Updated May 25, 2023
To many people, pets are family. That’s why, when you’re moving to Hawaiʻi, it’s important to be able to take your dogs, cats, and other pets to your new home.
Moving pets to Hawaiʻi can be a little tricky. Because it’s the only state in the U.S. that’s rabies free, the Hawaiian Islands have very strict protocols for bringing in cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals. Additionally, because of the islands’ unique and delicate ecosystem, some animals are entirely restricted.
To help you understand the process for moving your pets to Hawaiʻi, we put together this guide. We’ll connect you with the forms, checklists, information, and resources you need to get your whole family to Hawaiʻi, quickly, safely, and easily.