Activities For Dogs In Hawaii On Cold Days

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Introduction

Hawaii is often referred to as the Aloha State due to its reputation as being one of the friendliest, most welcoming places in the world. Another of Hawaii's nicknames is simply "Paradise" due to the tropical weather, warm sands, and crystal clear waters that surround the islands which make up America's 50th state. But despite this particular depiction of Hawaii being a perpetual tropical paradise, the Hawaiian Islands can also experience cold winters and turbulent springs. Should you decide to visit Hawaii with your dog during a period of time where the weather isn't as warm and sunny, or if you're a Hawaiian native looking for some new activities to try out with your pet, we have a few activities to make the most of a cold day in Hawaii.

Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline

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Cold Day
Free
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30 - 45 min
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Leash
Water
Active Wear
Activity description
The Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline is exactly that; a beautiful vista that typically makes for the perfect place for dogs and their owners to get a great view of the surrounding seas while also getting a feel of the state's world famous tropical weather. The Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline is open to the public and has few amenities, such as public restrooms and vending machines, but you'll want to bring along certain items (while leaving others behind) depending on your plans for the shoreline. If you're looking to go for a quaint walk along the shoreline, then you might want to pack more than if you and your dog were going to jog along the shoreline, or less than a group who are looking to hike in the area.
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The scenic route
If you're planning on taking the scenic route along the shoreline, we suggest you bring enough water for yourself and your dog to keep you both hydrated throughout the trip. On a cold day, you'll want to wear a fairly thick jacket and a pair of gloves or mittens, but you otherwise won't have to pack as much as a group looking to get a workout at the state shoreline.
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The active route
For dog owners looking to get a good workout in at the shoreline, we advise that you pack lightly if you're planning on jogging; the shoreline is pretty long and the cold temperatures present on a cold day can do a jogger more harm than good if they've got too much gear with them. Be attuned to your pup's needs; take a break if necessary for water and a rest along the way.
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Visit Hotel Renew

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Cold Day
Expensive
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24 - 48 hrs
Items needed
Dog Leash
Dog Toys
Dog Food and Bowls
Activity description
Hotel Renew is one of Hawaii's top rated dog-friendly hotels that allows for guests to bring two 20 pounds or less pets with them for an additional $25 charge. The staff of Hotel Renew prides themselves on their reputation of being able to accommodate dogs and their owners on a consistent basis. Rates for a nightly stay at Hotel Renew can vary but they generally be found in the $220 range. Despite the recent events surrounding the eruption of Mount Kīlauea, Hotel Renew is still open for business. The staff members there hope to provide exemplary service so that they, in turn, can continue to provide for their families despite Mount Kīlauea's eruption.
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Think about your needs
A stay at the Renew Hotel can cost upwards of $220 per night at minimum, so we feel that it's crucial for anyone looking to visit the park to really think about how long they'd like to stay and what they'd like to bring; Hotel Renew is more dog-friendly than most places, so check out their website to see which activities you'd be interested in trying out with your dog.
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Bring what you need
During the final portions of your planning stage for a trip to Hotel Renew, be sure to bring the right gear along that'll suit your plans for your visit; if you've decided that you're going to make the most of your stay at Hotel Renew by swimming around the hotel, bring a snorkel and some floaters for yourself and your dog. Be sure to pack dog food, and maybe bring your pet's bed so that they are comfortable in their surroundings at night.
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Hawaii's Dog Parks

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Cold Day
Free
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Dog Leash
Park Toys and Equipment
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As it happens, Hawaii is home to some of the world's best reviewed dog parks; each of the main islands has a number of dog parks that have been expressly created so that dogs of all shapes and sizes can stretch their furry little legs and meet other members of the canine kingdom. The Hawaii Island Humane Society Bark Park, located in Kailua Kona, particularly stands out due to the off-leash dog park's close proximity to the Kona Animal Shelter and the great work of the organization that runs the shelter and dog park. The park is open from 9 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday every week.
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Pick a park
As mentioned earlier, there's really no shortage of great dog parks to visit on any of Hawaii's main islands; if you're on Honolulu Island, consider visiting the Moanalua Dog Park as it's incredibly well reviewed and dog friendly to the extent of having a number of great services and pieces of equipment that are unique to the park.
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Make a pilgrimage to HIHS
HIHS stands for Hawaii Island Humane Society; they oversee a leash-free dog park that's near the Kona Animal Shelter. We feel it's worth visiting the HIHS's main building in person so that you and your dog can see the great work that the compassionate men and women who are a part of the HIHS put in on a daily basis. Bring your pup's leash, doggy waste pick up bags, and water for rehydration. Your dog is certain to have a good time here!
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Give VIPaws a Try

VIPaws is something of an all in one doggie healthcare service that offers grooming and boarding services for canines that are 20 pounds or less. VIPaws is a relatively new service that but they're quickly making waves for their ability to meet the needs of various types of dogs and their owners.

Check Out Kailua Beach Park

Kailua Beach Park is a very dog-friendly are where pets and their owners can have lots of fun in the sun in a variety of ways; dogs who love the water can splash around in the nearby beach water or play a nice game of scavenger hunting through the beach sands.

Visit Honolulu's Hawaii Pet Film Festival

This activity is actually going to take place on November 14th 2018, as the state is projected to recover from the damage caused by the volcanic eruptions of the Kilauea volcano before the fall season of this year. The annual Pet Film Festival is an important part of Hawaiian tradition, and humans and pets of all ages are welcome to the event.

Conclusion

We would be remiss not to send out our sympathies and condolences to everyone currently being affected by the destruction that's been wrought by the volcanic eruptions earlier in 2018. We hope that the efforts to combat these natural disasters continue and that everyone who's been affected by this calamity will come out of this tragic event stronger and more unified than before. The 50th state is more than just a popular tourist location; Hawaii is one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the world a person could visit, but it's the people that make the state. Visit with your pooch soon and support the state!