WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
DO YOU TAKE OWNER SURRENDERS?
HOW DO I MEET AN ANIMAL I AM INTERESTED IN AND WHAT IS THE ADOPTION PROCESS?
To meet any animal, please fill out our adoption form. Once it is completed send us a message to let us know you submitted the form and which animal(s) you are looking to visit with. Messages are preferred via facebook or instagram. If you do not have either form of social media, you may send us an email us via email@example.com.
Adoption forms can take anywhere from 1-10 days to be fully processed. Once the adoption application if approved, we can schedule a meet and greet for your Ohana and our wonderful rescue animals.
If the meet and greet goes well the animal can be adopted and taken home at that time or within a couple days.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN POTENTIAL ADOPTERS?
Each dog has a different personality and needs. We do our very best to line up our dogs with families where they will thrive. What we look for varies with the needs of each animal.
WHAT IF A DOG HAS MORE THAN ONE INTERESTED ADOPTER?
If we receive multiple applications for a single dog, we review them and arrange a meet and greet with one of the families. Potential adopters that do not receive their “first choice” can arrange to meet other dogs.
WHAT ARE YOUR ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS?
I SUBMITTED AN ADOPTION FORM, BUT AM INTERESTED IN A NEW DOG. DO SUBMIT A NEW FORM?
If all of the information you included in your previous adoption application is still valid, you do not need to send a second form. If your information has changed please re-submit. If you would like to include more detailed information in your adoption application, you are welcome to submit a new form.
WHAT IS THE ADOPTION FEE?
Adult dogs (over one year old) have a $150 adoption fee.
Puppies (up to one year) have a $300 adoption fee.
WHAT CARE IS PROVIDED FOR THE ANIMALS PRIOR TO ADOPTION?
Our team provides extensive care for each animal that comes into PAWS of Hawaii. The dogs are given baths, cleaned, nails trimmed and ears cleaned when they first come in. They are provided with good food and sent to a loving foster home.
ALL DOGS ARE:
- checked by a veterinarian
- treated for fleas and ticks
- on heartworm prevention
- on intestinal worm prevention
- adults are checked for heartworms & ehrlichia.
Care may vary from animal to animal dependent on their needs.
CAN I HAVE AN ANIMAL FOR TRIAL PERIOD BEFORE COMMITTING TO ADOPTION ?
This is dependent on the animal and situation. If you are interested in a dog but would first like to have a trial, please fill out the adoption form. Once it is completed send us a message to let us know that you would like to have a foster to adopt trial. Messages are preferred via facebook or instagram. If you do not have either form of social media, you may send us an email us via firstname.lastname@example.org. If the animal has other adoption applicants ready and willing to take him/her home a trial may not be approved.
We do not allow trials with our puppies. If you would like to have a trial with a puppy first to see if you are ready, please sign up as a foster!
CAN I ADOPT A DOG FROM PAWS OF HAWAII IF I LIVE ON AN OUTER ISLAND?
Absolutely! We do adoption all throughout the State of Hawai’i. Additional costs will include the flight costs and a carrier (if needed). There will also be an agreement that you will be responsible for the costs to return the dog to O’ahu in the event the adoption does not work out.
CAN I ADOPT A DOG FROM PAWS OF HAWAII FROM THE CONTINENTAL U.S.?
We do not allow out of state adoptions at this time. But we encourage you to contact your local rescue to find a great match!
HOW CAN I DONATE?
Every donation for the animals is truly appreciated. Donations can be sent online or mailed via check to:
P.O. Box 6177 • Kaneohe, HI • 96744
WHAT ITEMS ARE MOST NEEDED?
Please visit our Donation’s page for detailed information on our most needed items!
HOW WILL MY DONATION BE USED?
IS MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE AND CAN I RECEIVE A RECEIPT?
- Legal name of business name
- register the microchip
- purchase an ID tag
- schedule a visit with your local veterinarian
HOW DO I REGISTER MY ANIMAL'S MICROCHIP?
WHAT IS AN ID TAG?
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR MY DOG AFTER ADOPTION?
DO YOU TAKE OWNER SURRENDERS?
MY NEIGHBOR HAS A DOG THAT IS NOT IN GOOD CONDITION, WHAT CAN I DO?
I FOUND A STRAY, WHAT DO WE DO?
- Check for a tag / collar
- Take a photo of the animal
- Have them scanned for a microchip at your nearest vet clinic
- File an online report with the humane society
- Post photos to local lost and found pet groups
I AM UNABLE TO HOLD ON TO THE STRAY UNTIL THE OWNER IS LOCATED, WHERE DO I TAKE THEM?
I FOUND A DOG IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE?
If the dog is sick or injured you can call us at (808) 757-9220 and we do our best to offer assistance or advice. If we are not available, it is recommended to take the dog to a veterinary clinic nearest to you.
- your name
- animals name
- 1-2 photo
- microchip number (if possible)