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2021 ADOPTION UPDATE

At this time, we have 60-100 animals with the rescue. As new dogs become available, we will post them below. Each dog’s profile includes a detailed profile and their current adoption status. Please review the status specifications located at the bottom of this page for their definitions. Please fill out an adoption application if you are new to our site and have not yet applied. If you’ve previously filled out the adoption form and are interested in a dog below, you will only be asked your name and contact information.

Please follow up all adoption inquiries with a message on facebook (preferred) or email us at adopt@pawsofhawaii.org

Please read each animal’s FULL DETAILS prior to applying. SCROLL on the dog’s photos for their bio! FEMALE DOGS ARE COLORED PINK | MALE DOGS ARE COLORED TURQUOISE

IKAIKA

Pit Bull-Bulldog mix | 3 years old | Size: 50 lbs
Temperament: Loving, Playful & Friendly

Medical: Has skin sensitivities and needs medicine at flair ups.

Behavior: Ikaika loves to play with people and is great with kids.

Kennel trained: No, is anxious in a crate

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: No, can be with training. Socially unaware on how to properly meet dogs.

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Ikaika would do best in an active home where he would be exercised daily. He needs to run, learn to take guidance from the handler. Structured home - he needs a routine, boundaries to be able to get a sense of security that he will he fed, walked, trained every day, every time. he needs a patient family that is ready to work with him. Ikaika would greatly benefit from professional training to help him conquer insecurities.
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KING

Shar Pei Mix | 8 years old | Size: 45 lbs
Temperament: Loyal, Affectionate, Protective & Lazy

Behavior: Takes very quickly to ladies. Loves anyone once he is acquainted. Is protective of his females owners in the home. Not fazed by loud noises outside the home.

Kennel trained: Not used in foster, prefers to be sunbathing if family is out.

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Only older kids

Good with dogs: No other dogs in the household

Good with cats: No

Medical: May need entropic correction in the future. His eyelashes rub on his eyes a bit, but he has lived his life with this. Has slightly impaired vision. Does great with having his face cleaned.

Ideal home: King would love a forever home with a yard and someone who is home often. He is snuggly and loves to be with his humans. He enjoys to spend time in the yard when the family is out and about. He is non destructive in the house. King will sleep in a doggy bed all night, but will be happy to join you in bed, if allowed.
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CHARLIE BROWN

Hound Mix | 1 year old | Size: 46 lbs
Temperament: Smart, Loving, Playful & Goofy/Clumsy,

Behavior: Charlie Brown loves snuggles and adventure equally. He can be timid and reserved at first. He needs time and patience to warm up.

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes, kids 12+ would be best

Good with dogs: Yes, with proper introduction

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Charlie needs a patient and loving family who are willing to give him time to warm up and settle in. After that period he loves to snuggle and wants to be with you. Long term Charly needs help to become more confident and balanced. Right now he can become stressed in new situations. Charlie Brown would love an active home who takes him hiking or to the beach. Most of all, a family willing to enroll in proper behavioral training to help Charlie Brown reach his potential!
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IZZY

Pit Bull |1 year old | Size: 35 lbs
Temperament: Loving, Energetic & Stubborn

Behavior: Izzy loves to play. She enjoys falling asleep to relaxation music. She knows to only chew on her toys. She is high energy needs proper exercise, hikes and beach outings. Izzy needs professional training. A part of her adoption will be that a family is able to sign her up with a professional trainer. She was not properly corrected as a baby and she uses her mouth to play, which can lead to a lot of cuts and scratches. She has nipped people, never to cause serious injury, but she a rough and tumble.

Kennel trained: Yes, sleeps through the night in her kennel.

Potty Trained:Yes, needs to be taken outside often.

Good with kids: No kids! Izzy is a sweet girl, but due to her desire to say hello "with her mouth" and jump up at people: she needs an all adult home.

Good with dogs: She does enjoy playing with dogs, but prefers people. Recommended as an only dog due to food aggression towards other dogs (not people). When no food is involved, Izzy does enjoy the company of other dogs. She does not always get social cues and can be too "in your face" with other dogs. Training will help her behavior.

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Izzy would love to find a home with a big yard to play in. An active family that can take her hiking and to the beach. She would do best in a home with no other dogs. Izzy will require professional training to work on her food aggression, jumping and mouthing.
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LINCOLN

Hound-Pit Bull Terrier Mix | 4 years old | Size: 43 lbs
Temperament: Friendly, Docile, Loving & Calm

Behavior: He has the most amazing personality once he is comfortable in a home. At initial meeting, he is fearful, reserved and might bark initially. Such a loving boy once he is settled!

Kennel trained: Sleeps in his kennel

Potty Trained: Has been mostly outside during his life and will potty outside. Hasn’t been left indoors for long periods.

Good with kids: Yes!

Good with dogs: Yes!

