Thank you for considering adopting a pet from the Kauai Humane Society

We are so excited to help you find your new furry family member!  Adding a pet to your family is an exciting time, and we are here to make sure you find the perfect match!  Visiting our shelter is one of the best ways to come and meet the dog, cats, and other furry critters available for adoption.  If you are coming in to adopt, please plan to spend at least 1-2 hours at the shelter so you can spend plenty of times with our animals and speak with an adoption counselor.

Check our website of available dogs, available cat, and other available animals every day as new animals are listed on a regular basis.


Our shelter is located just west of Puhi.  Street address: 3-825 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 9676.
Every day 11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.


Dogs over 6 months old:                $110

Dogs over 7 years old:                     $65

Puppies under 6 months:               $135

All dogs are tested for heartworm, provided preventative healthcare, spayed or neutered, and microchipped.

Cats over 6 months old:                  $60

Cats over 7 years old:                       $35

Kittens under 6 months old:          $75

All cats are provided preventative healthcare, spayed or neutered, and microchipped.

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs                 $25

All rabbits and guinea pigs are provided  preventative healthcare, and spayed or neutered.

Please note:  
Most of our animals are available to go home with you right away, but some may need to be spayed or neutered first.

We require that all dogs exiting our facility wear a collar and leash for the trip home.  A carrier is required for all cats and small animals exiting our facility. Please bring these items with you or plan to purchase them at KHS.

Our adoption process includes four steps.

1. Fill out a dog or cat adoption questionnaire. (For rabbits/guinea pigs, please use the cat questionnaire).



2. We will confirm current pets (if any) are up to date on monthly preventatives and vaccines.

3. If you rent your home, we will confirm that our landlord allows pets.

4. Have a conversation with a staff member or volunteer adoption counselor to ensure the animal you are interested in is a good match for what you are looking for in a pet! Please note that we need to speak to all the adults in the residence to be sure everyone is on board with adding a pet to the home. This can be done by phone.

Do we require an adopter to bring their current pets to the shelter before adoption?

Not unless your pet — or the animal you’d like to adopt — is “picky” about their dog or cat friends.

Why so many steps?
We want to be sure that you are taking home a dog, cat or guinea pig that meets their needs. We want your new family member to stay with you forever!
What if the animal is not altered yet?

You can adopt the animal, and we will get them into spay/neuter surgery in the next available appointment. You can pick them up as soon as the surgery is complete!

Can I place a “HOLD” on an animal?

Holds are available ONLY FOR 24 HOURS. The only exception is if we are close the next day, in which case the hold will be for 48 hours. The hold ends at the time of day the hold is placed.  So, if a hold is placed at 2pm on Thursday, it ends at 2pm on Friday. We require a $25 non-refundable deposit to place a hold. If you decide to adopt, it will be put towards your adoption fee. Why only 24 hours? We want our animals to get into homes as quickly as possible so we don’t want to prevent adoptions for more than 24 hours.