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    February 26, 2016

    Local Voices: Every Little Life Matters

    CONTRIBUTED BY INORI HAYASHI "This is what we do; we team up with people who have similar mindsets and rescue abandoned animals because we believe that every little life matters,” said the lady…
  • Pet Adoption OAARS | Okinawa Hai
    August 26, 2015

    Pet Adoption Through OAARS

    CONTRIBUTED BY KELSEY HUGHES My husband and I knew that one of the first things we would do after moving to Okinawa was get a puppy. We had many debates about whether to adopt or find a breeder before…
  • PSCing With Pets
    May 18, 2015

    PCSing With Pets

    CONTRIBUTED BY HOLLY BATES (Editor's Note: This is one of the topics we receive the most questions about as people prepare to move to Okinawa. Holly wrote this comprehensive guide 10 days after finishing…
  • Wagging Tail l Okinawa Hai!
    March 26, 2014

    Wagging Tail – Dog Grooming

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER Being an owner of two schnauzers, I am used to getting them groomed every six to eight weeks. I have tried a couple of different groomers on-island since we moved here…
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    January 27, 2014

    Nansei Animal Hospital

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN If the Kadena Veterinary Clinic is unavailable, there may be few of us that start to panic when thinking about finding veterinary care out in town. I am one of those people.…
  • PSCing With Pets
    May 14, 2013

    PSCing from US to Okinawa with Dogs Flying Commercial

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER When we found out last January we were moving to Okinawa in June, we were very excited; then came the daunting task of preparing. Luckily, when we got word we quickly googled…
  • PCSing from US to Okinawa with a Dog On the Patriot Express
    April 30, 2013

    PCSing from US to Okinawa with a Dog On the Patriot Express

    CONTRIBUTED BY COURTNEY PLOTZ Editor’s note: Courtney PCS’d from San Diego to Okinawa with a dog, traveling on the military flight commonly referred to as the “Patriot Express.” She has some…
  • PCSing from US to Okinawa with a Dog (In-Cabin) on the Patriot Express
    April 23, 2013

    PCSing from US to Okinawa with a Dog (In-Cabin) on the Patriot Express

    CONTRIBUTED BY LEAH WILLIAMS Editor's note: Leah recently PCSed to Okinawa with her 13-pound dog, who was small enough to fly in-cabin on a commercial flight to Seattle and then on the Patriot Express…
  • Dog-Park-Shelter
    July 14, 2012

    Chibana Dog Park

    CONTRIBUTED BY JORDYN PUGH The rumors are true, my friends! After many long years of waiting and wishing and hoping, the military finally has provided an off leash dog park! I almost could not believe…
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    July 10, 2012

    Cat Cafe (Neco Cafe)

    CONTRIBUTED BY ASHLEY CONNOLLY Cat Cafe 1 Cat Cafe First of all, I love cats. I have even been referred to as a crazy cat lady. So when I heard there was a café where cats just hung out with you…
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