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Where to Buy Dog Food (including Raw Diet)

Where to Buy Dog Food (including Raw Diet)

If you are visiting this page, you most likely feed your dog a top-quality dog food, homemade meals, or raw meaty bones.  You’ve come to the right place!  Here’s a list of stores that carry what you are looking for plus how to read dog food ingredient labels. Raw Dog Hawaii – For sale at Aloha Pawz (Hilo) and Kapa’au Veterinary Center (Kapa’au).  They are an online raw dog food distributor on Oahu who will also ship FedEx (in chilled Styrofoam containers) to Big Island.  Their food is a complete and balanced, locally-raised and processed organic meats like grassfed beef, venison (Maui), chicken, and Ahi.  In September 2016, we tried their Organic Chicken/Grassfed Beef patties, Wild Hawaiian Venison Nuggets, and several varieties of their treats.  Our dogs LOVED it.  We already feed home-cooked meals, but Raw Dog Hawaii’s complete and balanced meals makes it easy and quick, and I feel confident knowing that my dogs are eating locally-raised, organic meats.  They recently started carrying CannaCompanion capsules, a blend of cannabis sativa...

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Dog Training & Behavior Modification

Dog Training & Behavior Modification

Paws University 73-4259 A Hawaii Belt Road Kailua-Kona, HI (808) 325-6436 www.pawsuniversity.com Paws University is a fantastic, innovative dog and cat boarding and dog daycare and training facility that also offers agility courses and grooming.  I have taken Basic Obedience Training with one of the owners, Allen Daniels, who is outstanding.  Allen (who is a AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers) used to be a dolphin trainer at Dolphin Quest INC. for 10 years and opened Paws immediately after leaving Dolphin Quest.  During their nearly 20 years of existence, they benefited the community in many ways by way of opening the FIRST Daycare facility in the State as well as being the first here to introduce the methods of Operant Conditioning (Positive Reinforcement Training) in a formal group setting. Paws offers a variety of classes and activities to not just train basic obedience, but to build lasting relationships between owners and their pets.  Some of their offerings include: Puppy Kindergarten, Paws-Abilities (Life Skills for...

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Dog Groomers

Dog Groomers

Pawfect Dog Grooming & Boarding 55-828 Hawi Road. Hawi, HI  96719 (808) 640-1157 www.pawfectdoggrooming.com Grooming hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Please call or email to make a reservation.) Forms of payment: Cash, check, and major credit cards August 8, 2015 Tour: Life-long dream come true, Yuka Thompson had been wanting to be a professional dog groomer since she was a child.  She owns and operates her grooming and boarding business out of her beautiful home in Hawi.  (Please see our BOARDING webpage for more information on their overnight dog boarding.)  Even on a hot summer day, the ocean breeze through her home was cool and very peaceful, perfect for even a thick-coat dog.  Her grooming facility is separated from the main house and is neat, extremely clean, and has top-of-the-line equipment and natural products to groom your dog.  She uses different products for the task at hand; MicroTek for itchy dogs, Quadruped Yucca Ultra for fleas, Coat Handler for all-purpose, and even separate cleaners for the face, including a...

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Dog-Friendly Stores

Dog-Friendly Stores

Alii Gardens Marketplace – 75-6129 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona.  A variety of vendors (including Poi Puppy) in a peaceful garden setting.  The owner of the Marketplace LOVES and welcomes dogs! Tuesdays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Aloha Paws – Hilo’s Dog & Cat Boutique – Located in Manono Marketplace at 697 Manono St, Unit 105, Hilo, Hawaii 96720.  808-333-3530  Pepper and I attended the grand opening on July 25, 2015 and fell in love with everything we saw.  Products include grain-free dog and cat food from The Honest Kitchen, Merrick, Acana, Earthborn, and Orijen. Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lowe’s Home Improvement – 75-5677 Hale Kapili St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740  (808) 331-3470  Dogs are permitted to roam the aisles with you, but must remain on leash.  Employees frequently carry dog treats in their pockets.  Mondays through Saturdays,  6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sundays, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ross Dress For Less – Kona Commons shopping center at 74-5454 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona.  Because Ross Dress For...

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Dog Sitting, Doggie Daycare, Overnight Boarding

Dog Sitting, Doggie Daycare, Overnight Boarding

Paws University 73-4259 A Hawaii Belt Road Kailua-Kona, HI (808) 325-6436 www.pawsuniversity.com Paws University is a fantastic facility that offers dog boarding (Starting at $32.45/day), doggie daycare ($25/day; offered Mon – Fri. 7am – 6pm and Sat. 7am – 4pm ) and now CAT boarding (Starting at $22.50/day).  Discounts are available for multi-day/multi-pets.  Puppy Boarding School (a one-month program designed for puppies between ages of 4 – 7 months old) and Paws-itive Change Boarding School (for dogs over 6 months old who are displaying undesirable problem behaviors) are programs designed around the specific need of the dog enrolled.  To ensure their safety, each animal is carefully screened prior to playing and socializing while at Paws for the day, overnight, or during extended visits, and integrated into the supervised play group that best suits them.  Owner and operator Allen and Lana Daniels are passionate about their business, and Allen (who is a very experienced and knowledgeable dog trainer) is happy to meet 1-on-1 with dog owners to tackle any questions you may have...

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Dog-Friendly Farmers’ Markets

Dog-Friendly Farmers’ Markets

Waimea Town Farmers’ Market at Parker School behind Paniolo Country Inn restaurant – look for the red w/white trim buildings. Fresh baked breads, produce, fresh-made sausage, flowers and crafts. Their website confirms, “The Market is dog-friendly, so if your best friend gets along well with others, feel free to bring him or her. Please keep your dog on a leash and be prepared to pick up in the event the unspeakable happens to happen. Mahalo for your cooperation.” Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon   Kamuela Farmers’ Market at Pukalani Stables (Grand Opening: Feb. 6, 2016) 67-139 Pukalani Rd., Waimea (at the very end of Pukalani Road behind Ace Hardware…can also drive down ) Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pepper and I visited Kamuela Farmers Market on the day of their Grand Opening.  Since these vendors were originally from the Waimea Homestead Farmers Market (that has not allowed dogs since 2014), I was curious if they would allow dogs to this location since they ARE allowed at the Waimea Midweek...

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