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Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the well being of Hawaii’s unwanted, rejected, abandoned, abused or otherwise neglected animals, especially companion animals. Our services include rescuing, fostering, provision of food, medical care and safe sheltering of these creatures until they can be permanently placed into caring and responsible homes. Some animals may live out their lives at the Sanctuary, or foster locations, or be returned to their human companions. We are currently at capacity in the Sanctuary. Rainbow Friends appreciates your continued contributions to our 50 dogs and over 200 cats, as we continue the work to find them placement in loving homes. We are unable to accept any new animals at this time. Mahalo for your understanding and support.

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Opening Hours

Open Daily 10am – 3pm

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is most grateful for the $20,000 Petco LOVE grant award for our lifesaving community programs of animal rescue, the Spay/Neuter of 4400 animals and finding caring adoption homes for pets. This award has been especially meaningful, allowing us to carry on our work during the related COVID-19 events affecting the people and pets of our island.
Thank you! #petcofamily

What you can do


All animals at our sanctuary are in need of a second chance.


Rainbow friends is always in need of volunteers to walk dogs, cuddle kittens, clean, build or otherwise maintain and improve the lives of our residents.


Spay/neuter, when properly given and paired with vaccinations, is a humane and effective strategy to reduce the number of animals on the streets while also improving their health.


There are more than 300 animals in residence at the sanctuary. The daily care of such a large community, spaying and neutering, medical treatments, and all the other services provided by the sanctuary are a major expense.

Our Supporters

“We deeply appreciate the Grant that Alley Cat Allies awarded us towards furthering spay or neuter of our Island alley cats. Mahalo nui!” Mary Rose
We are very thankful for the generous gift by Marianne Allgauer of the Harry Allgauer Foundation. All Rainbow Friends’ animals appreciate your fantastic support.

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If you have any other questions, please contact us