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Maui Humane Society believes in giving every abused, neglected, sick, and injured animal a second chance. They care for over 5,500 animals per year and have a 98.6% live release rate for dogs and a 82.2% live release rate for cats. They spayed and neutered over 7,000 pets in the 2018-2019 period alone through their low and no-cost sterilization programs.
Founded in 1953, the shelter was incorporated 9 years later and opened its doors with a mission to save animal lives. They're an open-admission shelter and take in all animals while providing humane education and inspiring the community to treat pets with respect and compassion.
Maui Humane Society is constantly striving to improve their facility and better serve Maui's residents and companion animals. Their Wings of Aloha program made it possible for the shelter to save over 870 animals in one year alone. These animals were placed in adoption-guaranteed care in the states of Washington and Oregon.
Maui Humane Society is authorized to conduct veterinary inspections for the State of Hawaii's Quarantine Direct Release Program at Kahului Airport. They also provide animal enforcement and emergency services for the County of Maui.
Ready to adopt a lucky animal from Maui Humane Society? All dogs and cats waiting for their forever home are listed on the shelter's website. To adopt a new best friend you must meet the following criteria:
You can visit Maui Humane Society 7 days a week to meet their furry four-legged friends. You can download, print, and complete an adoption form and bring it with you when you visit.
Adoption fees at Maui Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, flea control, microchipping, deworming, 30 days of pet insurance, 2 weeks worth of health care, a medical exam, and a certificate for a free physical exam at any participating veterinarian. Dogs also receive a license and their first month of Heartgard.
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.