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Chulo

Chulo is probably the youngest old man you’ll come across. He’s simultaneous a couch potato/ cuddle buddy and a ball of energy!! We have to find this cutie a new home because of some behavioral issues. We adopted Chulo from Sean Casey in September 2023 without any warning or record of him being reactive so we weren’t prepared. He’s been muzzle trained for about 4 months now so he’s familiar with the feeling and has no issues with it. I want him to thrive but with the current state of things I can’t provide that. Chulo needs an experienced owner with the space and time to bring out his colors!! We’re under the impression that he can be housed with another animal with a slow and monitored introduction. He’s currently living with my roommates smaller dog with no issues other than him not know how to initiate play lol !!

Millie

**Personality:** Friendly, playful, shy at first, timid
**Training:** Potty trained, knows basic commands
**Characteristics:** Independent, food-driven

Millie’s journey into our lives began when her previous owner became ill and could no longer care for her. We welcomed her into our home with open arms, knowing that she had faced adversity and needed a safe haven to thrive. It’s evident that Millie endured a challenging past, possibly experiencing abuse, which left her initially shy and timid.

Despite her rough start, Millie’s resilient spirit shone through, and with patience and love, she learned to trust again. She is a friendly and playful dog, but her shyness can be apparent when meeting new people or encountering unfamiliar situations. However, once she feels comfortable, Millie blossoms into a loyal and affectionate companion, eager to share her love with those she trusts.

Millie is independent by nature, valuing her own space and time to explore. However, she deeply craves human interaction and affection, seeking comfort and companionship from her loved ones. Her training reflects her eagerness to please, as she is potty trained and proficient in basic commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “no.” Additionally, Millie’s food-driven nature makes her a motivated learner, always ready to impress with her intelligence and obedience.

Despite our best efforts, we’ve come to the difficult decision to rehome Millie. Our current dogs haven’t been able to form a harmonious bond with her, and we believe she deserves a household where she can truly thrive without conflict. We are committed to finding her the perfect forever home, one that understands her needs and can provide her with the love, structure, and positive reinforcement training she deserves.

Millie would flourish in a calm and patient household where she can continue to build her confidence at her own pace. She thrives on love, structure, and regular exercise, enjoying playtime and mental stimulation. With her friendly demeanor, playful spirit, and unwavering loyalty, Millie is sure to make a wonderful addition to any loving household willing to welcome her with open arms.

***Home To Home is a platform that connects people looking to rehome or foster their pets with interested adopters or fosters. The pets featured are not animals at the Hawaiian Humane Society and require direct communication with their caregivers through Home To Home. It is the responsibility of the individuals who express interest in a particular pet listed on these pages to obtain and verify information about the pet’s medical, behavior, and bite history. All information contained in the pets’ description page has been provided by their caregiver. The Hawaiian Humane Society does not verify the accuracy of the information provided.

Animals posted to this site should not have rehoming or fostering fees. If fees are requested, please reach out to rehome@hawaiianhumane.org ***

Riley

Riley has puppy-like energy, is affectionate with people, food-motivated, smart, trainable, and likes belly rubs and lots of attention. He’s happiest when he’s surrounded by people. He does not do well with small animals because he has a high prey drive. He has been primarily an outdoor dog most of his life. He is best suited to an active adult/family who will take him on adventures with them. A fenced yard is a must.

Smoki

Meet Smoki!

Smoki is a charming 4.5 year-old mix of Schnauzer, Golden Retriever, and Chow Chow with a heart full of love.

Smoki is a medium-sized dog, weighing around 35lbs. His sleek, all-black fur is a stunning sight, and in the right lighting, you might catch a glimpse of a subtle racing stripe down his back, adding to his unique charm. What truly sets him apart are his expressive features: a fantastic beard, very expressive eyebrows, and a funny little speckled tongue.

Personality: Smoki is a bundle of joy though he can be a little reserved at times. He’s incredibly affectionate but also appreciates having his personal space respected. Smoki is highly engaged in training activities, especially if there are treats involved! When he’s excited or feeling playful, he’s known for his “zoomies” and loves playing chase with other dogs. Smoki enjoys morning walks along the Columbia River where he can be off leash. While he’s not a fan of swimming, he adores splashing along the shoreline in pursuit of pesky geese. He’s also very vigilant and will let out a few good barks when someone new approaches the house, but is not a persistent barker (unless there is raccoon nearby).

Social Behavior: Smoki is great with other dogs and enjoys socializing, though he might give a little snarl if they push him past his comfort zone. When strangers enter the home, he tends to jump up in eagerness to greet, but he can be a bit wary of unfamiliar men (though this has improved over the years). Outside of the home, he’s usually more focused on following his nose or watching birds.

Leash Training: Smoki is leash trained and absolutely loves going for walks!

Training: While Smoki hasn’t been through formal obedience training, we have been working with a trainer, as well as with a Veterinarian Behaviorist who has provided us techniques and guidance to help refine his manners, reactivity, and fear-based responses. He is super smart and a very focused student – if you enjoy trick training, he would likewise enjoy learning new things! The primary work that needs continued practice is what is called “Cooperative Care” – which are positive reinforcement based methods for teaching a dog to feel ok with grooming, vet, and all things body handling. Because of his past chronic ear infections, and the many vet procedures that were required to treat them, he became sensitized to restraint and similar body handling. Continued management and care will be needed, and our trainer has agreed to help with 3 complimentary training sessions to help with the transition.

Compatibility with Children: Due to his reactivity, we are rehoming Smoki because we have a 2-year-old, with plans for more children, and Smoki has to be segregated from her (and by default, me) constantly. We believe he will thrive in a home that is child-free, where he can be a true companion to his owners. He is really sweet and engaged, with a lot of training drive.

Health: Smoki is fully vaccinated and up-to-date on all shots. He has experienced chronic ear infections, which are common for floppy-eared dogs. However, we believe we have identified the underlying issue (poultry) and have him on poultry-free food and treats. Since implementing this change a year ago, he has been ear infection free. Smoki is also on an anti-anxiety medication, which helps with his vigilance and fear-based reactivity.

Perfect Home: He is looking for a loving companion or child-free family who understands his unique needs, is committed to continuing his cooperative care training, and will cherish him as a member of the pack. Due to Smoki’s history of sensitivity and reactivity-potential, we think it’s best that he lands in a home with someone with prior dog behavior experience, and who either already has a good understanding of dog body language or the willingness to learn. Additionally, we ask that you be committed to using the force free/fear free positive reinforcement based methods for training, and that you are empathetic, compassionate, and happy to build a solid foundation of trust and gentleness with Smoki.

If you’re ready to open your heart and home to a loving companion like Smoki, please contact us to arrange a meet-and-greet. Smoki is eager to find his forever family!

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