Bringing your Pet


Hawaii’s laws promote the health and safety of our human and animal population by regulating the importation of animals into the state.  For information about bringing your pet to Hawaii, contact the State Department of Agriculture, Animal Quarantine Station, 99-941 Halawa Valley St., Aiea, Hawaii 96701, or call (808) 483-7151.  All pets coming into Hawaii will stay on Oahu as there are no facilities on the outer islands.


All pets allowed to enter Hawaii are subject to quarantine at the owner’s expense.  The fee is currently $14.30/day.  Your pet could  be subject to either a 5 day quarantine or a 120 day quarantine.  To be eligible for the 5 day quarantine see the online checklist.  The pet must also pass a second rabies blood test upon arrival and obtain a health certificate from an accredited veterinarian.  Call or fax the Quarantine station for details.  Otherwise your pet will be subject to the 120 day quarantine.

Airlines are also likely to require a veterinarian to issue a valid health certificate issued within 10 days of your travel date.  The health certificate should include a record of inoculations for Rabies, Distemper and Parvo Virus.

 If you are planning on renting a home, or condo, with a pet, please read the following:

Renting with pets!

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