Provide a forever home to an animal in need.

Adoption Application

Through Covid-19 we will only open our application temporary.

to improve the life of our island dogs in need .

Help with adoption events and transportation.

Open your home temporarily to foster an animal.


We are happy to answer all your questions.

*We covered his eye because it was very graphic and bothersome to those not in the medical field seeing his injured eye.

Hurt puppy asking for your support!

We received a request for help this weekend. A photo with a puppy on the concrete with one eye hanging out. We were told the puppy had been in this condition for a whole week and that he was in pain and crying. Thanks to our incredible community we were able to take him in that night. He was started on medications and booked for surgery first thing Monday morning (March 15th). We are so grateful that Aloha Affordable Veterinary Services squeezed him in to their busy schedule this monday. A huge mahalo to Heather and Jenn for doing a tag team on weekend supportive care. A big mahalo to Holly, Ellie, O’o Hawaii and all those helping to raise money for his surgery costs! Mahalo nui to Dina for taking him in as a foster, we know he will get all the lovings.

UPDATE: This little baby had his eye removed today. It was too damaged and due to it being “out” for a week, it wasn’t able to be fixed. This boy will have a happy life as a one eyes doggo.

If you would like to donate to his medical costs and care please visit There is an option to donate to Odin’s Eye Surgery


PAWS of Hawaii extends its warmest aloha and gratitude for your generous giving. Because of you, we have been able to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome over 1300 animals in need. Mahalo for your continual support.

I am alive!

My name is Waikomo.
I am alive because
I had a foster home.
I am alive because
they made a small
sacrifice, a small
adjustment to their
routine and welcomed
me into their home.

I am alive because
they loved me!


PAWS of Hawaii is a local, 501(c)3 non-profit, animal rescue on the island of O’ahu. We are a foster based organization. We work primarily in the homeless areas/camps of O’ahu, helping to care for, take in and adopt out the animals in need.

PAWS of Hawaii is committed to promoting awareness and support to animal guardians to ensure the proper treatment, well-being, love, and quality of life of our animal friends.

PAWS of Hawaii Ohanas


“Merry Christmas from the Alvina Family. It’s been a year since we’ve had the blessing of adding Po’okela to our family. He’s growing to be an amazing dog. He’s quite protective of the kids and a very good guard dog. He’s funny and we often say weird, *Lol* because he’s just too smart for his own good. We could not picture our lives without him.”


“I wanted to thank you guys for giving us two beautiful doggies, after experiencing the loss of our two dogs last year. The bond Sora and Yuna have are remarkable, and they love us just as much as we love them. I wanted to let you know they made it safely with us for our move off island. They are happy and healthy! This is from our last shoot on the island!

Thank you again for all you do, and for finding all these dogs amazing and loving homes ❤ You made our family whole again!”


“Aloha & Merry Christmas! Just wanted to share some picture of Koko… we celebrated her 1st birthday today and her first Christmas!”

Our friends and animal lovers!

Just as a community we are strong.


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Adoptions: By Appointment