Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

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Scroll down to see photos and information about our dogs and cats.

Come and meet our available animals in person if you are interested in adopting or fostering !

You may visit the Sanctuary at 17-382 13 Mile Rd, Kurtistown, HI 96760

Our Adoption Specialist Camille can be reached at (808) 896-4951

Mary Rose can be reached on site by text at (808) 494-8700

Our main office number for messages (808) 982-5110

Our email is : mail@rainbowfriends.org

We offer an off-island adoption program for our animals that fit the fly out criteria. You can adopt a Rainbow Friends Animal from wherever you live and we’ll ship the animal to you. Please contact us by email for information on logistics and personal service for your selection.

Off Island Adoption Charges have additional fees associated with the transport.


Meet Our Dogs at Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Astrid

Astrid is a sweet and loving pittie who loves pets and playing with stuffie toys. She’s about 3.5 years old and loves all people. Astrid also loves to go for walks. She would best as an only pet. He tail is always wagging as she’s happy to see everyone!

Jimmy

Jimmy is a supermodel, he loves to bask in the sun and daydream, go for walks and get pets. He is neutered, light brown, would be best as an only dog, not good with small dogs, cats or any smaller animals. He is a hound mix, playful, appreciative, such a sweet boy! Jimmy is neutered.

Margaret

Meet Margaret! She’s shy and reserved, but she’s a good girl, no drama. We suspect she was probably tied up outside for most of her life and didn’t interact much with people before she came to Rainbow. Poor thing was quite closed off when our volunteer, Stone, started working with her. She has definitely been coming out of her shell more and more. She walks with dog pal; Ehu, and hangs with other dogs in the pond area, swimming and getting to socialize more. If another dog harasses her, she doesn’t like it. She’s older and understandably a bit of a curmudgeon. We are not sure how she is with cats and chickens, but believe she would likely be fine with anyone who likes her.

Angel

This spayed girl is a gorgeous Pittie mix, with lots of love to give to the right home. She is totally people friendly, but struggles with other animals. She is not good with cats and chickens. Angel loves to fetch and knows sit on command. She’s a sucker for belly rubs. Angel is really hoping her person is out there looking for her.

Shyla

Shyla is related to Dorothy and Cheyenne. She is approximately 5 years old. She is from the Catahoula pack. Shyla is not good around farm animals. She gets along with other dogs well as she lives with her sister Cheyenne at the Sanctuary. She loves human companionship, but has no leash training yet. Our volunteers are working with her. Shyla is responding well.

Dorothy

Dorothy came to the Sanctuary with her mother and siblings. She is a beautiful, young Catahoula. Dorothy has the run of the Sanctuary as our resident canine trustee. She gets along with everyone and helps us determine if other dogs are friendly. Dorothy is not leash trained and will need a gentle human to train her into a more domestic partner. She is a love.

Lily

Lily is a rambunctious and happy girl. She was recently abandoned at Rainbow gate. Lily is full of energy and would love a home with a fenced yard to run and play. She is young and weighs in at about 50 pounds. She would be happiest as your only fur baby.

Huntah

Huntah is a Terrier, American Pit Bull/Bulldog neutered male. He has a heart as big as he is. Loving and playful, behaved with children. A bit fearful of men at first, probably due to past trauma. Huntah loves meeting dogs at his fence and showing them his zoomie skills. He might do best as only animal in a home.

Sophie

Sophie is so happy and has so much love to give. Sophie is a jumper, so she can sporadically jump because she gets so excited.

Sophie likes swimming. She is around 7 years old.

She is very sweet and would do well with people that either have a lot of land or like to run as she appreciates getting her energy out. She would be good with a family. For the first few months she will need attention and could use some leash training. Volunteers have referred to her as “irresistible”!

We are not sure how she is with cats.

Lucky

Lucky is an elder dog, 10 to 12 years old with some spinal/vertebrae problems. Her new family will have to be careful with her jumping around. She is fine with other dogs but can chase chickens and cats. Come meet Lucky at Rainbow.

