Off Island Adoptions

Adopt a Furry Souvenir!

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 adoption 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 an off island adoption, please email

If you would like to make your own travel arrangements for your pet, our off island adoption 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.

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Off-Island Adoption Charges

  • Flight: $150.00* May vary
  • Kennel: $150.00* May vary
  • Kennel Pick Up and Prep: $50.00
  • Transportation of Animal: $50.00
  • 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

       AVERAGE TOTAL: Starting at $660.00 + tax