Mar 26 2019

Waif Wednesday

Happy Waif Wednesday! We’re excited to introduce you to our paw-mazing Waifs of the Week: Shylla, Don, and Rudie Roo. These three lovebugs are so ready to find their forever families!


Hi there, I’m Shylla! I’m smart, affectionate 2-year-old sweetheart and there is no place on this earth that I’d rather be than right by your side. I came to Wayside as a stray, so I can’t wait to find my family!

My friends here at Wayside have helped me with a lot. I’m almost housebroken and crate trained, and I’ve learned how to trust and love people. Right now, I live in a foster home so I could learn about life with a family!

Foster mom understands that I needed a little extra time to relax and unwind. I stay in a gated room or in my crate when no one is home because I’m still working on my housebreaking skills. All I ask is that you’re patient with me! I also know all sorts of commands that I can’t wait to show you. I’m a good girl!

I’m affectionate and cuddly and I like to give kisses. I’ll even crawl up in your lap if you let me! I’m also energetic and playful. I love walks, runs, and I’m car rides. I walk great on my leash, especially when I use a harness. If you’re looking for a jogging partner, I’m your gal! I live with other dogs in my foster home, and we all get along great. I’d love to have another playful dog in my forever home.

If you’d like to schedule a time to meet me, please contact Wayside Adoptions at (816)986-4426. I can’t wait to see you!

Love, Shylla


Greetings! My name is Don, and I am so ready to be your best friend! I am a handsome, 2-year-old orange tabby with the prettiest light green eyes you’ve ever seen.

My friends at Wayside say that I am more interested in snuggling on their laps than playing, and I sometimes even crawl on their shoulders. I spent a little bit of time in a home, and it turns out that I love to play with other animals. If you have nice, energetic dogs, we might get along!

I’m a sweet guy with a lot of love to give, so if you’re in the market for a new sidekick, I’m your guy!

If I sound like to perfect kitty for you, come to Wayside and ask to meet me! Hope to see you soon!

Love, Don


Hi there, I’m Rudie Roo! I’m a sweet five-year-old gal looking for my forever home. I came to Wayside as a transfer from a partner shelter when they ran out of space. Moving around was a little stressful, so I’m definitely ready to finally find my people!

I may be smaller, but I have a huge spunky personality. Ask anyone! I love playing with toys and other dogs, and I can make new friends in an instant, just as long as I’m in charge. Hey, I’m a natural leader. It’s what I do best!

I’m also super smart! I know “sit” and “down,” and I’m a pro at walking on a leash. Walks may be fun, but they’re also serious business for me – someone has to patrol the squirrels and birds, right? While I love my walks, they need to be pretty short and calm.

If I sound like the perfect pup for you, come to Wayside and ask to meet me! I know you’ll fall in love with me right away!

Love, Rudie Roo


Come meet our adoptable waifs during adoption hours!

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: Noon-8pm
  • Wednesday: Noon-8pm
  • Thursday: Noon-8pm
  • Friday: Noon-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm

Mar 13 2019

Waif Wednesday

Happy Waif Wednesday! Meet our amazing Waifs of the Week: Tim, Miles, and Buster. These three guys can’t wait to find their forever families!


Hi peeps! Tim here! I’m a happy, friendly boy who loves to play, and I’m just waiting for my new playmate to come along and take me home.

My very favorite thing in the world is playing with toys! Fetch and tug are pretty hard to do by myself, though. Wouldn’t you love to join me? And since I’m so toy motivated, I should be pretty easy to train. I am really hoping for a family that will help me learn “sit” and “come.” You know what else? I love going for walks outside. Sometimes I can pull a little on my leash, but the nice folks here at Wayside say I’m pretty easy to handle. And I’m a social fella that they describe as “playfully wiggly.”

I also have a cool video! Check it out here.

Come to Wayside and ask to meet me!

Love, Tim


Pleased to meet you! My name is Miles, and I’m a handsome buff and white shorthaired boy. I came to Wayside from another shelter that was low on space.

I’m a confident, friendly boy. I enjoy being petted on my chin, neck, head and cheeks. However, I can get overstimulated. So I ask that you please go slowly with me, petting me a couple of times and then giving me a break. I love people and attention, but sometimes I’m just so happy to have human companionship, I get a little too excited about it. If you visit me and talk with me, I might give you a little kitty kiss on the hand. I like to play, too, especially with my toy mouse.

I also have a cool video! Check it out here.

Come to Wayside and ask to meet me!

Love, Miles


Hey there, I’m Buster! I’m a sweet 4-year-old fella in search of my forever family. My friends here at Wayside say I’m one of the best leash-walkers they’ve ever met. Seriously! I love going on walks, so I’ve had lots of practice. I barely ever pull at all. I’m pretty smart, but I’m still working on commands. My friends are helping me with that, and I think some basic obedience training would be great for both of us. I’m very food motivated, so a few extra treats here and there wouldn’t hurt!

I like making friends, but sometimes I get a little nervous. I like pets and snuggles, but only on my own terms. Just give me some time to sniff you out, and I know we’ll be besties for life!

