Who We Are

At Aloha Ilio, we strive to ensure every dog is matched up with an owner that is serious about the commitment adopting a dog entails, while at the same time ensuring that both parties are happy to become a family together. Above even our desire to rescue dogs is ensuring that those already under our care have the best quality of life possible. We strive to keep our facilities impeccably clean, our dogs have the opportunity to exercise, and our dogs receive the medical care and one-on-one attention they deserve.

The Board of Directors

Aloha Ilio Vice President
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Leslie Lai

Dr. K Henricks, DVM 

Vice President

Director

Owner of Good Karma
Spay & Neuter Clinic

Owner of Kaleo's Bar and Grill Pahoa and Orchid Land

Jane Weidlin the Go Go's

Jane Wiedlin

Director

Founding Member of the iconic all-female band, the Go-Go's and lifelong animal advocate

Aloha Ilio Director

Julie Kron

Director

Co-Owner of 
Mason's Electric

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Kerry Willocks

Director

Willocks Construction

Aloha Ilio Secretary

Michelle Lee

Secretary

Retired teacher and
Non-Profit Administrator

Aloha Ilio Daylynn Kyles

Daylynn Kyles

President and Founder

With a long history of ties to the Big Island and a love of dogs parallel to none, Daylynn Kyles founded Aloha Ilio Rescue and has been working to continue its growth ever since.

“I want to do something that makes a difference to our island community and it's animals. My motivation is to stop the overpopulation and euthanasia of unwanted dogs. I want to bring awareness and education to our community, and change the problems that have existed for far too long."

The Team

Aloha Ilio Kennel Manager

Tiffany Perreira

Kennel Manager

Tiffany has worked with dogs for over a decade. She understands what it takes to ensure a dogs health stays optimal. One of her most valuable attributes is the ability to read a dogs body language and behavior; it takes very little time for Tiffany to understand what a dog wants or needs, and she’s an expert at navigating an interaction.

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Kennel Technician

Newest member of the team, Brendan comes to us with lots of experience. Like Tiffany, he understands the dogs wants and needs. He comes with lots of experience from different agencies and clinics. He has a very calm demeanor with the dogs. We enjoying having him here. 

Brendan Souza

Aloha Ilio Kennel Assistant

Bonnie Leslie

On-Call Kennel Team Assistant

Medical Worker by day and dog-helper by night (or weekends), Bonnie Leslie strives to ensure our dogs maintain their health and happiness for as long as they stay with us. A long term foster for multiple dogs and litters, and a pack-mom of her own, she knows what it takes to keep dogs healthy and on the road to their forever-homes.

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Emily White

Kennel Technician

Coming to us from Colorado, a full time student at UH, Emily is studying for her bachelors of science degree in Kinesiology. In the mean time, Emily is a Kennel Technician and works in the office. She comes from a long line of animal lovers who have rescued or help animals in need. She has experience in fostering and even foster failing. You can see her at the majority of our events!

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Pete Rocco

Kennel Technician

Recent newcomer to the Islands, Pete decided to make the move with his two Pitbull rescues from New York to The Big Island after years of working at County Animal Control in his hometown. Certified in Basic Obedience training and coming to us with years of experience in dog rescue and behavior management, we are thrilled to have Pete join the team!

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Donna Cornwell

Office Assistant

With a soft spot in her heart and a warm disposition, Donna sits at the helm of our every day office duties. Donna ensures that our events help us get the much needed money to continue our operations and help our dogs. You can see her at some of our outreach programs and sometimes even feeding extra treats to the dogs at our facilities.