K9 Kokua provides any necessary treatment to bring the dog up to health prior to adoption. This may include treatment for parvo, heartworms, etc., depending on the dog's situation at the time. Our adoptable dogs are up-to-date shots, are spayed/neutered, microchipped wormed and current on preventatives. 

Each foster dog or puppy receives one-on-one care & rehabilitation according to their individual needs. K9 Kokua additionally provides Post-Adoption Support for life of the dog! 

Included in adoption is;  a starter amount of the specific dog's food, a familiar toy or linen, one month of heartworm preventative and one month of flea/tick preventative. 

We understand the adjustment of adoption so we provide these additional items for the dog to help make the transition smooth for the entire ohana.

We are not a rescue-focused group. 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 affected by cruelty in some way and have come from serious backgrounds of varying circumstances. Many have spent a long time healing in a foster home. 

Adoption is NEVER a first-come, first-served basis with us. 

Our priority is finding a permanent match for the dog. 

To continue helping the next pup or dog in need, we ask for 

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

100% of it goes back to helping the next dog in need of foster care.

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!

DSH, 3 YRS OLD & CHIHUAHUA / TERRIER MIX, 4 YRS OLD                            
Location: Oahu

Abandoned separately by cruel people, these 2 lovely ladies found companionship and stability in each other.

They were both trapped after 11 days of volunteers going out daily, in rotating shifts. 

Cagney & Lacey have had a very rough past and needed lots of medical care to get them up to optimal health. Cagney’s eye was removed and she is completely healthy now! Lacey had her many skin issues and infections addressed and both girls are spayed, UTD on shots and preventatives. 

This dynamic duo seek a quiet and low-energy home together where they deserve to live their life out by each other’s sides. 

Please share their story of survival and friendship with your friends and family! 

Relying on each other for security and comfort, these innocents would love a home where they can lounge around all day. Cagney is quite silly and friendly while Lacey is very shy and takes time to warm up to new people. Both girls are approximately the same size with Cagney cat being slightly larger than her K9 pal. 

They would thrive best in an adult only home with no visiting children or animals and would be perfect companions for a retired person or someone who works from home. 

Both girls are potty trained and quiet. 

These beautiful girls love to snuggle and are low-energy so if you’re looking for a dog to take walks with, Lacey is not the dog for you as she prefers the safety and sanctuary of indoor living. 

If you are interested in providing them with a permanent and stable home, please click the button to submit your application right away! 

Location: Oahu

Poor Hina. Her puppies have been long adopted and she still waits for a home of her own.

Hina’s story started out badly. She came to us severely emaciated and engorged with milk because her 2.5 week old puppies were removed from her by someone who gave them away. 

Thankfully Hina and her puppies were helped by good sammies who intervened further when they first came across her puppies in the parking lot of a grocery store.

She was admitted to our vet for immediate care and to be reunited with her puppies. 

This beautiful and bright girl is energetic and very puppy-like in how she behaves. Not surprisingly, this is probably directly related to her past of not having adequate attention paid to her by the humans who starved her. 

Hina is a happy girl in her foster home and cant wait for a permanent home all her own. 

Hina is healthy, spayed, microchipped, UTD on vaccinations and preventatives. She has never been around children and will likely jump up on them so an adult only home is best. Commonly with hound mixes or any dog with a hunting past, she is not a fan of cats and will chase them. 

She craves to be around a favorite human and be allowed to run and play to expend her energy before bedtime each night. 

If you have the fortitude she seeks, please submit an adoption application by clicking the button below. 

Location: Oahu

Maluhia is a sweet, large, elderbull and since in foster care, he has grown to enjoy the simple pleasures like copping a squat on a comfy couch! He is still learning many new things and is eager to please.

Malu is a happy, clumsy and playful gentle giant. He will require a home experienced in his breed who can spend lots of quality time with him. Consistency and tender care motivate him to keep being a good boy and he is learning some really cool things like “sit”, “stay”, “wait” and a bunch more!

Don’t let his size fool you, he is a really sensitive fella is afraid of being alone in an empty house. Thankfully, he is actively receiving help to overcome his fear through daily work by his fosters including the guidance of his veterinarian. 

