Lists and Information:

Oahu’s Off-Leash Dog Parks

To maintain a clean and safe environment, all dog parks require
that users pick up after their dogs. Please kokua—bring
your own doggie waste bags and dispose of them properly.

Aala Dog Park

At Aala Park - 280 No. King Street

Open daily during park hours

6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Ala Wai Dog Park

Along the Ala Wai Canal
near Ala Wai Elementary

Open daily Closed 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Closed Tuesday
7:00 AM – noon for maintenance

Bark Park

Diamond Head Rd. & 18th Ave.

Open Daily – daylight hours

Hawaii Kai Dog Park

Makai end of Hawaii Kai

Park & Ride on Keahole St.

Open daily – daylight hours

Closed Tuesday mornings for maintenance

Kakaako Dog Park

At Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park

on Pohukaina Street

Open Daily 5am – 10 pm

or as noted on signs.

Mililani Dog Park

Mililani Mauka District Park
at the Park & Ride

95-1069 Ukuwai Street

Open Daily–daylight hours

Closed Wednesday mornings for maintenance

Moanalua Dog Park

Moanalua Community Park
Open Daily–daylight hours

Closed Tuesday mornings for maintenance

Moiliili Dog Park

Kalo Place Mini Park

Separate areas for small and large dogs

Open Daily 5am – 10 pm

Closed Tuesday 7am – noon for maintenance

Waipahu Dog Park

At the Patsy Mink Central

Oahu Regional Park

At the makai-end near Paiwa St.

Open Daily 7am – 7pm

Closed Wednesday mornings for maintenance

In Development

Kahua O Waikalua Dog Park

Parcel near Bayview Golf Course in Kaneohe

Hamakua Dog Park

Parcel along Hamakua Drive in Kailua

Disaster Preparedness

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Planning Ahead for Your Pet’s Safety

Hurricane season runs from June through the end of November. In the event of evacuation for a hurricane or other disaster, residents and pets should come prepared with a pet disaster preparedness kit —shelters do not stock supplies.

Where to Shelter

According to the Department of Emergency Management, City and County of Honolulu, all of Oahu’s evacuation shelters are considered pet accommodating. Monitor local media and official social media sites for specifics and updates. Based on the type of disaster and other circumstances, not all shelters will be open and facilities other than those listed may be used.

Stay informed at:

Your pet kit should include:

  • Pet crate or carrier (one for each pet). Pets should be able to sit, stand and turn around comfortably.
  • Food and Water. A 14 day supply in secure containers. A can opener if needed plus food and water bowls.
  • Medication/First Aid. Essential meds plus medical/veterinarian information including vaccine records.
  • Identification. In case of separation, an ID tag on a collar and microchipping assist in recovery. Attach your pet’s photo to the crate along with name and contact information. Have photos showing unique markings and with the family—prints and on your e-device or smartphone. Useful for confirming ownership.
  • Collar and leash/harness with current ID and license tags.
  • Favorite toys, bedding, treats and towel. Provides familiarity and reduces stress.
  • Hygiene, grooming and sanitation supplies. Newspaper, litter, plastic bags, wipes, etc.
  • Pet First Aid Kit

Annual Oahu Veterinary Directory

Annual Oahu Pet Services Directory

Information on Quarantine

Quarantine for Pets Coming to Hawaii

State Animal Quarantine Station
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
99-951 Halawa Valley Street
Aiea, Hawaii 96701-5602

Phone: (808) 483-7151



Dogs and cats that meet specific pre- and post-arrival requirements may qualify for the 5-day-or-less quarantine program, allowing for direct release at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport after inspection. Dogs and cats who do not meet these particular requirements will be quarantined as required by Hawaii law for up to 120 days.

Visit website for requirements and information.

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Rescue/Shelters and Adoptions

Animal Welfare, Shelter and Rescue Organizations

Calvin and Susie Animal Foundation

Providing care for animals in need in cooperation with other rescues, fosters, Trap-Neuter-Return programs and shelter organizations.

Fur-Angel Foundation

Committed to finding loving, suitable fur-ever homes for Hawaii’s less fortunate dogs.

(808) 763-8662

Hawaii Dog Foundation

HDF finds homes for Oahu’s stray and unwanted dogs. Dogs live in foster homes with families. There is no shelter to visit. Meet dogs at Adoption Events and scheduled Meet & Greets.

General Information: (808) 782-8387

Adoption Information: (808) 256-6927

Hawaiian Humane Society

Animal welfare, adoptions, programs, education and services in the heart of Moiliili

2700 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu

(808) 356-2200 all inquiries

(808) 356-2250 animal rescues and emergencies

Hope for Dogs Rescue

Volunteer-based no-kill dog rescue

Non-profit 501(c)(3)

K9 Kokua

Providing direct outreach and aid to dogs of the houseless and those affected by domestic violence

Waianae, Hawaii

(808) 284-4310

Kaaawa K-9 Rescue

Focusing primarily on the windward side of Oahu. Dedicated to the rescue, fostering and search for adoptive homes for abused, neglected and abandoned dogs.

(808) 392-4836


Adoptions, Foster, Volunteer

Low cost vaccination, sterilization and wellness clinics

823 Olive Avenue, Wahiawa

(808) 754-1519

Paws for Life Rescue

Adopt, Foster, Volunteer

4450 Kapolei Parkway

(808) 283-8828


PAWS of Hawaii

PAWS is a foster-based organization providing rescue, care and placement for abused, abandoned and neglected animals. Their work is primarily in homeless areas/camps.

(808) 757-9220

Poi Dogs & Popoki

Low-cost spay-neuter, wellness programs and adoptions

The Big Fix: Affordable spay/neuter plus walk up wellness services at mobile clinic.

First come, first served or email in advance at or call 551-7915.