Aug 30 2016

Waif of the Week, Loki!



It’s that time of year again! Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching. Do you have any PAW-SOME plans? Make your holiday weekend grrr-eat by adopting a new family member during our “Labra-day” special! This weekend, all adoption fees for dogs 5 months or older are only $50. There’s no better time to fall in love with one of our Waifs, like the amazing Loki!  Loki has earned the title as Waif of the Week this week, and for good reason! This handsome guy is a brindle-furred Basset Hound/Terrier mix. His short and long Bassett body makes him irresistibly adorable. He weighs about 52 pounds and is full of love.


This friendly guy has tons of personality and he loves most everyone he meets. His last home wasn’t the right fit so he’s here in hopes of finding his perfect place. He did great with the cat in his last home and his 3-year old, 2-legged companion! He was fully crate trained and mostly house trained so learning the ways of his new home shouldn’t take long.


He LOVES to go on car rides and will enjoy running errands with you. He just wants to be included in your life as much as possible! He’ll do great with other canine companions in the home, preferably ones with the same energy level as him. He has a moderate energy level so he’s the perfect blend of active and relaxed. Being healthy makes everyone happy, dogs and people alike, so stay active with Loki by taking long walks and exploring the awesome sites and sounds of the world. Loki does awesome on his leash when he uses his easy walk harness so it will be a fun activity for everyone! After long walks he loves to snuggle up with you and relax the night away with some quality belly rubs.


Loki is very smart and eager to learn. He already knows the commands sit, down, and come but he’s ready to learn even more! He’s extra motivated by praise or yummy treats so when he does something well give him lots of positive encouragement and his favorite snack and he’ll be sure to repeat the behavior.


Loki has also joined the Waif Runners Program! His running partner says he’s a natural. If you like to run and would love a furry exercise buddy, Loki is your guy!


This sweet, happy fellow is ready for his fur-ever home. He might just be the one for you! Come out to Wayside Waifs to meet this loving pup soon. Learn more about Loki on our website!


Aug 9 2016

Betsy, Waif of the Week!

Let me tell you about my friend, Betsy! This precious Retriever/Lab mix is ready to find her fur-ever home. After coming to Wayside from another shelter that was full, she was very scared and shy. Betsy wasn’t sure how to walk on a leash, play with toys, or even interact with other dogs. She was then enrolled in a special program here at Wayside Waifs called Confidence College. This program helps shy and fearful dogs learn how to interact and come out of their shell! She did grrr-eat when volunteers showed her how much fun walks and playing can be. Betsy learned to relax around other dogs and open up a little. She soon graduated then spent some time in a foster home where she did fabulously.



Her foster parents learned a lot about Betsy during her stay. She absolutely LOVES to go on walks and has great leash manners.


When inside, though, she doesn’t mind relaxing and laying around all day.


She’s very cuddly and loves to lean up on people.  When you sit down Betsy won’t hesitate to crawl up in your lap and sit with you. She’s full of love and kisses to give! Staff and volunteers even started calling her ‘Velcro Dog’ because she loves people and being by your side.





Another fun fact about Betsy is that she loves cats! She’s currently staying in a foster home with another foster cat named Stella. Stella and Betsy are the best of friends and enjoy cuddling and nose kisses. Betsy would love to find a home with a feline friend! Betsy has really improved her social skills with other dogs, too. She came in not knowing how to interact with other dogs but since then she has been able to break out of her shell and make some friends! She will still need to be socialized appropriately and slowly with other dogs but she gives appropriate warnings when she’s feeling uncomfortable. With the right dog she could make a great pal!





This cuddle bug also loves to explore. Here Betsy studies art at Avila University. The work has no name plate, so Betsy calls it Dipylidium Caninum Infinitus. (Betsy is very intelligent.)




Betsy needs a loving, patient home with people who will give her attention and help her really blossom into the amazing companion she’s destined to be. If you’re looking for a sweet, quiet dog, maybe even one who loves cats, Betsy is your gal. Schedule a time to meet her by calling Wayside Waifs! In the mean time, take a look at her adorable video.


Tail wags!


Aug 3 2016

Cricket, Cricket!


Three great ways to describe Cricket? Here they are!

1. LAP MAGNET: Looking for a cat to relax with? Cricket is your girl. Staff and volunteers adore her obsession with trying out every single lap that she can get her paws on. Once she has found JUST the right spot, she will start making biscuits (affectionately kneading her paws), she will lean in for a quick kiss or two, and will purr to her hearts content. If you have a lap (everyone does!) Cricket is sure to give you the royal treatment.13872996_656383621179705_4280245657705628131_n

2. Predictable: In Cricket’s world predictable certainly doesn’t mean boring-it means predictably affection and cute! The second you walk through her suite door she will give you a quick meow or two, hop down off her favorite chair or cat tree, and assess your lap for comfort. Once you have passed the test, she will jump up and plop right down! We love her predictably cute routine!13631569_10210249710344929_2655804706409377244_n

3. Petite: Cricket is a petite beauty! When she developed her lap sitting habit, we think she knew she was just the right size. Not only is she petite, but look at those beautiful blue eyes of hers! The only way to really appreciate this girl’s beauty is by heading out to Wayside to meet her. She would love to have another lap added to her bucket list!13619940_10210249710504933_5205329672614830742_n

Cricket would LOVE for you to come visit her at Wayside Waifs, but until then check out her profile and watch her video here:



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