Ruby Sue

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Ruby Sue’s Story~ Anyone who has been following us should be familiar with a spunky, playful, and very expressive pittie named Ruby Sue. We first met Ruby at the shelter where she was on the adoption floor as an 8 month old puppy. Ruby won the hearts of many of the people who met her; she was always full of …

Pierre/Beauregard

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Pierre/Beauregard’s Story We first became aware of a tiny Papillon/Pomeranian named Pierre in October of 2017, when we learned he was struggling in the local shelter. Pierre only lasted part of a day on the adoption floor before the environment became too stressful for him and he began barking and snapping. We wanted to learn more about what was going …

Kylie

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Kylie’s Story~ Earlier this summer, the local shelter contacted us when they were bursting at the seams about a little stray Shih Tzu/Malteze mix named Kylie. Kylie was on a list of dogs who needed more care than the shelter could provide at that time. We were able to bring Kylie into KAWS and she was one of the first …

Shirley/Bandit

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Shirley/Bandit’s Story~ “I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day.” -Rosa Parks In animal rescue, you never know what will happen in the future and often times, a better day is just around the corner. We know this to be true in the case of a …

Olivia

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Olivia’s Story~ At four month’s old, Olivia was one of our youngest rescues from the shelter. We were told she had ringworm, a skin condition that is not treated at the shelter. She would be euthanized come Monday morning if we did not find a placement for her over the weekend. We were able to bring this wiggly, lovable puppy …

Mahina

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Mahina’s Story~ Po`ina`oe I ka pa`ana a kala A ia kahi mea no ka mahina Forget the sunshine, There’s something about the moon -Nathan Aweau In August 2017 Kim and Ray Thwaits were gearing up for a spectacular solar eclipse when an even better, if smaller, bundle of excitement entered their lives. A little whippety gal named Mahina (Hawaiian for …

Dalilah’s Story

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Dalilah’s Story Jet and Jinx were two sisters found stray running the streets of the west side.  Both dogs were assessed at the local shelter and were placed on the adoption floor.  While Jinx thrived and was eventually transferred to Kitsap Humane Society where she was adopted almost instantly, her sister, Jet, did not fare well in the shelter environment …

Merlin/Monk’s Story

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  On the day that we met Arthur at the shelter, we also met his kennel mate and friend, who we named Merlin.  Like Arthur, Merlin was found in one of the Koke`e hunters’ station kennels.  While Arthur stayed on Kaua`i a bit longer, Merlin headed straight to Portland where he was met by our whippet foster, Lori, and her …

Miki/Anna’s Story

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Sometimes all it takes is a new environment to bring out the best in a dog. This is true for a little whippet mix we met at the shelter and named Anna. The shelter environment was a scary place for this young pup, so we were asked to take in Anna as the shelter was not going to place her …