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As new dogs become available, we will post them below. Each dog’s profile includes detailed information and their current adoption status. Please review the status specifications located at the bottom of this page. If you find a dog you would like to meet, please fill out an adoption application. If you’ve previously applied to adopt, click the application link and list that you’ve previously filed  to bypass the full application, you will only be asked your name and contact information.

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Hound mix | 18 weeks old | Size: 19 lbs

Temperament: Loving, Playful & Snuggler

Behavior: He is very smart & is a fast learner. Foster home is currently working on him not jumping up on people to show love.

Potty Trained: In progress, will have the occasional accident but learning that "Shi shi" means to go outside.

Leash Trained: Unknown.

Kennel trained: Yes, will cry a little bit when first left alone but does fine shortly after.

Good with kids: Yes! Loves kids.

Good with dogs: Yes! Loves to play & has great puppy manners.

Good with cats: None in foster but likely to do well.

Ideal home: Saint is a playful pup but not as active as other puppies his age. Settles quickly & wants to be close to his humans & other dogs.



Hound mix | 18 weeks old | Size: 19 lbs

Temperament: Sweet, Smart & Active

Behavior: Nick enjoys playing with his hoomans catching tennis balls in the backyard or playing with his rope toys with a furry friend. This sweet boy also knows how to settle down & curl up to watch a movie with you.

Potty Trained: In progress, still needs a little bit of supervision.

Leash Trained: Great on the leash, does not pull.

Kennel trained: In the kennel at night & when fosters are out to do errands in the day. No accidents.

Good with kids: Yes! Has been around kids 2 years old & up.

Good with dogs: Yes! Foster home has & he's been around the neighbors dogs.

Good with cats: None in foster home.

Ideal home: Nick will do great in a home with someone who can continue training him & will take him on all sorts of adventures! He currently knows sit, stay, & can lay down on command. Very eager to please especially when food/treats are involved.



Hound mix | 18 weeks old | Size: 20 lbs

Temperament: Playful, Independent & Curious

Behavior: Just your normal happy go lucky pup!

Potty Trained: In progress, little accidents here & there but definetly on the right track .

Leash Trained: Still learning & pulls a little bit.

Kennel trained: Yes, sleeps in the kennel at night & left in kennel when not able to be supervised.

Good with kids: Has not been around, but likely to do great.

Good with dogs: Yes!

Good with cats: Yes!

Ideal home: Prancer is a really good boy - he likes to play and have fun. He is a bit more independent than Patches but loves to be pet and cuddled with.



Hound mix | 18 weeks old | Size: 20 lbs

Temperament: Silly, Adventurous & Loving

Behavior: Has your typical puppy behavior but is a very good boy. He's so loving & loves to cuddle.

Potty Trained: Almost perfect he knows to use the bathroom outside.

Leash Trained: In progress, he will bite on leash while walking.

Kennel trained: Yes, sleeps in the kennel at night & left in kennel when not able to be supervised.

Good with kids: Has not been around, but likely to do great.

Good with dogs: Yes!

Good with cats: Yes!

Ideal home: Patches loves attention and gets along with all hoomans & fur babies. Looking for a beach partner? He's your dog! He absolutely LOVES WATER!



Hound mix | 18 weeks old | Size: 19 lbs

Temperament: Sweet, Cuddly & Happy

Behavior: Well behaved in foster home. He loves to show his excitement when it's dinner time by talking & giving lots of tail wags.

Potty Trained:Yes, does know to only go on the grass.

Leash Trained: In progress, likes to grab leash and try to walk himself.

Kennel trained: Yes, throughout day & will sleep in kennel at night.

Good with kids: Yes! Loves Kids.

Good with dogs: Not with little dogs & can be shy around big.

Good with cats: None in foster home.

Ideal home: Blue will do well in a home with kids & an another dog. He does need some time to worm up to a dog but once he does they will be best friends!



Hound mix | 13½ weeks old | Size: 17 lbs

Temperament: Playful, Curious & Loving

Behavior: Happy and silly puppy. Loves to romp around. May get lonely if left all alone, but a fur sibling or family around helps! This is typical for puppy development at this age.

Potty Trained:In progress, learning to routines go outside and working on pad training while inside.

