Taking care of your pets is not always an easy task and there are a lot of things to take into consideration.
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To make taking care or your pet easier, here is some advice on where to adopt or buy a pet, tips on looking after pets in the tropics, details on veterinary clinics, where to board your animal if you go away, or get it groomed, and what to do with your pet in the event of a hurricane.
This section also includes the rules for responsible dog ownership in accordance with Cayman's Animal Laws (2015 revision) and how to report animal abuse.
If you are looking to bring pets into Cayman then look at the information we have in the Importing Pets section which includes details on the import process and restrictions on importing pets from various countries and specific breeds of dogs.
Having a pet really makes a house feel like a home. There are plenty of pets available for adoption in the Cayman Islands from rescue centres and from elsewhere. If you are renting your home, be sure to get permission from your landlord as many places do not allow pets or may require a hefty pet deposit.
Taking care of your pet on an island can be a bit different from everyday pet care on the mainland – read on for our recommendations and handy tips.
If your pet was born or has resided in Cayman for six months or more, it may be eligible for a pet passport. A passport is a useful document to have if you and your pet travel to and from Cayman more than three times a year. For more information contact the Department of Agriculture (DOA).
If you're looking to take a staycation and you'd like to bring your furry friend with you, see our pet-friendly staycation options here.Read More
Below are the details for several excellent veterinarians in the Cayman Islands. Some offer 24 hour emergency care and all employ professional, caring staff who will take great care of your pet.
Pet Professionals & Supplies
Pampering and training your pet can be a time-consuming activity. This section gives details on reliable pet professionals, including dog trainers, kennels, dog sitters and pet groomers in the Cayman Islands.
A list of pet stores in Cayman offering toys, treats, leashes, cages and everything in between.
Grand Cayman has some amazing dog trainers who are experts in behavioural and obedience training, and offer both group and private classes.
Kennels & Pet Sitting
Guide to the top Cayman Islands kennels and pet sitting services, whether for doggy day care or overnight dog boarding.
Pet Grooming & Pampering
Find the top pet grooming services in the Cayman Islands.
The Department of Agriculture (DOA) and The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) provide support to help dog owners meet their responsibilities. This section provides information about what is expected in accordance with Cayman's Animal Laws (2015 revision).Read More
Pets do go missing occasionally, but they often turn up safe. Dogs especially, are scared of fireworks and their natural instinct is to run away, so monitor your pets during frequent firework displays.Read More
In accordance with Cayman’s Animal Law abuse and neglect is a crime and penalties apply if prosecuted. The Government employs Animal Welfare Officers who will investigate animal cruelty, apprehend an individual and prosecute.Read More
Losing a pet is heart-breaking, but it can help to find a special way to remember their life and how important they were to your family.Read More