Hawaiian Animal Shelter Lets Tourists Adopt Dogs for a Day

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Animal lovers vacationing in the Hawaiian Islands now have a way to get their pet fix, and improve the day of a shelter dog at the same time. As Elite Daily reports, the Kauai Humane Society is looking for volunteers to bring adoptable dogs along on their vacation adventures.

Visitors interested in the field trip program can swing by the shelter to "check out" one of their canine residents for the day. After the dogs are suited up in an "Adopt Me" vest, they’re ready to go for walks along the beach, hikes through the mountains, or participate in one of the many other pet-friendly activities the island has to offer.

According to the Kauai Humane Society, the program allows shelter dogs to get some valuable exercise while learning to socialize with new humans prior to adoption. The shelter also emphasizes that if field trip leaders wish to make their temporary friends into permanent family members, that’s OK too. An average of four dogs a month are adopted by visitors and the humane society even helps out with travel arrangements when relocating pets to their new homes.

Travelers to Hawaii looking to add yet another highlight to their tropical vacation can stop by the shelter to pick up a sightseeing buddy Monday through Saturday.

[h/t Elite Daily]

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