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ADOPTED!! Meet Cheez-It—The Curious One

Meet Cheez-It!

Cheez-It was a stray wandering on the Baptist church property near Kapa’au. He was very wary of people at first and was not particularly trusting when KARES came to his rescue. In fact, he got his name from the kids at the church who left Cheez-It crackers in a bowl in order to earn his trust. This spiked his curiosity enough to lure him in close, but not close enough to pet him—yet. After a few days, KARES was able to trap him and within 48 hours, Cheez-It had made himself at home with his foster. He now spends his days running, playing, and getting lots of belly rubs.

This youngster is between 1-2 years old and is a ridgeback mix (maybe a little bit of lab) who has turned into a very happy dog with a special place in his heart for women. He’s still learning to trust men and it may take a little while for him to warm up to new people, at first. And, believe it or not, he’s housebroken already! Cheez-It deserves a loving home where he can blossom into a well-adjusted family member.

If you would like more information about Cheez-It, please call KARES at 333-6299 or email them at kareshawaii@gmail.com.


If you want to adopt a pet, check out the KARES Facebook page, as well as their website www.kareshawaii.org to learn more about the other adoptable pets that need homes.

These wonderful animals are also still in need of good homes:

Adopt a pet! Meet Kamana—The Playful One

Adopt a pet! Meet Brody—The Patient One

Adopt a pet! Meet Lucky—The Vibrant One

Adopt a pet! Meet Tyson—The Resilient One

Adopt a pet! Meet Jumanji—The Gentleman

Adopt a pet! Meet Sophia—The Eager One

Adopt a pet! Meet Max—The Joyful One

Adopt a pet! Meet Monkey and Pata—The Loyal Ones

About KARES: Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 2009 and is now serving the people and animals throughout Hawaii Island. KARES is dedicated to providing rescue of abandoned and abused dogs and cats, temporary shelter in foster care homes and finding adoption homes for our island homeless pets.

Can’t adopt a pet today? There are plenty of other ways you can support KARES:

  • Make a tax-deductible donation here.
  • Become a foster parent here.
  • Volunteer for a variety of tasks here.

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