The owner of a dog must be 18 years of age or older.
To register a dog you are required to provide the owner's name, address, and phone number. You also need to provide the dog's name, breed, age, sex, and a veterinary certificate if the dog is spayed or neutered. Also provide the dog's microchip number if available.
The license fee for a dog that is spayed or neutered is $2.10.
The license fee of a dog that does not have a veterinary certificate certifying that the dog is spayed or neutered is $6.10. The fees are not refundable and are not prorated.
It shall be unlawful for any person to own or harbor a dog unless the dog is licensed, this law shall not apply to dogs under the age of three months, which do not run at large, dogs in quarantine, and dogs brought into the state exclusively for the purpose of entering them in a dog show or dog exhibition and not allowed to run at large.
Licenses are available for purchase at all three HIHS locations during normal business hours. If your dog is found to be unlicensed it may result in a fine up to $50 as determined by a judge.
You may mail information to register your animal to:
Hawaii Island Humane Society
74-5225 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
The Hawaii Island Humane Society offers microchipping services to ensure the safety of your pet and that you can quickly recover your pet should they ever become lost.
The microchipping fee for any animal is $20.
What is a Microchip?
Microchipping is permanent pet identification. The process is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners. We inject the microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required. Each microchip has a unique identification number that is encoded and locked into its integrated circuit. When the pet is registered in a pet recovery database this identification number links the pet to the owner's contact information.
Call your local shelter for additional information.