Maui Humane Society’s mission is to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals, accepting all in need, educating the community, and inspiring respect and compassion towards all animals.

Events & Promos

Maui Humane Society to Host WAGS to RICHES Slumber Party – Taking Shelter Pets from the Doghouse to the Penthouse

Maui Humane Society to Host WAGS to RICHES Slumber Party – Taking Shelter Pets from the Doghouse to the Penthouse

Maui Humane Society is hosting their annual slumber party with a luxurious twist on May 1, 2021. This year, the Wags to Riches event will be sending shelter animals from the doghouse to the penthouse! Participants will compete for a coveted sleepover spot in the kennels while the top fundraisers will earn a VIP night with a shelter pup at several of Hawaii’s top-rated luxury beachfront resorts.

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Share your Love with your Somebody to Love!

Share your Love with your Somebody to Love!

We want to see your wettest pooch smooch and cute cat cuddle! Donate a heart alongside a photo to Maui Humane Society’s Virtual Valentine to give the gift of love! Share your gift on social media to inspire others to share their 4-legged lover.

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Virtual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting

Virtual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting

Sign up today for our Virtual Valentine Chocolate Tasting on Feb 12 at 6:30pm. Purchase the event at $40 and receive the Maui Tropical Trio 27 piece gift box, 14 samples and the access to the virtual tasting on Feb 12!

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Giving Tuesday Video Series: Find out how your generosity saves lives.

Giving Tuesday Video Series: Find out how your generosity saves lives.

Here at Maui Humane Society, we think Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to share some of the amazing things we have been able to do for shelter animals thanks to the support of people like you. On December 1, we’ll be releasing a series of short videos highlighting some of our latest and greatest efforts!

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Maui Now: Reduced Adoption Fees During Maui “Empty the Shelter” Event

May 5, 2021

From May 5-8, Maui Humane Society is participating in the Empty the Shelters adoption promotion! Find out more about discounted adoption fees...

KITV: 3 lucky Maui Humane Society shelter dogs to go from ‘Wags to Riches’

May 1, 2021

New York Post: Hawaiian Resorts Are Hosting Shelter Dogs That Guests Can Win a Stay With

April 9, 2021

Guests who raise the most funds for the contest will be invited to spend a VIP night at one of the three resorts on May 1 and they will also get to choose the dog they want to spend time with.

A small black and white dog wearing a pink lei relaxes in a hammock with a model

Fox News: Hawaiian Resorts Are Hosting Shelter Dogs That Guests Can Win a Stay With: ‘Wags to Riches’

April 8, 2021

The Wags to Riches fundraising contest will conclude on Friday, April 30, at noon. The top 16 fundraisers will be announced at the close of the contest. So far, the Maui Humane Society has reached 19% of its $50,000 goal, according to the donation platform Qgiv.

Cute pit mix dog relaxing at a luxury hotel in Hawaii with palm trees in the background.

Travel and Leisure: These Hawaiian Shelter Dogs Are Getting a Night at Maui’s Best Resorts — Here’s How You Can Win a Stay With Them

April 6, 2021

The Four Seasons Resort Maui, Fairmont Kea Lani, and Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort are going to the dogs. The three luxury resorts are teaming up with the Maui Humane Society for its annual Wags to Riches event. Only this year, rather than host a mere event, the hotels are giving away one-night stays for the dogs and their human friends.

A woman and cute dog are snuggling on a luxury hotel bed. The dog is licking the woman's face.

Maui Now: Lucky Dogs Will Slumber at Swanky Resorts for Maui Humane Society

April 2, 2021

“We love the idea of taking a homeless shelter dog to a world-class resort where they’ll be spoiled for the night,” Maui Humane Society CEO Steve MacKinnon said.

Emily - Community Cat Coordinator

Maui News: Illegal trapping, transporting of pet cats a widespread problem

March 8, 2021

Under state law, abandoning an animal, including by trapping and relocating the animal, is a crime punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine, said Emily Drose, community cat coordinator for the Maui Humane Society. The Maui Humane Society can provide resources as to how to keep cats off your property without harming them.

Maui Health: Dr. Jennifer Fitzpatrick Selected as Hometown Hero

March 4, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Fitzpatrick was selected as Hometown Hero by Pacific Media Group and Maui Health in recognition of her outstanding veterinary work for Maui's animals. Read about how she has gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bad Pet Portraits

KHON2: Maui Humane Society to host ‘Bad Pet Art Fundraiser’

February 24, 2021

The Maui Humane Society (MHS) will be hosting its second annual ‘Bad Pet Art Fundraiser’ from Thursday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 28, and is inviting the public to participate. Participate by donating a minimum of $20 and submit your photo on MHS's Facebook Page.

beach buddies happy dog at beach

Cuddle Clone: Shelter Spotlight

February 5, 2021

Maui Humane Society was chosen as the Shelter Spotlight for the month of February by Cuddle Clones

4EverPets - Kristen and Nikki

KITV – 4Ever Pets Distributes 30,000 lbs of Food!

