Missing your favorite four-legged friend back home? Check out MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY ’s beach buddies visitor program. Those wanting some canine companionship to explore Maui’s pet-friendly outdoor wonders can “check out” a shelter dog for the day. Maui Humane Society begins each outing with a brief talk about safety, what to do and where to go on the island. When you arrive at the shelter, a staff member greets you with your Beach Buddy backpack full of supplies and a freshly bathed dog who’s excited to explore Maui with you. Visitors can take Beach Buddies out every Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pickup hours are at 10:45 a.m., and be sure to sign up at least two weeks in advance to get first pick of dogs available for that week’s outing. Dogs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to book a Beach Buddy during your stay, visit mauihumanesociety.org or call 808-877-3680.