Brandi

Brandi is our resident office trustee. This sweet senior boy is about 12 years old. He spends his days looking out the screen door when he is not being walked around the property saying hello to all his friends.

Marie

Marie is a 4 year old, spayed female Cattle Dog/Mixed Breed. She would do best as the only animal in a home. Marie is reactive to other animals and small children. She loves adult humans.

Anthem

Anthem is a female Basenji Mix, who is affectionate, yet elusive. Anthem can be an escape artist, she is very smart and loves to sit on your lap. She is middle age and gets along well with all other animals. She will chase pigs but will not harm them.

Kameha

Kameha is a large male Pittie, about 3-4 years old, who lives alone in his enclosure. He is not good with some other dogs, so would be best as the only dog in a family home. Cats and chickens visit him daily and he is fine with them.

Clint

Clint loves all people, but is questionable with other dogs. He would make a great running or hiking partner. He is a silly boy who loves to roll in the grass and also chew grass. he is about 7 and LOVES chin scratches and walks.

Brody

Brody is a happy three to five year old, beautiful male Pittie, who is always smiling and excited to see you. Brody loves to give hugs and kisses. He can be good with other dogs, depending on the dog. His new girlfriend Dorothy visits him daily. He is good with cats! He also loves walks, teats, and belly rubs. He knows sit and shake.

Rocco

Roscoe is a medium sized dog. He is currently in foster care waiting for his forever family. Rocco is a chill dog. He is polite around other dogs, children and people. He does get excited around chickens and birds when he is at the park, but other times he avoids them without thought. He enjoys sitting by your feet, camping, sleeping in a tent and swimming in the ocean. Rocco is an accomplished acrobat and can often be found high in the rafters of his living space.

Bruno

Our brindle, grey muzzle Bruno is a great dog. He is calm and doesn’t jump or bark or pull on the leash during walks. He is good with other animals and currently shares a living space with his pal Lovey. He can be shy and skittish at first, but warms up with treats. He is a gentle, easy boy that needs a family to love him. He is likely over 5 years old.

Prince

We think this dignified dog would also look good in a top hat! Prince is over five years old, about medium energy and walks pretty well on a leash. He likes car rides and sniffing on walks. He gets very excited and immediately starts whining in excitement when he sees the leash. The bonus is that he ignores chickens!

Sandi

This sweet female is a recent addition at Rainbow. She was found tied to Rainbow front gate. We are seeking a special medical foster or adopter for her. She is Heartworm positive and needs special medication that we will provide for you. This is something she can recover from with rest and antibiotics. We estimate that she is 4 years old and 40 pounds. She is spayed. She is an easy girl on leash and super friendly. She even comes with blue spots on her tongue!

Max

Max was a rescued dog during the 2018 Kilauea Eruption. His family had to evacuate and did not return for him. Consider this great dog to be part of your family.

Kahleo

Kahleo is a love bug indeed. He has grown in Aloha at Rainbow. Kahleo in Hawaiian translates to “the sounds, voice” and he has one! He is an excellent protector of his family, yet snuggle buddy, who loves and appreciates the attention. His energy is true, and he aligns beautifully with like minded souls. Though his genuine sincerity, he is sure to take care of you and yours for years to come. Here he is giving love to his favorite volunteer, Stone Willow.

Mauka

Mauka is a handsome 3 year old Sharpei, Mastif, and hound mix. He is a picky fellow and selective about his people. It takes time for him to trust folks, but once he does, he’s super sweet. Mauka is looking for a special person with lots of patience to help him blossom. He loves to run around the Rainbow pond and play. Come meet Mauka.

Max

Max is our sweet and handsome brindle. He loves to run around the Rainbow pond and “Max”-imizes sweet boy behavior! He comes on recall and knows the sit command. He has previously lived with female dogs. Come meet Max at Rainbow.

