(Pu’unene 2/6/23) Maui Humane Society is urgently requesting the community’s help to provide temporary homes for dogs. Maui Humane Society currently has 105 dogs in their care and has kennel capacity for 40 dogs. Dogs are being paired in kennels to make additional space.

In these moments of high population, Maui Humane Society signals “SOS Foster” which asks anyone in the community to foster an animal. Participants do not need previous experience plus they receive the necessary supplies, completely free of charge. There is no pressure to adopt through SOS Foster and the amount of time the animal stays in your home is dependent on their schedule. Additionally, other ways the community can help is through adoption, Paws-to-Adopt (10-day adoption trial), Dog on Demand program and help spreading the word.

In order to address the overpopulation issue, Maui Humane Society will be open until 7pm on Friday, February 17th to offer the community more opportunity to see and visit their animals for adoption and foster. All adoptions will be sponsored by Petco Love and there will be Valentine’s Day themed activities, including a puppy kissing booth.

Whether you are single or in a multi-family household, visiting Maui in dog-friendly accommodations, are a part-time resident, or are looking for a no-commitment pet, any and all availability and attention is appreciated.

All dogs on our website are available for “SOS Foster”, which can be viewed at https://www.mauihumanesociety.org/pet-adoption/pets-for-adoption. Maui Humane Society is located off Maui Veterans Highway and open from 11am-5pm, plus open late on February 17 (7pm).


About Maui Humane Society:
Maui Humane Society is the island’s only open admission shelter, accepting all animals in need. The organization cares for over 4900 animals a year. The shelter has a robust foster and volunteer program, transfers hundreds of animals through Wings of Aloha flights to adoption-guaranteed homes, practices TNR as a humane method of reducing the community cat population and provides food and supplies at no cost to disadvantaged pet owners through the 4EverPets community outreach program. Visit http://www.mauihumanesociety.org for more information.