Provide a forever home to an animal in need.

to improve the life of our island dogs in need .


We are happy to answer all your questions.

Your donations save lives!

We want to thank our community for your consistent malama and kokua. We depend on the kindness and generosity of our community. The work we do would not be possible without YOU. All rescues are vet checked, spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated prior to adoption.

In the last few months we took in furry souls who needed more extensive medical care than our general cases.  

We took care of Tina, Percy and Lou, with severe mange. We saved 2 litters of puppies with Parvovirus. Rescued a dog having seizures. Several dogs required leg amputations, pelvic repair and femoral head ostectomy. If you would like to help us with our medical costs visit


PAWS of Hawaii is a local, 501(c)3 non-profit, animal rescue on the island of O’ahu. We are a foster based organization. We work primarily in the homeless areas/camps of O’ahu, helping to care for, take in and adopt out the animals in need.

PAWS of Hawaii is committed to promoting awareness and support to animal guardians to ensure the proper treatment, well-being, love, and quality of life of our animal friends.

I am alive!

My name is Waikomo.
I am alive because
I had a foster home.
I am alive because
they made a small
sacrifice, a small
adjustment to their
routine and welcomed
me into their home.

I am alive because
they loved me!


PAWS of Hawaii extends its warmest aloha and gratitude for your generous giving. Because of you, we have been able to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome over 1300 animals in need. Mahalo for your continual support.

Adoption Testimonials


“Merry Christmas from the Alvina Family. It’s been a year since we’ve had the blessing of adding Po’okela to our family. He’s growing to be an amazing dog. He’s quite protective of the kids and a very good guard dog. He’s funny and we often say weird, *Lol* because he’s just too smart for his own good. We could not picture our lives without him.”


“I wanted to thank you guys for giving us two beautiful doggies, after experiencing the loss of our two dogs last year. The bond Sora and Yuna have are remarkable, and they love us just as much as we love them. I wanted to let you know they made it safely with us for our move off island. They are happy and healthy! This is from our last shoot on the island!

Thank you again for all you do, and for finding all these dogs amazing and loving homes ❤ You made our family whole again!”


“Aloha & Merry Christmas! Just wanted to share some picture of Koko… we celebrated her 1st birthday today and her first Christmas!”

Our friends and animal lovers!

Just as a community we are strong.


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Adoptions: By Appointment