August 23, 2014 | Scott Innes

Bring Pets to Maui – Your Dog or Cat

Update: August, 2018

New rules simplify the process for bring your pet to hawaii and avoid quarantine. 

The Maui Humane Society has a direct release program so you can bring pets to Maui and get your dog or cat when you get off the plane. Whether you are moving to Maui permanantly or coming for a long vacation you can rest assured your pet will not have to go through quarantine.

Hawaii State law governs the importation of dogs, cats and other carnivores into Hawaii. This law states that dogs and cats meeting specific pre- and post-arrival requirements may qualify for 5-day-or-less quarantine program, which also has a provision for direct release at the airport after inspection.
Maui Humane Society is an approved veterinary service to inspect animals and bring pets to Maui at the airport for direct release.
We have compiled a list of questions and answers that should help you with the process. Please read our Quarantine FAQs as your first step in preparing to bring your animals to Maui.
Once you have read the above, send an email to our veterinarian at with the required information to initiate scheduling.
Feeling overwhelmed with the details of quarantine and traveling with your pets to Hawaii? No worries – AkonaPet can help! They are a wonderful pet relocation service that can help coordinate plans and paperwork between Quarantine and Maui Humane Society. Take away the stress of traveling by contacting AkonaPet today! (808) 937-6670 or
Donate Your Pet’s Air Kennel! Once you have arrived on Maui with your pet, please consider donating your used Air Kennel to our Wings of Aloha program and save many lives in the process. For more information check out Maui Humane Society Direct Release


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