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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

PEANUT

Airedale Mix | 4 years old | Size: 53 lbs
Temperament: Active, Energetic, and Playful

Behavior: Peanut will match your energy, she loves to play but also loves to relax. As long as she’s with her people, she is a happy girl.

Kennel trained: Not needed.

Potty Trained:Yes

Good with kids: Older, 12+

Good with dogs: No

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Peanut is deaf, we would love to see her in an older household who will be able to continue working with her to learn hand signals. Peanut would prefer no other animals in the home and no young children.
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PRINCESS

Chihuahua-Terrier Mix | 2 year old | Size: 15 lbs
Temperament: Timid, Playful, Loving & Gentle

Behavior: Princess is overall sweet and a gentle dog. She will attach to one owner very closely, after settling in. Princess will be skittish towards other people / dogs and would benefit from continued socialization. She can be protective of her space towards strangers, as a new rescue continued training and work will help her tremendously. Princess can be playful and loves treats and is good with baths.

Kennel trained: Yes,

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: 12+ years old

Good with dogs:Yes, but shy with unkown dogs.

Good with cats: Yes

Ideal home: Princess would greatly benefit from a patient and understanding home, with all adults. She needs someone who will continue to work with her and build her trust of people. She is frightened by noises like, vacuums / blow dryers. Given time, patience, training and understanding, Princess will adjust and learn.
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FLOWER

Chiweenie | 2 year old | Size: 12 lbs
Temperament: Sweet and loving if she knows you.

Behavior: Flower is timid and shy at first. She needs time and patience to warm up. A joy to walk on the leash.

Kennel trained: Yes,

Potty Trained: Pad only

Good with kids: No

Good with dogs:Yes

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: An only dog for either a childless couple or single person with no other animals. She does play favorites, so integrating her into a large group is not ideal.
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WAILUA

Terrier Mix | 2 years old | 15 lbs
Temperament: Mellow, balanced, the perfect dog

Behavior: Gentle and very attentive, a loyal friend

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Terrified of cats

Ideal home: Wailua is a balanced dogs for all situations. She is not ideal for someone with movement challenges. She came from a homeless situation and as such is not used to being enclosed. She is an escape artist with a tendency to roam till she’s done, if able to escape. She stays in a house or kennel without issues and hold her restroom but can climb 6 foot fences and 8 foot rock walls.
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PEACHES

Chiweenie | 2 year old | Size: 12 lbs
Temperament: Shy & timid

Behavior: Full of life. Scuttles around just fine as a tripod, including jumping large stairs. Trust is hard-earned with this sweet girl, but achievable with persistence and patience.

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: No

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Yes

Ideal home: Although Peaches does well with other dogs, she will hide behind them. She will blossom the most in a situation which forces her out of her comfort zone as an only dog. She will gain confidence with walk training. She enjoys car rides and being with her pack.
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BEAUTY

Pointer Mix | 3 year old | Size: 41 lbs
Temperament: Sweet and Loving

Behavior: Beauty is a real adventure buddy and loves to be outside and in action with you. She loves to exercise like going for hikes, long walks or beaches. Inside the house Beauty needs time to warm up and to feel comfortable with new people. She does not bark, but wants to hide if she feels pushed.

Kennel trained: Yes,

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: No kids or older kids.

Good with dogs: Loves other dogs

Good with cats: Yes

Ideal home: Beauty needs a family who is willing to commit time, patience and love. Beauty would benefit of training to gain confidence in busy environment and with loud noises. Beauty would love to have a furry sibling she can plays with.
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LAULAU

Labrador-Terrier Mix | 11 months old | Size: 36 lbs
Temperament: Loyal, Fun, and, Energetic.

Behavior: Laulau loves life! She is always up for adventures, loves to play, and adores her people. She is mouthy when excited.

Kennel trained: Yes, but prefers to be with her people.

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Older kids recommended.

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unkown, most likely yes.

. Ideal home: Laulau would do best in an adult household. She would love someone who is home often and has time to take her on adventures. Laulau is mouthy when excited and playing, she needs a home with a dog knowledgeable owner who will continue to work with her.
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OPIHI

Jack Russell | 9 months old | Size: 12 lbs
Temperament: Sweet, playful & loving

Behavior: He is very well behaved. He is eager to please and wants to do the right thing to receive praise. He absolutely loves to be around his people and will snuggle up next to you as much as he can.

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes, occasional pee accidents

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes, he would love a sibling. Very gentle with smaller dogs.

Good with cats: Unsure, none in foster

Ideal home: Opihi would thrive in a home that wants to give him lots of love and attention. He has lots of energy and loves going on long walks and runs. He needs a home that will give him as much love as he gives!
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KA’ANAPALI

Ridgeback Mix | 6 months old | Size: large
Temperament: Active, energetic, playful and sweet.

