Oct 27 2014

Buy The Book and Help The Animals!

Pre-Order Flyer

Author W. Bruce Cameron is donating $ 2.00 to Wayside Waifs for every copy of his newest novel sold, and Rainy Day Books is matching the grant!  That’s $ 4.00 per copy, which is great, but the orders must be in by 6:30 PM October 28th.


Preorder a personalized copy of “The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man” now!


About the book:  Ruddy McCann’s only real friend in the world is his dog Jake, a basset-plus-something hound who really enjoys napping.  Ruddy is a bar bouncer and a repo man and life, while hardly glamorous, is pretty normal… until the day Ruddy starts hearing a voice in his head.  A voice belonging (or so claims the voice) to a dead man named Alan.  Who was murdered.  And wants Ruddy to find the killers. 


“An appealing hero plus slick suspense and wry smiles: what more could you want?” – Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series


“Suspenseful, action-packed, romantic, and above all, truly funny.  I loved it.”  — Nelson DeMille, bestselling author (The General’s Daughter, Wild Fire, The Lion’s Game, etc.) 


Nominated for the 2014 Kirkus award – Fiction


How to order the novel and see $ 4.00 donated to Wayside Waifs:  Follow the link below and scroll down so you can purchase the book and enter how you would like it personalized.  Or call Rainy Day!  (913) 384-3126




Please support this fund raiser and get a signed, personalized, first edition NY Times bestseller in the process!

Oct 24 2014

Halloween Pet Safety


Halloween is just around the corner, which means it is time to talk pet safety. Whether you and your fur babies are gearing up for a full fledged trick-or-treat session in the neighborhood or you are spending the night inside, passing out candy, you need to take some precautions. In our first Halloween blog, we’ll discuss safety measures you need to make as you prepare for trick-or-treaters at home.

Important Safety Tips: Halloween Edition

1. Decorations – For many, Halloween is the unofficial start of the holiday season. This means that for the months ahead, there will be lots of decorations in and around the house. The key? Just make sure you keep you furry friend’s safety in mind as you string lights, carve pumpkins, and display baskets of maze. The main thing you will want to consider is making sure your dog or cat cannot chew on any exposed wires, pumpkins, or other potentially harmful decorations.

2. Candy – It wouldn’t be Halloween season without a big bowl of candy by the front door. And while it may sound redundant, dogs and “people food” don’t go well together. More specifically, chocolate. While dogs’ sensitivity to this delicious treat varies, its best to err on the side of caution. Skip the indigestion or visits to the pet emergency room altogether, and put the candy bowl out of their reach.

3. Safe Zone – Whether you have an outdoor pet or just like let them out occasionally, take extra caution on the night of and those leading up to Halloween. Everything from the increase in foot traffic to cruel Halloween pranks could give your pooch a scare. And let’s face it, scares are for people – not dogs!

Although it is smart to take extra safety measures as we approach Halloween, that does not mean your pet can’t get into the spirit of things. IN our next blog, you will find tips about how your pet can safely participate in upcoming Halloween events!

Thinking about adding a furry friend to your family.

If you are looking for a pooch that can accompany you through the upcoming holiday season, and for many to come, be sure to visit Wayside Waifs. You can also “meet” our Waifs on our website.

Oct 13 2014

Make a match at Wayside’s Mega Match-A-Thon Adoption Event


Wayside Waifs was once again selected to participate in the Mega Match-a-thon Pet Adoption event sponsored by the ASPCA and presented by Subaru. Wayside was the only local shelter selected to participate in this national event. This weekend, October 17-19, all pet adoptions will be only $25!  Wayside will be closed this week and open for adoptions on Friday morning at 7 am. The shelter is full of adorable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens- all ready to find forever homes.

All pet adoptions include: current vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping and ID tags. These animals are happy, healthy and ready to find a new family. Wayside Waifs will be open extended hours for this Mega Match-a-thon event.

Find your purr-fect match this weekend!

Friday, October 17: 7am-7pm
Saturday, October 18: 7am-7pm
Sunday, October 19: 1pm -6pm

Check out the other fun activities going on during the event:

  • On Friday, from 11-2, Sebella’s Fire – Wood Fired Pizza – will be on our campus serving up their famous pizza for lunch. The are donating 10% back to Wayside!
  • Greg Sims, President and COO of Fido Friendly Magazine will be stopping through from his Get Your Licks on Route 66 tour. Spin the wheel between 2-6 pm for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
  • On Saturday, Detroit Coney will be on our campus from 11-2 serving their gourmet hot dogs and more.
  • Swiffer, also a national sponsor, will be giving away some of their new pet cleaning products and have coupons for adopters.

Bring the family and have fun while adoption your furry new friend! Plan your visit. Meet our Waifs.

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