Hawaii Island Humane Society Keaau, Hawaii

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Sylvia Grilho

2 years ago

This place is one of the best, they keep the cages very clean and from what I could see they really care for the animals

Eleniki Jr

2 years ago

The SICKEST & MOST COLD HEARTED Place That I Have Ever Been To.. When It Came Down To Finally Putting My Companion ROTTI KAHU Down Down ... They did not even have a dolly/germy to put him on : ( I had to carry my dog into their facility. Then these pathetic girls rushed me out. I Couldn't Even Give My Dog A Hug Good by.. BECAUSE ALL THIS fat lazy female employee WANTED WAS TO GET ME IN WITH KAHU & GET Me Out To Go Get My $140.00 for a shot ** & GET ME OUT : ( .When It Comes To my dogs Kahu's Love Loyalty & Intelligence, these little creatures at the Keaau " Humane Society " are juss CHEAP Humanitarian ACTORS? ** WHAT IS DOG SPELLED BACKWARDS? **. Aloha KAHU, HE WAS THE BEST!

Nicholdemus ಠ_ರೃ

2 years ago

Nice little place to let your dog run off leash for a while.

Ginny hill

2 years ago

Nice facility and super nice staff, little difficult to adopt a dog, takes a long time. Drove 87 miles one way to come here and if we even get our application approved it'll take 2 more trips before we can get one and probably won't be the one we wanted Don't understand how they decide who gets one that more than one person wants.?

Jalen Hook

2 years ago

Wonderful staff and great at updating people on new events.

Peter Hickman

2 years ago

The girl I was talking to was very salty

Phil Aitken

2 years ago

Be nice if they'd open the dog park on time Just make another key already or change the hours! Every other trip there has been wasted.

Jean Garcia

2 years ago

I dropped off my dog to Hawaii Island humane society to get him neutering nail trim and also microchip and paying only $ 15.00 thank you so much for helping me out with my dog pretty Boi ????


2 years ago

I love the idea behind their exsistance but think that they may be understaffed. I tried the adoption process looking forward to adopting one of three pups but havent heard a squeek from them. Its been weeks. Are they in need of more volunteers? I hope they are able to improve with their process.

Gina Stephens

2 years ago

Awesome care for my fur babies. Their spayed and neutered program is the best.

Leo Christian

2 years ago

Animal’s well taken care of. So was I. Great folks. Adopt a pet today!

Miki Lum - mikickil

2 years ago

The Hawaii Island Humane Society also has a Bark Park! This is an off leash dog park facility open to the public. Although it is a smaller off leash park, it is well maintained and offers a variety of exploration for canines. There is an area for smaller dogs and a separate area for midsize to larger dogs. Toys are available as well as a water tub, fire hydrant, water hose, pavilion, trees, and taller foliage areas. I brought my 30# Staffordshire Bull Terrier here and he had a blast. Be aware that you MUST be cognizant of your own dogs behavior. If they are overwhelmed, simply take your dog out. Don't forget to clean up after your pooch and don't bring your furry loved one if they are sick, injured, or in heat. Before coming to any dog park, be sure to keep up with canine vaccinations and preventative meds. The risk is always there for spreading illness.

Beth Art

2 years ago

The staff cares about the right placement for their animals. They have a meet and greet where you can interact with the dog you are interested in. if that dog isn't a fit, they bring out other dogs that may work with you. The Keaau staff is professional and compassionate. I have adopted my dogs from here and will return when I have space for another.

Deborah Hillman

2 years ago

We adopted 3 dogs from the Hawaii Island Humane Society. All 3 adoptions were positive experiences. They have the “Foster To Adopt” program which lets the dog be in your home up to 3 weeks before you make the decision to adopt. The staff is kind, caring and knowledgeable. Five Stars.

one winner

2 years ago

We have adopted several dogs from them over the years. great experience. nice staff.

Alex Hagan

3 years ago

The best! I have experienced working with the shelter multiple ways and they have been amazing! Adopting a pet from them was positive and they treated me with all of the kindness possible! They made an off island adoption non stressful and seem to always have the best interest of the animal in mind (even checking in once my new pup got off the flight). I highly recommend adopting from them.

Hannah Hancock

3 years ago

I adopted my new dog Leia from this shelter 5/4/21. Leia was my 3rd shelter dog adoption, but first one from this shelter. The process was smooth and easy. I loved how you get to foster your potential new pet for up to 3 weeks before making the adoption official! I never felt pressured and didn’t have to pay for anything up front. They really emphasized the importance of making sure the pet is a good fit!


3 years ago

Super organized and awesome staff that make an extra effort to match you with the right animal. All of our animals have been adopted from Hihs and we love them so much!! Consider adopting your next fur baby here!!

Meghan Jerolaman

3 years ago

We’ve adopted three of our dogs/cat from HIHS and every time was a pleasant experience. When we were looking for dog #5, I reached out to HIHS for guidance on finding the right dog that would fit our ohana needs. They were extremely helpful and accommodating and we scheduled a few meet and greets. We didn’t find our match at HIHS but greatly appreciate their willingness and support. We will always be lifelong supporters of HIHS and their mission. Mahalo nui loa Snow’s Ohana.

Snowa Love

3 years ago

Friendly, clean and caring animal facility.

thomas wanzer

3 years ago

The Humane Society has turned into a joke trying to adopt a dog from them is ridiculous

Becky Bailey

3 years ago

The employees are always friendly and helpful!

J. H.

3 years ago

Thank you so so much for your service and work with lots of commitment to find dogs and cats for better home.. ????I'll miss my puppies so much????

Robert Peterson

3 years ago

Who doesn't love fluffy little kitties

Mr. Richard Arthur Lee IV BSc

3 years ago

Great place , gotta love that they support animals that wouldn't get the help otherwise. awesome foster care program to rehabilitate pets and get them ready for their forever homes. My heart goes out to all the pet guardians!


3 years ago

you can go in and visit whenever the humane society is open ☺️ they let you take dogs for walks and stay as long as you want. super, super loud though. expected ????‍♀️

Randy Roll

3 years ago

100 % failure on every level. Staff has no passion for what they are supposed to do, and have obviously lost any compassion they may once have had. I tried calling to get answer about an animal that had been abandoned by my home. Left messages, but not even a curtesy call was returned. Finally took the animal there, and found out they “don’t do intakes “. They did inform me to call the Hawaiian Rainbow Rangers. I did, and was informed they were on their way to pick up another animal. I waited, and finally had to take the animal back home as the heat was getting to her. Before I left, I was going to inform the staff, and was immediately told to get back in my vehicle. I left not even believing what had just happened. I will continue to find out how the humane society is even allowed to operate this way. I have taken the abandoned animal to Rainbow Society and they are most awesome.

Robbie Rose

3 years ago

I love my new, healthy kitties. Thank you for the discount. Thank you for my new friend. <3

Solomon Manuia

3 years ago

Awsome Video &photos from Brada Solomon Manuia please I want a blue pitbull puppy asap.

susan nihau

3 years ago

Adopted two kittens from here and they are amazing people that work there.

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Hawaii Island Humane Society, Hawaii, Keaau

16-873 Keaau Pahoa Hwy

Business Hours


9 AM - 5 PM


9 AM - 5 PM


9 AM - 5 PM


9 AM - 5 PM


9 AM - 5 PM


7 AM - 4 PM



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