Thinking of Adopting?

Read about our Adoption Process


Step 1: Browse Available Pets

We are so excited that you’re interested in an animal from the Kaua’i Humane Society! First, browse our website for available pets, you can find adoptable cats here and adoptable dogs here.

Step 2: Schedule Your Meet & Greet Appointment

Once you’ve found a pet you’re interested in, schedule a Meet & Greet appointment online. You’ll pick a date and time and complete a pre-adoption questionnaire.

*Looking to adopt off island? Visit our Off Island Adoptions page and email to schedule a Virtual Meet & Greet.*

Step 3: Get Ready for Your Meet & Greet

After scheduling, you’ll receive a confirmation email and then a reminder email 24 hours prior with important details. Be sure to read it thoroughly before arriving at the shelter for your appointment!

We accept walk-in Meet & Greets from 12pm – 4:30 pm, but we highly recommend booking your appointment online for a smoother experience.

View Adoptable Animals

Getting Here

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! Due to COVID-19, access to the kennels is by appointment only.  To make an appointment, you can apply for the animal’s adoption you are interested in by clicking the button under their photo.


The Kaua’i Humane Society is located just west of Puhi:

Street Address: 3-825 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766


Daily: Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees waived for animals over 100 days in the shelter!
Juveniles and Adults: $50
Seniors (7+): $25
Puppies and Kittens (under 6 months): $100

KHS regularly runs adoption events offering reduced adoption fees. Please check our social media pages for updates or contact

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you require adopters 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.

What medical care have adoptable pets received?

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

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

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

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!

If you’ve adopted a pet from KHS in the past year (anytime after 2019), please participate in this brief survey. Your participation will help us improve processes and will help more pets like yours get adopted! Mahalo!

Support KHS When You Buy This Doggie DNA Test

Click here to purchase a doggie DNA kit for your adopted dog. KHS will receive a 10% commission for each kit sold.

If there’s one thing shelters are great at, it’s having super mutts! Find out what sort of pooch you’ve adopted with this doggie DNA test.

Use code BESTDOG at checkout to receive $40 off your order.

Empty the Shelters: From July 8-31 adoptions are $25 and below thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation!