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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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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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CHEWY

Labrador - Terrier mix | 7 months old | Size: 30 lbs
Temperament: Sweet but timid and shy.

Behavior: Will hide anywhere he can but can usually be coaxed out with chicken. He will take time to come around but he will. Kennel trained: He usually hides in the kennel when in the house so not specifically trained.

Kennel trained: He usually hides in the kennel when in the house so not specifically trained.

Potty Trained: Working on it

Good with kids: Non in foster family.

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Yes

Ideal home: Someone with patience to work with him. Chewy would do best with another friendly dog in the home to show him the ropes. He needs a patient, kind, and loving home who will help him learn how to be the amazing dog we know he can be
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IZZY

Pit Bull |1 year old | Size: 35 lbs
Temperament: Loving, Energetic & Stubborn

Behavior: Izzy loves to play. 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. Izzy needs professional training. A part of her adoption will be that a family is able to sign her up with a professional trainer. She was not properly corrected as a baby and she uses her mouth to play, which can lead to a lot of cuts and scratches. She has nipped people, never to cause serious injury, but she a rough and tumble.

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

Potty Trained:Yes, needs to be taken outside often.

Good with kids: No kids! Izzy is a sweet girl, but due to her desire to say hello "with her mouth" and jump up at people: she needs an all adult home.

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. She does not always get social cues and can be too "in your face" with other dogs. Training will help her behavior.

Good with cats: No

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 to the beach. She would do best in a home with no other dogs. Izzy will require professional training to work on her food aggression, jumping and mouthing.
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POI

Terrier mix | 3 month old | Size: 14 lbs
Temperament: Playful, Loving & Active

Medical: Has skin sensitivities and needs medicine at flair ups.

Behavior: Loves to run and play. Inquisitive and adventurous.

Kennel trained: In progress

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Yes, loves the cat (a little too much) and wants to play! Will do good with a playful feline.

Ideal home: Poi needs a loving and active home. He will make a fun companion to take to the beach. He loves water and enjoys going for a swim. He needs another dog in the home! Poi is the perfect adventure pal!
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MUSUBI

Terrier mix | 3 month old | Size: 14 lbs​
Temperament: Affectionate, Playful & Goofy

Behavior: Has some separation anxiety, whines and barks. Very loving and just wants companionship.

Kennel trained: In progress - will whine.

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Yes, loves the cat (a little too much) and wants to play! Will do good with a playful feline.

Ideal home: Musubi needs a home with a family that is around a lot. He needs a family willing to work with him on his anxiety and train him properly to build his confidence. Musubi seems reliant on another dog or companion and needs another canine in his home. He loves water and enjoys going for a swim. Musubi loves to play and is a very kind pup.
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KEAKA

Ridgeback-Bully Mix | 2.5 months old | Size: 11 lbs
Temperament: Playful and Sweet

Behavior: Keaka is a very curious and intelligent puppy. She wants to be with her humans and noticed right away - she will “arroo” at you if you don’t. She’s a firecracker who doesn’t let her small size keep her from doing any big dogs stuff. She’s equal parts cuddly and playful - and she likes to trick her brothers into playing with toys so she can snuggle in my lap alone.

Kennel trained: yes-ish. Sleeps with her siblings in the kennel

Potty Trained: In progress Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unknown, most likely yes

Ideal home: A home with a family who can play and love on her. I think having a furry sibling would be a plus, because she doesn’t like to be lonely.
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KAMAKA

Ridgeback-Bully Mix | 2.5 months old | Size: 17 lbs
Temperament: Playful, loving, smart, resilient

Behavior: Loves to interact with his humans by standing close, giving kisses, snuggling, and sitting on laps. Needs lots of tine to run and play and explore and chew and nap.

Kennel trained: yes-ish. Has siblings in kennel with him

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: Yes!

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unkown, most like yes.

Medical: lost one eye, no medical care needed. Adjust nicely. Ideal home: A home with humans who want to play and love him just the way he is. He is no different than his two-eyed siblings or foster siblings. He does everything a puppy his age does without hesitation. He would love a furry sibling, but as long as you make him your best friend, he will not disappoint!
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EEVEE

Chihuahua-Terrier Mix | 2.5 old | Size: small
Temperament: Friendly and Playful

Behavior: Extremely sweet, loving, and curious.

Kennel trained: in progress.

Potty Trained:in progress.

Good with kids: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unkown

Ideal home: Evie would do great in any home, she would love a furry friend and kids to play and snuggle with.
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MADDY

Hound - Terrier | 7½ year old | Size: 45 lbs
Temperament: Sweet, Timid, Mellow & Playful (outside)

Behavior: Maddy is shy upon meeting new people, she will need patience from new adopters as she gets to know them. She is VERY docile and never grumpy with her foster family. Maddy loves walks and times outdoors. She walks well on the leash and enjoys 3 walks a day. Maddy is not shy when meeting new dogs and is social and playful at the dog park. Maddy is treat motivated and also responds well to reassurance from her people. Never aggressive.

Kennel trained: Yes, Maddy can use a kennel. Although, it is not necessary as she is non-destructive left out in the home.

Potty Trained:Yes, Maddy uses the yard to potty and can be trusted overnight.

Good with kids: Yes, Maddy does well with kids. We ask for older kids (12+) only due to the fact that they will be able to give her more patience in her adjustment to a new home.

Good with dogs: Absolutely! She loves her foster siblings and plays great at the dog park. If a dog is overbearing, she respectfully corrects them (like a momma dog).

Good with cats: Unknown, none in foster home.

Ideal home: Maddy would love a home with a fenced yard to sun bathe and play. She would do best in a home with another dog, as that is how she feels most at home. She is low maintenance and playtime in the yard and short walks make her a happy girl!
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APOLLO

Hound Mix | 2.5 months old | Size: medium size full grown
Temperament: Independent, mind-strong, adventurous

Behavior: Super loveable and playful, loves to give kisses and will purposely make you carry him to bed so he can get bully rubs and goodnight kisses. He loves to just play and sleep like all pups do.

Kennel trained: He sleeps in a kennel at night.

Potty Trained: In progress

Good with kids: No kids in foster family, but most likely

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: No cats in foster family, but most likely

Ideal home: Apollo needs a loving and active home. He will make a fun companion to take to the beach. He loves water and enjoys going for a swim. He is the perfect adventure pal!
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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.