Ehu

Meet Ehu. Ehu loves people! He has a lot of energy and loves to run. He can get along with other dogs, de[ending on the dog. Because he is so excitable, we would not recommend a home with small children. Come take Ehu for a walk at the Sanctuary.

Sweetie

Sweetie is a sweet pup who’s best friend is Coco. They have lived at Rainbow for a long time and need work socializing with new people. They are shy at first, especially Sweetie. They would do best in a fenced in yard as the only dogs. Both are very playful. They come on recall and are not jumpy.

Coco

Coco is a sweet pup who’s best friend is Sweetie. They have lived at Rainbow for a long time and need work socializing with new people. They are shy at first. They would do best in a fenced in yard as the only dogs. Both are very playful and Coco loves water. They come on recall and are not jumpy.

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is related to Dorothy and Shyla. She is approximately 5 years old. She is from the Catahoula pack. Cheyenne is not good around farm animals. She gets along with other dogs well as she lives with her sister Shyla at the Sanctuary. She loves human companionship, but has no leash training yet. Our volunteers are working with her. Cheyenne is responding well.

Momi & Alakai

Momi and Alakai are a male and female bonded pair. They are very sweet and love people. They have a lot of energy and will need leash training with a family dedicated to spending time training them. Come to Rainbow Friends to meet these two!

Elsa

Elsa is a beautiful, young Shepard mix, who recently was dropped at RFAS gate. She is friendly with all other dogs and loves humans. Come take her for a walk, she is an easy keeper and would love to find a family of her own.

Buddy

Buddy was dumped over our front gate this week. He is a sweet young dog. We have no other information about him. Come and meet him and take him for a walk.

Our Cats at Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

A Note about FIV/FeLV Positive Cats : There is a lot of controversy regarding these diseases; FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) or FeLV (feline leukemia virus) – these viruses break down the immune system. They infect about 2 – 3% of the cat population and are mainly spread by fighting, biting, mating, mutual grooming, litter boxes and sharing food/water bowls. There is a vaccination against these diseases for otherwise uninfected felines. They DO NOT infect humans or other animals, only cats. Cats should live indoors with other cats only if they, too, have the virus. Regular veterinary examinations and health care will keep them healthy. Reducing stress in their environment and providing nutritious food and fresh water will also help. Please consult your veterinarian for more information about these diseases.

Cheddar

Hi I’m Cheddar. I don’t sit still for pictures so I am kind of funny looking I know! I am a warm and loving gentleman waiting all these years for a person to call my own to love and take care of me. I enjoy a good rub and a lap to sit on while you pet me. I will purr for you as you do this. Will you even consider fostering me while I wait to have a few teeth removed. I’ll get cleaned up in the meantime and wait for your visit to the Wing at Rainbow Friends.

Dave

Dave is a very friendly cat. He loves to sit on your lap. He scoots around on this stomach most of the time. He doesn’t stand up, we are not certain why he has this condition although it seems to be getting better and he is able to use his litter box.

Lila

Lila is a beautiful calico, a little shy at first but if you go slow and start to pet her, she will not let you leave.

Gardener

Gardener lives in the Garden wing and is beginning to become friendly with volunteers that clean and feed.

Max

Max is a friendly, lovable cat. He is shy at adoption events. He is an escapee from the Garden wing who lives with a gang of other escapees in the roof. He’d be a good inside or outside cat.

Sondra

Sondra is a 5-7 year old female, Grey Tabby. She is shy at first with strangers but warms up in a short while. Recently she had dental work done and is now happier and healthier. She can be an indoor or outdoor cat. Sondra does well with other cats. Come visit Sondra in the Garden Wing at Rainbow Friends.

Spencer

Spencer is FIV/FeLV Positive. He is 2 or 3 years old and friendly from afar.

OJ

OJ is our Old Timer that lives for lovin.

Sisters

Friendly Calico and Tabby that like to live in the rafters. They come down for pets and treats at will.

