Adoptable Dogs

In Foster Home (NOT ADOPTABLE)



Adoptable (Click HERE for the application)


Adoption Pending

Name: Arlo Rizzo 

Gender:  Male

Age: Adult

Breed: Black Lab

Hello HOOMAN! My name is Arlo Rizzo! I am a very good boy! I came to Dog People of Oahu as a puppy and was adopted out to a really good family. Unfortunately, because I was so tall and big, and because of covid-19 restrictions, my family had to leave me behind. I miss my big humans and little humans so very much and I wish I could have went with them, but here I am! I am back a second time, hoping to find a new forever family to love. I am 100% loyal, and will be attached to the family if you let me. I want to be part of the pack, and be included in everything. I hope you like to cuddle, because I do!

I am a super happy boy who knows his basic commands. I love long walks in the evenings, and relaxing. I love running through the grass, and playing with everyone of all ages and sizes. I like to play with other dogs that don’t get into my face, and hate playing with cats or small animals that freak me out. I love to go the beach on my free time, and play along the shores and make impressive sand piles that make other dogs jealous.

Our Adoption Process

Dog People of Oahu’s adoption process is designed to ensure that all dogs are safe, taken care of and loved in a forever home. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH OUR PROCESS, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.

  1. APPLICATION – All our dogs/puppy’s have their own application.  All applications must be filled out completely. Incomplete applications will be declined immediately WITHOUT NOTICE. Once an application is filed, please CONTACT US DIRECTLY AFTERWARDS. You may contact us directly through facebook messenger, instagram or email.
  2. APPROVAL/REJECTIONThere are three ways we label applications – approved, rejected, and wait list. Approved applications will be contacted within 1 -2 weeks of applying. Rejected applicants will be emailed. Wait list applicants are approved applications but are not selected for the dog/puppy they wanted, and will be asked if they would like to keep their applicant for the next dog/puppy available or to remove their application from the file.
  3. MEET AND GREET/PICK UP DAY! – You must come meet your puppy at our scheduled time. If you want you can also take home your puppy/dog that day as well. A TWO week trial run (minimum) must be completed. The dog/puppy will be staying with the potential adopters. At this time, the family will be deciding if they would like to adopt or not. A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT (half of the adoption fee) WILL BE MADE AT THIS TIME. At this moment, the health and temperament of the puppy/dog will be disclosed, but we will not be releasing any paperwork. A VALID ID must be presented as well. We will be making a copy for our records.
  4. FINALIZING – Adoption papers are signed, medical records of the dog/puppy will be released to the adopters, and the rest of the adoption fee MUST be paid.

The adoption fee’s covers the cost spent to care for the dogs we take in. All adoption fee’s are used to funds the care for the next dog we rescue or for our community outreach, and not for our volunteers.

Adoption Fees 

  • Puppies: $280
  • Adult Dogs: $180
  • Senior Dogs: $100

All of our dogs are neuter/spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed, and  prevention medication (tick, flea and heartworm). We also do additional testing as needed such as heart worm testing, and fecal exam. 


Adopting a New Furry Family Member

Welcoming a new furry family member is an exciting event for everyone in the family. However, it takes time for your new puppy or dog to get acclimated to their new home and new family members, both human and animal. It is important for everyone to give their new family member time to adjust. It takes about 3 months for your new pup to feel comfortable. Give it time, and support your new best friend! Read more by clicking the button below to learn how to help your new furry family member adjust to their new life with you!