Dog Saved from Hot Truck Learning to Trust Again

URGENT! This episode took place at The Maui Humane Society. As you probably saw on the news, the island is on fire, people have died, historical landmarks and trees have been burned to the ground, and pets are being injured and displaced.


Whether you are on island or on the mainland, here’s how you can help:
1. Become an SOS Foster – anyone with safe space can come to the shelter and foster an animal to make space for animals in refuge

2. Donate – Pet food, pop-up kennels, and litter. Those off island can donate directly via our Amazon Wishlist and monetary donations will be crucial to cover the costs of lifesaving medical surgeries and procedures

3. Join the Maui Fires Pets Help Group that will connect those that can help with those in need, without utilizing shelter resources

4. Raymond & Sunshine (featured in the video and also listed below) need to be fostered or find their forever homes ASAP!

Sitting With Dogs

Join animal advocate Rocky Kanaka on a heartfelt and authentic journey as he visits scared and lonely shelter dogs, armed with nothing but his iPhone and a deep desire to provide comfort and hope. In this unpretentious series, Rocky quietly sits with these homeless dogs, capturing their stories and unique personalities. Through the simplicity of his approach, he aims to shed light on the challenges they face and help them find loving homes. Experience the power of genuine connection and the transformative impact it can have on both humans and animals in this sincere exploration of companionship and second chances.


Sitting With Dogs #3: KĀPILI

Before arriving at the shelter, KĀPILI was left in a truck by a houseless person who camped out of cars. Tragically, the circumstances in which she was left were far from ideal. The truck offered little protection from the scorching heat, and she was neglected without the care and attention every dog deserves. Thankfully, an Animal Control Officer (ACO) intervened, recognizing the urgency of the situation, and took KĀPILI into their care.

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Despite her unfortunate past, KĀPILI remained an incredibly loving and trusting dog. Her resilient spirit and affectionate nature shone through even in the face of adversity. When I spent time with her at the shelter, I was deeply moved by the outpouring of love she displayed despite her difficult past.

Sitting With Dogs #3: KĀPILI

It didn’t take long for her to find a loving forever home. In just two days, a compassionate family decided to adopt KĀPILI, proving that love knows no boundaries and that every dog deserves a second chance.

The adoption process went smoothly, and during the meet and greet, it was evident that KĀPILI and her new family were a perfect match. Her loving personality instantly won their hearts, and they knew they had found a loyal and devoted companion.

Meet Charlie

Sitting With Dogs #3: Charlie

Meet Charlie, the charming 3-year-old pittie mix on a quest to find his forever home. When he arrived at the shelter, Charlie was battling mange, which was particularly noticeable on his white fur. The tropical and sunny environment made him more susceptible to sunburns, adding to his struggles. Despite his condition, Charlie’s friendly and loving nature shone through, craving affection from anyone willing to give it. It was evident that he had been longing for human touch, as his condition may have kept people at a distance.

Sitting With Dogs #3: Charlie

Charlie’s journey to find a loving family is far from over. He’s a young and playful dog, yearning for a home where he can be cherished and cared for. His resilient spirit and affectionate demeanor make him an ideal companion for someone seeking unconditional love and joy. If you’re ready to welcome a loving pittie mix into your life, consider giving Charlie the chance to be a part of your family. Together, you can create beautiful memories filled with love, laughter, and endless tail wags.

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Charlie’s old family came back for him, he’s been reuinited with his brother, and are now working with the rescue to treat his mange effectively.

Find out how you can treat mange HERE!

Urgent: Help Save Raymond – A Loving Pittie Facing Euthanasia

Sitting With Dogs #3: Raymond

Raymond, a sweet and affectionate 4-year-old pittie mix, is in desperate need of a hero to save him from the euthanasia list. The shelter he’s in is overwhelmed, and they are urging people to step forward to give Raymond a chance at life. Despite his dire situation, Raymond’s loving and cuddly nature has won the hearts of those who have met him.

Raymond is best suited as the only dog in the household. However, his adoration for humans knows no bounds. He is incredibly playful and finds joy in spending quality time with people. Raymond’s infectious spirit and loving demeanor make him a wonderful companion for anyone looking to welcome a furry friend into their life.

Sitting With Dogs #3: Raymond

The shelter is offering to transport Raymond for those willing to cover the transportation fees, whether it’s on or off the island. This means that no matter where you are, you can potentially be the savior that Raymond desperately needs. If you have room in your heart and home for a loving pittie mix and are willing to give him the chance he deserves, please consider reaching out to the shelter immediately.

Sunshine: Resilient Shelter Dog Shines as a Favorite Beach Buddy

Sitting With Dogs #3: Sunshine

Meet Sunshine, the resilient and lovable Pit bull mix who has captured the hearts of many at the shelter. Despite spending quite some time there, her sunny disposition and friendly nature have made her a favorite among staff and fellow shelter dogs. Sunshine’s journey has been marked by triumph over adversity, as she bravely faced and overcame a benign tumor on the back of her head, leaving behind a visible scar from its removal.

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Sitting With Dogs #3: Sunshine

Now, Sunshine is thriving and shining brightly as a participant in the Beach Buddies program. This program, common in Hawaii, allows vacationers to take shelter dogs out for walks or hikes, offering a refreshing change of scenery for the dogs and a chance for potential adopters to meet them in a more relaxed setting. Sunshine’s amiable personality and compatibility with other dogs have made her a highly sought-after Beach Buddy. In fact, she’s such a hit that the shelter must limit her time in the program to ensure she gets enough exposure back at the shelter, increasing her chances of finding a forever home.

While on her Beach Buddy adventure, Sunshine’s joy and enthusiasm are evident. This program allows her to enjoy a taste of freedom, even if just for a day, as she explores new environments with her temporary companions. As her tail wags happily, it’s clear that Sunshine’s radiant spirit is contagious, making her an irresistible companion for anyone lucky enough to take her out for the day.

If you’re seeking a furry friend to brighten your life, look no further than Sunshine. With her friendly nature, playful demeanor, and triumphant spirit, she’s the perfect addition to any loving home. Reach out to the shelter to learn more about this cheerful Pit bull mix, and see for yourself why she’s a cherished favorite among staff and fellow dogs alike. Let Sunshine’s light shine in your life, and you’ll have a loyal and loving companion for years to come.

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