Feb 2 2016

Meet Leonna

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Hello future furever family! My name is Leonna, and I am so happy you took the time to read a little more about me. I am a sweet brown and tan girl that is pretty shy when I first meet new people. I came to Wayside from a hoarding situation in November 2015, and though my time here as been great, I am ready for a family of my own! I would love it if that family would be with you. I know I said before that I am a shy lady, and I will need some time to adjust to my new surroundings. I would really appreciate a week or so in a room of my very own so I can adjust to my new home and life. Once I am comfortable you will see my sweet, loving, head butting side come out. My shyness is best explained by my felinelaity which is private investigator. Being a private investigator means that I am kitty that likes to observe before making any moves. I will be a sweet girl who will come out when feeling safe, but then will need my alone time as well. I will use my solitude to think of all the ways I can show you how much you mean to me. I would love the chance to show you all my great qualities in person, so please come on down. I will be the quiet girl who is purring your praises. Love, Leonna


Jan 19 2016

Miss Piggy and Kermit – A dynamic duo

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Hey there, we are Miss Piggy and Kermit! Miss Piggy is an adorable, Terrier, American Staffordshire, mix weighing about 53 pounds and I, Kermit, am a 7 pound Chihuahua mix. We know we seem a bit of an unusual pair – but we have always been together and have quite the bond.  We were transferred to Wayside Waifs when our last shelter ran out of space for us. We don’t mind because being at Wayside Waifs is where we have the best chance at finding a forever family who really loves us. Miss Piggy and I are a bonded pair and we must go home together!

We can be a little shy and uncomfortable in new surroundings so we’ll need you to help us adjust to my new home. Being with each other really helps us feel more confident and secure. We love getting active and playing together but we want you to join too! Let’s get out and explore the world on walks or romp around the backyard for a fun game of fetch.

We’ll benefit from basic obedience training to teach us what you expect from us in our new home but we’re super smart and will learn the ropes in no time. I’m eager to learn all the new things you have to teach me and you can get me extra motivated with some praise and positive encouragement! If an adorable and sweet pair of pups is what you need in your life then come by and meet us soon!

Please share our story and photos so we can find our forever home soon!

Woofs and tail wags,

Kermit and Miss Piggy


Jan 6 2016

I’m Harrison!

I'm Harrison!

I’m Harrison!

Hey there, I’m Harrison! I’m a super fluffy, 87-pound Saint Bernard Mix who’s looking for a family to love. Think it could be you?

I came here to Wayside when my last shelter ran out of space for me. I don’t mind though because now I have the best chance at finding my fur-ever home! I’ll do fine in a home with other furry friends and children who are a bit older. I can get really excited when meeting new people but once I’ve warmed up I do well. It’ll just take time and patience for me to feel comfortable with my new people and new surroundings.

I have a moderate energy level so I won’t mind curling up next to you for a relaxing night in. I still love getting active though and will enjoy taking long walks and exploring the world with you. I’ll benefit from using a harness on walks to help me to learn to stick by your side. I’ll need a refresher course in obedience but I’m a smart guy and know I’ll catch on in no time. I already know commands like sit and come and I’m eager to learn even more! Get me extra motivated with praise or yummy treats.

If a handsome, lovable guy is what your family needs then come meet me soon at Wayside Waifs!

Woof Woof!
Harrison


Dec 11 2015

Luna and Donut Find Their Forever Families

Donut loves Hills Science DietLuna and Donut are two animals who, to no fault of their own, were homeless at young ages in their lives. Both animals needed medical attention, nourishment and love. Thankfully they made it to Wayside where all of their needs were taken care of. They became warm, strong animals and soon were both adopted!

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That is one purpose of Wayside Waifs – to find forever homes for thousands of abandoned, abused and homeless animals every year. Animals come to Wayside worn-down, broken and, sadly, unloved. Thanks to the generous support from donors, volunteers and staff, these animals’ lives are able to improve. They are treated medically. They are provided nutritious food from our friends at Science Diet. They live in foster homes when necessary. They receive socialization. And they are loved immensely until they are adopted into their forever homes! Wayside Waifs is proud to provide care for the helpless animals and, with the help of community partners like Science Diet, are able to do just that.

