Mrs. Incredible finds forever home with California family after 119 days in Kaua‘i Humane Society shelter
August 23, 2023, 1:00 AM HST
* Updated August 23, 9:54 AM
After 119 days in the Kaua‘i Humane Society, the 1-year-and-3-month-old hound Mrs. Incredible has found a forever home in California.
One of the humane society’s longest residents, Mrs. Incredible captured the hearts of Rylan Breneman and Ava Stavaris during their visit to the Garden Island this month after taking her out on a field trip, a program that allows shelter dogs time outside the kennel while giving people their “dog fix.”
“We took Mrs. Incredible out on a field trip after craving some puppy love and instantly fell in love with her,” the family stated, who has renamed her Mazzy. “She was just the epitome of the perfect dog.”
They adopted her on Aug. 19 and Mazzy is headed to the U.S. Continent this week.
Caitlin Fowlkes, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Kaua‘i Humane Society said the field trip program with the animals at the shelter is popular with visitors. She said: “It’s the third-most common way our animals get adopted.”
This time last year, Fowlkes said the shelter had 99 off-island adoptions. That number is on the rise this year with 145. Since it is one of the most successful ways Kaua‘i animals get homes, Fowlkes said the humane society is trying to offer as many off-island specials as they can.
While Mazzy has found her humans, Fowlkes said, the shelter has been holding steady at 150% over capacity this year. In an effort to relieve some of that pressure, donors have funded 10 trans-Pacific adoptions for dogs or cats. For a limited time, a cat or dog can be adopted and shipped to the West Coast for $200. Beyond that, it is $400.
There are seven spots left.
Fowlkes said the longest canine resident at the shelter is Bat, a 9-year-old American pit bull-terrier mix who’s been at the shelter and foster care for 365 days now. She’s blind.
For more information on Kaua‘i Humane Society’s field trip program, click here.