How to Adopt at the Hawaiian Humane Society
- You can use our website or tour our campus during adoption hours to see all of the available animals.
- Once you find an animal you’re interested in, sign-in at the adoptions counter to learn more about your potential new family member. If you will be arriving prior to opening, the sign-in sheet will be made available at 9 am at the front entrance.
- An Adoptions Representative will introduce you to the animal and set up a meet-and-greet.
- If you’ve found he is the perfect fit for you and your family, let us know to begin the adoption process.
- If he’s not the right fit please let a staff member or volunteer know so you can continue to look for your new family member.
A few things to note:
- You want to ensure the pet is the right fit for your family. We recommend spending at least an hour on campus to allow enough time to get to know your potential new family member.
- We recommend bringing all members of the family, including all dogs, to meet your potential new pet – we want to make sure it’s a good fit for everyone. Some dogs may require a mandatory introduction with your resident dog and other dogs may be single-dog homes only. To ensure the safety of the animals in our care, meet-and-greets with dogs and cats or small animals are not allowed.
- You must be at least 18 years of age and have a current ID in order to adopt.
- The Hawaiian Humane Society has a retail store so you can go home with all the basic pet essentials.
Weekends: 10 am – 4 pm (and most holidays)
Tuesday through Friday: 11 am – 7 pm
Call 356-2218 for more information.
All cats of all ages continue to have waived adoption fees to help all of our feline friends in need find new homes. This special applies at the Society’s Moiliili campus, partnering Petco locations and the Hawaii Cat Cafe.
To download a copy of the calendar, click here.
Hawaiian Humane Society runs a non-profit adoptions center supported by donations. Oahu’s widest variety of dogs, cats and rabbits are available and include a spectrum of services: vaccinations, sterilization, free first visit to a participating veterinarian and a microchip. Vaccinations vary by species and many include: bordetella, distemper, hepatitis, para influenza, leptospirosis, and parvovirus.
There is no time limit on how long we’ll keep an animal. We do not place animals available for adoption on hold and frequently have puppies and kittens.
- 6 months & under: $125
- 7 months to 5 years: $85
- 6 years & older: $55 (fees waived for people 55+)
- $10 County dog license
- 6 months & under: $125
- 7 months to 1 year: $45
- 2 to 5 years: $10
- 6 years & older: Waived Adoption Fee
- Feline FIV/Leukemia Test (optional): $20
- Rabbits & Guinea Pigs: $20
- Varies for birds, fish and turtles