The Adoption Process

 

Are you ready to add a pet to your family? Our staff is ready to answer any questions you have about our animals and help you find the perfect fit!

What are the requirements for adoption?

In order to adopt a pet from Maui Humane Society, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • possess a valid government issued ID
  • be allowed to have a pet where you live
  •  accurately complete our Adoption Questionnaire
  • follow all county laws related to the animal.
  • be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide the training, medical treatment and proper care for the animal
How much does it cost to adopt?
Dogs
  • Puppies (under 6 months) – starting at $200
  • Adult – starting at $110
  • Senior (7+ years) – starting at $55
Cats
  • Kittens (under 6 months) – starting at $75
  • Adult – starting at $30
  • Senior – (7+ years) starting at $10
Others

Mice/Rats/Pigeons/Chickens – $5
Ducks/Geese/Doves/Quail – $10
Turtles – $20
Cockatiel/Parakeet/Lovebird/Canary – $25
Guinea Pigs – $30
Rabbits – starting at $45
Turtles – $20
Others – Ask Customer Service

*Some animals may have variable adoption fees to help pay it forward to their fellow shelter animals.*

❤️ Holds are available for a $25 deposit (non-refundable) ❤️

What is included in the adoption fee?

Dogs

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Medical Exam
  • 1st Vaccinations
  • 1st month flea control
  • 1st month Heartgard
  • Deworming  
  • Free physical exam at participating veterinarian
  • Microchip
  • 2 week health care
  • License
  • 30 free days pet insurance through 24PetWatch
  • Trial bag of food

Cats

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Medical Exam
  • 1st Vaccinations
  • 1st month flea control
  • Deworming  
  • Cat Caddy
  • Free physical exam at participating veterinarian
  • Microchip
  • 2 week health care
  • 30 free days pet insurance through 24PetWatch
  • Trial bag of food

Rabbits

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Medical Exam
  • 1st month flea and mite control
  • Deworming
  • Cat Caddy
  • Microchip

 

Do you have any ongoing adoption specials?
The following adoption specials* are ongoing:
  • Super Senior Sundays – Pick your price to adopt any senior pet (excludes county licensing fees)
  • Sponsored Cats – Adoption fees on all adult cats (6 months+) are sponsored.
  • Current Military & Veterans – 50% off adoption fees
  • Senior Citizens (65& older) – 50% off adoption fees

*discount applies to first adoption only. 

Can I adopt a pet if I don't live on Maui?

Yes, but some requirements have to be met in order to do so, many of which are listed here. We can help! Give us a call at (808) 877-3680.

Health Certificate
If you are flying your adopted pet out of the State of Hawaii a Health Certificate provided by a licensed veterinarian is required within 10 days of the flight. This document certifies that your animal is healthy and safe to fly. The cost for a Health Certificate is $40.

Rabies Vaccination
If you are flying your adopted pet out of the State of Hawaii, a Rabies Vaccination is required for pets of appropriate age. The fee for the vaccination is $20.

Air Kennel for Transport
Cost can range from $30-$250 for an air kennel depending on the size of the animal you are shipping. The animal must have enough space to stand up and turn around comfortably in the air kennel and have metal hardware that is secure for shipping.

Flight Options
Each airline has specific restrictions and availability. Shipping methods often depend on the airline you have selected for transport. In some cases animals can be in the cabin with you, shipped as baggage or flown as cargo. For more information about these options and restrictions please contact the suggested airlines listed below.

Inter-Island Flights

Aloha Air Cargo 808-877-2025
Island Air 888-587-6111
Go! 888-435-9462
Mokulele 866-260-7070
Hawaiian Airlines 877-422-2746
TransAir Cargo 888- 999-9015

Out of State Flights

American Airlines 800-227-4622
Alaskan Airlines 800-225-2752
Air Canada 808 836-1973
Hawaiian Airlines 877-422-2746
United Airlines 800-621-5647
Delta Airlines 888-736-3738

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