Volunteer, become an SOS Foster, or adopt a displaced animal from the Maui Humane Society

Maui Humane Society is in SOS!

They desperately need fosters (updated Dec 10, 2023)

Maui Humane Society has reached over 100% capacity in the dog kennels. We are caring for more than 60 dogs in shelter with capacity only for 40, totaling to more than 130 dogs in our shelter and in foster homes. Our Cat Ohana is filled with cats and kittens. Our Critter Corner is bursting with rabbits and Guinea Pigs.

If you have been considering fostering or adopting, NOW is the time.

Maui Humane Society has been in emergency response mode since the fires. While cats are still being rescued from the burn zone, our shelter is continuing to operate at a high capacity. When you foster one dog, you open a kennel for another dog who needs critical care before being reunited with their Ohana or adopted to a new one.

As an SOS Foster, you don't need prior fostering experience. Come to the shelter, any day of the week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our staff can help find an animal that will best fit your Ohana, get you all the supplies you need and send you on your way! If you would like to foster one of our dogs and you have your own dog(s) at home, please bring them down to the shelter so our staff can help ensure they are a good match.

View Our Adoptable and Foster Pets

(Animals with a "Foster Home" banner are already in foster homes)

  • Already a foster? Email dogfoster (for dogs) or foster (for cats/rabbits/Guinea Pigs) with availability or come in and SOS!
  • Not a foster yet? Come in for SOS foster today!
  • Want to join the foster program? Sign up today!

Volunteer at Maui Humane Society

Volunteering is one of the best ways to give back to your community! Watch the video to see why Maui Humane Society LOVES and needs our volunteers. You might just find that its the best thing you do for the animals in need, and for yourself!

We look forward to working together to save Maui’s Homeless Animals!

Volunteer with Maui Humane Society

The Volunteer Program is absolutely vital to the success of Maui Humane Society. Working with more than 16,000 hours in the last year, our volunteer team is exciting and thriving. We are extremely proud of the difference our volunteers make, in our shelter, with our animals, and throughout the community.

Interested in joining the Volunteer Program at Maui Humane Society? You can now attend our New Volunteer Orientation online. Click ‘Let’s Get Started’ to begin!

Are you visiting our island, and interested in helping out? Learn more about our Beach Buddies Visitor Program!


For ages 16 and up

As a volunteer at MHS you will have the chance to meet other volunteers, MHS staff, like minded people in your community, and countless loving pets looking for their forever homes. Challenge yourself to learn new skills, accomplish fulfilling tasks, and change the world one purposeful action at a time.

Everything our volunteers do makes a difference in the lives of our animals.You will have the opportunity to work hands on with adoptable animals, participate in community events and fundraisers, assist MHS staff and make a difference in the life of homeless pets. Sign up with a friend to maximize the fun! Make positive change, and touch the lives of the animals and people of Maui today!

There are many different ways to volunteer at Maui Humane Society. You can help with:

  • Administrative Assistance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Cat Care & Socialization
  • Disaster & Emergency Response
  • Dog Walking & Socialization
  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Facilities/ Gardening
  • Foster Program
  • Special Events
  • Veterinary Assistance

For parents and keiki ages 5 and up

We believe instilling a sense of compassion and caring in our next generation is essential to the wellbeing of animals in our community. Volunteering as a team with your keiki is a great way to give back and lead by example.

Adult volunteers 18 and up who are a member of our Volunteer Team may bring their keiki ages 5-15 to volunteer alongside them. ‘Ohana Volunteer teams can participate in many volunteer activities such as dog walking, cat socialization, administrative help, and fundraising and special events.

There are many different ways to volunteer as ‘Ohana at Maui Humane Society. You can help with:

• Administrative Assistance
• Cat Care and Socialization
• Education
• Outreach
• Facilities and Gardening
• Foster Program
• Fundraising
• Special Events

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (808) 877-3680 ext. 224 or

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