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Hilo Coffee Mill

Hilo Coffee Mill

17-995 Volcano Highway Mountain View, Hawaii  96771 (808) 968-1333 Open Tuesday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (closed Sundays, Mondays); Saturday Farmers’ Market from 9am – 2pm. Website: hilocoffeemill.com and on Facebook March 7, 2017 – When a business owner writes to me and asks that I share their dog-friendly business with viewers, this sure means a lot.  Mahalo to Hilo Coffee Mill (HCM) owner Katherine Patton for allowing responsible dog owners and their leashed dogs to enjoy this beautiful location, which can be seen along Volcano Highway when driving from Hilo to Volcanoes National Park.  HCM has lots of grassy areas to walk your dog as well as lots of outdoor seating.  Dogs are welcome anywhere on the 24-acre property any time.  They must remain on leash, especially since there are many cage-free chickens and a cat that roam around the property.  On Saturdays, there is a small farmers’ market with great food, plants, fresh produce, live music, and more!  Market updates can be viewed on their calendar.  As...

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Volcano Winery

Volcano Winery

***April 2017 Update: I was contacted by one of our viewers who said someone arrived at the Winery with five dogs who were not under control and who chased the cats who reside on the property.  I confirmed with the Winery owners on July 8, 2017 that the Winery still allows friendly, leashed dogs, but as always, please be extremely considerate and grateful (I tip 30 to 50% any time a place accommodates me and my dog)…Call ahead or at least leave your dog outside and check with management first before arriving with your dog and ask if there’s an area that would be best for you and your pup.  Incidents like this give responsible dog owners a bad image.  This is something we are working hard to change on our island.  And please only bring one or maybe two dogs and only if they are accustomed to being friendly and quiet in public.  This incident greatly upsets us. 35 Piimauna Drive Volcano, Hawaii  96785 (808) 967-7772 Open Every...

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Every year we take the pooches to Volcano area for a few days and try out a new dog-friendly vacation rental (There are many, and here are just a handful of the ones we have checked out:  http://lavadogshawaii.com/dog-friendly-lodging/).  While the Hawai’i Volcanoes NP allows pets in the park, they are prohibited on any hiking trails…Bummer, I know, but it is for the protection of the federally-protected, endangered Nene goose, which nest in the Park.  We take our dogs there on one day during our trip, and we enjoy driving through the park, walking with them on leash from the visitor center parking lot toward the sulfur vents.  And then we drive and stop periodically in parking lots with overlooks, including the Jaggar Museum (allowed at the overlook only, not inside the museum). ( **PLEASE NOTE: Pets are no longer allowed at the end of Chain of Craters Road where Holei Sea Arch is located. There are many that rely on this area for feeding and nesting habitat, and they’ve had an...

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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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Cafe Ono – Volcano Garden Arts – Volcano Village, Hawaii

Cafe Ono – Volcano Garden Arts – Volcano Village, Hawaii

Where: 19-3834 Old Volcano Road (in the heart of Volcano Village) Call: (808) 985-8979 Website: http://www.volcanogardenarts.com/cafeono.html Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Delicious, fresh soups, sandwiches, organic salads, locally grown tea and coffee, gourmet desserts…Lunch in a beautiful, artistic garden setting. Note: Small dogs are ALSO allowed in their on-site art gallery as long as you carry them in your...

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Kilauea Volcano Cottage or Kahili Ginger Estate – Volcano, Hawaii

Kilauea Volcano Cottage or Kahili Ginger Estate – Volcano, Hawaii

Accommodations: House, 2-bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 1.5 baths (Sleeps 8) Website: http://www.vrbo.com/235107 Contact: tel:(808)-896-7174 Pet Policy: Pets are welcome. Pet fee: $100 (not refundable). Fence: No (although the property is surrounded by lush rain forest foliage and lava tubes that the dogs were intrigued with…Be careful) Yard: 2 acres of rain forest, about half of it is grassy that the dogs loved to romp in Wireless Broadband: Yes We brought our two Labs here in February 2013 for 4 days of very rainy weather (typical for Volcano, especially during the winter). There’s a huge 2-car covered carport, but our truck didn’t fit, so we parked in the mud near the front door. Upon arrival, the dogs bolted into the yard, and I could tell they found a scent. I discovered later that the groundskeepers feed the large pheasants who tend to hang out in the open yard area. If you have hunting type dogs, I advise keeping an eye on your dogs or keep them on leash.  Large water/mud...

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