A Helpful Guide For Moving Your Pet To Hawaii

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Are you moving to Hawaii?

 

Are you a little anxious about moving your pet to Hawaii? 

 

We know the feeling.

 

We moved to Hawaii eight years ago with two cats. 

 

We were in the military at the time and we were used to moving with our pets.

 

But PCSing to Hawaii (PCSing is military speak for moving) is totally different because of the Hawaii state quarantine laws.

 

Additionally, saying goodbye to your pet and putting them on an airplane to the most remote island chain in the world is downright scary. 

  Saying good bye to pet

Not to mention the fact that almost all flights to Oahu take at least 6 hours from the west coast and 11 hours from the east coast of the United States.

 

We understand.

 

We want to help.

 

Please read on as we attempt to demystify the process for moving your pet to Hawaii.

 

Following these guidelines and procedures will allow your pet to enter Hawaii without any quarantine period whatsoever. 

 

Yay!! 

Pet happy about moving to hawaii

 

How cool is that?

 

Officially, this means your pet will qualify for the Direct Airport Release (DAR) & 5 day or less program. 

 

However, there are very strict procedures in place to qualify for DAR & 5 day or less.

 

The Hawaii state animal quarantine laws are strict, make no bones about it.

 

They’re in place for good reason and there’s no getting around them. 

 

Here’s a quote from the Hawaii state guide on the matter:

 

“If all procedures are not followed in the case of DAR, the dog or cat will be denied DAR and will undergo quarantine for up to 120 days until requirements are met for release; or transported out-of-state at the owner’s expense.”

 

Wow! 

 

That’s pretty harsh and sounds ominous.

 

We recommend reviewing the following points before getting started:

 

-       READ through the entire checklist before doing any steps.

 

-       You must follow this checklist in its entirety.  The state of Hawaii has very exact rules about the entry of animals to their state.  They don’t have any rabies on the islands and they also don’t have any snakes either. 

 

They’d like to keep it that way which is quite understandable.

 

-       Failure to follow the state checklist could land your pet in a 120 quarantine facility and / or cost you money. 

 

There won’t be any begging forgiveness upon arrival for not following these procedures.  See note 2 above.  Hawaii has very little patience with individuals not following the procedures.

 

-       You are already behind in getting everything done.  Do not delay.  You could need up to 60-90 days to get everything accomplished.

 

-       The animal quarantine station (AQS) must receive all documents in the checklist 10 days or more prior to the pet’s arrival date.

 

 

Follow the Hawaii state checklist steps in order

 

  

MOVING PETS TO HAWAII CHECKLIST

 

We are providing a condensed checklist here, but recommend using it only after you have familiarized yourself with the full procedures spelled out below.

 

 

Moving a pet to Hawaii checklist

 

 

Step 1 - Get your pet micro chipped.  This will cost about $25-$50 and is a routine and mostly painless procedure.  The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is injected normally into the folds of skin on the back of the pet’s neck.  Most pets can be chipped at 4-6 weeks old but some breeds may need to be older depending on their size.

 

Step 2 - Verify that the microchip is working and that the microchip number is correct.  Your veterinarian should be able to do this.  Check and double check, especially if shipping multiple pets to Hawaii.   

 

Any pet that cannot be verified upon arrival will not qualify for DAR & 5 day or less program and will enter the 120-day quarantine program in Hawaii.

 

NOTE:  The chip must be implanted before the rabies antibody blood test is performed.

 

Step 3 - Rabies vaccination. 

 

Your dog or cat must have been vaccinated at least twice for rabies in its lifetime. 

 

The rabies vaccines must have been administered more than 30 days apart. 

 

The current (most recent) rabies vaccine must have been administered:

 

o   More than 30 days before the pet’s date of arrival in Hawaii; and not more than the vaccine’s licensed booster interval listed on the manufacturer’s label

 

o   Your veterinarian will give you rabies vaccination certificates for every rabies vaccination.

 

o   The date and type of vaccine must be indicated on these vaccination certificates.

 

Bottom-line: Two rabies vaccinations are required. The pet’s most recent rabies vaccination must not be expired when your pet arrives in Hawaii.   If arrival in Hawaii occurs before 30 days has elapsed from the most recent rabies vaccination, the animal is subject to quarantine until the 30 days are completed.

