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, 3.5 YRS OLD & CHIHUAHUA / TERRIER MIX, 4.5 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. 

This dynamic duo is not high maintenance at all! They are perfect for a retired person/couple. These pretty gals seek a quiet and low-energy home together where they deserve to live their life out by each other’s sides. 

Would you be their human?

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. 

Both girls are potty trained, quiet and love to snuggle! They are low-energy so if you’re looking for a dog to take walks with, Lacey is not the dog for you. 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

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!

She would be happiest in adult only home with no cats and could do well as the only dog in a townhome or condo setting (quieter complex) if she expended her energy on short walks.

Hina craves to be around a favorite human and is very affectionate. She walks well on a leash with a mindful human who watches for cats or birds.

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?

APBT / STAFFY MIX, 4 YRS OLD                            
Location: Oahu

Kupa’a is a lovely lady who seeks a home with a person(s) who are able to spend lots of quality time with her. She loves to snuggle and sometimes the poor girl gets scared if a human isn’t around. 

This 44lb. American Pit Bull Terrier / Staffordshire mix would flourish best in a home with no cats or small children (to avoid knocking them over).

A sweet and happy girl, she had been hit-by-a-car and held by a houseless individual to keep her from running off, Kupa’a had abrasions to her head, face, legs and body and it took many weeks for her injuries to completely heal. 

We are unsure what occurred in her past to cause this special, wiggle-butt to suffer from separation anxiety but thankfully a well-monitored management has allowed her to have much better days. This does not mean she is “over it” or “cured” by the management but it means she is able to cope much better with it along side of a daily routine. If you like to travel a lot or are away from home all day, Kupa’a is not the girl for you. She craves stability and a life free of worry. She would be miserable in a home with frequent changes or if you’re away from home too long.

Kupa’a is an amazing dog and doesn’t require much but what she does require, must be consistently provided. This means making sure her breed is allowed in your home and for any future moves you may make. 

Adoption is a lifetime commitment and for Kupa’a, humans have repeatedly failed her in the past so this is her shot at a permanent home with a person of her own who will shower her with proper daily care, attention and love! 

If you can devote the time and stability to welcome her in to your home permanently, while also keeping her separation anxiety needs in mind, please submit an adoption application! 


TERRIER MIX, 4 years old
Location: Oahu 

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. 

It has been stated from various sources, on the beach and passersby, that this sweet female roamed the area for approx. 3 years. That is most of her life! How can people be so mean? 

Brie would not let any human touch her and many have tried to capture her but attempts were unsuccessful until our volunteers safely trapped her.

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

Brie will need someone who will not only appreciate her for the wonderful being she is, she needs a calmer human to understand and remember her background. 

She would not do well in an apartment setting and without cats. Brie loves to stretch her legs so a secured yard is a must and she will walk well on a leash under limited circumstances. I.e. going to the vet, being in the yard. 

This pretty girl is considered to be a medium sized dog weighing in at only 30lbs and would be perfect for a retired person or couple who spends lots of time at home. 

During her time in foster care, Brie has shown that her past has left her with some ‘defensive mechanisms of coping’. One being that she will not tolerate being hugged and another being that she does not like anyone walking behind her, she must see you at all times. It is sad when you think about what she went through while roaming all those years. Dodging cars, avoiding bad people, finding food and shelter during storms. 
One thing is for sure, this girl deserves a special human in her life for always! 

It took a long time for her to feel this good.
She has a zest for life and its all thanks to her foster care home and donations towards prompt vet care and supplies. 

If you think you can offer Brie a lifetime of happiness, safety, quality time spent and love, please submit an adoption application. 

*Her puppies are; Perla, GusGus & Suzy. Perla has been adopted but GusGus & Suzy still wait. See photos below. 

Location: Oahu 

GusGus’ foster describes this 17lb puppy as a goofy & silly fella that loves toys and nylabones!

This pouncing puppy was born on the beach to a long-time stray mama dog (Brie) and is cautious of strangers and new situations. His adopter will need to gain his trust on-leash before attempting any outings.   

GusGus is sweet, timid and has a cautious demeanor. He enjoys playing with other dogs and is submissive for the most part. He will need a brush up on manners as this happy boy can be very excited/pushy during introductions to new dogs.  

Did we mention that this cutie loves to run and play? GusGus is agile, energetic and as with most growing puppies, he is quite curious about everything new. 

Fostering allows us to learn about the needs of each innocent in our care and knowing this helps to find the best match for life. 

His foster caregiver has discovered this little sweetheart must have hidden, tiny springs in his legs because he will effortlessly hop up to snack on tasty tidbits of unattended food on counter tops or tables. 

To be at his happiest, he will need a secured yard and a family who will love, understand and respect him for life. 

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Maluhia, the silly elderbull.