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At this time, the number of animals we have available for adoption is lower than usual. As dogs are posted, they are being adopted very quickly. We continue to care for 90 rescue dogs at this time. Due to high interests, many of these dogs have adopters lined up. As new dogs become available, we will post them below. If you’ve previously filled out the adoption form and are interested in a dog below, please just follow up with a message via facebook or email us at

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Hound - Pit Bull Mix | 1 year old | 35 lbs
Temperament: Happy, Loving, Energetic & Sweet

Behavior: Still a puppy and can be very playful and mouthy (nibbling and playing using his mouth) which needs correction. Never aggressive, very sweet. Has some herding behaviors. Does like to chew and needs available teethers.

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes!

Good with dogs: Yes, is socially unaware an barks when excited. needs to learn how to properly meet other animals.

Good with cats: Unsure.

Ideal home: Happy spent his life prior to his rescue tied on a chain outside. he needed to have neck surgery to remove the embedded chain and seal the wound. He really love being an indoor dogs, loves his bed, but also enjoys having a nice yard to run and play in with his humans. He would like a home with a family member that works from home as he does exhibit some separation anxiety which may decrease if he was placed in a home with another dog (he is currently an only dog in foster).


Hound - Chinese Crested mix | 4 years old | 34 lbs
Temperament: Loyal, Goofy, Protective & Sweet

Behavior: Tux becomes very attached to his caregiver. He forms a strong bond with one person in particular and will consider himself their guardian.

Kennel trained: Does not prefer

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Older kids recommended

Good with dogs: Yes does well with other dogs, but would like to be the only dog in the home.

Good with cats: Unsure.

Ideal home: Tuxedo would love to find a forever home where he has a special human he can care for. He will be your loyal, loving and protective companion. Tux would like to be the only dog in the home. having lived most of his life as a homeless dog, he is used to eating human food and prefers home cooked meal. Will decline offered kibble. Tuxedo is insecure with new people, he needs time to warm up and a patient home, who can wait until he is ready to for you. If not - he might snap in fearful manner.


Terrier Mix | 6 months old | Size: 10 lbs
Temperament: Shy, Playful, Cautious & Loving

Behavior: Lulu is nervous in new situations and around new people. She will come around when given time and patience. A lover and protector when she bonds with her person. She takes easier to women over men.

Kennel trained: Mostly, may whine.

Potty Trained: In progress, needs a good schedule of going outside to.

Good with kids: Teens and older

Good with dogs: More comfortable with smaller dogs. Can be intimidated by larger dogs.

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Lulu is looking for a calm household with someone who works from home/home often. She loves attention, and needs someone to show her that people will treat her right. She was not socialized as a puppy, so she is experiencing the world and new situations for the first time.


Pit Bull | 6 months old | Size: 35 lbs
Temperament: Loving, Sweet, Energetic & Gentle

Behavior: Izzy loves everyone. 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.

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

Potty Trained: In progress, needs to be taken outside often.

Good with kids: Izzy is amazing with kids and has an affinity for them.

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.

Good with cats: Unknown


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 tot he beach. She would do best in a home with no other dogs. Izzy will require professional training to work on her food aggression towards other dogs.


Corgi - Bull Terrier mix | 11 months old | 22 lbs
Temperament: Sweet, Gentle & Calm

Behavior: Very sweet and playful. Can be hesitant when meeting strangers. but one greeted will warm up!

Kennel trained: Yes

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unknown

Ideal home: Poli'ahu would love a home with the patience to help socialize her with many new people and situations. She can be a bit unsure about things that are new and with socialization, she will thrive. She is a very sweet dog and with a little work, will make a fantastic companion.


Terrier mix | 3 years old | 40 lbs
Temperament: Sweet, Gentle & Calm

Behavior: Very well-behaved. Good with strangers, whines but barely barks. Very calm indoors but loves to run around outside! Kennel trained: Yes, but foster does not use.

Potty Trained: Yes, will pee immediately when taken outside and signal when she needs to be let out.

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: A little nervous around other dogs, but loves socialization and just needs a bit more positive play time. Small dogs preferred, will bark at larger dogs.

