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This handsome fella is a 6 year old Border Collie mix. He weighs about 60lbs, is neutered, current on vaccinations and microchipped. Django is also housetrained

He’s all settled in at foster mom’s house and here’s what she reports: He settled in quite quickly! He and Mochi {foster mom’s dog} get along well and enjoy their daily jaunts to the dog park. He’s very well socialized to dogs and humans of all sizes, shapes, and colors. He’s incredibly sweet and wags his entire butt when he’s happy or excited (which is adorable). I haven’t seen him being nippy with other dogs (even while being mounted) and was only nippy with me 1) accidentally while playing with toys, and 2) when I was grooming his belly and there were some tangles - it was probably uncomfortable. He doesn’t seem like a biter {we’re told he was surrendered due to nipping his owner on the bottom while he was on a ladder} - he’s quite kind, happy and surprisingly mellow for his breed. He’d ideally go to a household where he gets lots of interaction and stimulation, whether that’s a family with kids, with other dogs, with a large yard, or just lots of outside/dog park/active/social time. On top of that, he’s well-trained in all the basics! The only behaviors that might need a little bit of work/prep for adopters are that he is a strong puller on walks (although we’ve been doing the gentle leader and he’s great with it), and he does try to sneak food remnants off the table or out of the garbage if it’s accessible and no one is around, but he hasn’t made a mess (just ate the food). Honestly Django is an absolute sweetheart and any person/family ready to make the commitment to a large, smart dog will really enjoy having him as an extra member of their household. If you’d like to meet him, fill out an adoption application here.


Mia is a 3-4 year old chihuahua mix. She weighs about 7lbs, is spayed, current on vaccinations and microchipped. Mia is housetrained, but not crate-trained

Her favorite things: Mia is a foody! Going for walks. Snuggling with her humans. Playing fetch. She does well with other dogs.

Her not so favorite things: Car rides make her super nervous, but she's learning that good things happen at the end of them (hikes, walks, treats), so we think this is just a temporary concern and her new family could continue to help her feel not so nervous about it. The kennel - no one's ever asked her to be in one, probably for good reason. She does perfectly fine free roaming the home when humans are away. However, for potential adopters that will be leaving the island at some point, this would be something she'd need help acclimating to.

Her Ideal Home: One that's looking for a little side kick. She doesn't need much, but she'd love a family that was into belly-rubs, some cuddle time on the couch and daily walks to the park. Oh yeah, and they'd be totally ok with her sleeping in bed with them. If you’d like to meet little Mia fill out an adoption application here.



Snuggles is looking for his forever home..AGAIN. He went on a sleepover and things were going well, but the potential adopters decided it wasn't the right time in their life to adopt a dog. So, we really want to find this very special guy a home he deserves.

Snuggles is about 3 years old. And we’d say he’s a lab/pit mix. He weighs about 40 lbs, is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations.

His favorite things:
He LOVES walks/hikes
He LOVES mealtime
He LOVES car rides
He LOVES play with dogs he knows/trusts
He LOVES affection from humans he knows/trusts (His name is Snuggles afterall )
He’s tolerant of cats (but nervous about them, so gives them all the space)
He flourishes with routine
Stuff he’d prefer not to have in his life:
Raised voices
Lots of people/animals coming in and out
To be alone for very longIdeal Home: Snuggles is looking for a patient human that also enjoys a foundation of calm routine, that maybe are looking for a partner to get daily exercise with (a walk through town or around the neighborhood) and have regular new experiences with. We’d absolutely love to find a family that understands or is ready to learn how to help Snuggles become a more comfortable and confident guy (we definitely think he’s got it in him). A home with another balanced dog would be ideal, but not required. Cats are also a plus. Because he’s such a shy guy, we think a home with children might be just a little too much for him.
We hope a picture of who Snuggles is forming. If you’d like to meet him, we’d love to meet you. Click here to complete an adoption application.


Eddie is a 4 month old terrier mix and he currently weighs about 15 lbs. We’re really not sure how big he’ll get as an adult, but we’re guessing between 30-40lbs. He’s neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations. He’s house-trained, crate trained and knows sit, shake, down and wait.

