ter many visits to Kauai, my daughter, her godfather and I decided to add some new adventures this summer to the usual snorkeling, biking, hiking, kayaking and eco-touring.

With Nora’s daredevil boyfriend, Emile, at the wheel, we survived a bumpy side-by-side all-terrain vehicle ride over roots and ruts in the back country where scenes from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Descendants” were filmed.

We also enjoyed a moderately bumpy spin in a helicopter that took us close to Manawaiopuna Falls, the 360-foot-tall gusher known as “Jurassic Falls” for its picturesque turn in Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park.”

And, to make our trip complete, we got a dog fix, thanks to the Kauai Humane Society, a shelter for domestic animals just west of Lihue.

The program allows residents and tourists to take adoption-ready canines for a day of frolicking at the beach, on a trail or in an arboretum. The dogs must be at least 6 months old, fully vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Shelter staff works with them to make sure they’re ready to be good citizens once they’re away from the cages and exercise yards. The shelter provides a towel, bottled water, poop bags and a collar, leash and vest with a bright “Adopt Me” sign.

Read the full article on the LA Times.

Read more about the KHS Field-Trip Program.