Leash Trained: In progress, likes to grab leash and carry it while walking

Kennel trained: Does not refer to be kenneled alone.

Good with kids: Yes! Very loving.

Good with dogs: Yes! Would love a playmate.

Good with cats: None in foster home. She is young and sweet and would likely adjust easily.

Ideal home: Luna is a lovable girl. She would make a great addition to any home. She is working on some training still and that would be great bonding time for her and her new ohana.



Cattle Dog mix | 3 years old | Size: 50 lbs

Temperament: Goofy, Sweet, Inquisitive & Playful

Behavior: Pepper is a high energy girl she loves a good wrestle and playtime. She also loves couch cuddles, belly rubs & squeaky toys.

Potty Trained: Yes

Leash Trained: Pepper has been doing good with leash training. She pulls a little, but has been progressing well.

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

Good with kids: We would recommend a home with older kids as when pepper plays, she can barrel in to you on accident.

Good with dogs: Yes, but likes to play rough.

Good with cats: Not likely.

Ideal home: Pepper would do best in a home with adults that love to adventure and can take her on outings. She would thrive as an only dog, where she can receive further training and learn more about being a house dog. We guess Pepper may have been a breeder for a hunter before she was rescued. She came to us and had a litter of 4 puppies. Pepper is a great girl and has such a bright future ahead of her.



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.



Chihuahua - Terrier mix | 2 years old | Size: 6 lbs


Australian Cattle Dog | 4 years old | Size: 46 lbs

Temperament: Confident, Loyal & Observant,

Behavior: Hero is an intelligent "people dog". High energy, typical of his breed, he loves a job to do. Alert and takes guarding his home seriously. He loves cuddling, being pet, playing, and napping with his humans.

House Trained: Yes, potties on walks or in the yard. He does well being left out in the home alone.

Leash Trained: Yes, enjoys walks. Walks nicely and is attentive to his human.

Kennel trained: Hero is an odd ball about kennels. If you place him in a kennel and leave, he will relax and rest. But if anyone comes up to his kennel, he will bark loudly. We have opted to not use a kennel as it just is not needed for him.

Good with kids: 15 years and older recommended. this is because Hero gets very attached to his owner and doesn't really care much for other people outside of his person. He has lived in a home with young children and older kids as well.

Good with dogs: Hero is recommended as an only dog. He needs to become acquainted with new animals slowly,. He doesn't care much for other dogs and prefers to play with his humans.

Good with cats: He doesn't seem to bother with the cat in his foster. just doesn't like the cat in his kennel or on his bed.

Ideal Home: Hero would do best with a single owner or couple as a solo dog in the home. He will be your absolute best buddy, snuggler, and pal.

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.



Terrier mix | 8 months old | Size: 15 lbs

Temperament:Loving, Reserved & Gentle

Behavior: Buster is a sweet boy. He can be reserved with new people and situations. He just needs some love and patiences to open up!he is also playful with other dogs once he is accustomed to his surroundings.

House Trained: Doesn’t have accidents in kennel. Whines to be let out. Is allowed free access to the yard. Still potty training, so would not leave free in home all alone yet.

Leash Trained: Would rather lay down for belly rubs than go for walks, needs a little training!

Kennel trained:Yes. During the day while foster is at work and sleeping at night.

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: None in foster, likely to do well based on temperament.

Ideal home: Buster is a gentle and sweet boy. He would thrive in a home that has a calming and friendly environment. He can be a little timid at first, so he needs someone willing to give him love and patience as he adjusts. He really enjoys belly rubs and playing with toys. He enjoys time with others, but is also good to be on his own.



Labrador mix | 7 years old | Size: 60 lbs

Temperament: Easy Going, Loving, Very Friendly

Behavior: Very Relaxed, loves to play fetch and sleep equally. Dunkin is a well balanced dog.

Medical: Dunkin has an occasional allergy flare up, in which he takes Apoquel.

House Trained: Yes, potties outside.

Leash Trained: Yes, walks nicely.

Kennel trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes, he is a sweet and gentle boy.

Good with dogs: Yes, absolutely great with all other dogs.

Good with cats: Yes

Ideal home: Dunkin would be a wonderful addition to a loving home. He is gentle, easy going and will make a great companion. He is up for playtime if you are and down to relax and lounge around when at home.


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