Strays or Surrender


It is our mission that

“Every healthy, treatable pet finds a forever home”

We offer compassion and understanding to owners who relinquish their pets and a warm welcome to the animals that are being entrusted in our care. You can help us achieve this by providing detailed information about your pet on the surrender form as well as at the time of intake. All intakes are done by appointment only.

Once you submit your surrender form, a staff member will reach out within 72 hours to discuss the possible next steps for your pet. Please note that submitting a surrender form does not guarantee an intake appointment.

Surrender Fee

If you’ve been granted an intake appointment for an owned pet, you will be asked to pay a $150 surrender fee which will contribute to the cost of caring for your animal. This fee will be put towards the cost of your pet’s care with us.

Any additional donation you are able to make beyond the $150 is greatly appreciated as it costs well over $1000 to care for a shelter pet each year. If you have a stray animal that you are trying to find shelter for, you can fill out the Stray Surrender form here.

For stray animals, we do ask for a donation of at least $25 to help with the cost of caring for the pet. We receive no national funding and can only continue helping pets through the support and generosity of our amazing community. 

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What To Bring?

  1. A driver's license or other government-issued ID.
  2. Your pet’s up-to-date veterinary records.
  3. Surrender Fees or Donations.

One pet surrendered per appointment or one litter of puppies/kittens/ per appointment. Understand that placing your pet in a shelter should be a last resort. It will be a stressful and difficult transition for them. If you would like to discuss alternatives to pet surrender, please call (808) 754-1510 or email

Need to Surrender Due to Moving? Read This:

It's easier and cheaper to take your pet with you to the mainland, than it is to bring them here to the islands. Alaska Airlines, American and Delta, have easy to access pet policies listed on their websites. Most airlines will require a call to book a flight with an animal.  We offer health certificates, flea and tick prevention, rabies vaccines, and calming medication for travel (if needed), at our low-cost clinic in Wahiawa, which is typically what most airlines/states require for travel. Please double check with your airline, and state requirements for pets.  

Other alternatives to surrender would be boarding your pet until you can find an appropriate flight for them.  Some boarding facilities on Oahu are, Kama’aina K9 Adventures, Tails of Hawaii, plus many more.  Note, that most boarding facilities require up to date vaccines, so plan ahead. 

If you are already off island, or are not able to travel with your pet for the flight, consider reaching out to professional pet movers. Many of these companies offer drop off/pickup from airports on your behalf.  You can try reaching out to Island Pet Movers, Tails of Hawaii, Oahu Pet Posse, PCSmypet, and others. Please call the moving companies for more information.   

To request an appointment at our low-cost clinic for vaccines, health certificates, and more, please contact  808-754-1519, or For international travel, please check out for more information.