Contact: Maui Humane Society
Katie Shannon, (808) 856-1067
[email protected]

Wags to Riches

Maui Humane Society’s WAGS to RICHES Event is Back!

Taking Shelter Pets from the Doghouse to the Penthouse

Maui, Hawaii (03/29/22): Maui Humane Society is proud to announce the return of its highly anticipated fundraising event, “Wags to Riches” with the VIP event held on April 29, 2023. Shelter animals will be sent from the doghouse to the penthouse! The top fundraisers will earn a VIP night with a shelter dog at several of Hawaii’s top-rated luxury beachfront resorts.

Throughout the month of April, participants will fundraise on behalf of Maui Humane Society and compete for a luxurious stay at either the Four Seasons Resort Maui, Fairmont Kea Lani, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, and the Royal Lahaina Resort.

“Our industry has so much care for our Maui community, and this is a leading example of how it shows that support,” stated Lisa H. Paulson, Executive Director of Maui Hotel & Lodging Association. “I am touched by the commitment of our hotels and their respective teams in sharing their time and talent in another consecutive year for Wags to Riches 2023.”

All are encouraged to sign up for Wags to Riches by visiting All proceeds will support Maui Humane Society’s mission of protecting and saving the lives of Maui’s animals. Participants will be utilizing the same peer-to-peer software platform as previous years which allows them to integrate with social media, view a fundraising leaderboard and engage in gamification awards to motivate efforts. Winners will be announced on April 28 at noon HST, when fundraising ends. Sign up today!


Maui Humane Society is the island’s only open admission shelter, accepting all animals in need. The organization cares for over 4400 animals a year and offers high volume, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to the public for owned pets. 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 for more information.