Maluhia is potty-trained, adores positive attention and quality time spent with his humans. He is silly and has perfected the art of the ever-so-popular bully-wiggle on the grass! It’s nice to see that no matter what he endured in his past, he is still able to experience joy!

He is energetic, neutered, microchipped, and UTD on all vaccinations and preventatives. Malu would do best in a home where he can receive lots of time with a human. He likes respectful keiki and would not do good in a home with cats, small dogs or birds. 

Malu would be his most excited to be an only dog in the home. If this sounds like you, please submit an adoption application by clicking the button below. 

Location: Oahu


Alohi came to us for constant care to avoid being sold for the backyard breeding of puppies. She is a sweet little dog with a checkered past which has left her with anxiety. 

‘Alohi get scared when she hears loud noises and due to her anxiousness, she barks and jumps when she is stressed or confused.

Please help and share her story with your friends and family who are seeking to adopt! 

‘Alohi would do best in a home with no children and will flourish where she has lots of time spent with humans who accept her quirks along with her silly snorts. ‘Alohi is completely healthy, spayed, UTD on vaccinations, preventatives and is potty trained. 

She loves going on car rides to take a short hike and she enjoys walks around the neighborhood when it isn’t too hot outside. Her breed mix must be kept cool at all times and not be allowed to overheat as that would be extremely dangerous for any snub-nosed dog. 

‘Alohi has been waiting a very long time for a home of her own, could that be with you? 

If you think you have what it takes to make this beauty the happiest dog in the world, please click the button below to submit your application. 

APBT, 7 YRS OLD                            
Location: Maui

I am looking for a lifetime commitment in a home that will embrace me as ohana. I have been through a lot in my past life as a houseless pup and almost died.

Emergency Vet Care gave me the chance to beat parvo and I also recovered from digesting toxins and dangerous fish bones!

After my vet hospital stay, I went into a K9 Kokua holding home to continue my quarantine isolation while my immune system improved. I received a clean bill of health and since then, I have learned many new things in foster care!

love to ride in the car for short jaunts! Even though I am very friendly, I am still misunderstood by many people simply because I am a large APBT mix. 

I am a 70lb goof ball that loves to be a couch potato and I have perfected the art of stealing toys from my foster pack. I enjoy a daily routine and a fine snuggle with a human! 

I would really love to be adopted by a home where I will be the only dog that gets all of your one-on-one attention. I am not opposed to sharing a home with a nice, submissive dog that can handle my big girl play habits and not mind me being a diva.

I promise to always give you nothing but unconditional love and loyalty if you give me the same in return. I am a healthy girl who seeks to fill the spot on the couch next to you. Do you you possess the special spark that I seek?

SMALL TERRIER MIX, 4.5 YRS OLD                            
Location: Oahu

Aurora is a sweet and cuddly gal. She came to us as one of the dogs of ‘Nalo 14’ and is currently still in foster care. 

She was the only one out of the 14 dogs to test positive for heartworms. We are so happy to report that Aurora has completed her heartworm treatment and is cleared of the deadly worms!

Aurora is full grown and weighs approximately 15lbs. She is UTD on all of her vaccinations, is spayed and microchipped. 

(The rest of her bio was deleted as her adoption is pending) 

Location: Oahu 


Location: Oahu 

WOOF! I am the only boy and my sisters like to remind me of that daily. We love to play! 

My personality is beginning to shine as I grow and more is being discovered about my likes and dislikes. Stay tuned.


Location: Oahu 

WOOF! I am the big girl of the bunch and am taller than my siblings. I am also affectionately known as the boss of the bunch. 

My personality is beginning to shine as I grow and more is being discovered about my likes and dislikes. Stay tuned.


CHIHUAHUA / TERRIER MIX, 11 WEEKS OLD                            
Location: Oahu

WOOF! I am the baby of the bunch, I am smaller than my other siblings. 

My personality is beginning to shine as I grow and more is being discovered about my likes and dislikes. Stay tuned.


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While in foster care, the dogs heal and decompress from their past while awaiting a home of their own.

‘Alohi wonders why she hasn’t found a family yet. 

Could you be the special people meant for her all along?