Adopting a Pet at Kauai Humane

Thinking About Adopting?

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. Once you have completed your adoption counseling, we are happy to schedule an appointment to introduce you to our dogs and cats!


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

Street Address: 3-825 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 9676


Daily: 11am - 5:30pm

View Adoptable Animals

Our Adoption Process


Step 1: Browse our website for available pets, and apply to adopt directly from the animals’ profile! OR, if you haven’t decided who you’d like to adopt, don’t see the pet you’re interested in on the website, or would prefer our Customer Service Specialists to help match you with a pet that fits your interests and lifestyle, you can fill out the adoption application by clicking the link below

Step 2: Once your questionnaire is submitted, a KHS Customer Service Specialist will contact you using the phone number and/or email address you have provided. After discussing your interests and providing adoption counseling via phone or email, our staff can schedule an appointment for you to visit your potential new family member, and/or schedule a dod-to-dog meet and greet as well!

Step 3: At your appointment, you’ll meet with up to 3 pets you’ve chosen or been matched with by our staff members, you’ll choose your new furry family member, sign an adoption contract and pay your adoption fee. KHS also has some great merchandise you can purchase to start your pet off on the right paw! A collar and leash are required to leave with your newly adopted dog, or a carrier is required to leave with your newly adopted cat. You are welcome to bring those supplies from home if you prefer.

Adoption Fees

Dogs over 6 months old: $110
Dogs over 8 years old: $65
Puppies under 6 months: $135
Cats over 6 months old: $60
Cats over 8 years old: $35
Kittens under 6 months old: $75
Rabbits: $25
Guinea Pigs: $25

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.

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 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!

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.