I have a tiny budget for a mini-vacation this year in December. I would like to arrive in Honolulu HNL at around 7 AM on Day 1 and fly back around 11pm on Day 2. Basically ~40 hours in Hawaii.
I fly globally with my Emotional Support Animal - a well-behaved 20 lb corgi mix. We live in California.
I'm confused at the process of Hawaii for a dog to arrive there. There seems to be a 5 day quarantine process? My dog is up to date with all shots. She has had two sets of rabies shots already. (Once Nov 2017. Oct 2018 were her latest shots) Is there a minimum quarantine no matter what?
My dog has not been left alone in a cage since we rescued her at around 7 weeks old - she is now almost 2 years old. I don't want to subject her to quarantine. Anyway, I will not be there for 5 days, so the 5 day process wouldn't work.
Is there no way to bring a dog to Hawaii on a short trip?
Update on why it's a short trip: I grabbed a roundtrip fare that's ridiculously cheap. It is cheap enough to justify the trip - a flight somewhere closer would actually cost more.
Clarification: The cage is regarding the quarantine ("Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility") and not about crate training. My dog is actually human-level potty trained, or bathroom trained - i.e., she knows how to tell me to go out to potty, or worst case, she'd literally use the toilet in the bathroom (she doesn't like it since the balance is hard and she's fallen in the loo before...)