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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.

Aloha Pawz carries cute dog clothes and bowties and has their own dog/cat tag engraving machine!

Aloha Pawz carries cute dog clothes and bowties and has their own dog/cat tag engraving machine!

Owner Paulla (with husband, Kris) Speegle's dream of opening her own pet boutique has come true!

Owner Paulla (with husband, Kris) Speegle’s dream of opening her own pet boutique has come true!

Aloha Pawz carries a variety of locally-made products, including collars and leashes.

Aloha Pawz carries a variety of locally-made products, including collars and leashes.

Pepper and I had a wonderful time at their grand opening!

Pepper and I had a wonderful time at their grand opening!

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.

I met Buddy at Lowe's in September 2013. He's a regular furry customer!

I met Buddy at Lowe’s in September 2013. He’s a regular furry customer!

Ross Dress For Less – Kona Commons shopping center at 74-5454 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona.  Because Ross Dress For Less did not like seeing dogs left in hot cars, they began allowing dogs into the store in 2013.  Dogs must remain inside the shopping cart though.  Huge shakas and tail wags for Ross!!!

Mondays through Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Lava Dogs Hawaii fan Sara Jane shops at Ross with Hayla.

Lava Dogs Hawaii fan Sara Jane shops at Ross with Hayla.

Cindy Coats Art Gallery – 75-5663 Palani Rd., Suite L, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 (located underneath Splashers Restaurant)  We love Cindy Coats’ artwork for her bright colors, love of Hawaii and animals, for her artwork contributions to Hawaii Island Humane Society’s silent auction events, AND for allowing friendly, leashed dogs to stroll through her gallery.  Mahalo!
Mondays through Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Some of Cindy Coats' "models" for her artwork

Some of Cindy Coats’ “models” for her artwork

Resident gallery greeter Sophie works for belly rubs!

Resident gallery greeter Sophie works for belly rubs!

Gallery resident greeter, Sophie, poses in front of some of Cindy Coats' artwork

Gallery resident greeter, Sophie, poses in front of some of Cindy Coats’ artwork

Queens’ MarketPlace (Waikoloa Beach) – SMALL, CARRIED DOGS ONLY!
We just learned in March 2016 that Queens’ MarketPlace will allow you to bring your small, carried dogs…either in a stroller, backpack or purse carrier, in your arms, or by other means, as long as they are never on the ground.  Although that lush green lawn (called “Waikoloa Bowl”) looks like a doggie paradise, no dogs are permitted to roam free there.  Darn!  Oh well, we appreciate that at least the small dogs can enjoy shopping with their humans.  Mahalo!

Pura Vida O’Kohala Fine American Craft Gallery – 54-3885 Akoni Pule Hwy., Kapa’au.  Residing in the old sugar plantation town of Kapa’au, Pura Vida O’Kohala is a locally owned gallery offering exclusively American fine craft with a special interest in local artisans. Open since 2007 and located in the historic Nanbu Building, the gallery features a variety of glass, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fiber and mixed media creations.  Owners love and welcome your friendly dogs.
Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Margie posing in front of the Pura Vida's Christmas tree on Dec. 20, 2014

Margie posing in front of the Pura Vida’s Christmas tree on Dec. 20, 2014

Ackerman Galleries – 54-3897 Akoni Pule Hwy., Kapa’au (directly across the street from King Kamehameha statue).  The Ackerman Gift Gallery, located across the street from the King Kamehameha statue, offers a dazzling array of hand-made island crafts, fine art glass, wood bowls and exquisite jewelry.  Owners love and welcome your friendly dogs.

Ackerman Gift Galleries has lots of wonderful, unique gifts

Ackerman Gift Galleries has lots of wonderful, unique gifts

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