K9 Kokua provides any necessary treatment to get the dog healthy 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. 

Besides any behavioral rehabilitation provided in foster care, K9 Kokua additionally provides Post-Adoption Support for life of the dog! Included 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 and we provide all of these things for the dog to help make the transition smooth.

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. 

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

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. 

CHIHUAHUA / TERRIER MIX, 6 MONTHS OLD                            
Location: Oahu

ChaCha, the goat, is delightfully spunky and enjoys tackling her siblings during playtime. She loves to climb and currently weighs approximately 12lbs. and is not expected to be larger than 20lbs. 

While in foster care, she is learning many new things and would like a home which can continue to teach her many things to help her grow into a well-balanced adult dog. 

ChaCha is seeking an adopter who can spend lots of quality time with her and keep her inquisitive mind busy with continued basic obedience training such as sit, stay, learning how to walk on a leash, etc.  Out of all of her siblings, this little lady likes to jump! She enjoys hopping up on items and will escape if left unattended in a yard so please be sure you can handle her energy and needs before applying. 

If you think your home can fulfill her dreams of a home of her own, please click the button below! 

Location: Oahu 

Danny is a sweet and young puppy currently weighs approximately 11lbs. and he has 6 toes!

He is not expected to grow much larger than 20lbs. Danny’s mama dog is Lacey, the dog with the cat friend, and Lacey only weighs 10lbs. 

Danny is one of the 5 little puppies dubbed the Precious Pack. They were whelped in a feral cat colony and brought to us for care by our cat pals. The puppies were transported to our vet for immediate care prior to going in to foster care. 

Compare to his siblings, he has a short stature. Danny is an energetic young lad would love a home where he could play and have lots of quality time with family. He still has a lot to learn about life such as; how to walk on a leash and continuing with learning basic commands like sit, stay, come but he is a smart cookie and will catch on quickly.

If you have the time and loyalty to open your home and heart to Danny forever, please click the button below to submit your application. 

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. 

This cute face needs more than cuddles. ‘Alohi get scared when she hears loud noises and due to her anxiousness, she barks and jumps when she is stressed or confused. 

‘Alohi’s Dr. has placed her on a medication and thankfully it has been working very well. She has shown great improvement! 

She was in foster care for a while but due to her levels of anxiety at the time, she needed to be returned and has been in boarding since. 

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

If you are interested in adopting ‘Alohi, she 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! She is 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. 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?

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. 

She would love a home with another dog her size to play with but would also be very content to be the only dog in the home receiving lots of one-on-one attention and being spoiled. Aurora is shy and prefers the company of adults so we ask that she be adopted to an adult-only home or one with an older child. 

If you think your home has what this over-bred innocent needs to be happy and safe for the rest of her life, please submit your application by clicking the button. 

Location: Oahu 


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

Emma on Maui enjoys playing in the water!

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

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