Is your vacation incomplete without a canine companion?
Simply come by the shelter to “check out” one of our dogs for a day trip on one of many Kaua`i’s dog friendly beaches or hiking trails.
Upon arrival, you will be introduced to our most gracious dogs. After the match is made, we’ll dress your dog for the occasion in an ‘adopt me’ vest, and you do the rest.
The main goal of the program is for you to enjoy the natural beauty of our lovely Garden Island and to get your “dog fix” by taking along one of our shelter dogs on your adventure. The dogs stay happy, healthy, and well-adjusted with this valuable time spent outdoors and you have fun providing them socialization with a variety of people prior to adoption.
By the way, it’s okay to fall in love! On average, we adopt four dogs a month to visitors who meet the love of their life at our shelter. It’s affordable and we are happy to help with the process. Click here to see where some of our dogs are now living!
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.
11 am – 1 pm Tuesday-Friday
10 am – 12 pm Saturday and Monday
5:30 pm Tuesday-Friday
3:30 pm Saturday and Monday
Dog-friendly places to visit include
Maha`ulepu Beach, Poipu
Kalapaki Beach, Lihue
Sleeping Giant, Wailua
Moalepe Trail, Wailua
Wailua Abroretum, Wailua
Koke`e State Park/Waimea Canyon
Most beaches allow dogs unless they are county-maintained beaches or parks. Kapa`a Beach Path is the only exception.
- Participant must be at least 18 years old.
- Liability waiver must be signed.
- Your 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 riding in an 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.