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Since 1883, the Hawaiian Humane Society has been fighting for animal rights on the island of Oahu. Even then, education was key in raising public awareness around the humane care and treatment of animals. The early vision and passion of its founding members still guides the society’s efforts today.
As Oahu’s only open-admissions shelter, more than 20,000 homeless animals pass through their doors every year. The society accepts all animals into their care no matter their age, health, or behavioral problems. There's also no time limit on how long they can stay at the shelter. No healthy adoptable animal will ever be euthanized to free up more space for another.
As a non-profit organization, Hawaiian Humane Society relies entirely on donations and income from adoption and service fees. In addition to a comprehensive adoption program, they also offer the following services:
They house a large number of cats, dogs, small mammals, exotic species, and even farm animals at any one time. Could your new best friend be waiting for you at Hawaiian Humane Society? Contact them today to find out!
If you're interested in adopting from Hawaiian Humane Society, here’s how it works:
A few things to note about the adoption process at Hawaiian Humane Society:
Adoption fees at Hawaiian Humane Society are as follows:
Adopters (55+) can enjoy a waived fee when adopting a cat or dog over 6 years old.
Please contact the shelter directly to find out what your adoption fee covers.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.