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The last several months have been super busy and we've neglected our website! Be assured, a new one is coming soon which will be easier to navigate and find what you're looking for, especially when it comes to KARES available dogs and cats!

To see who's available for foster and adoption, please visit the KARES Adoption page. We have many new dogs who are looking for their forever homes. 

Adopting from KARES! We are have great success in private adoptions at potential adopter homes. If you are interested in adopting one of the very special dogs on our website, just call us at 808-333-6299. We are happy to come meet you at your home any day of the week.  

The Big Island continues to face unprecedented numbers of unwanted dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens. When you find a dog or cat, if you are able to secure the animal and have it scanned for a microchip, that is the best way to reunite pets with their owners. Any veterinarian's office or rescue should be able to scan for you. 


Sadly, many animals are not microchipped, and animals are facing the dire consequences including being hit by cars, starvation, neglect, or abuse. We ask that if you are able to secure and hold onto an animal, please do so. We recommend local Facebook community pages, Craigslist, and Nextdoor. Contact Hawaii County Animal Control to report any lost or found dogs. 

Spay and neuter for your own pets is available. Please contact us for more information.

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