 

Step 4 – Get a (Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization) FAVN rabies antibody test. 

 

Be sure “HAWAII” is listed as the destination on the lab submission form.

 

DO NOT get a Rapid Fluorescent Foci Inhibition Test (RFFIT)!  

 

Have the test done at one of these three approved labs:

·      Auburn University

·      Kansas State University

·      DOD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory in Texas

 

The day after the lab receives your pet’s blood sample must not be more than 36 months and not less than 30 days before the date of arrival in Hawaii.

 

If you try to use an intermediate lab such as Antech, Idexx, etc it may delay the date the approved labs above receive your pet’s sample.

 

The result of the dog or cat’s blood test must be greater than or equal to 0.5 IU/ml.

 

Obtain a copy of this successful blood test result from your veterinarian showing the pet’s microchip number for your records.

 

Do not contact the laboratory directly.

 

Step 5 – Wait 30 days.

 

Following a successful FAVN Rabies Antibody test result, animals must wait at least 30 days before arriving in Hawaii.

 

If arrival occurs before 30 days has elapsed, the animal is subject to quarantine until 30 days are completed.

 

The waiting period begins the day after approved lab has received the blood sample for the FAVN test.  

 

The test must also have a result > 0.5 IU/ml.

 

Arriving before the 30-day waiting period has elapsed will result in disqualification of a pet from the Direct Airport Release (DAR) & 5 day or less program

 

All pets arriving before the eligible date of entry will be quarantined and assessed $14.30 each day in addition to the $244.00 program fee.

 

There are no exceptions.

 

Step 6 – Gather the following documents and submit them to the Animal Quarantine Station AQS at least 10 days prior to arrival.

 

-       Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-279.  The form is straightforward and allows you to list agents to pick up your pet for you.  IMPORTANT! Authorized Handlers and Transport Companies cannot be listed as owners of an animal.  Not identifying and listing the legal owner of the animal on the AQS-279 is considered fraud and will create delays in processing and disqualification.

 

-       This form does not need to be notarized.

 

-       Original certificates for 2 rabies vaccinations signed in ink by a licensed veterinarian.  The certificates must have:

·      The vaccine name

·      Lot or serial number

·      Booster interval

·      Vaccination date

·      Vaccine lot expiration date

 

-       An original health certificate in English, done within 14 days of arrival including rabies vaccine name, lot or serial number, booster interval, vaccination date and expiration date is required. If you do not send the original health certificate to the AQS in advance of your pet’s arrival with your other documents, you must provide the health certificate upon arrival to the Inspector.  Failure to bring the original health certificate  (photocopy not acceptable) will prevent your pet from being released.

 

-       A veterinarian must treat the pet for ticks with a product containing a long-acting product labeled to kill ticks (Revolution® is not acceptable) within 14 days of arrival and the product name and date of treatment must be recorded on the pet’s health certificate.

 

-       If you are applying for re-entry under the same FAVN blood test and rabies vaccinations used for a previous entry, you must send a copy of the Airport Release Card given to you when your pet was released at the airport on that previous arrival in Hawaii.

 

Step 7 – How to submit the documents.

 

Send documents in as a set so they are received more than 10 days before arrival in Honolulu, to:

 

Animal Quarantine Station

99-951 Halawa Valley Street

Aiea, Hawaii 96701

 

Send by mail with return receipt to verify delivery, or by an overnight carrier that provides tracking of your documents.

 

Be sure to allow adequate time to ensure your documents are received by AQS more than 10 days before your pet arrives at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL).

 

Failure to send documents as instructed will incur additional fees and can disqualify a pet from airport release.

 

Other than the original health certificate, hand carrying documents in for review and qualification on arrival will cause delay and result in a higher fee of $244 for DAR, and $130 for Re-Entry. 

 

Priority is given to dog and cat owners that properly submitted documents beforehand as instructed.

 

Include a cashier’s check or money order (no personal checks are accepted) for $185 for Direct Airport Release in HNL or $244 for 5 Day Or Less.

 

Include your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit. Payable to: Department of Agriculture.

 

Note!  Faxes and photocopies are not accepted!

