Bringing pets to Hawaii
Things to consider if you are planning a move to Hawai’i with pets from the mainland/continental United States. For further information of the State of Hawaii Animal Quarantine Division see link: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/aqs/aqs-info/
Pets will need their rabies shots and a blood sample for a titer test prior to arriving to Hawai’i.
Prior to arrival into Hawai’i: A puppy or kitten receiving its first rabies shot at 3-4 months of age, waited 31 days from the first shot, a 2nd rabies shot is administered before it is due, working out to 31 days between the two shots, submit a blood sample for FAVN testing, between the two shots and HOPE a passing result is achieved. The FAVN test can be submitted between the two rabies shots, but the possibility of failing is greater with only one rabies shot received.
Complete a waiting time of 30 days after blood is submitted to the testing lab and/or rabies shot depending on which procedure was completed last.
Submit all supporting, original documents meeting the requirements and program fee to Oahu’s main office, more than 10- days before arriving in Honolulu, Oah’u
From the State of Hawaii Animal Quarantine Division...
How do I qualify my dog or cat for the 5 Day or Less quarantine?
There are several pre-shipment requirements that must be completed to qualify for the 5 Day or less quarantine (for more detailed information, please see the Rabies Quarantine Brochure)
If the pre-arrival requirements are not met, then the pet will not qualify for the program and must complete a lengthier quarantine program.
99-951 Halawa Valley Street
Aiea, HI 96701
HAWAI'I ISLAND/BIG ISLAND
Bar-King Dog Kennel
P.O. Box 1184
Keaau, HI 96749
Kauai Humane Society
P.O. Box 3330
Lihue, HI 96766