Our goal is to provide greater independence and enhanced quality of life. We tailor each service dog training program on the individual needs of the person who will be receiving our dog.
Who We Are
Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs is a small 501(c)3 non profit corporation built with volunteers from the ground up. We provides service dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness. A goal is to provide greater independence and enhanced quality of life. Our “graduates” may have muscle control, back, or hearing issues. We tailor each service dog training program on the individual needs of the person who will be receiving our dog.
We are the only Certified Training Center on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and in 2008 were Internationally Accredited under ADI Assistance Dogs International.
We have no formal training facilities, but do have a comfortable small kennel on the North Shore. Our dogs-in-training live in the homes of our puppy raisers. They train in the community to learn how to work in various settings and deal with distractions. This will allow them to cope with almost anything they and their handlers may experience in the years ahead. They learn over 90 commands and multiple skills. Our dogs are tested for obedience, temperament and health. Overall, their comprehensive training requires approximately two years.
Our funding comes mainly from local human services grants such as those from Friends of Hawaii Charities and Na Lei Aloha. We also receive funds from Aloha United Way as well from generous individual and business supporters.
Hawaii Fi-Do is an Aloha United Way Partner Agency. Our AUW Designation Number is 72930.