 

If you are applying for re-entry under the same OIE-FAVN blood test and rabies vaccinations used on a previous entry, send a copy of the Airport Release card given to you when your pet was released at the airport from the previous arrival.

 

Payment must be made in full before your pet will be released. Payment more than fees will receive refunds through the mail in approximately 8 weeks or more after a request for refund is made.

 

Retain copies of necessary qualification documents for your files and to accompany your pet as a backup.

 

 

Moving your pet to Hawaii, Maui or Kauai

 

Owners wishing to fly their pet direct to the island of Hawaii, island of Maui or island of Kauai must send in documents in 30 days or more before arrival and request a Neighbor Island Inspection Permit.

 

A Neighbor Island Inspection Permit (NIIP) is required to fly direct to Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA), Kahului Airport (OGG) or Lihue Airport (LIH). Refer to the

 

“Checklist for Requesting Direct Airport Release at Kona, Kahului and Lihue Airports”  No permit is required to fly into Honolulu at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), island of Oahu.

 

Step 8 - Other

 

It is recommended that you check your pet’s blood test results at the Hawaii Department of Agriculture web site: hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/aqs-info

 

Direct Airport Release (DAR) procedures.

 

Arrange for your pet to arrive at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility (AAQHF) at HNL - Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

 

It may take up to one hour for the airlines to transport a pet to AAQHF [Phone: (808) 837-8092]. Animals not delivered to the facility during normal inspection hours will not be released when they arrive.

 

Warning! Inspection hours are subject to change at any time without notice. Unless prior arrangements are made with the AAQHF, pets qualified for Direct Airport Release that arrive between 5:00 PM and 8:00 AM must be picked up between 8 to 10 AM during the subsequent inspection period at the AAQHF.

 

If not picked up during that time, the pet will be transferred to the AQS and entered into the 5  day  or  less  program  at  $244.  In this situation, after all necessary documents are received and verified, pets may be picked up at the Animal Quarantine Station located at:

99-951 Halawa Valley Street

Aiea, Hawaii 96701

 

Their phone number is: (808) 483-7151

 

Normal office hours for the Animal Quarantine Station are:

 

Monday through Friday:  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

 

The higher fee of $244 for each dog or cat released at the airport shall apply (instead of $185) when the Animal Quarantine Station 10 days or more before arrival does not receive documents. This includes situations where documents are submitted on arrival for review and qualification purposes.

 

Animals will not qualify for the $98 reduced re-entry fee when the Animal Quarantine Station 10 days or more before the re-entry does not receive documents. In this case, the higher fee of $130 for each dog and cat released at the airport shall apply.

 

You must contact the AAQHF and notify them at (808) 837-8092 if you cannot pick up your pet the day it is delivered to the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility (AAQHF) in HNL during normal inspection hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 

The pet may be available for pick up from between 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the AAQHF the next day, or it may be transferred to the Animal Quarantine Station (AQS) the following morning.  After 10 AM or when pets are transferred to AQS, they are entered into the 5 Day Or Less program. Fee for the 5 Day Or Less program is $244 per pet.

 

Animals on international flights will need to clear U.S. Customs before they may be released from the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility. Please check with your airlines regarding U.S. Customs clearance to assure they will be open to process your pet for release.

 

Your pet will not qualify for direct airport release if ticks or other parasites are found at the time of arrival. Direct Airport Release will not be possible when prohibited by Federal airport security advisories.  Under those circumstances pets will be released the following day at the Animal Quarantine Station 99-951 Halawa Valley Street, Aiea, Hawaii 96701, phone: (808) 483-7151, during normal office hours:

 

Monday through Friday:  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM &   1:00 PM to 4:30PM

Saturday, Sunday, State Holidays:  8:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM to 3:30PM

 

NOTE! Pet owners should bring a baggage cart or other means to transport their crated pet from the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility to the Inter-island Terminal if traveling on to an outer island after release of their pet. There are no carts or porters at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility.

 

The pet owner is responsibility to arrange all transportation for the pet once it is released from the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility in Honolulu.  An animal may only be released to:

 

•     The Owner listed on a Dog and Cat Import Form (AQS-279)

•     The Consignee identified on the shipmaster’s declaration; or

•     The Co-owner(s) or Authorized Handler listed on a Dog and Cat Import Form

(AQS-279).