January 25, 2021

Maui Humane Society's community support program hits a milestone. 4EverPets has given out 30,000 pounds of pet food in the last eight months since it started.

5 tips to keep your pet safe from fireworks

Keep Your Pet Safe from Fireworks

December 30, 2020

Keep your pet safe during New Year's Eve and this holiday season from fireworks. Due to COVID, there will likely be more frequent displays of fireworks all over the island. That means there will likely be fireworks closer to your home if you’re not having them yourself. Read tips and advice to keep your pet safe.

Shan Tsutsui and Steve MacKinnon at Maui Humane Society

Maui Now: Mahi Pono Sets Aside Three Acres For Future Expansion of Maui Humane Society

December 23, 2020

Mahi Pono announced the company has executed a long-term lease agreement with the Maui Humane Society that will enable an expansion onto three additional acres.Under the agreement, MHS will be able to lease the adjacent land for $1 per year for a period of 60 years.

Jenny Miller

KHON2: Maui Humane Society hoping to find foster homes for the holidays

December 18, 2020

The holidays are usually spent at home with family, and that includes four-legged family members. The Maui Humane Society (MHS) is looking for holiday heroes to foster a dog or cat this holiday season.

rory stoykoff, holly and doggy kaia

Hawaii News Now: Story of hope, for a rescue pup and the family she saved, nets $50k for Maui Humane Society

December 18, 2020

Rory Stoykoff says his late wife, Zayna, was a beautiful person. Three years ago, the Maui middle school teacher was diagnosed with breast cancer. “It was triple negative breast cancer. If you have breast cancer, it’s the one you do not want to have,” Stoykoff said. During her treatment, there was a glimmer of hope when the couple thought she would get better. “In celebration, she got a dog without telling me,” Stoykoff said. That dog was a mixed-breed rescue animal from the Maui Humane Society. The Stoykoffs named her Kaia.

Mahi Pono and Maui Humane Society Partnership

The Maui News: Mahi Pono leases land so Maui Humane Society can expand

December 16, 2020

Mahi Pono has executed a long-term lease agreement with Maui Humane Society for a 3-acre parcel that will allow the nonprofit to expand its facility, the organizations announced Tuesday. The Mahi Pono-owned parcel is adjacent to the humane society’s Puunene facility and will be leased for $1 a year for 60 years, according to a news release.

rory stoycoff, his step-daughter holly, and doggy kaia

Maui Now: Pet Adoption Story Earns $50,000 Petco Foundation Grant for Maui Humane Society

December 8, 2020

After the loss of his wife, an adopted dog named Kaia helped Rory and his stepdaughter find comfort, companionship, and laughter.

Honolulu Star Advertiser: More Pets Left Behind During Pandemic

December 1, 2020

Although there has been an increase in demand for the adoption of pets during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has also been an uptick in the number of animals being surrendered to shelters, according to several Hawaii nonprofits and shelters.

Greater Good: Riggs’s Road to Recovery

November 24, 2020

Peering into Riggs’s crate before he was loaded onto our recent epic Paws Across the Pacific mission, it was hard to believe this was the same dog who arrived at the shelter only a few weeks previously.

MHS Veterinary Team Celebrates Record-Breaking Comeback in Wake of Pandemic Disruption

November 13, 2020

"For the past 4 months current vet staff and a few dedicated surgery volunteers have worked harder and longer, pushing themselves to spay and neuter hundreds more animals. As a result, we have spay/neutered over 3000 animals compared to our goal of just over 2000. This was done in addition to all the hundreds of animals we also assisted with other life changing surgeries and treatments."

Maui News: Two puppies die after being left in container

November 10, 2020

An unidentified individual was charged with six counts of cruelty to animals and six counts of animal abandonment, after six puppies were left in a plastic storage container with its lid sealed closed with duct tape on Nov. 2, the Maui Humane Society said Sunday.

Foster Hero Says Goodbye to Girly Before Flight Across the Pacific

November 9, 2020

One image in particular caught our attention: that of a foster family dropping off a gorgeous young pup at Maui Humane Society, the mom gently holding her up for the shot, the child reaching across tenderly, her father’s arm around her shoulder for support. Above the masks, their eyes brim with tears. We knew we had to get the story behind the photo.

126 cats, 9 dogs welcomed aboard: Paws Across the Pacific takes Maui animals to Mainland

October 30, 2020

In what organizers are calling the largest pet rescue flight in history, more than 600 shelter dogs and cats from Hawaii were loaded onto a chartered Hercules C-130 and flown to Seattle on Wednesday.

KHON2: MHS Partners with Greater Good Charities & Wings of Rescue to Conduct the Largest Pet Rescue Flight in History

October 9, 2020

On October 29, Greater Good Charities and Wings of Rescue are partnering with The Animal Rescue Site by GreaterGood and shelters across Hawaii to fly over 600 animals to new homes on the Mainland.

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