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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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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

OLLIE

Hound mix | 7 years old | Size: 65 lbs

Temperament: Lovable, Happy-Go-Lucky & Affectionate

Behavior: Bailey just wanted to be around people and give and receive love.

House Trained: Yes, potties outside.

Leash Trained: Yes, enjoys walks/

Kennel trained: Doesn't utilize a kennel at this time.

Good with kids: Yes, very kind and gentle

Good with dogs: Yes, does very well.

Good with cats: Unknown, would assume he does well based on personality

Ideal home: Ollie is a gentle love. He has a fantastic temperament and is an easy going guy. He would make a great companion for a family. He has lived in a loving home all his life and only knows how to love and be loved.

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ROCKY & DAISY

Terrier mix | 10 months old | Size: 14 & 8 lbs

Name: Rocky

Sex: Male

Size: 14 lbs

Temperament: Sweet, Passive, & Loving

Behavior: Rocky is very docile. Never shows aggression. He will chase balls like a bouncy gazelle. Rocky is king cuddlebug and will gently push held head against you for pets. If you mistakenly pet another dog he will skillfully insert himself in between to ensure the mistake is corrected. Will sell his soul for belly rubs. Rock has grown up with his sister, Daisy, they play hard and will often sleep cuddled. Rocky is a really good doggo. No biting and not a constant barker.

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Name: Daisy

Sex: Female

Size: 8lbs

Temperament: Lovable, Gentle & Playfu

Behavior:Daisy is a love bug who will fall asleep in your arm or on your lap. She is also perfectly fine sleeping in her own space. Her brother is her best friend and they will often sleep cuddled. She will play hard chasing balls and playing with other dogs, when she is done she will find a safe space and take a nap. She is an awesome little doggo. No biting and not a constant barker.

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House Trained: Rocky & Daisy live in a foster home with free range to the yard, spending a lot of time on the patio.

Leash trained: Needs practice. Will learn fast.

Kennel trained: No. Foster does not kennel dogs.

Good with kids: Yes. Rocky will be reserved with unknown people at first, he warms up fast though and will love on anyone once acquainted. Daisy was shy at first, but will adjust.

Good with dogs: Yes. Both submissive and won the hearts of 3 very large Bully breeds in his foster home. They loves to play with other dogs.

Good with cats: Yes. No cats in foster house but due to their temperaments, they shall do well.

Ideal home: Rocky & Daisy are looking for a loving home together. They are quite a wonderful pair. Both affectionate and kind dogs. They will get along with any other dogs or animals in the home. The pair is looking for a family with lots of belly rubs and cuddles to share.

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SUMMER

Whippet - Hound mix | 4 years old | Size: 53 lbs

Temperament: Sweet, Timid & Reserved

Behavior: Summer will be very shy with new people. She was likely kep in a cage most of her life, as new things intimidate her. She is now being fostered with a loving family and is learning the ropes. She is more fearful with men, opens up quicker with woman. Summer has NEVER shown aggression or fear-aggression at all. She will simply scamper away if frightened.

House Trained: She has free range to go out to potty in the yard and does so.

Leash Trained: Yes, loves walks

Kennel trained: Does not prefer a kennel

Good with kids: Due to being timid, she would probably prefer an environment with all adults. tho if children visit, she will likely be okay, may just be shy of them.

Good with dogs: Plays well with other dogs and behaves motherly

Good with cats: Unknown, none in foster home

Ideal home: Summer is a lovely girl. She was rescued completely emaciated. She has done very well in foster care and has come a long way. She is a great girl and all she needs is a family that will be understanding and patient with her. She needs a special heart to give her the time and love to come out of her shell.

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BRUISER

Chihuahua | 8 years old | Size: 4½ lbs

Temperament: Lovable, Sweet & Calm

Behavior: Very loving and may give a little bark for attention on occasion.

House Trained: he doesn't tear up anything in the home. But he does mark. He wears a doggie diaper.

Leash Trained: Loves his walks and will do a leisurely 1-2 mile walk through a park or around the block.

Kennel trained: Doesn't utilize a kennel at this time.

Good with kids: Yes, has not had any issues with aggression. But de to his size, kids that understand gentle handling would be best.

Good with dogs: Yes, is being fostered with multiple other dogs and walks the neighborhood with them.

Good with cats: Likely to do well, none in his foster home.

Medical: Bruiser has Congenital Heart Failure. He needs a loving family that understands he needs some special love in his golden years. He is NOT neutered because he would not have survived going under anesthesia. He wheezes at times due to his heart condition. But otherwise is a happy and loving boy. Ideal home: Bruiser is a very good boy. he wants his human's love and affection and gives you his adoration. He has some issues, like the marking and his wheezing, due to heart condition. But we truly believed he deserved a shot at a good life and we know someone will feel the same and love him.