 

If you are not traveling with your pet, you must arrange with the airlines to consign your pet to the individual who will pick up your pet.

 

Due to Federal security regulations at the Honolulu International Airport, all pets must be secured in their flight carriers when picked up from the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility. Do not remove your pet from its transport carrier on airport property!

 

You must notify the Animal Quarantine Station prior to arrival, follow the same procedures, and meet all the requirements each time your pet enters or returns to Hawaii.

 

You will pay a fee of $185 per pet for direct airport release or $244 per pet for the 5 Day Or Less program each time your pet enters or returns to Hawaii unless it qualifies for subsequent entry fees outlined in: “Re-Entry Fee Requirements”.

 

Any dog or cat not picked up on its scheduled date for release is considered “Overdue” and an additional $17.80 fee is added for each day a pet remains beyond its scheduled release date.

 

Animals are not allowed to remain in AQS past their scheduled release date. Due to the high volume of telephone calls it’s recommended you contact staff with questions, by email to rabiesfree@hawaii.gov.

 

Hawaii Department of Agriculture contacts: Animal Quarantine Station telephone:

(808) 483- 7151 fax: (808) 483-7161 email: rabiesfree@hawaii.gov Information included in this publication is subject to change and revision at any time without notice

 

How to pick up your pet at the Honolulu Airport

 

After landing and receiving your luggage it is understandable that you’ll be excited to see your pet. 

 

We’ve literally helped dozens of military families PCSing to Hawaii pick up their pets after landing. 

 

It’s fun to see the happy reunions.

 

But, finding your pet at the Honolulu International Airport can be tricky.

 

The office where your pet is located is just off the main thoroughfare that runs around the airport.

 

It is on the ground floor.

 

It is hard to find.

 

One wrong turn and you could find yourself on the highway heading away from the airport with no place to turn around. 

 

Maybe even during rush hour.

 

That’s a stressful situation nobody wants to see.

 

Follow these procedures to find the pickup spot.

 

If you are being picked up at curbside you are most likely arriving at terminal 2 or terminal 3.

 

Maybe you are starting from the rental car location.

 

Wherever you begin your journey to the animal quarantine facility, proceed to terminal 1 arrivals.

 

Drive to terminal 1 arrivals.

 

If in the outside lanes farthest from the main curb, then proceed straight ahead at the end of the terminal onto what looks like an airport service road.

 

If in the inside lanes closest to the main curb you will have to take an immediate right at the end of the terminal onto what looks like an airport service road.

 

In either case you should see a sign for the animal quarantine facility.

Proceed down this road about 300 yards and you will see the Animal Airport Quarantine Holding Facility on your left hand side.

 

There is very limited parking with just two spaces. 

 

If you are by yourself you may have to wait for a spot to come open.

 

If you have someone with you, you can be dropped off to pick up your pet.

 

Please watch this video to see where to pick up your pet. 

 

Not everyone in Hawaii knows where the animal quarantine shelter is located on the Honolulu International Airport. 

 

We’ve been here for seven years and we’ve picked up our fair share of pets, including our own.  It’s easy to find, once you’ve been there a couple of times. 

 

Finding the place is really the hardest part.

 

Picking up the pet is simple.

 

Show the individual behind the counter your drivers’ license or other form of valid ID such as a military ID or passport.

 

They will check your paperwork and then retrieve your pet.

 

Here are some gotchas:

 

Your pet must remain in its cage for movement to your transportation! 

 

This means if you have a large dog you must have someone strong enough to carry the cage to the vehicle. 

 

The folks who work at the facility are prohibited from assisting you. 

 

Your pet must remain in its cage until leaving the airport property. 

Sign on door at animal quarantine facility

 

We see this rule violated all the time.  The last time we were there we saw several owners violate this rule.

 

The airport and the state don’t want a lose dog or cat on the premises. 

 

You can imagine what that would be like.

 

They also don’t want to turn this highly industrialized area of the airport into a dog park.

 

Your pet is most likely a bit traumatized at this point.

 

No telling how it will react to being freed from a cage or being startled by an airport noise.

 

Best just to follow the rules and keep your pet in its cage.

 

After all, what’s an extra 5 minutes after a 12-hour flight?

