Off Island Adoptions

Adopt a Furry Souvenir!

Off-Island Adoptions

One of the fun services we offer is our off-island adoptions program. That’s right! You can adopt a Kauai pet from wherever you live and we’ll ship to you!

Did you fall in love with a dog or cat during your visit to Kauaʻi?

That’s okay! We can help you bring home the best souvenir possible!

Our off-island adoptions program is readily available if you are interested in adopting from our shelter! We will coordinate everything you’ll need to get them to their fur-ever homes off-island. If you have any questions or would like to inquire regarding off-island adoptions, please email

If you would like to make your own travel arrangements for your pet, our off-island adoptions specialists are happy to guide you through the process.

Before Leaving for the Mainland, All Animals Need to Visit a Vet for:

A health certificate ($50)
A rabies vaccine ($30) if over 3 months of age

They also need a flight reservation, crate and travel pack. You can make those arrangements or KHS can help you. See below for pricing.

View pets available for off-island adoptions here.

Kitten Special

Thanks to our friends at Fly High Kauai, through July 31, we are able to offer 2-for-1 off-island flights* for kitten friends under 6 months!

This includes the crate, required vaccines & health certificate needed for travel, lots of love & attention prior to boarding, and of course your very own Kauai cat!

*Inter-island flights are $600 and mainland flights are $750 for 2 kittens! Mainland destination airports include Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

(Kittens must be the same age to travel together)

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Off-Island Adoption Charges

  • Flight: $150.00* (Interisland), $300 (West Coast/Mainland) May vary
  • Kennel: $150.00* May vary
  • Kennel Pick Up and Prep: $50.00
  • Transportation of Animal: $100.00
  • Flight Check in: $50.00
  • Rabies Vaccine: $30.00
  • Health Certificate: $50.00
  • Leash and Collar Set: $20.00
  • Adoption Fee: Variable (see adoption fees)
  • Boarding: $12.00/day, minimum 4 days

       STARTING TOTAL: $750, AVERAGE $900 + tax