"They were stuck behind a fence, and they couldn't get out because the lava had surrounded them," Dayynn Kyles, president of Aloha Ilio Dog Rescue, told Hawaii News Now.
Rescuers crawled over grass and the fence to get to the scared dogs. The animals were also bitten by red ants and close to the 17th fissure of the eruption.
The dogs are now at the rescue's facility, which operates fully on donations, until their owner can find permanent housing.
At least 35 buildings have been destroyed by the volcano, NPR reported. Scientists are not sure when the lava flow will end.