Sep 26 2016

Meet Memphis!


Meet Memphis! This sweet, goofy guy is a 75-pound Mastiff mix who’s looking for a home. He was transferred to Wayside Waifs when his last shelter ran out of space for him. Now that he’s settled in, he’s more than ready to find his peeps and get to his new fur-ever home!

Are you looking for a laid-back companion who will enjoy relaxing around the house with you? Memphis is your guy! He would be a great friend to children and other canine companions, too. Memphis is super smart and eager to learn all the exciting things you have to teach him. With some positive encouragement and some extra treats for motivation, he’ll be able to learn the ropes in no time.

He loves to stay active by taking long walks. He’s an explorer who enjoys the exciting sights and smells that the great outdoors has to offer. He has great leash manners, too so staying healthy will be something fun you can enjoy together!

Memphis is an independent guy who won’t ask for much. He’ll let you know how much he loves you by curling up by your side to enjoy some belly rubs. As you can see in his picture, he also likes to stick out his tongue for fun! If you’re looking for a silly, fun, loving companion, come by Wayside Waifs soon to see Memphis! Tail wags!

Sep 12 2016

Meet Waif of the Week, Ayla!


Meet Ayla! Ayla is proud to be one of this week’s Waifs of the Week and is hoping this will be her time to get noticed by her new peeps! Ayla first came to Wayside Waifs when her old shelter ran out of space for her. She was then adopted, but brought back when her owners were worried about her health. When she arrived back at Wayside, we did everything we could to make sure Ayla was in amazing health and feeling more than ready to find her fur-ever home! She’s back and better than ever, waiting for the best family to go home with.


Ayla is an adorable, Hound/American Blue Heeler who is 1 year and 8 months old. Like most young dogs, she’s energetic and loves to play! She did great with the 6-year-old she used to live with, so if you have little ones at home she’ll make a great companion. She loves to go on walks and does grr-eat when she uses her easy walk harness. Getting active can be a fun and enjoyable experience for both of you! Ayla could also try daycare or dog parks.




Ayla is a very smart pup. She already know the commands sit, down, and stay and she’s the type of dog who’s always eager to learn. With some basic obedience training she’ll be able to add even more to that list. She’s extra motivated to learn when you give her yummy treats or fun toys to play with!


If you’re looking for a companion who is sweet, smart, and beautiful, Ayla is your girl. With those big brown eyes, you’re sure to fall in love at first sight! Ayla would love to meet you so stop by Wayside Waifs soon!


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Sep 9 2016

Joy Ella!


Hi there!  Hello!  I’m Joy Ella and I’m looking for a new home with really loving people to call my very own.  I hope that might be you!  I hope you will see my sweet smile and beautiful brindle fur and adorable expression and decide that I am the perfect match for your family.  I need you to be patient with me though, because it takes me a little extra time to bond with you and learn to trust you.  But once I do, I’m your loyal, loving, affectionate companion forever.

My life has been challenging, that’s for sure, but I’m a survivor and I try my best never to let things get me down.  I found myself homeless and alone in Emporia, KS, before getting transferred here to Wayside.  When I got here, my ears were horribly infected and sore.  They’re much better now though, thank you!  I’m feeling just great these days and I’m so ready to finally find my forever family.  I’ve been working really hard with a dedicated group of volunteers to be the best dog I can be.  And as my behavior has improved, so has my outlook on life.  Everything has clicked for me lately and I’m blossoming into an attentive, sweet, happy dog with so much love to give.  If you will be patient and gentle with me, and remember that I’m trying my best to fit in, I will become your best friend for life.  It just takes time with me.

I’m a 48 pound bundle of cuteness.  I’m friendly and loving, but not in a clingy or overly cuddly sort of way.  And I can be independent and even reserved at times, until I get to know you.  I respond really well to positive reinforcement training.  If you praise me and offer me tasty treats when I’m a good girl, I will quickly learn what you expect from me and it will help us bond at the same time.  I already know all sorts of commands that I can’t wait to show you!  Please let me go at my own pace as I get acclimated to my new life with you.  I can’t wait to get to the point where I feel safe and cared for, knowing that I’m home with you forever.

I’m a wonderful exercise partner and I love to get out in the fresh air for a walk or run as often as possible.  I walk well on my leash and try my best not to pull you.  And I’ve recently joined the Wayside Running Program.  I’m consistent and focused and happy as I run. It makes me feel good and so healthy.  I like to stay active, so I hope you like that too.  I’d love to meet the whole family before we all go home together, please.  I’m looking for a home without kids under the age of at least 5, since I startle easily and sometimes I get overly excited when I’m playing with my toys.  And I’d like to be your only animal, please.  I’m not really reactive to other dogs when I’m on my leash, but I don’t want to live with them.  And I don’t get along well with cats or other small, furry animals. Thanks for understanding.

I’m so glad you took the time to read about me.  You make me feel special!  Now I’m ready for a lifetime of special moments, for letting my guard down and learning to relax, for spending the rest of my precious life with you!  Please give me that chance and come to Wayside Waifs to meet me. You can also check out my PAW-SOME video!
Love and tail wags,

Joy Ella

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