For the past two weeks, Jamie-Sue West has hosted a visitor in her Kihei home. She’s the perfect houseguest: friendly, funny — and very cuddly.
Girly, a mixed-breed puppy, will board a West Coast-bound flight at the end of the month as part of the Maui Humane Society’s Wings of Aloha program, which transfers animals to adoption-guaranteed rescues and shelters on the Mainland. For now, Girly is staying at West’s home, where she’s fed, walked, socialized and receiving plenty of belly rubs.
This isn’t the first time West has volunteered to foster a dog. Since 2017, she’s opened her home to 88 animals awaiting adoption. No, that’s not a typo: 88 animals.