» Volunteer - Shelter Dogs on Field Trips .
Are you missing your dog while on vacation?
Come by our shelter to “check out” one of our dogs for a day trip to splash around Mahaulepu Beach, hike Sleeping Giant, or explore Waimea Canyon. Not only will you be giving them a much needed break from the kennel environment, but also providing an opportunity to show off their skills to many potential adopters.
If you’re interested in doing a field trip with one of our energetic dogs available for adoption, just stop by during the pick-up hours listed below, no appointment necessary. The field trip dogs must be returned to the shelter 30 minutes prior to closing.
We provide all the supplies for your adventure…doggie pot bags, towels for your car, an “adopt me” vest, and identification tags for your partner for the day.
Also, it’s OK to fall in love. On average, 2 visitors/week adopt one of our shelter dogs…they’re simply irresistible. We can assist you with the steps involved with taking your new companion home with you.
Kauai residents are welcome to participate in this program as well. We allow two field trips per resident. After the second field trip, residents will be asked to attend one of our volunteer orientations to become more familiar with KHS.
Only one dog is allowed to be handled by each adult. Therefore, if you are planning on bringing your dog along for the field trip, there must be two handlers (one per dog).
10am-12pm Saturday and Monday
3:30PM Saturday and Monday
Dog friendly places to visit include:
Mahaulepu Beach, Poipu
Kalapaki Beach, Lihue
Sleeping Giant, Wailua
Moalepe Trail, Wailua
Okolehao Trail, Hanalei
Koke’e State Park/Waimea Canyon
Kapa’a Beach Path
**County maintained beaches/parks do not allow dogs and have signs posting this policy**
Participant must be at least 18 years old
Liability waiver must be signed
Up to two dogs may be taken on a field trip, but each handler may only walk one dog at a time
Credit card number will be recorded for a $200 deposit in the event the dog is not returned
Dogs must be in an enclosed vehicle (no open convertible or in the open bed of a truck)
Dogs must be on leash at all times; dogs are not allowed off leash or in any dog park
Here is a great article on this program that was recently published: Click Here