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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Honolulu

By Adopt-a-Pet.com

Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Honolulu

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Honolulu area? Head to one of the local dog parks and make new friends, human and canine alike. Popular with dog-loving locals, McInerny Dog Park features plenty of grassy play space, separate areas for small and large dogs, a waterfall for canine splashing, and plenty of benches for the humans. Moanalua Dog Park is another favorite with fresh water, picnic tables, and lots of room for happy pups to roam. A third favorite doggie play spot is Hawaii Kai Dog Park featuring separate areas for small and large dogs, doggie and human drinking fountains, and benches.

Plenty of hiking opportunities await you and your new furry friend. Leash up your pup and head to Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline where you can hike a two-mile round-trip hike on a paved trail overlooking some of Honolulu’s most beautiful scenery. Leashed dogs are allowed on many of the trails in Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park including the easy Kapa'ele'ele Trail overlooking the breathtaking Kahana Bay and Huilua Fishpond. Just keep your pup on a leash less than six feet long when hiking the trails.

When it’s time to clean up after all that outdoor fun, head to Cocojor Dog Emporium & Spaw for full-service grooming services and doggie spa treatments. Cocojor Dog Emporium & Spaw also features a Barkery serving treats for humans and pups, an internet café, doggie daycare, and organic herb garden. Take your fresh and clean pup to meet local vendors at one of the weekly Mahiku Farmers Markets where you will find local produce, plants, flowers, arts, crafts, and more. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Honolulu area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Honolulu on BringFido.com.

Honolulu Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Honolulu

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Honolulu, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Honolulu, and right here on Adopt-a-Pet.com.
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Honolulu paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Honolulu. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Honolulu Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Honolulu focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Honolulu focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an Adopt-a-Pet.com account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your Adopt-a-Pet.com rescue or shelter account. Thank you!