Dog Registration

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You may register your dog at the Hawai‘i Island Humane Society at the following locations:

Kona Shelter
Phone: (808) 329-1175
Hours: 9:00 - 5:30 Mon. - Sat.

Kea‘au Shelter
Phone: (808) 966-5458
Hours: 9:00 - 5:00 Mon. - Fri.; 8:00 - 4:00 Sat.

Waimea Shelter
Phone: (808) 885-4558
Hours: 7:30 - 3:30 Mon. - Sat.

All shelters are closed on Sunday and County Holidays.

All dogs that are 3 months of age or older must be licensed. Dogs are issued a biennial license.

The owner of a dog must be 18 years of age or older.

To register a dog you will be required to provide the owner’s name, address, microchip number, home and business phone numbers. 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.The fee to replace lost or illegible current tags is $0.10.

Please contact any Humane Society for the following:

  • Replacement of certificates of registration.
  • Replacement of lost or stolen dog tags.
  • To report a lost or stray dog, contact the closest Humane Society