Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The Kauai Humane Society was established by the community in 1952 as a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to protect Kauai’s animals. We opened our new home on Grove Farm property just west of Lihue in 2001 thanks to the generous support of many individuals, families, businesses and foundations. We are an independent animal welfare organization and not a chapter of any mainland or Hawaii group.
We are the only animal care resource center on Kauai where all animals are welcomed, rescued, protected and sheltered every day, all day.
The adoption fee for dogs and cats is just $50 and includes a $300 value in services.
Dogs are tested for heartworm, provided preventative healthcare, spayed or neutered, microchipped, temperament tested, and given a free collar and leash to go home with.
Cats are provided preventative healthcare, spayed or neutered, microchipped, temperament tested, and givena free collar/ID tag and carrier to go home with. Feline viral testing is available for all cats over 5 months of age for just $15.
Both cats and dogs are also provided a free bag of NUTRO pet food.
Rabbits and other small pets are provided a health and behavior exam, preventative healthcare, spayed or neutered and a free carrier to go home with.
Occasionally we have birds, turtles, horses and other animals available for adoption and their adoption fees vary.
Our adoption process takes about an hour as you get acquainted with the animals and find the perfect match.
Our adoption agreement requires you to follow basic laws regarding pets on Kauai and asks simple questions to help you determine if you are ready for a new pet in your life. We do prohibit adopting dogs to be used for pig hunting.
We want to be the first place on Kauai people think to go if they are considering a new pet for their family and are always open to suggestions and comments to provide the best adoption services possible.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.