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Kona Farm Direct Coffee and Ice Cream

Kona Farm Direct Coffee and Ice Cream

Where: 75-5663 Palani Road,  Suite K, Kailua-Kona (located underneath Splasher’s Grill across from Kailua Pier) Call: (808) 443-2646 Website: http://www.konafarmdirect.com/ Hours: Mon:  6:00 am – 12:00 pm; Tue:  6:00 am – 9:00 pm; Wed:  6:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thu-Sat:  6:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun:  6:00 am – 5:00 pm Gourmet Hawaiian Ice Cream Espresso Bar that allows friendly dogs to sit with their caregivers at their outside...

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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 Beach at Honokohau Harbor

Dog Beach at Honokohau Harbor

Yes, the infamous “Dog Beach” of Big Island! Location: Honokohau Harbor, 73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 Driving Directions: From downtown Kailua-Kona, drive north on Queen Kaahumanu Highway to Kaloko-Honokohau Harbor (with a traffic signal) where you will turn left.  Drive past the first right and follow the right bend on the main road. You will see cars parked at the end of the road. After you park, the beach will be in plain sight. Be prepared to trek over and down 70 yards of lava rock to reach the beach.  It is not sharp, but can be a bit cumbersome to traverse. Review: This is a popular off-leash beach for dog lovers.  If I visit this beach prior to 9 a.m., chances are good that we will be the only ones.  If you are looking to socialize your dog(s), Sundays around 11:00 a.m. is a popular time for the regulars…dogs and their humans frolicking in the gentle water.  This is also a popular spot for SCUBA divers and some snorkelers, so...

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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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Pebble Beach

Other names: Kaohe Beach, Ili Ili Beach (Ili ili is “pebbles” in Hawaiian) Location: Kona Paradise Subdivision, South Kona Directions: Access to Pebble Beach can be a bit of a challenge.  The most common route is through the Kona Paradise subdivision, about an hour’s drive south of Kona.  Between mile markers 96 and 97 on Highway 11, turn towards the ocean onto Kaohe Road.  From here, you will follow a very steep winding road leading to Mapuna Road, which leads to the beach.  It is 6,000 feet long and drops 1,000 feet in elevation.  A 4-wheel drive vehicle is best for this terrain.  Parking is limited. Pebble Beach gets its name from the black lava pebbles that line its coast (That means it can be HOT on paws and bare feet, so please go early morning or early evening!).  This beach has a rich marine ecosystem with an array of reefs teeming with fish and other native marine life.  This sounds like the perfect snorkeling spot, but the shorebreak can be treacherous...

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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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