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Lava Dogs 808 - For Dog Lovers in Hawaii

The purpose of this website is to not only share knowledge of what resources are available for our dogs, but to promote responsible dog ownership and bond together to make our island more dog-friendly.  Lucky we live Hawaii...for humans AND canines alike!

The website includes resources such as parks, trails, beaches, overnight boarding, doggie daycare, dog-sitting, training, shelters, vacation rentals, restaurants, stores, traveling with your dog, moving a dog overseas, local and online dog product vendors, dog-related events, where to buy raw meaty bones and other healthy dog food, poisonous plants and food (to dogs), safe landscaping choices for dogs, laws that regulate dogs in Hawaii, and more! I am in constant contact with property owners, managers, and local government officials to get the straight scoop!  Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions for the website. Mahalo for your interest!

PLEASE NOTE: We try our sincere best to keep listings fair and up-to-date and apologize in advance for any unintentional oversight.  Please contact us with any corrections or additional information (including photos), or if you'd like us to visit your business to learn more and take photos.  We put a considerable amount of time and money into this "community service," out of our sheer love for the island and our dogs and receive no compensation except for any ads shown here.  We are happy to promote any legitimate dog-related business.

ADVERTISE WITH US:  I will place your ad on our Lava Dogs page and promote your business through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!  $20 per month. Discounted rates for 6 month or 1 year contract agreements.  Please send your business ads as a .jpg file to me at  Ad size should be 300 pixels wide X 100 pixels tall (or no more than 300 pixels tall).  Mahalo for your support!

UPCOMING EVENTS: On Saturday, October 22nd (Hilo - Queen Liliuokalani Park) and Saturday, October 29th (Kona - Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, Honu Lawn), Hawaii Island Humane Society will be holding their Howl'ween Dog Walk with registration beginning at 7:30 am and the walk at 8:00 am.

This community event encourages pet owners to exercise themselves and their pets during this free, family-friendly event. All are invited to join in costume. Walkers with – or without – pets are urged to raise pledges and support Hawaii Island Humane Society. Teams and team challenges are encouraged!

Show off your pet costume, join us for games and contests and help HIHS raise funds.

Earn at least $25 in pledges and receive a SURPRISE gift & earn $50 in pledges and receive a free Dog Walk t-shirt! Pledge forms are also available at any HIHS shelter and from many island veterinarians.

Proceeds from the Howl'ween Dog Walk benefit some of the many needs of HIHS including pet supplies and low-cost spay and neuter services to help eliminate pet overpopulation.

Contact Whitney Sickels at 808-329-8002 or email  ( to become a sponsor, reserve vendor space, or to donate contest prizes.



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