Behavior: She loves being with her people. Loves to play, but also like to relax. She is unsure meeting new people especially if they have a mask on. She barks at them and feels unsure. Once the person gains her trust, she loves them.

Kennel trained: mostly

Potty Trained: Work in progress

Good with kids: yes, but still a puppy and might jump and chw on them.

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unkown

. Ideal home: Any family that is active and will be able to give her the active attention and training she needs. She would be a loving addition to any home.
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ANO

Dachshund mix | 3 years old | Size: 25 lbs
Temperament: Cautious, Sweet, and Loving.

Behavior: He’s very spunky! Always smelling or trying to find any sounds. Can be playful, but is usually distracted. Can get spicey if your movements are too quick or not anywhere that can be seen. Must take your time, but warms up enough to hug your leg and allow you to pet his head.

Kennel trained: In progress

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: No, no sudden movements and being touched when he can’t see you

Good with dogs: Yes, preferably calmer or older.

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Ano needs a home with someone firm, preferable male, and someone who can respect his time and boundaries. It has taken some time for him to adjust to the family, but took more of a liking to a male.
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LELO

Jack Russell Terrier Mix | 1 year old | Size: medium
Temperament: Playful and active, very loving and cuddly.

Behavior: Lelo came from a very neglected situation. The first week she was terrified of humans but transformed to a loving lap dog within few weeks. She sill needs time to trust new people. She is never aggressive but wants to hide.

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unkown

Ideal home: Lelo is great with other dogs, but would love to be the only furry child as well. She is good with kids, but wouldn't mind to get all of your attention. We would love a family who has the time and patience to work on her insecurity to become a balanced and confident dog. Lelo just finished nursing a litter of puppies and her body is getting back to normal.
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OPAL

Labrador Mix | 1.5 years old | Size: 60 lbs
Temperament: Amazing! She is the sweetest, has never play-growled except when playing with other dogs but even that was minimum.

Behavior: Overall her behavior is great, she does have a lot of energy! She does well on a leash and doesn’t typically pull unless another dog is around. Although one command of lets go or come on Opal, she moves right along. Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes, very loving

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats:yes

Ideal home: Opal is an active dog, who would love to go with you on lots of adventures like hiking and going to the beach. She is very social and awesome with kids and would love to be integrated in a big family.
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SUNDANCE

Beagle-Hound Mix | 2.5 years old | Size: 65 lbs
Temperament: quiet, timid, goofy, personable

Behavior: Spooked easily by sudden movements. Has a bit of food aggression. Loves to be near his humans and to cuddle on the couch or the floor. Likes to run, but needs some leash training. Gets overly excited with other dogs and can get a bit carried away. Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Older kids 12+

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unkown

Ideal home: Quiet home with older children. A decent sized yard for play time. Needs someone to be very patient with him. Sundance likes to take refuge under tables or in little corners. He’s a big boy who is able to make himself very small. He needs lots of praise when it’s deserved to boost his confidence. He gets pretty playful in the nighttime so that’s when his big personality shows!
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JUNIPER

Pointer Mix | 3.4 months old | Size: will be large
Temperament: Sweet, gentle & loving soul

Behavior: Juniper is a happy and joyful puppy who start exploring the world and love to go for adventures. Juniper loves to observe fist before she approaches for example new people.

Kennel trained: In progress

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unknown, with proper introduction yes

Ideal home: We are looking for an active family who loves to get on adventures like hiking and long beach walks. Juniper would love to have a back yard and would not mind a furry sibling.
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LAVENDER

Pointer Mix | 3.4 months old | Size: will be large
Temperament: Brave, independent & adventurous

Behavior: Lavender is very outgoing and independent. She loves to play and is very active.

Kennel trained: In progress

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unknown, with proper introduction yes

Ideal home: We are looking for an active family who loves to get on adventures like hiking and long beach walks. Lavender would love to have a back yard and would not mind a furry sibling.
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Accepting Adoption Applications  |  Animal is ready for adoption and applications are open.

‘Back Up’ Applications | Animal has a meet, but we will still accept applications. Animal may not be available following first meet.

Pending Application Review | Not accepting new applications. Our team is reviewing the applications received.

Pending Meet & Greet | Not accepting new applications. A meet and greet has been set up and there are back up on file.

Pending Adoption Trial | Not accepting new applications. Animal is in a home doing a foster to adopt trial. This requires special approval.

Adoption Profile Removed | Profiles are removed when an animal is adopted, or has care needed before being made “ready” for adoption once more.