in water treatment services for home aquariums.
That’s a wrap of our recommendations for the best pet shops in Abu Dhabi. If you plan on visiting the emirate with your pet, and staying for long, do check out pet hotels in Abu Dhabi. Our picks for pet-friendly places in Abu Dhabi will also come in handy during your visit. Of course, if you are visiting Dubai instead, our list of pet-friendly places in Dubai is sure to help too. Plus, these pet-friendly parks in Dubai are also worth visiting.