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4 WAYS TO HELP QAWS ADOPT DON'T SHOP! By adopting a rescue animal rather then buying from a breeder or pet shop, you also free up a kennel or cat space for another animal to be rescued off the street.

VOLUNTEER! We would love to have your help with dog walking, cat socialising, grooming and bathing, organising events, administration and collecting donations.

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Dogs in Doha

Have Dog, Will Travel

The time has come for you to leave Doha either for good or just for the summer. You’ve packed and held a farewell party. But wait - aren’t you forgetting something? In the rush to relocate or head off for the holidays, don’t overlook your pet! Follow this checklist and she’ll arrive safe and sound at your destination. It can be pricey to ship a dog overseas, so start saving for her adventure now! Confirm that your dog’s vaccinations are current and ask your vet if she needs any special tests for the country you’re travelling to. Some tests take at least one month to complete so plan well in advance. Quarantine laws vary. Check the pet import requirements at your destination and prepare your dog accordingly to ensure all runs smoothly. Confirm that your dog has a functional, registered microchip – it’s quick and painless to scan at any veterinary clinic.

Buy an airline-approved travel crate and train your dog to use it so she’s comfortable with sleeping in it for at least 6 hours - there can be delays on even the shortest routes! Gather all necessary paperwork such as test results, vaccination records, import and export licences. Reserve your dog’s spot on the plane ASAP when you purchase your own airline ticket. At busy times of the year the slots are snapped up quickly, so book early. Check with multiple airlines– some allow dogs to travel as “excess baggage” at a fraction of the cost of cargo. If in doubt, enlist the help of a professional pet relocation company to assist you with your pet’s move. Pack your dog’s bed and some toys in your hand luggage so she has something familiar when she arrives at her new home.

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In 2009, a young Qatari named Abdulla Al-Naemi founded 2nd Chance to provide a new start for some of the abused, abandoned, and unwanted animals in Qatar. His goal was to rescue animals, nurse them back to health and rehome them. Abdulla started with a rescue of 20 dogs and 10 cats but these numbers have more than tripled. The shelter is based on a family farm, and currently houses more than 90 dogs and 30 cats.

condos which are three stories high and are also taken out daily to play around and socialize with staff to ensure they stay happy. Thanks to Parkview Pet Center all of the animals are medically supervised, spayed or neutered and up-to-date with vaccinations before they are adopted out. At 2nd Chance, they believe in community, and work closely with Dogs in Doha Rescue Group and Qatar Cat Shelter. 2nd Chance appreciates and welcomes anyone who would like to donate their time and efforts to 2nd Chance Rescue. If you are interested in learning more about becoming involved please contact them at: 2ndchancerescuedohaqatar@gmail.com.

The shelter is run by a small committee of volunteers and a Shelter Manager. 2nd Chance strives to give these animals a good life until they find their forever homes. The dogs are walked around the farm twice daily. On Fridays 2nd Chance opens their gates to the public so Come and join 2nd Chance in offering they, too, can come out and offer the dogs some their animals a 2nd Chance. socialization and companionship. The cats live in

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