Pets and Vets
Many Saudi and expat families have pets. Hence, there are a number of vets and pet shops in the Kingdom, making keeping a pet possible. It is best to check with your landlord before signing the rental agreement, that your pet is allowed. Many residential areas in the Kingdom do not allow dogs, however some compounds are pet friendly.
If you would like to bring your pet from home, it is best to seek advice before importing or exporting your pet and there are a number of agencies and vet clinics to help you with this.
Tilad Veterinary Clinic
TILAD Veterinary Center is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as the first authorised, specialised veterinary center to operate within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia having complete state of the art technologies, staff of veterinarians, licensed vet lab technicians and support personnel that is available to cater all veterinary animal needs. Their team is committed to meet the needs of animals by providing the highest standard of veterinary services to include all kinds of animals like camels, horses and goats.
Location: Riyadh - Janadriyah - Near of Jaresh Station
Pet Care - European Veterinary Clinic
Today pets are considered part of family and they have medical needs. Your pet’s needs change yearly as they progress through life stages. Pet Care Clinic is here to prevent illnesses in your animals, to discover diseases early in their course and to provide quality health care. Their goal is to offer pet owners quality, caring and compassionate veterinary care!
Sun-Thurs: 09.00 am - 01.00 pm
05.00 pm - 09.30 pm
Sat: 04.00 pm - 10.00 pm
European Veterinary Clinic
El-Semat El-Taibah Street
Al Andalus District, Jeddah
Tel: +966 (0)2 667 63 30
Emergency: +966 (050) 653 05 65
Fax: +966 (0)2 663 43 69
Green Crown Agricultural and Veterinary Services
Their operation covers, but not limited to, the following:
-Veterinary clinic setup with complete treatment & surgical facilities.
-Boarding facilities for those who would like a second home for their pets during their vacations or trips.
-Vaccination & Immunization programs for healthier pets.
-Intensive care unit for treatment of health endangered pets.
-Supply of drugs, pet food, pet accessories etc.
Location: Prince Faisal Bin Fahad St. Al-Khobar
Tel. No. 03-8980480
Fax No. 03-8642487
E-mail : GreenCrown@alrashidmall.com
Saudi Veterinary Clinic
Their vets are all experienced and Western-trained. Lay staff are locally recruited and trained and are of many nationalities (reflecting the multi-cultural nature of Saudi Arabia.) They have been serving the various local communities for many years and as such, have accumulated a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge.
The Jeddah Veterinary Clinic
Sat to Wed: 9:00 - 12:30pm 5:00 - 08:00pm
Thursday: 9:00 - 02-00pm
The Alkhobar Veterinary Clinic
Rakah, Dammam Khobar Highway
Near Carlton Hotel
King Fahad Road
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Next to Sony Service Center
Hello : +966 13 857 5173
Timing : 8 to 12 / 4 to 8 pm (Sat to Thursday)
Tel. 013 857 5173
The Riyadh Clinic
Consulting Hours : by appointment
Sat to Wed: 9:00 - 12:30pm & 4:30 - 7:30pm
Thursday: 9:00 - 01:00pm
Tel. +966-1-456 - 8736
Fax +966-1-263 - 2796
Open Paws - www.openpaws.org
There are hundreds of animals who are in need of help and care in Riyadh. Without animal shelters or humane societies, it can be difficult to find help. But they are working to change things for the better.
If you would like help with stray, mistreated animals, street cats, etc or if you wish to report pet shop vets or kennels - good or bad - about their animal treatment. Or if you have ways to help, new ideas or volunteers, please email us.
For animal adoptions, re-homing help. But please read the adoption page information first so you have all the information about responsible pet ownership and they can help place you with the right pet. Then, email the re-homing co-ordinator.
For advice relating to animal health and welfare in the Kingdom, second opinions for your animals needs, you can email them here. Please, this is for local Paws people, if you are outside KSA, and have access to qualifed vets local to where you live, support them and seek their assistance.
Here are the up-to-date requirements for importing a pet to Saudi Arabia.
There are currently no quarantine requirements.
You will be required to:
- Have an International Veterinary Health Certificate and a Rabies Certificate endorsed by the United States
- Department of Agriculture (USDA) or your local authority, if not coming from the US.
- Get these documents along with a letter addressed to the Director of Customs, Saudi Arabia legalized by the Saudi Consulate along e Saudi Consulate.
- State dogs as ‘Watch Dogs’ in the letter endorsed by the USDA and legalized by the Consulate.
- Have all routinely administered immunizations completed at least 30 days prior to entry.
- Show an original Rabies Certificate along side the Health Certificate to prove that the rabies vaccination was administered no more than six months and at least 30 days prior to entry.
- An import permit from the Saudi Arabia National Authority for the Protection of Wildlife and Development.
- A customs declaration upon arrival.
In the case of dogs, technically, only guard, hunting, and service dogs are allowed into Saudi Arabia, so you must successfully claim that your dog is one of these.