Kauai Humane Society

Lost Your Pet? Come to the Shelter!

The Customer Service representatives may not always know each stray animal being held at the shelter. Often times our breed identification will differ from yours; what we consider a Hound, you might consider a Labrador. It may not be possible to take a photograph in a timely manner, it is crucial that you come to the shelter in person to look through the kennels for animal. will not release any pet to anyone except the verified owner. Owners of animals with verifiable identification will be contacted by KHS staff. Animals will not be seen on this page and will be held for 10 days. Animals with identification that is invalid and owners who cannot be contacted by KHS will also be held 10 days and not seen on this page. 

If your pet is missing.

When lost pets come into the shelter without identification we are required by law to hold the animal for 48 hours before the animal may be eligible for adoption. If your pet has been missing for more than 48 hours, look through the available pets on our web site . If you see your pet available for adoption, call (808) 632-0610 and come to the shelter immediately. Animals with identification are held for 10 days before becoming eligible for adoption.


Report your lost pet

Always file a lost animal report at Kauai Humane Society. You must come to the shelter to do this.

Visit our shelter

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy Lihue, HI 96766

Animals without identification whose owners cannot be located are held for 48 hours before becoming eligible for adoption. Therefore, it is very important that you physically come to the shelter to search for your animal at least every 2-3 days. At the shelter, you can view all the stray animals. You will complete a lost animal report. Be sure to bring a flyer, example here, with a picture of your pet and information.

Advertise and look everywhere

Put up lost pet signs example here.  One of the most successful ways to find a lost pet is with flyers placed around your neighborhood. If you offer a reward, do not state the amount. Ask elementary schools in your area to post flyers. Children often find stray pets. Click for tips.

Search and place ads online:

  • Craigslist
  • Facebook – community sites
  • Contact local media for shout-outs or ads – Kong Radio


Is your contact information current for license and microchip?

If your pet is licensed, make sure your phone number is up-to-date. Changes can be made at KHS in person or by phone. If your pet has a microchip, be sure your contact information is current with the microchip company as well as us.