Aloha KHS Family,

As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, KHS is grappling with the challenge of caring for a shelter full of animals while protecting the health of our staff and volunteers. Now, more than ever, people need the comfort of pets, and we want to continue to facilitate adoptions as best we possibly can! We also understand the vital role we play in our community and are committed to providing those services to the best of our ability. We will continue to make updates to our operating procedures as the situation evolves.

Please stay tuned as we will continue to update you as things develop.

Mahalo Nui Loa,


Latest Updates

Assistance for Pet Owners in Need

Have you recently lost your job? Are you struggling to feed your pets? We know times are tough and want to do everything we can to keep pets and families together. The Kaua’i Humane Society, in partnership with the County of Kauai, is offering an expanded pet food bank for those in need. Please email us at to schedule an appointment. You can pick up 2 weeks of food per visit.


KHS is ready for adoptions! We are accepting online applications for dog and cat adoptions. Adoption counseling, virtual meet & greets for off-island adopters, paperwork, and payments are encouraged to take place online. Approved adopters are welcome to meet pets at the shelter with an appointment. Be sure to check out our website and social media channels for updates on adoptable pets!

We are now operating on an appointment-based schedule to practice safe social distancing options to view and meet animals in the building!



If you’ve been wanting to try fostering, now is the time! Help us reduce the number of animals in our care. Post videos and photos of your foster pup or feline to help them get adopted!  Be part of our lifesaving team! Please fill out our online questionnaire or you can email our foster coordinators at for more information.

We are now operating on an appointment-based schedule to practice safe social distancing options to view and meet animals in the building!


Stray Animal Intakes

We are continuing to take in stray dogs presumed abandoned and will work to reunite them with their owners if they can be found. We ask that you not call us about owned animals who happen to be loose at this time. If you have found a stray animal, please call (808)632-0610 or email to schedule an appointment for drop off at KHS.


Owner Surrenders

While we remain open to take in pets surrendered by their owners, we do ask that you consider waiting until we are through the next few weeks of COVID-19 before surrendering your pet. We can provide limited assistance with food and supplies to help you care for your pet during this time. If you cannot wait, please contact the shelter at 808-632-0610 for an intake appointment.


Lost Pets

If you have lost a pet please do not come to the shelter. Please visit our lost pet page and follow the instructions to make a lost pet report.


Vet Services

Due to COVID-19, our spay and neuter services are requested more than ever. The shelter is currently taking limited appointments for our public spay and neuter clinic, please email for more information. KHS is offering a drive-thru vaccine clinic on the first and third Saturday of each month. Please visit our vaccine clinic page to sign up for information or to book an appointment.


Euthanasia and Cremations

Euthanasia and cremation services, including ashes pick-up, will be by appointment only. Please call 808-632-0610 or email to make arrangements.


Dog Park

Starting June 1, 2020, the dog park will be open to current members (`Ohana level or higher) on a limited basis to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please take note of the following protocols:

  • Dog Parks require a key for entry. To get a key, please check-in at the front desk (face mask required).
  • Proof of `Ohana Level Membership or higher will be required to obtain a key.
  • Gate key will be exchanged with the member’s car keys. You will receive your car keys back when you return the gate key. Sharing access to your gate key or allowing anyone in the park without a key will result in the revocation of dog park privileges.
  • Maximum occupancy is 5 Memberships per park. Each membership can bring 2 people from the same household and 2 dogs from within the same household. Maximum occupancy is 10 people and 10 dogs at a time.
  • KHS will not be providing poop bags in the dog park. Each member is expected to bring their own bags and clean up after their dog.
  • Dogs MUST be brought in and out of the park on a leash.
  • Dog park visits are limited to 1 hour.
  • Dog park hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Click here to become a member or to renew!


Field Trips

Our Field Trip Program is now available by appointment only. Please visit our Field Trip page for information and to sign up!



KHS is welcoming volunteers back to the shelter on a limited basis. We will be allowing 2-3 volunteers into the building to volunteer at a time (2 in dogs and 1 in cats). Volunteer shifts are being managed through our new volunteer software management system: GivePulse.

For more information please visit our volunteer page or email


In-Kind Donations

We are limiting our in-kind donations to new bags of food and towels and/or crates that have been cleaned. We ask that towels be bagged prior to bringing them to the shelter. We cannot accept used toys, collars, leashes, dog beds, or other items at this time.


BloomingTails Thrift Store

BloomingTails is excited to announce that we are now open at our new location in the Puhi Industrial are. No more than 10 shoppers will be allowed in the store at one time. For more information please email or text 808-855-8188.



We Need Your Support More Than Ever! Many of the services which KHS depends on to bring in life-saving revenue — like Direct Release and Field Trips — will be dramatically curtailed for a while.  Supporters like you will keep our shelter functioning! Donate now at