We realize surrendering your pet is a very difficult decision and we understand that there are times when keeping a pet is just not possible.

Before surrendering to the shelter, have you tried rehoming your pet? Try the free website, Rehome (cats and dogs only). It’s the best option for both you and the pet.

An appointment is needed for drop-off of stray and owner-surrendered animals. Call (808) 877-3680 ext. 5 during operating hours to schedule. Maui Humane Society Humane Enforcement can be called at (808) 877-3680 ext.222 for a pick up of a stray animal.

Rehoming your pet is the best option for both YOU and the PET. You will have the ability to decide what home the pet goes to and communicate with the new owner.

Before surrendering, try using the free rehoming service, Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet (cats and dogs only) to find a new home for your pet yourself, rather than bringing them to the shelter.


I don’t really want to give up my pet. Is there anything MHS can do to help?

Give us a call at (808) 877-3680 ext 3511. We can help with tips on pet behavior such as chewing, litter box issues and more, including finding low cost vet care and options for free/low cost food for your pet.

Rehoming your pet is the best option for both you and your pet if keeping it isn’t feasible after speaking with our team.

What does MHS need from an owner in order to surrender an animal?

Maui Humane Society has an open admission policy, which means we accept any owner-surrendered animal. Our goal is to find a happy home for every healthy and treatable animal and to move animals quickly through our facility and into new homes. The more we know about your pet, the better decisions we can make about their care and future. Please bring whatever written information you have about your pet including vaccination and medical records, previous adoption paperwork, etc. Other helpful information may include a brief biography including details about their personality, habits and demeanor. Please make sure that animal is on a leash or in a carrier.

Animal Surrenders are by appointment only. Please call (808) 877-3680 ext. 5 during operating hours to make an appointment.

Is there a fee to surrender my pet?

There is a $100 fee to surrender an animal with an appointment. Please note that on average, it costs an animal shelter $858 to care for one animal until he/she finds a forever home.