 

Our Q & A with Steve at the Honolulu International Airport Animal Quarantine Facility

 

We recently had a chance to talk with Steve at the Animal Quarantine Facility located on the airport and was able to ask him some key questions.

 

Q: What are the most common errors?

A: Not filling out the paperwork correctly and not sending it in on time.  He recommends, just as the instructions do, that people use a method of mailing that has a way to verify receipt of the documents.  Steve also recommends bringing a legible and neat copy of the documents and the mailing receipts and documents.

 

Q: What is the number one recommendation for people shipping their pets to Hawaii?

A: Designate someone to pick up your pet in case you get delayed and can’t make it before the animal quarantine facility closes.  Designate this individual before you depart and include it in your documents.  The designated individual must have a valid ID to pick up your pet.  Additionally, you may also designate on the day of arrival, but the following must occur: The animal quarantine facility must get your request before they close and it must come from the exact same email as is stated on your original documents submitted beforehand.  This is not the optimum solution because sometimes the animal quarantine facility staff is slammed with arrivals and may not get to your email or the phone in time to help you.

 

Q: What happens if I can’t pick up my pet before the AQF closes?

A: Your pet will wait overnight at the AQF.  The staff is PROHIBITED from feeding your pet or giving it water during this time period.  This breaks their heart and we are sure it will break your heart as well.  This is why a designee is so important.  You can retrieve your pet the following morning when the facility opens.  Unclaimed pets will be sent to the quarantine holding facility in Aiea.

If your flight gets delayed or you are unable for whatever reason to pick up your pet before the facility closes, your pet will not be given any food or water until you arrive the next day.

 

Frequently asked questions about moving your pets to Hawaii

 

Q:  How much does it cost to fly a pet to Hawaii?

A:  It all depends on the airline and the size and weight of your pet.  It could be as cheap as $100 or as expensive as $1000.

 

Q:  Will the military reimburse me for shipping my pet to Hawaii?

A:  No.  The military will not pay for me to ship my pet to Hawaii.  The Department of Defense has very strict guidelines in this area.  They will pay for any quarantine expenses. 

 Here’s what the Joint Travel Regulations have to say about it: 

“Service Members:  Yes and no, depending on the type of reimbursement.  Mandatory pet quarantine fees, incurred ICW the mandatory quarantine of a household pet, are reimbursable not to exceed $550 per PCS move for pets in, or entering into, quarantine on and after 28 December 2001.  There is no reimbursement (nor any allowance) for "transportation" of a pet.  See JTR, par. 050106.  Only quarantine costs associated with dogs and cats are allowed.”

Q:  Can I ship more than one pet to Hawaii?

A:  Yes.  There are no limitations on the number of pets you can ship to Hawaii.

Q:  Can I visit my pet while it is in quarantine in Hawaii?

A:   Yes, you can visit your pet(s) while in quarantine.  Visiting hours are:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 1PM – 4:30PM

Wednesday  – 1PM – 5:30PM

Thursday – 1PM – 4:30PM

Friday – Closed

Saturday – Noon – 3:30PM

Sunday – Noon – 3:30PM

State Holidays – Closed

 

Q: Is it expensive to quarantine my pet in Hawaii?

A:  The full Hawaii 120-day pet quarantine program will cost $1080 per pet.  It definitely is better to do the DAR, which is $185 per pet, plus you get to take your pet home with you.  The 5-Day or Less program is $244 per pet.  According to Hawaii law there are no discounts because the program has to be self-sustaining.  These prices are subject to change.

 

Q: Where is the Hawaii pet quarantine facility?

A:  99-951 Halawa Valley St, Aiea HI, 96701.  The facility is centrally located on the island of O’ahu and is about a 10 – 15 minute drive from the airport.  Their phone number is 808-483-7151.

 

Q: Can my friend pick up my pet when it arrives in Hawaii?

A:  Yes, as long as your pet qualifies for the DAR and your friend is listed as a co-owner of your pet.

 

Q: Who can visit my pet while it is in Hawaii quarantine?

A:  Anyone, as long as they are designated as a co-owner of your pet.  Designated handlers must be designated as a co-owner as well.  You must receive an AQS issued visitor pass and you will need a valid picture ID for each visit.  You may only visit your pet in the kennel and cannot remove your pet from the kennel. 