 To read more about Wayside’s programs and what we offer animals, visit: www.waysidewaifs.org

  For more information on Science Diet and how it helps the homeless animals, visit: www.hillspet.com

 


Nov 12 2015

Donut’s Journey: A Forever Home

Donut finds a forever family!

Donut finds a forever family!

Remember Donut? He came to Wayside as an 8 month old puppy in January of 2014 through our Shelter Transfer Program. This is a program where Wayside partners with 30+ shelters across the region and takes animals from shelters that have run out of space for their current animals. Many of these shelters are located in rural settings and don’t have the local population to support a robust pet adoption program.

When Donut came to us he was a pretty sick little guy and our veterinary team diagnosed him with roundworms and hookworms. Once he was nursed back to health, he was neutered and finally ready to find a forever loving home.

By transferring animals like Donut to an urban setting – like Kansas City – the chances of these animals getting adopted rises exponentially because the population is much larger. If Donut had not been transferred to Wayside, it is likely he would have been euthanized because his original shelter had run out of room.

We are thrilled to update you that he now has a forever home! His new family has wonderful things to say about him!

“Donut has a huge personality, he tilts his head to the side whenever we talk, he knows all kinds of tricks including how to army crawl, which started when he wanted his toy across the room and was too tired to get up and walk!! He loves chewing on bully sticks and spending time outside. Camping and hiking are two of his favorite activities. When going to his forever home, he was afraid of getting in water but has since loosened up and will even swim without touching for a little bit. He loves the dog park and gets so excited when his mom or dad says they’re going that you can see the excitement building up until he eventually lets out a big, long hound howl of joy. He especially loves his dog friends, and one mention of their names has his paws on the window trying to find them.”

One time when he left the dog park and his best friend Stella was still there, he stuck his head out the window and cried and wailed almost all the way home, so his mom and dad turned around to go back to the park. Donut and his family recently moved into a new home and he has learned to love his new backyard. He wasn’t sure what to do there where they first moved in but now he runs around and plays all day long. Donut is pretty unique and definitely a fun, great dog.

Congratulations to Donut and his new family!


Oct 20 2015

Luna’s Story : A Forever Family

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Luna finds a forever family!

 

Coming to Wayside as a young kitten, she had been living without food, water or love. Once at Wayside, Luna’s life began to change for the better. After being treated for intestinal parasites by the Wayside veterinary team, she was on the road to recovery and ready for a forever home.

Luna is a particular girl, who definitely loves being outside. As with most cats she likes to decide when she’s ready for human contact. She lived in our kitten nursery with her sister Squirt and after just one month she found a forever home! We are so happy for Luna and her family. Her complete circle of care was made possible by animal lovers just like you! Thank you for helping animals like Luna!

 


Oct 8 2015

Donut’s Journey to Finding a Forever Home

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He was just a puppy when he arrived at Wayside Waifs.

This is Donut. He came to Wayside as an 8 month old puppy in January of 2014 through our Shelter Transfer Program. This is a program where Wayside partners with 30+ shelters across the region and takes animals from shelters that have run out of space for their current animals. Many of these shelters are located in rural settings and don’t have the local population to support a robust pet adoption program.

When Donut came to us he was a pretty sick little guy and our veterinary team diagnosed him with roundworms and hookworms. Once he was nursed back to health, he was neutered and finally ready to find a forever loving home.

By transferring animals like Donut to an urban setting – like Kansas City – the chances of these animals getting adopted rises exponentially because the population is much larger. If Donut had not been transferred to Wayside, it is likely he would have been euthanized because his original shelter had run out of room.

Stay tuned to our blog for more of Donut’s journey to finding a forever home.


Sep 30 2015

Luna’s Journey to Finding a Forever Home

Scared and hungry, Luna came to Wayside Waifs in need of medical attention.

