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.
- 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.
Humane Society Adoptions Hours
Weekends: 10 am – 4 pm (and most holidays)
Weekdays: 11 am – 7 pm
Call 356-2218 for more information.
Adoptions Near You
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. If we don’t have what you are looking for, fill out this profile and we’ll keep a look out for your special preferences for 30 days, all except puppies and kittens.
$85 Adoptions fee for dog/cat
$10 County dog license
$20 Feline FIV/leukemia test (optional)
$40 Adoptions fee for rabbits and guinea pigs
Varies for birds, fish and turtles
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