 

Q: Can I bring my horse to Hawaii?

A: Yes.  You can bring a horse to Hawaii.

 Horses must meet the following requirements:

·      The horse must originate in an area or county in which equine encephalomyelitis has not occurred in the six-month period prior to shipment.

 

·      The horse must be vaccinated with a USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service approved equine encephalomyelitis vaccine recommended in the area of origin, no less than 15 days before shipment.

 

·      The horse must be thoroughly sprayed or sponged with an insecticide approved for use on horses at a concentration that kills ticks.

 

·      The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) must use this language to certify that the horse is free of external parasites:

 

“I personally inspected the horse(s) on this CVI and found them to be free of ticks and they have been treated for ticks prophylactically at the time of inspection with a topical pyrethroid or another equine tick treatment product.”

                

·      Additionally, the CVI must have this statement for all livestock entering Hawaii originating from states affected with Vesicular Stomatitis for the duration of the VS outbreaks.

 

“I have examined all the animals identified on this certificate within 72 hours of shipment date and found them to be free from signs of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). During the last thirty (30) days, these animals have not been exposed to VS nor located on a VS confirmed or a VS suspected premises.”

           

·      All horses imported into the State of Hawaii from states with officially diagnosed cases of Equine Piroplamosis shall be accompanied by a CVI which states:

 

                “I personally inspected the horse(s) on this CVI and found them to be free of ticks and they have been treated for ticks prophylactically at the time of inspection with a topical pyrethroid or another equine tick treatment product.”

       

           

·      Tested for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) by an USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service approved laboratory within 90 days of shipment.

 

·      Importer required to have imported horse retested for EIA 45 – 60 days after entry

 

 

Q: Can I bring pets other than dogs and cats to Hawaii?

A:  Yes you can.  Hawaii will allow you to bring rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice and even rats.  Snakes are forbidden. 

 

To bring you precious bunny with you to Hawaii you must have the following:

 

Within seven days prior to arrival in Hawaii a signed Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), also known as a health certificate

 

            The CVI must list and give a description of the rabbit(s) in the shipment, must state that the rabbit(s) were not showing signs of infectious, contagious and/or communicable diseases and were found free of external parasites.

 

            Rabbits can only be brought into Hawaii through the Honolulu International Airport and must be submitted by an agent of the airline carrier to the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility (AAQHF) for inspection.  Hours of inspection are normally 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

           

Your pet rabbit will be released upon passing the inspection.

 

Guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice and rats require the following:

           

An import permit from:

 

Chief Plant Inspector

Department of Agriculture

1849 Auiki Street

Honolulu HI, 96819

 

The import permit must be obtained before importing these pets.

 

We highly recommend calling 808 832-0566 well ahead of time for information.

 

Within seven days prior to arrival in Hawaii a signed Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), also known as a health certificate

 

            The CVI must list and give a description of the animal(s) in the shipment, must state that the animal(s) were not showing signs of infectious, contagious and/or communicable diseases and were found free of external parasites.

 

            These animals can only be brought into Hawaii through the Honolulu International Airport and must be submitted by an agent of the airline carrier to the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility (AAQHF) for inspection. 

 

             Again, hours of inspection are normally 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Important notes regarding rabbits and pets other than dogs and cats. 

 

While it appears Hawaii has no problem with allowing these animals into Hawaii, we did some checking with some airlines. 

 

Most airlines won’t allow these pets on board, either in the passenger or cargo department.  That means you will most likely have to ship them with a cargo pet shipping company. 

 

There are several companies that specialize in the transport of animals.

 

Final Thoughts On Moving Your Pet To Hawaii

 

We hope your move to Hawaii is a smooth one with no issues.

 

We still remember moving our pets to Hawaii and how glad we were to see them when we picked them up.

 

We are constantly updating this guide to moving your pets to Hawaii and would love to hear your comments on how your pick up went. 

 

Please let us know what we should add to make it easier for everyone else.

 

If you want you can even send a picture of your pet!  We love those and will post them here too.

 

If you are thinking about or considering buying a home in Hawaii please give me a call at 808-724-4629. 

 

I’d love to help be your guide toward finding your dream home in paradise. 

 

Mahalo.