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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.

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Australian Cattle Dog | 3½ years old | Size: 46 lbs

Temperament: Confident, Protective & Observant,

Behavior: Hero is an intelligent "people dog". High energy, typical of his breed, he needs a job to do. Alert and takes guarding his pack and home seriously. He loves cuddling, being pet, playing, and napping with his humans. He is tentative of other dogs he doesn't know, loud noises, and does not like being left alone.

House Trained: Yes, potties on walks or in the yard.

Leash Trained: Yes, enjoys walks

Kennel trained: Hero does not like small enclosed places. He will show guarding tendencies in a small kennel. in a large outdoor kennel or pen, he has no issues.

Good with kids: 15 years and older. Teens will be okay if they can help in providing consistent directions to correct any unwanted behaviors.

Good with dogs: Hero needs to become acquainted with new animals slowly,. He is doing well with two dogs in his foster home but shows some fear and aggression towards other dogs while walking.

Good with cats: Unknown

Ideal home: Hero would do best in a home that can include him as an active member of the family and provide him with a job or regular mental "work". He shows all the typical traits of an Australian Cattle Dog (Red Heeler): he is people selective and will most likely pick out one person in a family as his favorite and follow them everywhere, he can be a bit mouthy with people and other dogs and will try to nip or "heel" ankles or hands (this is not done aggressively it is usually playful), he takes guarding his pack and environment very seriously, he can also be stubborn and independent so very consistent directions and training are a must with 100% follow through.

Hero is very smart and will need an owner who can take on the role of leader, provide proper behavior training, and find outlets for his active personality. He needs a farm with lots of room to roam or house that has a large yard for regular play sessions and the ability to take plenty of walks (1-3 miles a day) as he will display negative/destructive behaviors if bored.



Labrador - Hound mix | 10 years old | Size: 60 lbs

Temperament: Friendly, Loving, Happy & Loyal

Behavior: Kainalu is a great dog. He is enrolled in training with Sunshine Dogs Hawaii to work on some resource guarding with other dogs. Continued training is included in his adoption.

House Trained: Yes, will inform when he needs to go out.

Leash Trained: Yes, exhibits little to no pulling. May not return on command is off leash and likes to explore.

Kennel trained: No, does not prefer

Good with kids: Yes, comfortable around children of all ages, but has primarily lived in a child free home.

Good with dogs: Kainalu is comfortable around familiar dogs, but prefers to be an only dog.

Good with cats: None in foster home, will bark at them.

Ideal home: Kainalu is a love bug. He is incredibly smart and will need a patient, calm and assertive leader to continue his behavior training and exercise him properly both mentally and physically. Training lessons with Sunshine Dogs Hawaii can be arranged as prepaid and transferred to his new forever family. He will thrive in a home that provides companionship and access to an outside space that is safely fenced in to run around leash free, play fetch or take day naps in the shade. He loves water and swims which is excellent exercise for his joints and hips.



Terrier mix | 2 months old | Size: 5 lbs

Temperament: Goofy, Rambunctious & Cuddly

Behavior: Pippin is a little lap pup and loves to be close to his people.

House Trained: In progress, young puppies will need consistent training the first several months of life

Leash Trained: Needs to start

Kennel trained: Yes, with sibling. will cry alone.

Good with kids: Yes, was very gentle when he met a baby. All puppies will need attentive care when with little kids to ensure proper handling by children and good interactions all around.

Good with dogs: YES! Loves other dogs. may be shy of very large dogs in the beginning.

Good with cats: Yes, does well with cats.

Ideal home: Pippin is a happy little boy. He loves cuddles and playtime. He would enjoy another furry companion in the home to play with, as he has been used to having other dogs around. he was rescued froma hoarding situation with 70 other dogs.



Staffie mix | 5 years old | Size: 71 lbs

Temperament: Sweet, Loving & Playful

Behavior: Cowboy is very easy going at home. He is working with a trainer on behavior skills around other dogs.

Medical: Cowboy came in with severe bladder stones and had surgery to fix this. he was emaciated and needs a special diet to help prevent bladder stones. He is doing great on his new food.

House Trained: Yes, but does use a diaper if inside long, as he may leak due to recent surgery to remove bladder stones.

Leash Trained: In progress, may pull.

Kennel trained: Does not use in foster home.

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Prefer only dog.

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Cowboy is a very sweet dog. He is man's best friend. he will be your best adventure buddy. He does prefer to be the only dog in the home. He may adjust to other dogs if proper training and introduction / socialization is done with his new home. He has such a happy and social personality and does great with kids and adults.


Accepting 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.