Good with cats: No

Ideal home: Nala would thrive in a home with a yard and kids to play with her throughout the day. She needs a family that will keep her active through adventures, hikes, and beach days. She would benefit socially from having another dog around or a dog park to visit consistently.


Hound-Pit Bull Mix | 7 months old | 30 lbs
Temperament: Pu'uwai is the happiest puppy with the best personality! She is energetic and playful. Loves snuggling with you on the couch for a nap. Pu’uwai LOVES being around people and is a lap dog. She can be timid at first by unfamiliar, abrupt gestures, but she adjusts. Not a big fan of the water yet, but she could learn to like because she always wants to be part of the fun! Pu'uwai is a fast learner.

Behavior: She is still young and has some jumping tendencies. She aims to please and is so easily corrected. In a new environment, she’ll initially display separation anxiety/whining, but once you put her on a routine, she adapts.

Kennel trained: Yes. Eats / sleeps soundly in kennel; particularly if people are in room with her. She can whine initially for people when in kennel but settles easily.

Potty Trained: In progress. She knows how to use a doggie door but is still learning to go out on her own when she needs to potty. Can have accidents.

Good with kids: Yes, would do best with older kids who can understand how to be gentle towards her.

Good with dogs: Yes, Pu'uwai is great with dogs. She’s submissive and even though she’s playful, she recognizes when to give another dog their space.

Good with cats: Unknown

Medical: Pu'uwai is spayed and microchipped. We had her first and second rounds of vaccinations and a deworming done. She is on heartworm and flea prevention.

IMPORTANT: This animal has been diagnosed with a heart murmur, which indicates abnormal flow of blood through the heart. Murmurs are graded on a scale from one to six, with one being the quietest and six being the loudest. A heart murmur may be benign, meaning they are not causing any medical problems. However, a heart murmur may lead to further medical conditions including congestive heart failure. Please follow up with your veterinarian regarding this condition. Adopter assumes responsibility for this and any other medical conditions that may arise at their own cost.

Pu'uwai is diagnosed 4/6 left basilar systolic murmur. Consulted cardiologist - likely Pulmonic Stenosis or Subaortic Stenosis due to breed.

Ideal home: Pu’uwai would love a home where she gets lots of attention from her humans and other dogs. She has lots of puppy energy, active parents would be great! Best with a family who has slightly older kids who won’t handle her too roughly as it can be a little scary for her.


Beagle-Terrier mix | 15 months old | Size: 28 lb
Temperament: Relaxed & sweet with family. Shy with strangers.

Behavior: Well behaved. Unsure & apprehensive toward strangers. Needs socializing with new people. Will bark at strangers. She loves adventuring with her foster.

Kennel trained: Yes, but foster does not use a kennel.

Potty Trained: Yes

Good with kids: Yes, after meeting them for a bit. She is tentative with all new people. We prefer a home with older kids.

Good with dogs: Definitely. Will correct other dogs antagonizing or humping her.

Good with cats: Unknown

Ideal home: All adults or calm older children. Easy going environment. A family or individual with patience and understanding. Willing to put in the time to train and work with her. She is a special case and needs a very dedicated home.


Mastiff-Pit Bull Mix | 3 months old | 28 lbs
Temperament: Sweet, Loving & Affectionate

Behavior: Very kind with everyone. He is typically calm, but he does have some big bursts of puppy energy. timid at first meeting, then friendly!

Kennel trained: No

Potty Trained: In Progress

Good with kids: YES! Loves kids.

Good with dogs: A little shy of them, needs more positive exposure to other dogs.

Good with cats: Doesn't pay attention to them.

Medical: Pepe has nystagmus where the eyes move rapidly and involuntarily. There is no treatment for congenital nystagmus and the condition may or may resolve on its own. Please follow up with your private veterinarian regarding this condition.

Ideal home: Pepe needs a loving family with a large yard. Preference given to home owners, due to concern for his size / ban breeds. Please check housing regulations.

Pepe needs a home that can take on financial responsibility for any follow up care he may need due to his eyes. He can not see well, if at all, and often bumps in to things. It takes him a while to get use to his surroundings. He loves being near someone and would prefer someone home most of the day! Also someone with enough funds to feed a very big boy that may need medication his whole life