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Rescuing pets is what we live for and we're excited to help you rescue a pet of your own! Adding a pet to the family is exciting and our team is here to ensure you find a purrfect fit! Adoptions are currently by appointment only, so take look at our adoptable animals and fill out the adoption application below to start the process.
823 Olive Ave.
Adoption hours by appointment only - Daily 9am-3pm
Once your application has been submitted, our team will review it. If approved, an Adoption Coordinator will contact you. After discussing interests and providing adoption counseling via phone or email, our staff can schedule a Meet & Greet at our facility
Please note that this does not guarantee a hold on the pet. We do not adopt our animals on a first come first serve basis. All applications have to be approved by our adoption team members. We do our very best to match each animal with their perfect home, and there may be more than one application and more than one Meet & Greet scheduled for specific animals at a time.
When you are ready to make the adoption official (either at meet & greet with traditional adoption or one week later with foster to adopt), the Adoption Coordinator will schedule the petfor an exit exam with a shelter veterinarian. Then you'll sign the adoption contract and receive a folder with allof the pets records (We DO NOT guarantee the health, age, breed or temperament of any shelter pet! We can only report what we observe or have been told by previous source.)
Complete the adoption application by clicking the link below. Be sure to provide the names of pets in which you are interested or provide information on the type of pet you'd like to adopt.
At your appointment, you'll meet up with the pets you've chosen or been matched with. If you found your purrfect match, you will have the option of traditional adoption or foster to adopt. Either way, you will pay the adoption fee up front, but with foster to adopt, you will have one week to try the pet at home and are able to return the pet to the shelter for a full refund should it not be a good fit.
Once you have decided on the pet you would like to potentially adopt, you will have a one week trial to take home the pet. This program is intended for anyone on the fence about adopting because you want to see how they interact in a home setting and or pets you have at home.
When we are scheduling a meet and greet at the shelter, you can ask to bring your dog along for a proper introduction in our yard. The Kennel Staff and Adoption Coordinator will help monitor this. We do however know that sometimes the best way to introduce them would be in a neutral environment away from the shelter.
No. Oahu SPCA is medically and financially responsible for the animal while they are in the Foster-To-Adopt Program. After you completed the Traditional adoption, the adopter will then be responsible for everything.
No. After you sign adoption paperwork for the Traditional Adoption you will be fully responsible for the animal, medically and financially.
You must be at least 21 years old to adopt, have a valid drivers licence with current address, have your own vehicle to transport your new animal home, if renting fully understand your rental restrictions and have rental agreements in place for your new companion, ask yourself if you have the time and dedication to give to a new animal, and have patience with the transitons of our animals shelter to home!
All of our shelter animals will be spayed, neutered, microchipped, dewormed, tested for FIV/FELV and Heartworm, up to date on vaccines (DHPP, Lepto and Bordetella for dogs) and FVRCP for cats. They will also be current on flea, tick and heartworm prevention.
You will automatially be enrolled in the Foster-To-Adopt program and sign a medical disclosure form provided from our Veternarian stating you will bring them back at their scheduled spay or netuer appointment. After the spay or neuter is complete we will call you when they are ready for pick up the the Adoptions Coordinator will complete the adoption paperwork with you to make the adoption official.
The cost of running a no-kill animal shelter is much higher than your local animal control agency as we don't receive subsidies as part of a government contract. We rely solely on donations from our sponsors and community members to keep our doors open and some of our funding comes from those adoption fees to help cover expenses. Don't worry though, you are still getting a great deal! Compared to buying a pet from a breeder or pet store who have had no vet care, our fees are much lower and include sterilization and initial vaccinations and treatments. Click here for an infographic to show you cost of care vs adoption fee.