Thinking of Adopting?

Read about our Adoption Process


Step 1: We are so excited that you’re thinking of adopting one of our animals! The first step is to browse our website for available pets. Click the buttons below, or you can find adoptable cats here and adoptable dogs here.

Step 2: Next, you can apply for a dog here or a cat here. If you need special assistance, you can also email

Step 3: Our staff will reach out to make you an appointment.

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 - 5 p.m.

Adoption Fees

Dogs over 6 months: $50
Dogs over 7 years: $25
Puppies under 6 months: $150
Cats over 6 months: $50
Cats over 7 years: $25
Kittens under 6 months: $100

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!

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