Six years ago, a fabulous FREE “doggie event” was launched during the holidays. Held at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center, this year’s 6th Annual HPP Howling Holidays event features a fund raising walk, silent auction, contests including a new Frisbee competition, games, prizes, and demonstrations for dogs and their significant others.

The holidays are about spending time with those you love – family, friends & pets - so mark your calendars for this special event on Sunday, December 9th. In addition to having a great time with your doggie(s), you can also raise funds for Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary.  The 2011 Howling Holidays raised $5,000.00 to benefit rescue dogs and cats.

Click on the images below for a copy of the flyer and signup/sponsorship form.

Here are the frisbee competition rules:  FRISBEE BULLSEYE COMPETITION RULES.pdf

General questions about Kukini can be directed to angelic.ebbers@gmail.com

The event begins with a 1 or 2 Mile Dog Walk. The entry fee is $10 for your first dog and $2.50 for each additional dog you bring on the walk. Even better, you can obtain sponsors for each dog you walk and the individual who obtains the most sponsorship support wins a double occupancy suite at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel – a $1,050 value!! 

You can also help Rainbow Friends by bidding on silent auction items. There is an exceptional selection of local products this year as community businesses support our doggie friends.  If you have a donation for the silent auction or just wish to make a cash donation, please contact us!

The rest of the event is free.  You can have your dog’s photo taken with Santa and participate in the most original costume and dog/owner look-a-like contests to win prizes.  You can try out dog agility with the Kukini Dog Agility Club who helps host the event.  Other activities include a search and rescue demos, Ask-A-Vet and different games including a Frisbee competition.

The event is on Sunday, December 9th at the HPP Activity Center, Maku’u and 17th from 7:00 to 11:00 AM.  Registration begins at 7:00 AM with the Walk starting at 8:00 AM.  You must have your sponsors’ monies submitted by 8:00 AM to qualify for a prize! For more information about the event call Cheryl Crabtree at 990-6105 or Eileen O’Hara at 965-1981. Registration and sponsor forms, flyers, and info about the event are available below.

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill animal sanctuary primarily for dogs and cats.  The sanctuary has 80 dogs and 250 cats in residence on a 7.5 acre parcel of land in Kurtistown in beautiful Hawaii.  Rainbow Friends embraces the vision in which we see a time where all animals have a home with caring and responsible people and a time where there is a compassionate and loving relationship between humans and non-humans.  You are invited to visit the sanctuary so you can see the animals and maybe choose to volunteer, to adopt, to sponsor, or to foster an animal.  Please visit our newly developed website at www.rainbowfriends.org for more information or give a call at (808) 982-5110 

Kukini Dog Agility Club, started in 2011, promotes the sport of dog agility, encourages responsible dog ownership, and fosters community awareness of positive ways to deal with dog behavior.  The club uses a facility located on Road 1 in Hawaiian Acres with a covered 4,000 sq. ft. arena and a 100’ x 120’ fenced competition ring to conduct dog agility classes, fun matches, trials, and workshops.  Beginner and advanced classes are ongoing, so visit the website to contact the club about dog agility training and competition opportunities at www.kukinidogagility.com or call (808) 968-1390 for more information.