Tandy

Tandy is our resident roaming cat who cruises around the Sanctuary and gets along with everyone.

Mineola

Hi! My name is Mineoloa.

I’m another one of those FIV/FeLV cats living in Miracle House waiting for the most wonderful person to come into my life to whisk me off my feet and take me home! I have sad eyes but a very cute face. I’m friendly and will greet you at the door when you come home!

Working Buddies

These cat buddies are working cats that hang out in the rafters of the building and come down for treats and occasionally will let a human pet them. They would be great as outdoor barn cats to keep your mouse population at bay.

Working Cats

Many of our cats are working cats, mousers, barn cats, available to help you with outside chores.

Stuart

Hi! I’m Stuart. I am FIV/FeLV Positive. I am a handsome feline with a great stare. I am a little shy with you at first but give me chance, a few treats and I will warm up to you in my time. I would love to have a human to follow around who I could call my own. I should be kept indoors but enjoy my very own window on the world.

Resi

Resi is a halfway friendly FIV/FeLV positive kitty.

Pompon

Pompon is a FIV/FeLV Positive friendly tabby.

Frankie

Aloha! My name is Frankie. I am a very friendly boy who craves attention, love and YOU! I am about 5 years old, neutered and cute.

I don’t know what happened to me though. One day my person took me to the vet and they cut off half of my tail. I guess it was to help them keep me clean since I have incontinence. Then, they dropped me off at Rainbow Friends! The best place for you to keep me would be outside. Perhaps you have a nice fenced yard? Rainbow Friends would be very happy to lend you a large cage to keep me in for 2 – 3 weeks until I get used to you and my new home. Many people have had incontinent cats and we can work things out to everyone’s benefit. Will you be the one?

Patches

Patches is a beautiful 5-7 year old female, DSH Calico. She is eager for attention and ready for her new home. She can be a little apprehensive at first, but warms right up to a pet or scratch on her head. Patches would love to get to know you as you get to know her. She would like a quiet household with only a few other felines.

Tux

Tux is a beautiful working cat that would love to live outside to help you with your mouse or rat issues.

Morris

Hi! I’m Morris. I currently reside in Miracle House at Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary with 14 other cats with FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) or FeLV (feline leukemia virus). These viruses break down my immune system. They DO NOT infect humans or other animals, only cats. I should live indoors with other cats only if they, too, have the virus. Regular veterinary examinations and health care will keep me healthy. Reducing stress in my environment and providing nutritious food and fresh water will also help.

Ophelia

Ophelia is a young female, grey bi-color cutie. FIV/FeLV Positive. She lives with 15 other FIV/FelV Positive cats who are not as playful as she. Ophelia would love to have a play companion. She lives in Miracle House at Rainbow Friends.

Namaste

MJ

When Rainbow Friends received a call from a terminal cancer patient caregiver that these cats needed a place to go, they did not hesitate to pick up these beautiful animals. Now, it is time for them to find another forever home. Namaste is older and needs tender, loving care (no medications at this time) and a soft bed in his twilight years.  

MJ is a quite a charmer and is open to love and attention on his own. Both use the litter box and have good appetites.

Jenna

Jenna is part of the outdoor garden group. She lives with Twila (below). She is a 2 – 4 year old female, who would be a good working cat. She will become friendly with food motivation, live outdoors with safe places to sleep and hide. She is spayed.

Theo and Tuscon

Theo (Tux) and Tucson (Orange Tabby), are a Working Cat Duo. They are brothers, 1-2 years old. These boys, especially Tucson, will become friendly over time. Young, healthy cats who just didn’t quite make it to the adoption market. They would make an excellent addition to your o’hana keeping the pests out of your yard and other buildings.

Boots

Hi I’m a beautiful Tuxedo who lives in Maryanne’s Cottage at Rainbow Friends. Come visit me.

