Hawai‘i is a tropical paradise and has a lot to offer you and your pet. Being aware of your new environment and the risks to your pets health and safety is something we feel our clientel should be aware of and we are happy to assist you with whatever questions you may have. Below are some safety suggestions for your fuzzy feathered family on your arrival to Hawai‘i. Ask us about the State Laws governing the collection of deposits for pet tenants, which is now permisable in Hawaii.
Checklist Only for Dogs and Cats Located in Hawaii That Are Departing and Returning
Hawaii Quarantine 5 Days or Less Check List
Please be aware that the Hawai‘i Quarantine infromation provided may have changed and or could change at any moment. Read more for any immediate updates concerning pet importation to Hawai‘i.
Cats and Dogs
Make sure you understand the quarantine laws for the State of Hawai‘i, Read more. Give yourself several months in advance to prepare for the process. When your pet finally relocates to Hawai‘i, take it to a veterinarian for a check-up and if you haven't already get your cat or dog microchipped at the Hawaiian Humane Society for a fee, which includes registration in O‘ahu’s microchip database. No appointment is required. Walk-ins are welcome any day of week between Noon and 4 pm to the Adoptions or Admissions Center.
* Not all Parks and Beaches are dog friendly, Read more.
* City & County of Honolulu dog license is what’s considered legal proof of ownership on island.
* Even though a certain property is designated Pet Friendly, size restrictions usually apply, and board approval may be required. Never assume your pet will be automatically accepted into an HOA or AOAO.
* You might be tempted to take your canine companion on one of O‘ahu's many seanic hikes, however, make sure you do not enter into active hunting grounds as unleashed hunting dogs are employed on O‘ahu in the pursuit of feral pua‘a(pigs) and are very dangerous to other dogs when hunting.
For on and off leash parks, Read more.
Not all variety of birds are allowed for import, Read more. Give yourself several months in advance to prepare for the process. When your pet arrives in Hawai‘i, take it to a veterinarian for a check-up. Choose one that is an accredited avian veterinarian. Your pet should see a veterinarian at least once a year and when you think it might be sick.
* In an unfimiliar environment we sometimes forget to inspect for common household items that can hurt or even kill one's bird. If you are renting sometimes apartments maintain some amounts of cleaning and utility supplies that may be hazardous. These include:
Also be aware of unfamiliar potentially poisonous plants Read more.
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Make sure you understand the quarantine laws for the State of Hawai‘i, Read more. Give yourself several months of preparation time in advance of your pets departure. When your pet arrives on island, take it to a veterinarian for a check-up. To prevent health problems, females should be spayed and males should be neutered when they are at least four months old. Your pet should see a veterinarian once a year and when you think it might be sick. You know your pet best. If he/she seems to be acting strangely, call your veterinarian.
* Be aware of unfamiliar potentially poisonous plants in your new living environment Read more.
* Rabbits are very sensitive to heat. They should be kept in temperatures less than 80 degrees F. Depending on where you live on O‘ahu and if you do not have AC you might want to reconcider having a rabbit as a pet in Hawai‘i. For State Sheltering Requirements Read more
Please note: Compliance with these recommendations does not ensure the absolute safety of your pet.