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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!


INTERESTED IN AGILITY AND/OR ADOPTING A DOG? THIS SATURDAY (Nov. 12th) from 10am – 1pm, Aloha Ilio Rescue is having an adoption event with their friends and partners at Far Flung Agility in Papai’kou (Hamakua coast)! Come visit the agility field and see what fun the dogs are having. You can watch the classes going on at the field and check out the dog therapy swimming pool…and maybe go home with a new adopted friend!
If you haven't been to Far Flung Agility (FFA), come check it out. Aloha Ilio Rescue has sent dogs to FFA with an over abundance of energy and resulting bad behavior, and this activity helped those dogs focus and become awesome companions. Hope to see you there!!

Directions to the Papai'kou field from Hilo:
Drive North, (Hamakua) on Hwy 19 in Papa'ikou turn left @ Pinky’s store, on Mill Road; Rt @ Stop Sign; stay on this road, pass the credit union and the old Sugar Mill Offices and drive almost exactly .2 mile from the stop sign. The first left you can take is a rough road with a hand written sign that says "Ho'ulu": turn left. Follow that road and beware of the speed bumps. they are terrible! .4 mile from that turn, you will come to an intersection. Take a gradual left, not a sharp left. If you look up you will see two greenhouses with white roofs, to the left of where you are, that is the facility.
(If you are coming from Hamakua, turn RT. At Pinky’s.



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