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Pohai, Millie, & Tina (females)

Meet these 12 week old beauties ? Pohai, Tina, and Millie are sisters that came from Waianae Valley where a lovely gentleman took care of their mama, who is also pictured in order to show you who mom is. Although we don't know much about them, we do know that they are super sweet and super playful. They get along with other dogs and take corrections well. We also know that they're leary about leashes. Leash training is going to take some time and good association. Potty training and learning how to be an inside dog is something completely new to them. Besides looking for furever homes, they are looking for a foster home as well! All three girls have medium to high energy. If you would like to meet one of these 3 girls, please complete an adoption application here and ask for them by name!

Little Leah (FEMALE) IS ON A SLEEP OVER!!!!!

Meet little Leah! Leah is an 11 week old female pit bull. Leah's foster family has her on a great daily routine that has made it easy for Leah to excel in her environment. Leah is learning how to potty outside and enjoy time alone in her crate. Leah loves attention and reassurance. She is playful but still learning manners such as not jumping. Foster mom reports little to no barking but will make some puppy noises while playing (i.e growling, grunting). Tug and toys are LIFE. Leah loves to chew and destroying toys is the first thing on her resume. However, she knows better than to chew on chairs, shoes, furniture. She knows how to not nip and has worked really hard to not get overly excited to where she'll shi shi. Leah has only been in the car once and did well. Leah is eager to learn and is extremely treat motivated! Her foster family describes her puppy energy as moderate to high. Snuggle time is one of Leah's favorites, especially when it's nap time! Being close to her hoomans is a must for this precious princess. We know that she gets along well with young children and gets along with other dogs as she copies all of her big sisters habits. Leah is sweet, cute, and curious but she's cautious to new things. She will stay close and knows not to go into unknown terriority. The most important thing is when she feels safe, she is oblivious to loud noises such as fireworks, yard work etc. Leah's ideal home would look a lot like an active individual/family who takes their pup everywhere. Leah would benefit from having another fur brother or sister. Being alone for more than 8 hours is not ideal for Leah. If you're interested in meeting Leah, please complete an adoption application here and ask for her by name!


Hapa is a 10 week old female, sharpei mix. Hapa loves to be outside. She is learning how to potty outside and learning how to enjoy her crate.
Foster mom reports that she's super sweet and snuggly, just like her sister, Gaia! Hapa currently lives in a home with 6 other bigger dogs and does well. Hapa loves car rides and loves to watch the world go by. Foster mom calls her the best co pilot! Hapa knows basic commands such as sit, fetch, and down. If you're interested in meeting Hapa, please complete an adoption application here and ask for her by name!


Gaia is a 10 week old female, sharpei mix. She is learning how to potty outside and learning how to enjoy her crate.
Foster mom reports that she's super sweet and snuggly. Gaia currently lives in a home with 3 other bigger dogs and does well. Gaia is happy to see children of all ages. She has walked past casts behind enclosures and shows no reaction but has never interacted with one. Gaia LOVES tug. She struggles being left alone. Currently, Gaia does have a broken leg but she is on the road to recovery and is handling it like a champ! If you're interested in meeting Gaia, please complete an adoption application here and ask for her by name!

Kimo (male) IS ON A SLEEP OVER!!!

Kimo was born on September 26th so he is about 10 weeks old. Kimo has normal puppy energy but really loves to snuggle! Since we know who mom and dad are, Kimo will be about 60lbs fully grown. Both mom and dad have pretty awesome temperaments so we know Kimo will be just as awesome. If you'd like to be considered in meeting this sweet boy, please click here to complete an application. Be sure to answer ALL the questions and provide as much detail as you can.Your answers help us match a dog to you!

Caleb (formally known as Loki) (Male) IS ON A SLEEP OVER!!!!

Caleb is a young -2-4 yr old terrier mix. He weighs about 40lbs, is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations. Loki is also housetrained. As personalities go, Caleb is a bit of timid guy. He's nervous around new people upon initial meeting and a hectic lifestyle isn't his thing. So we think a family without small children would be best.
Once he gets to know the humans in his world, he's a love bug. (His shyness looks like moving away and hiding from the thing he's nervous about). He currently lives with 2 other dogs (one smaller and one the same size) and he definitely enjoys their company.
It's not a must, but we'd really like to find this guy a home with another dog that is little bit more confident than he is. Caleb is low to medium energy guy. He enjoys his daily walks with his foster family and he's always down for a game of chase with his foster sister.
If you're interested in meeting Caleb, please complete an adoption application here and ask for him by name!


Pepeaio is 1-2 yr old pitbull mix. She weighs about 45lbs. She is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccinations.
Pep is happy go lucky girl. She is a lover of life. She loves toys, she loves, people, and she loves other dogs. Although she lives in a foster home with cats, she'd rather not in her forever home - she chases them.
Pep is currently waiting on a medical evaluation of her hips and she struggles a little to use her back legs to their fullest,so has a slight limp. (Don't tell her though, she has no idea!)
If you're interested in meeting Pepeaio, please complete an adoption application here and ask for her by name!

Dixie (Female)  IS ON A SLEEP OVER!!!!!

Age: 3 years
Weight: Approximately 52 lbs
Current on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, housetrained and crate trained. <--- She's got it all!
It doesn't look like in the photos, but Dixie is a pretty energetic girl, so she's looking for someone that's got time and energy to burn with her. She's always down for a walk, a run (be easy - she's a meaty girl), hikes, any water sport, fetch or tug.
This girl is also a lover (for the most part). She absolutely enjoys the company of all humans, big and small. She is affectionate, extremely loving and will do anything for some cuddles. Her previous home had 2 children (8 years old & 8 months old) and she had great manners with both. (They did report the occasional "jump up" from excitement though - a behavior that training has alleviated).
Dixie is also an epic sleeper. When not moving, this girl can snore as loud as the rest.
Although she loves humans, she just doesn't like other dogs.
She likes cats, but not in a good way
She really does need to drain energy. If she doesn't get it, she can be barky/demanding or destructive.
Dixie's family loves her very much. They haven't come to this place very lightly. In fact, they recently hired a dog trainer to help them learn what they were doing wrong. And it's through that process they learned their hectic lifestyle and very busy schedules just didn't leave much room for what Dixie needs to be an amazing dog. So here we are.
Dixie's in search of a family that loves her as much as her last family, for sure, but one that lives a less hectic life (her previous dad was away for extended periods and mom worked 12-16hrs a day). She's looking for someone that can give her regular outlets for her energy and wants to practice her new found skills with. The included photos of her are with her trainer learning to sit (or lay) in one place and stay - a difficult task for most wiggly dogs. She's also learning to walk well on a leash and that all dogs aren't out to get her. She's doing extremely well in school. She's a very smart girl that's eager to please. Neither her former family or trainer want to see her go back to how things were, so Dixie will come to her new family with several free training sessions so the new family can understand what she needs and how to help her be the awesome family she is. If you're interested in meeting Dixie, complete an adoption application here and ask for her by name!

Contact Us:

General Information

Phone: (808) 782-8387  


Adoptions Information

Phone: (808) 256-6927  


email: info@HawaiiDogFoundation.org

Adoption Event / Meet & Greets

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are conducting one-on-one meet and greets ONLY.  To schedule a meeting, please fill out an adoption application in its entirety and ask for the dog, by name and we'll give you call to set it up.

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