Scared and hungry, Luna came to Wayside Waifs in need of medical attention.

This is Luna. She came to Wayside Waifs from a well-meaning animal lover that did not have his animals spayed/neutered. After a time he ended up with too many animals to care for and was over the city limit for owned animals. That’s when several cats and kittens were brought to Wayside, including Luna.

She was only 2 1/2 months old, underweight and suffering from Coccidia (a parasite that when not treated, can cause damage to the lining of a cat’s intestines.) We were able to give her life-saving medications to treat the parasites and she also received standard vaccinations. Once she was well, she was spayed and received a microchip.

While at Wayside, she lived in our kitten nursery with her sister Squirt, receiving nutritious food, care and love from our staff and volunteers.

Stay tuned for more about Luna’s story…


Sep 28 2015

Dolly & Buddie: Friends for Life

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I’m Dolly!

Hello there, we are Dolly and Buddie! We are the sweetest, most loving dogs you’ll ever meet and we are looking for a new home together. It’s tough to find ourselves in this situation, living at a homeless shelter. We had a loving and happy home at one time and we never imagined that it would end. But then our owner was no longer able to take care of us. We understand that sometimes these things happen, but it’s been a confusing and stressful time for us. Luckily, we have each other, and that’s all that really matters. We are the very best of friends!

I, Dolly, am a beautiful, 92 pound, purebred Coonhound. I’m a little on the chunky side, and I’ve been trying to lose a few pounds. Buddie tells me it will help me feel better and live longer. So I hope you might be willing to help me too, by exercising with me and feeding me a nutritious diet. Buddie is so handsome! He’s a 73 pound Lab/Great Pyrenees mix. We’re both already housebroken and we know how to use a doggie door, but please be patient with us when we get home with you. We’ve lived in one home our whole lives, so all the recent change has been stressful for us.

We love spending time together and we are a perfect match in every way. We get along just splendidly and miss each other when we are apart. We love to go for walks and it’s easy for one person to walk both of us together. We also like to run and play in the park here at Wayside, and splash around in the kiddie pool. After all the play, it’s fun to curl up next to our favorite people and soak up lots of affection and petting. We both will lean into you to show our love. Adopting two dogs has lots of advantages. For one, you already know we are best friends. And we can keep each other company when you are away. We also promise to give you double the doggie love every single day.

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We’re looking for a home that is quiet and calm and peaceful. It might take us a little extra time to warm up than most dogs, but if you let us go at our own pace, once we bond with you, we will be your loyal companions for life. We need a home without kids under the age of at least 5 and we’d like to meet the whole family before we all go home together, please. Even though we had access to a fenced in backyard in our last home, we generally liked to stay indoors. Our owner said we were polite and well behaved in our home. In the yard, Buddie was able to climb the chain link fence, but when that was replaced with a privacy type of fence, he did just fine.

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Buddie is more social and outgoing than I am and I rely on him for comfort and direction. He’s my big brother and I wouldn’t change him for the world! Because of him, I understand unconditional love and what it means to be part of a family. Now we want to share that with you! We think that when you meet us, you’ll agree we are two precious and amazing dogs that will make the perfect addition to our new family!

Love, Dolly and Buddie

 


Sep 25 2015

It’s the Purr-fect Time to Adopt a Feline Fashionista!

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Meet Errigon, Donny and Cedar. They are just a few of our gorgeous kitties who are ready for a forever home at Wayside Waifs! Due to the continuing warm temperatures, more and more adult cats and kittens are finding their way to Wayside Waifs. What does the temperature have to do with it? Cats breed in the warm months and as it continues so do the number of newborn kittens coming into our care. In an effort to help these handsome guys find forever homes, we are having a cat-tastic adoption promotion! Now through Sept. 27, all cat and kitten adoptions are half-price.

You will see as  you browse through our ‘look book’ of adoptable cats and kittens, than many of these felines have been with us since birth. It’s time for them to strut the catwalk to finding a forever home!

Plan your visit now, as this cat adoption special ends on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

 


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