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Become a Hero on Your Trip to Hawaii!

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Are you planning a trip to Hawaii?

Via, Mommy Points, The Kauai Humane Society needs your help.

Even if you are NOT interested in adopting a dog, you can help save a dog’s life without paying a dime!

If you’re flying on Alaska Airlines and returning non-stop to 1 of these West Coast cities:

  • Oakland
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • Seattle

You can help the Kauai Humane Society shuttle a dog from Kauai to the mainland where the dog has a much better chance of being adopted.

It’s easy and free!

Become A Hero On Your Trip To Hawaii
You Could Save the Day for Dogs Who Need a Home and It Won’t Cost You a Dime!

So how can you help?

About Kauai Humane Society

  Link:   Kauai Humane Society

The Kauai Humane Society is the only animal welfare organization on the island of Kauai.  They help dogs, cats, and other small animals find their forever home.

Emily and I visited the Kauai Humane Society during winter vacation and adopted an adorable dog, Trixie, for the day.

Become A Hero On Your Trip To Hawaii
We Had Such a Fun Day With Trixie!

But a doggy field trip is not the only way you can help this wonderful organization…

Dogs on a Plane

Link:   Kauai Humane Society Pet Transfer

There are lots of dogs that need a home in Kauai.  So many that the Kauai Humane Society doesn’t have enough room for them all.

Kauai has a Pet Transfer Program where they send dogs to shelters in the mainland US where there is available space and dogs get a better opportunity to find a home.

The cost for a dog to fly alone is ~$400.  However, when the dog flies with someone on Alaska Airlines, they will let the dog fly for free.

That’s where you can swoop in to save the day.

How to Participate

Dogs from the Humane Society can only fly free on non-stop Alaska Airlines flights from Kauai to:

  • Oakland
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • OR Seattle

Alaska Airlines is an excellent value for trips to Hawaii.  That’s because you can get to Hawaii on Alaska Airlines with just 12,500 British Airways points from the west coast.  

It’s easy to earn British Airways points with the British Airways card.

The Humane Society will meet you at the airport before your flight and do everything to get the dog ready for the plane.  The dog rides with the cargo.  All you have to do is relax and enjoy your flight.

When you arrive at your destination, pick up the dog at baggage claim.  Then meet a representative from the new shelter who will take the dog to its new temporary home.

Become A Hero On Your Trip To Hawaii
Getting a Dog to the Mainland Increases Their Chances for Adoption and Could Save Their Life!

Bottom Line

You can save a dog’s life on your next trip home from Hawaii!

Alaska Airlines allows dogs from the Kauai Humane Society to fly free with someone who has a ticket for the flight.  However, your flight must be non-stop to either Oakland, Portland, San Diego, or Seattle.

By getting off the small island of Kauai, a dog will have a better chance finding a new home.

This is an excellent opportunity to do a good deed that contributes the community you’re visiting on your vacation!  And it’s free!

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I tried that!

I read your post when I was on Kauai last week. And immediately contacted the KHS. The girl who picked up a phone said she needs my reservation detail and phone number and only after I give it to them they will be able to check does Seattle needs any dogs at all and are there any dogs available.

No biggies, I quickly retrieved my reservation number and called them back. Was connected to “Customer Service”. Noone picked up so I left a voice message with detailed info, reservation number, names and contact information.

In three days I was there, nobody called me 🙁 I tried to call them back with the same result, noone answers. We could’ve transfer 2 dogs with us and seriously were considering adopting one right then and there — and cold and unfriendly response from KHS was quite frustrating.

Oh well. Too bad.

Wonderful Article for a Great Cause!

All cute and nice but sounds like A potential Security issue to me. I wouldn’t take a dog that is not mine on a flight the same way I wouldn’t take someone else’s suitcase.

awww what a great program, I wish i lived on the west coast so I could help. Adopt, don’t shop!!

great post!