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BELLA

Terrier mix | 3 years old | Size: 15 lbs

Temperament: Gentle, Sweet & Loving

Behavior: Bella is an incredible girl. She can be timid at first, but she has the most gentle spirit.

House Trained: Yes

Leash trained: She is timid in new surroundings, she has to get accustom to walking. Right now she gets a little overwhelmed with seeing dogs/new people on her walks.

Kennel trained: Hasn't needed a kennel, did well when she had to use one, during transport.

Good with kids: Has not lives with children before. Would do well with kids that are respectful of her. She can be shy, so prefer kids, 12+ years old.

Good with dogs: YES! Bella loves small dogs and adjusts very easily. With larger dogs, she might need a little time to adjust, due to being a bit shy.

Good with cats: Yes! Bella does wonderful with cats and other animals.

Ideal home: Bella is a very special girl. She was originally rescued from a hoarding situation. She was the first dog on site to come up to us and she was ready to leave and find her forever home. She has ben in foster care with two puppies (from the hoarding rescue) as well as a foster cat. She will make a wonderful companion to anyone willing to give her to time and love that she needs.

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PIPPIN

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.

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BAILEY

Labrador Retriever mix | 7½ years old | Size: 71 lbs

Temperament: Lovable, Happy-Go-Lucky & Affectionate

Behavior: Bailey just wanted to be around people and give and receive love.

House Trained: Yes, potties outside.

Leash Trained: Yes, enjoys walks/

Kennel trained: Doesn't utilize a kennel at this time.

Good with kids: Yes, is gentle and loving.

Good with dogs: Yes, does very well.

Good with cats: Just barks at passing cats in the yard

Ideal home: Bailey is the BIGGEST mush. He is 71 lbs of love and snuggles. He adores a good game of fetch and playtime, as well as lounging around with you. He loves to go on excursions and enjoy family time. He will make an absolutely phenomenal best friend for a lucky family!

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KAINALU

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

Temperament: Playful, Curious & Energetic

Behavior: Kainalu is the BEST dog. He is a loving and loyal companion. He may resource guard with other dogs. Currently enrolled in professional training with Sunshine Dogs Hawaii to help with this behaviors and is doing well.

House Trained: Yes, will inform you when he needs to go potty outside.

Leash Trained: Exhibits little to no pulling, no lunging and learning each day.

Kennel trained: Does not prefer.

Good with kids: Yes. Is comfortable around all ages but has lived primarily in a childless home.

Good with dogs: s comfortable around familiar dogs but does better alone.

Good with cats: No, is reactive to them.

Ideal home: Kainalu is a love bug and has been through a lot of changes these past three months. He will need time to warm up to a new environment. He is incredibly smart and needs a patient, calm and assertive leader to continue his 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 family. He will thrive with human companionship and access to a safely fenced area 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.

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ROXY

Rottweiler - Terrier mix | 7 months old | Size: 50 lbs

Temperament: Happy, Playful & Sweet

Behavior:Roxy is very good-natured. She loves everyone and gives great kisses. She is smart and wants to be included in all family activities.

House Trained: Yes, she will paws at door to inform she wishes to go out

Leash Trained: In progress, working on better walking habits

Kennel trained: Will go in crate and doesn't mind relaxing or napping.

Good with kids: Absolutely. Roxy loves children!

Good with dogs: YES! Roxy loves other dogs

Good with cats: Unknown, none in foster home

Ideal home: Roxy is a fantastic girl. She would do wonderful in a home that will work with her on training, as she is so smart. She is eager to please and ready to learn. She needs someone consistent and reliable as her leader. She is non reactive and not selective, loving all people and animals she meets. She will scale a fence and should have a yard with a high fence and not be left unattended. She will go holoholo with the neighbors. She always wishes to be with people and she will go make friends if left alone.

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MERRY

Terrier mix | 2 months old | Size: 5 lbs

Temperament: Loving, Curious & Sweet

Behavior: Merry is a loving and cuddly little girl. She is timid of new places and people and may need a little time to adjust. Once she is comfortable she loves to play and explore, she is a great girl.

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: As a puppy, she would adjust if taught properly, but she has not been with young children. All puppies will need attentive care when with little kids to ensure proper handling.

Good with dogs: YES! Loves other dogs. May be shy of very large dogs in the beginning, until acquainted.

Good with cats: Yes, does very well with cats.

Ideal home: Merry is a very sweet and cuddly little girl. She loves playtime. She would enjoy another furry companion in the home to play with, as he has been used to having other dogs around. he was rescued from a hoarding situation with 70 other dogs. She will be a great companion for a loving family.

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