He came to us through our collaboration with HHS. The staff there realized pretty quickly that the loud noises of kennel life wasn’t something he was keen on, as he would snarl and growl at them whenever they came close to his door.
Since being with us, we’ve learned a bunch about him (what he likes and doesn’t) and we now have a pretty good idea of the type of humans he’ll do best with.
We’ll warn you now, this guy is a little extra!  Eddie is courageous and smart (and a little stubborn). He learned his 3 tricks, each in about 15 minutes, all in one day. He’ll happily jump on and hang out on a boogie board floating in a swimming pool. And he’ll run up and down a slide on a children’s playground. He loves to hike, go for car rides, and play fetch. He also picked up on house training pretty quickly—even learned how to use a doggie door.
Eddie plays well with other dogs, but definitely needs some help to be calm at initial greeting. (He’s all for a mosh pit, all the time)
He likes human affection, but on his terms. He’s really not into high-pitched baby talk or schmoozy cuddling or getting affection from strangers, but he’s always down for a good belly rub from his preferred human(s) or a yummy treat (that’s any food, really..)
We think Eddie would do best in a home with a companion (a human, another dog that likes to play or maybe even a cat). And our guess is, small children that would want to touch him without asking would not be on his list of favorite things.
**Bonus consideration points for a family that can give him a job, like: fetch the paper, carry the stick, or find the treats.**

If you're interested in meeting the Edster, fill out an adoption application here




Rocko is 1 year old terrier mix. He weighs about 13lbs. He neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped.


He came to HDF from a homeless camp on the west side of the island. He didn't know much when he arrived in his foster home, but has always been a pretty eager learner (when treats and attention are involved) and is forever excited to try something new.


Rocko is an all-around happy guy. He loves people of all sizes, dogs too and likely cats (although he hasn't met any). For Rocko, everyone is a possible friend, so they need to be investigated.

Our boy scores a 100% with crate training and 99% for housetraining, with only an occassional accident (mostly because he's so excited to play that he forgets he needs to go). We're pretty sure with a continued solid routine, he'll quicky get to 100%.


Leash training is the thing that's coming along the slowest--this guy gets easily excited and is always ready to go, so he's quite the puller! We'd be happy to help his new family learn how to help him slow his roll.


So what does this guy's future home look like? It's got alot of activity in it. Kids to play with, activities to do, adventures to go on. (did we say if there was another playful dog, he thinks that would be AMAZING!) .


If you'd like to meet this adventures guy, please fill out an application here


Tank IS ON A SLEEPOVER with a potential adopter!!

Tank is a 4yr old Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. He weighs just under 20lbs and is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

Tank came to HDF as an owner relinquishment. Unfortunately, life would not allow him to accompany them off island, so they reached out to us for help.

Tank's a pretty cool dude. 


Here's a list of his cool qualities: 

  1. He likes people and other dogs (he even likes foster mom's cat)
  2. He's housetrained
  3. He knows sit, down and stay
  4. He's not a picky eater
  5. He likes car rides and walks
  6. He's a small guy, so doesn't need much room to wait for you until you get home 
  7. He's a man of  few words (not a big barker)
  8. He's a master cuddler

Here's a list of his not so cool qualities:

  1. None



Oh sweet Rebel. This girl weighs about 50lbs and is about 5 yrs old. We think she's a hound mix. But we know she's a lover! 

Ms. Rebel came to us from a homeless camp on the west side of the island of Oahu. She was found with a large tumor hanging from her abdomen and a really large hematoma on her ear.  

Her initial vet visit was full of other details of the pain she was suffering: Erlichea positive, malnourished and a raging ear infection. Great news is...ALL COULD BE HEALED. We removed the tumor and several others on her chest. The infection in her ear left alot of scar tissue, so one of her ears is a little thicker than the other. (That just means a little more human vigilance in ensuring it stays dirt free in there).

Rebel has been the sweetest girl throughout her care. She currently lives with 2 other dogs, one she likes. The other she's concerned he wants her food and could possibly steal treasured human affection. She doesn't live with any cats, but foster mom says when they're out on a walk, she's a little too interested. So, we think she'd prefer to have a home all to herself.

Rebel is crate trained, house trained and current on her vaccinations. She walks very well on a leash and doesn't need a lot in the way of exercise. She's a middle aged girl that would love to lay in the sun for most of the day with a few snacks and ear scratches sprinkled throughout. 

If you'd like to meet Ms. Rebel, we invite you to fill out the  
Adoption Application

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