I created this page to celebrate my dogs, puppy homes, and discover other like-minded individuals who share my values and lifestyle. The community that these dogs have introduced me to is a wonderful place; many of the folks that I have met through the dog world have become like a second family to me.
I selected the Hawaiian word 'olina, meaning joy, as my kennel name because these dogs are a source of constant joy in my life. As therapy dogs, Polly and Isla have had the opportunity to spread joy into the lives of many others as well. We lived on O'ahu for several years. Isla's first litter was whelped there. Although Hawaii is unrelated to the origin of the Vizsla, it is the most dog friendly place that I have ever lived and very conducive to living the lifestyle that best suits the breed.
Although Olina Vizslas began in Hawaii, where several of Isla's puppies still reside, we are currently located in Lakeland, Florida (between Tampa and Orlando).
I have intentionally selected photos that show the type of lifestyle that I lead with my dogs. I breed very infrequently and selectively. My dogs are my pets first and foremost. They live with me in my home, sleep on my bed and go on vacation with me whenever possible. I only keep three dogs so that I can give each dog the love, attention and training that they require. I do not place my adults when they are done being bred. My puppies go home with the expectation that their families will keep in close touch with me and continue to visit and participate in activities throughout the dog's lifetime. My dogs are avid hikers...you will notice that we are constantly on the move, constantly traveling and experiencing the world together and I expect no less from the homes that seek my puppies.