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Homes Needed for Lost Lava Dogs

July 4, 2018, 7:37 AM HST
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In addition to Fourth of July festivities, the Grand Naniloa Hotel will also host the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary, which is bringing seven lost lava dogs looking for new homes.

Stop by the hotel to see the adoptable pets beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.

The hotel is located at 93 Banyan Drive in Hilo.

LAVA DOG BIOGRAPHIES

Bonnie and her brother, Bandit, are 9-week-old poi puppies who were found in a field, starving and missing a lot of their fur. They now look great and are very healthy.

Bonnie. PC: Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Anna is a greyhound/ labrador mix. Her family lived in the lava zone. Their son has asthma, so they had to move but could not find a home that would accept a dog. Anna is 1 year old—”a fantastic dog,” playful and affectionate.

Anna. PC: Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

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Sparky came with a fractured hip that has now healed. The middle-age dog is friendly—but not with chickens.

Sparky. Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

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Chief, a 5-year-old pit bull mix, is affectionate and very playful.

Chief. PC: Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Elvis, between 2 and 3 years old, is a hound mix—a friendly stray.

Elvis. PC: Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Frances, a lava rescue from Opihikao, is a very friendly beagle mix. She came with two pups. One has been adopted. The male pup is still available for adoption.

Frances and pups. PC: Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

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Taz was found on the highway. He is on medication for his left eye. He is a “wonderful, energetic dog.”

Taz. PC: Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

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