Information about adoption

We are not a rescue-focused group and cannot readily accept in stray dogs or dogs needing to be rehomed. Our main mission is to provide direct outreach to houseless dogs and those affected by domestic violence. The dogs in our foster care were either houseless or have been affected by cruelty in some way. Each dog has a background of unique circumstance and most have spent quite some time healing in foster care. 

Adoption is NEVER a first-come, first-served basis with us. Our priority is finding a permanent match for the dog. We provide any and all necessary treatment to bring the dog up to health prior to adoption. This may include treatment for parvo, surgery for broken limbs, heartworms, etc. While in foster care, each puppy or dog receives the rehabilitation required, according to their individual needs.

All adoptable puppies + dogs are up-to-date on shots, blood tests and fecal testing. Each are spayed/neutered, microchipped, wormed and current on ProHeart and flea/tick preventatives.
K9 Kokua additionally provides Post-Adoption Support for life of the dog! *referrals of pet-sitters, health and training tips, travel recommendations and more!
Included in adoption is;  a starter amount of the specific dog's food and a familiar toy or linen. We understand the adjustment of opening your home to a new dog so each adoption begins with a sleepover period to provide a path smoothest for the dog. In addition, the sleepover period ensures that after having spent a sufficient amount of time living with the dog, the potential ohana has the knowledge and ability to then make the adoption a permanent one. This is all done in best interest of the dog’s current and future happiness, safety and well-being. #AdoptionThePonoOption 

We ask for: $200 for adult dogs, $300 for puppies(<1yr). 

100% of the adoption amount goes back to helping the next dog.
By adopting, you are not only saving that pup/dog's life, you are making it possible for the next puppy or dog to receive help.


Brie was a long time stray who made her way to a stretch of a houseless beach encampment where she rummaged for food or relied on the kindness of surrounding humans. Some humans were not and viewed this sweet, timid dog as a nuisance. They would shoo her away by shouting and throwing things her her direction.

Foster care has allowed Brie to learn many new things about life, including what a joy it is to run and play! 

Brie needs a calmer human to understand and allow her to go at her own pace. Loving energy in the environment will help her to build confidence with a patient human who can see Brie for the magnificent gal she is. If you are seeking a dog to cuddle with, Brie is not the dog. We aren’t saying she may not be capable of it later, we know with certainty that she needs time to warm up to strangers first. Having another dog in the home that is friendly with her would help her a great deal.This innocent’s past treatment from humans has made her fearful in ways which dictate she have a very patient human. She does not do well with change so if you are planning on moving within the next 5 years, this beautiful dog would regress into the terrified dog she was the day she was trapped. 

Brie enjoys relaxing and romping in a secured yard and is waiting for her special someone to notice her for what she is….a hidden gem. Could you be the one to help her shine once again? She looks larger in photos but is considered to be a smaller-medium sized dog weighing in at only 30lbs! This special gal would be perfect for a retired person or couple who spend a lot of time in their quieter home where no children are present.

If you know that your home and lifestyle matches Brie’s need of stability and lifelong acceptance, she would love to hear from you! 


From a horrible past emerged this beautiful and energetic soul. She was emaciated and painfully engorged with milk at the same time. Someone had taken her 2.5 wks old puppies from her and were attempting to sell and give them away in a parking lot.
With the help of other good sammies, her puppies were brought to one of our vets and within another 24hrs, this innocent was being carried into our emergency vet for immediate care. She remained at our vet hospital overnight and as soon as she was cleared by our vet, she was reunited with her puppies to continue raising them with her mother’s milk.

Don’t let her age of 6yrs old fool you, Hina is very puppy-like and loves to be right at your side. 
Hina is a hound mix weighing approximately 45lbs and enjoys splitting her time between walks and having lots of time to relax. All of her puppies have long since found homes and this gorgeous girl is more than ready for one of her very own!
Hina has been fortunate to be in the same foster home since she came to need help over 2yrs ago and the neighbors next to her fosters have been a loving extension of care through fun outings and quality time spent together. 

If you work from home, are still somewhat active and seeking to share your life with a dog, Hina would love to hear from you! She gets along with certain dogs but would not mind being the only gal in the house. If you match Hina’s needs, please submit an adoption application. 


Please check back soon for Whisper’s current bio.