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Before Adopting

Owning a pet is a privilege and should result in a mutually beneficial relationship. The benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Lifelong care of the pet. This means committing to the relationship for your pet's entire life, not only when it is convenient for you.

  • Selecting a pet that is suited to your home and lifestyle and avoiding impulsive decisions. If we do not currently have a pet that fits your family, home, or situation, please keep checking in with us and we will work with you. Finding the right home for our dogs is our number one priority and we always strive to get it right the first time.

  • Recognizing that owning a pet(s) requires an investment of time and money.

  • Ensuring pets are properly identified (i.e., tags, microchips, or tattoos) and that their registration information in associated databases is kept up-to-date.

  • Providing preventive (e.g., vaccinations, parasite control) and therapeutic health care for the life of your pet(s) in consultation with, and as recommended by, your veterinarian.

  • Socialization and appropriate training for your pet(s) to facilitate their well-being and the well-being of other animals and people.

  • Providing exercise and mental stimulation appropriate to your pet(s)' age, breed, and health status.

    For more information, visit the American Veterinarian Medical Association website.

Adoption Process

Fill out Adoption Application.Upon receipt, we will process the application within the next 3-5 business days.You will receive a call from an FAF coordinator to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about what you are looking for in a new addition. This can be done either in person or over the phone, at FAF's discretion.Next, we schedule a “meet and greet” where you get the chance to meet your potential pup in person.Lastly, we do a home check where we bring your potential pup to your home, make sure that you have a safe environment, and then if all goes well we finalize paperwork. Adoptions are $250 and include spay/neuter, microchip, initial vaccination, and deworming. All dogs are tested for intestinal parasites, and adult dogs are tested for heart worms. (rev. 09/21/16)

Note: These steps are subject to change depending on each individual situation, but are generally how the adoption process goes. Our goal through this process is to find the right match for both pups and people, which might require additional meetings at the discretion of the adoption coordinator.  

Our Goal

At FAF we strive to find suitable, loving fur-ever homes for Hawaii’s less fortunate dogs, with the intent of keeping them from ever re-entering the shelter system. To achieve that goal, we provide foster homes that are devoted to providing indirect training, as well as lots of personal attention, to help rebuild the trust that is often broken in rescue animals. Through experiential learning with socialization, life-skills, leash and potty training, our goal is to help ease the transition of our dogs into their fur-ever home.