Good with cats: Unknown, none in foster

Ideal home: Lincoln would love a home with a family that wants a loving dog, he is an awesome family dog. Lincoln has lived his life mostly outside and would be comfortable to continue to do so. He would also be happy to learn indoor living since he loves being with his humans. In the beginning he will need patience as he can be apprehensive of new people. Time, love and some treats definitely help!
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MOCHI

Jack Russell Terrier - Chihuahua mix | 2.5 year old | Size: 15 lbs
Temperament: Sweet, Submissive, Reserved & Loving

Behavior:Mochi is a very sweet girl, who had a rough time prior to being rescued. She does not make a good first impression when meeting people. She barks and growls in her nervousness. Once fully adjusted (a month or so is needed) Mochi is very loving. She loves to play with you and sleep under blankets. She is leash trained, and does well with a collar and a harness. She gets overly excited when you come home or when she sees her leash.

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained:Yes, but will have an accident if she's not let out at least 3 times a day. Good with kids: Recommended for an adult home

Good with dogs: Yes, but can be fearful of large dogs. Prefers dogs up to 30 lbs.

Good with cats: Yes!

Ideal home: Mochi would do best in a patient home environment. With someone willing to play to get her energy out, as well as work on training. She needs patience when it comes to training and a gentle touch as she can be a little skittish. She warms up quickly if you show her kindness. Ideally she would do well with another dog (up to 30lbs) to play with, as she loves to play tug and chase with current furry-friend.
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ANGEL

Terrier Mix | 7 years old | Size: 38 lbs
Temperament: Loving, Energetic, and Friendly.

Behavior: Loves everyone, always happy and excited to meet new people and explore new places. If he becomes startled when napping there is a possibility he wakes up in a panic and can nip. It has only happened twice in two months. This is likely due to past trauma. Angel would never harm anyone intentionally.

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes, we do prefer a home with kids over 12.

Good with dogs: None in foster home, potentially with a good introduction.

Good with cats: Unknown

Ideal home: Angel would adore a family of his own backyard. He is calm and lazy in the home, but always up to go outside for a new adventure. Angel is a complete sweetheart and will make an amazing family dog.
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BENNY

Terrier Mix | 3 year old | Size: 13 lbs
Temperament: Sweet, Loyal, Protector & Affectionate

Behavior: Benny is a big cuddle bug. He loves to adventurer, is obedient, and a fun loving boy.

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes when properly introduced to family & friends

Good with dogs: Yes when properly introduced

Good with cats: Unknown, None in foster

Ideal home: Benny would do great in any family home. He just needs a few days to a week to adjust, understand the new dynamic and become acquainted with everyone. He is very loyal to his family and likes to think himself your protector. He lives in a foster home with 4 puppies, 2 adult dogs and several kids.
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KAI

Terrier mix | 6 months old | Size: 18 lbs
Temperament:Friendly, Loving & Goofy

Behavior: Energetic, somedays lazy, loves walks, loves to be held and loved. Loves to be pampered during bathtime. Shy the first few minutes of meeting a new person, may tinkle. Warms up very fast and is affectionate following.

Kennel trained: Yes, should be in kennel when home alone while in the “puppy stage”

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes, lives with a toddler

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats:None in foster, likely to do well

Ideal home: Kai would LOVE to be adopted with his sister Kaleida. If that is not possible, he would need a home with another dog. Kai needs someone who will love him and continue to train him. He is very playful and can get bored easily. A family that is home a lot and has a secured yard to play in would be ideal!
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KALEIDA

Terrier mix | 6 months old | Size: 15 lbs
Temperament: Loving, Energetic & Sweet

Behavior:Well behaved in home, loves walks, and playing, can be timid at first meet

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes Good with kids: Yes, lives with a toddler

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: None in foster, likely to do well

Ideal home: Kaleida would LOVE to be adopted with her brother Kai. If that is not possible, she would need a home with another dog. Kaleida needs someone who will love her and continue to train her. She is playful and can get bored if alone. A family that is home a lot and has a secured yard to play in would be ideal!
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We would like to place KAI & KALEIDA in an adoptive home TOGETHER.

KOBE

Catahoula mix | 10.5 months old | Size: 68 lbs
Temperament:Playful, Curious, Friendly & Active

Behavior: Can overly excited when meeting new people. Kobe is an extra friendly boy.

Kennel trained: No

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes, may accidentally knock over tiny ones in his playfulness. He's a big goofball.

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unknown, none in foster

Ideal home: Kobe is a BIG boy. He has a fun and goofy personality. He needs a home with a BIG yard and lots of time and energy to exercise him physically and mentally. Active humans like a jogger, hiker, outdoorsy people would be best. He would make a fantastic camping buddy! Kobe train quickly once his exercise and energy needs are met.
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DELIA

Terrier mix |1 year old | Size: 30 lbs
Temperament: Affectionate, Smart, Playful & Timid

Behavior:Nervous and reserved in new situations. Once adjusted she’s adventurous and curious.

Kennel trained: Does well free in home so no kennel needed.

Potty Trained:Yes Good with kids: Yes, given ample time to acclimate to them. Does not like to be approached too quickly. Previous foster had toddlers that Delia LOVED. The children were very experienced with dogs. Older children may be best as most young kids do not understand how to work with fearful dogs.

Good with dogs: Yes!

Good with cats: Yes, may just be a bit playful for older cats.

Ideal home: Delia needs a patient, loving family who is willing to commit time to working with her. Once she bonds to you she becomes very attached and is a huge lover. Someone who can be home a lot is ideal. She also needs a home with access to a yard or outdoor space to run.
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Accepting Adoption Applications  |  Animal is ready for adoption and applications are open.

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