Twila

Twila is part of the outdoor garden group. She lives with Jenna (above). She is a 2 – 4 year old female, who would be a good working cat. She will become friendly with food motivation, live outdoors with safe places to sleep and hide. She is spayed.

Zorro aka “Spooky”

Big, friendly, black DSH male, 8-10 years old. Gets along with other cats. No info on direct interaction with dogs, but he lives around them in the Wing at Rainbow Friends.

Kiara

Kiara is a 12 year old, DSH white with calico spots. She is a sweet lady on a HIlls KD diet to keep her kidneys healthy. Kiara would love nothing more than to have a warm lap to sit on and a kind hand to pet and brush her in her senior years. She does well with a few other felines in case you have some already! Kiara is in the Wing at Rainbow Friends.

Sebastian

Sebastian is an 8-10 year old, DMH male, brown tabby with beautiful green eyes! He is very friendly, playful and a loving fellow. Sebastian does well with other cats and enjoys playing and taking it easy too! He would love a home to call his very own but he’s willing to share! Sebastian lives in the Wing at Rainbow Friends.

Max

Max is a 4-6 year old male, Brown Tabby. He’s a gentle soul who will steal your heart. He won’t ask for much, and he’s good with other cats, he can live both indoor and outdoor. You’ve gonna love him once you meet him.

Elliott

Elliott is a 6-8 year old male Tuxedo with a locket. He is a beautiful and friendly guy just waiting for his forever home. Come and meet Elliott to see if he’s your next loving fur-baby. He resides in Marianne’s Cattery at Rainbow Friends.

Bernie

Bernie is a 4-6 year old, DSH Black Male w/one eye. Only one eye doesn’t stop Bernie! He is as active as ever and very friendly. Bernie gets along with other cats and interacts well with visitors. Come and “see” him. He resides in the Ti Room at Rainbow Friends.

London

London is a 7-9 year old DSH Black Female. She has a nice brown hue to her black fur as she bathes in the sunshine. She is friendly when approached, but very much her own cat. The word for her is “luxurious. London does well with other cats too. She would like her own sunny perch and human companionship London is in the Wing at Rainbow Friends.

Edgar

Edgar is a 10-11 year old, male Tabby. Look at that face! Who can resist? He is very shy at first and quiet. An old gentleman, who would like to have a home and human of his own in his senior years. He gets along with other cats. He’s in Marianne’s Cattery at Rainbow Friends.

BW

BW is a 7-9 year old female, DSH bi-color. She is still very playful and interactive. She’s a small, compact feline ready for her new home! Of course, she gets along well with all her cat mates! She is in the Wing at Rainbow Friends waiting to meet you.

Andrew

Andrew is an 8-10 year old male, Flame Point Tabby Siamese. A quiet guy. Another one of the gang in Marianne’s Cattery at Rainbow Friends.

Simon

Simon is an 8-10 year old male, Orange Tabby. A large cat, who is curious of visitors. A quiet guy, who may enjoy a look out the window while waiting for his forever home. Simon gets along well with other cats too! He is in Marianne’s Cattery at Rainbow Friends.

Freckles

Freckles is a 5-7 year old female Torti. She is an outdoor working cat. this kind of situation would be best for her. Her pals are Max, MJ, Sondra or any other feline in the Garden Wing. She would become friendlier over time once she gets to know and trust you. Come visit her in the Garden at Rainbow Friends. She is beautiful.

Sookie

Sookie is a 12 year old female Calico. She is shy but warms up. She is a pretty girl. Sookie is a good match with Sonny.

Ragamuffin and Pirate

Ragamuffin and Pirate are 8-10 year old Tabbies. They are an indoor/outdoor duo. Pirate has only one eye. Ragamuffin has been working on his skin and coat and they are just about ready for adoption.

Monroe

Monroe is a 6-8 year old male, DSH Tabby w/white. He is a friendly guy ready to melt your heart. Come visit him in Jan’s Hale at Rainbow Friends. He will make it worth your while!