Due to COVID-19, HDF will be conducting 1-on-1 meet and greets BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and in accordance with proper social distancing guidelines.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe!

Hawaii Dog Foundation DOES NOT have a hard-sided facility. All of our dogs reside in individual foster homes!

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Creed, male

Meet Creed! Creed is about one year old brindle lab/pit mix. He’s a wonderful snuggly boy. He sleeps in bed with foster mom every night and sleeps through the night with no accidents (so long as you take him out before bed and right when you get up). He is incredibly smart and a super fast learner. Creed has been with foster mom going on 3 weeks and learned down, off, sit, come, and stay! Creed is currently 40(ish) lbs. Creed uses his manors and waits at the door to go out and before he eats. We're thinking his name should really be shadow as he loves to be by his hooman any chance he can get but his separation anxiety is a lot less with another dog in the home so that's something we know Creed needs. Creed also LOVES toys and to no surprise fetch! Daily exercise is needed for Creed, whether that's a run, a mile or two walk, a hike, etc. We've learned that Creed is gentle with children and walks well next to a stroller. Although he's never been around cats, we think he'lll do just fine! If you're interested in meeting Creed, please complete an adoption application here and ask for him by name!

Biscuit, male

Biscuit loves his bed unconditionally. Post morning/afternoon zoomies, and bedtime you will definitely find him asleep in his bed. Biscuit takes no prisoners to dog beds, if you have one, he deems it his as he lays on his thrown but is not territorial! His favorite toy is a thrown ball or stick. He’s good at the fetch part, still working on the whole “bring it back” thing. Already knows how to sit, shake, and lie down. Let’s us know when he needs to go out or wants to come in. Biscuit is unsure of cats. He was interested and wants to get close but does not show proper servitude required of the feline kingdom when he approaches. Absolutely loves car rides. Behaves really well and stays in his seat. Biscuit's fosters have started crate training, only barked bc he needed to pee at 3am but we will take that over the mess for sure. With no outside distractions (kids playing close by, doorbell, etc) he’s super quiet and chill. Totally down to meet new dogs. If you'd like to meet Biscuit, please complete an adoption application here and ask for her by name!

Sheba, female

Meet Sheba! Sheba is approximately 3-6 years old and the biggest love bug! As you can see from her photo, Sheba is a true beach babe. We know she gets along with other dogs but cats are not Sheba's jam. Hoomans of all shapes and sizes are right up her alley. Sheba has never known what a crate is so crate training is slow but foster mom is working hard on it!Potty training is a breeze for this girl. Sheba walks well on a leash and has been super gentle with little ones who have wanted to meet her. If you're interested in meeting Sheba, please complete an adoption application here and ask for her by name!

Malie, Female 

Meet Malie, a 3-4 year old female Yorkie/schnauzer mix. Malie was saved from a horrendous breeding ring. Foster mom describes her as sweet and LOVES to snuggle! Malie is exactly what her name means, mellow. Although she gets along well with other pets, she prefers to interact with hoomans more. Loves to follow you from room to room and daily bully rubs, napping is considered the napping queen in her current foster home! She will require multiple meet and greets with her future family.
Malie needs a calm, quiet environment. Malie would do well with hoomans as she is a loyal companion! Malie likes routine so if you like routines then she's your girl! We don't recommend her being in a home with small children. If you're interested in meeting Malie, please complete an adoption application here and ask for her by name!





























Dixie, Female

Age: 5 years
Weight: Approximately 52 lbs
Current on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, housetrained and crate trained. <--- She's got it all!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Dixie loves humans of all shapes and sizes but Dixie needs to be the ONLY dog in the home as she is not fond of other animals. Please note that Dixie is a pit bull so we encourage you to check your breed restriction list! Dixie's breed is also known as: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.


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). Dixie needs to be the only dog in the home.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!


Junior is a 2 1/2 year old male and looking for his furever home! If Junior could talk to us and tell us what kind of home he'd like, it'd look a lot like having paw-rents who have time to play with me every day. Junior also would be a perfect running buddy if that's your thing! Juniors goals look a lot like hiking, snuggles, more snuggles, and even some kids as he likes them! Junior would benefit from having another dog in the home. Foster mom reports that Junior knows basic commands like sit and stay. He's a pretty fast learner. Junior is potty trained, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all vaccinations. Foster mom is working on some basic leash and crate training skills before he heads off to his new home, where ever that may be! If you're interested in meeting Junior, please complete an adoption application here and ask for him 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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