In 2003 the economy spiraled and many people began to lose their homes at an alarming rate. Families and single people with children found themselves on the streets with their dog and they were confused, scared and many were unsure where to seek help. There were numerous organizations which helped houseless humans but none which addressed the needs of a family dog. We knew we had to help our community and work from the heart began.
Our first Volunteers looked forward to working on their ‘days off’. They would pool their money to buy dog food, first-aid supplies and spay and neuter procedures. Slowly, the word began to spread to other people who found themselves houseless with their dog and the need for help grew. What began as helping the Waianae community, it soon expanded to all areas on Oahu and soon after, Maui island. Teaming up with amazing dog lovers who have a drive to help dogs is how K9 Kokua came to be making our organization a place where people gather for the sake of a dog on need.Story of our Founder: her love of dogs was evident as a child especially growing up with a ladder-climbing poodle and a large black Labrador that would wake her up for school by jumping on the bed.
We have much more to share from our Founder and those around her who collectively were the driving force behind the birth of K9 Kokua. Please check back soon, this page is under construction.