About our adoptions.

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

Besides any behavioral rehabilitation provided in foster care, K9 Kokua additionally provides Post-Adoption Support for life of the dog! We also include a starter amount of the specific dog's food, a familiar toy or linen(s), one month of heartworm preventative and one month of flea/tick preventative. 

We understand the adjustment of adoption and we provide all of these things for the dog to help make the transition smooth.

We are not a rescue group. The dogs that we have been entrusted with to find permanent homes for came from serious backgrounds of varying circumstances and many have spent a long 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. 

To continue helping the next pup or dog in need, we ask for $150 for adult dogs, $200 for puppies(<1yr). 

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



4 young pups are in need of homes.
Check our Facebook page for current updates.

Fiona, English Bulldog, 9 years old 
Location: Oahu

This sweet and sassy elder bull came to us from a good sammie who took her from someone who overbred her. 

Fiona's skin was in terrible condition and her muzzle skin fold was infected and the crease was filled with horrible green gunk.

Since receiving vet care and the comforts of foster care, her skin healed tremendously. 

Fiona will likely deal with skin issues the rest of her life and needs eye-drops for life (fairly inexpensive). 

However, if kept on a consistent routine of diet and baths, her skin will remain as healthy, if not more, than it does in this photo. 

Here she is moments after being loaded into the K9 ERV
(K9 Emergency Response Vehicle) while being taken to our vet

Fiona is 9 years old and headstrong like a typical old bully. She is healthier than she has been in a quite some time and you can see it in her eyes when you compare photos. The top photo is her most current image. 


Foster care has done Fiona very well and it's a joy to see her addiction to dog toys in full swing when she is gnawing away at one. 

This golden gal can get a little bossy or pushy when she is playing and takes corrections fairly well (for an EB) if you have her attention. 

For this and other reasons, Fiona asks for a home with no children or other animals and one with a fenced in yard.  

Being an English Bulldog, she doesn't require long walks. 

She prefers to keep cool, romp for a short bit then stretch back out to lounge around until mealtime. 

If your house is too hot or has any stairs that she needs to climb, Fiona will not be happy. 

If your home sounds like an initial match to her needs and you have quality time to spend with this once-overbred-for-profit senior dog, please submit an adoption application by clicking the button below. 

As with all of our dogs, serious inquiries only, please.


Emma, APBT, 4.5 years 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!

I'm about 4 yrs old now and am potty-trained, crate-trained and 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. And ok, I'll admit it...I'm a teensie bit clumsy. I can't help it. I am so happy about life and toys and food and cuddles...I just want to kiss you all the time and I forget that I'm a big girl. hehe. Oops. 

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. No joke! 

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?

CharMing, JRT / terrier mix
Location: Oahu  === PENDING ADOPTION! 

Charming is an elderdog that is approx. 12-15 yrs old. A good sammie discovered CharMing sitting alone and wandering around a feral cat colony. The good sammie took her to the vet and we quickly went to work to find out why this sweet dog was found without her owner. 

We learned that her owner no longer wanted her and albeit sad (and infuriating that she was dumped in her old age!), we were not going to fail this little old gal! 

CharMing remained at the vet receiving care until she could go into foster care prior to having major dental surgery to remove teeth and address an infection. CharMing also had some growths removed and she is in tip top shape now!!!! Check our Facebook page for silly video clips of her. 

CharMing's foster says that this smart cutie has not has a single accident in the house and that she caught on to a routine very quickly! 

This little lady is looking for someone to spend a lot of time with. She has been used to spending every waking moment with a human (before she was left by the only owner she new) and her foster spends lots of quality time at CharMing's side. 

She doesn't require a lot of exercise but she enjoys little walks around the block to sniff and mark wonderful things. She does well in a car and is a happy spirit that is spayed, microchipped, UTD on her boosters, exam and wormer. 

If you -- are retired or stay-at-home to work, do not have small children in your home and have either no other animals or one nice dog, CharMing would enjoy meeting you so submit an application through the button!

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