I do request that you bring the whole family, including dogs, to meet me before bringing me home. I just want to make sure we can all be buddies.

Come to Wayside and ask to meet me!

Love, Buster


Come meet our adoptable waifs during adoption hours!

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: Noon-8pm
  • Wednesday: Noon-8pm
  • Thursday: Noon-8pm
  • Friday: Noon-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm

Mar 6 2019

Waif Wednesday

Happy Waif Wednesday! We’d like to introduce you to our wonderful Waifs of the Week: Bailey Bagel, Sampson, and Conner. One of our original Waifs of the Week, Jesse, went home, so Sampson is taking her place. These three love bugs are so ready to find their families!


Hi there, I’m Bailey Bagel! I’m a sweet one-year-old pup ready for my forever home! My friends say that I’m a great girl––super smart and sweet. I love to be in the middle of the fun and don’t miss a beat. I’ve had the chance to spend some time in a foster home where we’ve learned all sorts of awesome things about me!

I know “sit,” “down,” “drop it,” “hup” (for jumping up on things) and a few others. I would love to learn more and will pick up new commands quickly. I’m very happy to be active and playful with my foster family and then snooze on the couch for a few hours. I also like to watch TV and snuggle! And guess what? I’m also housebroken! I can play well with other dogs, but I also know how to entertain myself.

Come and meet me today!

Love, Bailey Bagel


Hi there, I’m Sampson! I’m a mellow three-year-old guy ready to find my forever home. My friends here call me a Personal Assistant. This means that I’ll always be by your side, ready to help you out with any tasks. I’ll read and watch TV with you, but my favorite activity is relaxing. Toys aren’t really my thing, but I do like an orderly household, so if they’re around, they’ll never leave my sight.

I’m affectionate and easy-going, so I’ll always let you know how much I love you. I’m a healthy guy, but I do have something called FIV. It’s no big deal––I can live a totally normal cat life! It’s just important that I only live inside and have regular vet check-ups, but that’s something you would do for any cat.

If I sound like the perfect kitty for you, come to Wayside to meet me!

Love, Sampson


Hi there! My name’s Conner, and I’m so happy you stopped to read about me! I’m a friendly boy who just loves people so much. Do you like giving pets? Then, you’re in luck, ’cause I like getting them! I’m hoping to find a home that can give me lots of attention and exercise––I love, love, LOVE playing!

I think it would be so cool to go to training together. I like treats, and I’m super eager to learn commands like “sit,” “come,” and all kinds of other doggie manners. Would you like to take the time to teach me? In return, I promise I’ll love you with everything I’ve got!

Oooh I hope you come to meet me soon! And if you’ve got other pooches at home, be sure to bring them along too. I just want to make sure we all get along great.

Love, Conner


Come meet our adoptable waifs during adoption hours!

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: Noon-8pm
  • Wednesday: Noon-8pm
  • Thursday: Noon-8pm
  • Friday: Noon-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm

Mar 5 2019

What are bonded pairs?

Adopting just one animal is a big responsibility, but have you ever been faced with the idea of adopting two at once? This could happen if you ever fall in love with a Waif in a bonded pair.

Lucas and Lucy, adopted May 2019

A bond between two animals is more than just a friendship. Animals form bonds with each other out of psychological need. Wayside’s waifs in bonded pairs are considered completely attached to one another, so they have to be adopted together. These bonds aren’t just about having another animal to play with, but also about feeling secure.

While both dogs and cats of all ages can form these bonds with one another, more often bonded pairs consist of adult dogs. These bonded pairs are not always siblings, although siblings can become bonded. Usually, animals in bonded pairs have grown up together or at least spent a good chunk of their lives living together. Sometimes bonded pairs are created in a shelter environment when two animals of the same species find comfort in having a best friend. Both animals benefit from the relationship and actually become more social, build trust, and begin to really blossom as pets.

Wayside has found homes for many bonded pairs over the years, but here are some of our favorite bonded waif alums:

At Wayside, we know that the separation of bonded pairs can cause emotional and psychological stress––some research has actually found symptoms of depression in separated pairs––and if prolonged, this stress could lead to physical health issues. These issues might include fatigue and refusing to eat, which could result in weight loss. Wayside’s team closely monitors the behavior of our bonded pairs to ensure both animals are mentally and physically healthy in the relationship.

Recently, Wayside had a bonded pair of dogs, Lucas and Lucy! These two cuties are siblings and inseparable. Lucas is the more confident of the two, and Lucy tends to get stressed, shy, and fearful when she’s away from her brother. Both Lucas and Lucy are great, lovable dogs on their own, but when apart, they lack confidence, and when together, they open up. These two were adopted together so that they can feel comfortable enough to continue building their confidence in their forever home.

Lucas and Lucy, adopted May 2019

Waifs in bonded pairs need their companions by their side in order to live emotionally and physically healthy lives. When you adopt a bonded pair, you’ll know that your pets will always have a friend to hang out with when you aren’t home. Bonded pairs mean twice the love! You can learn more about Lucas and Lucy on our website.

Pet Adoption Center Hours:

Tuesday-Friday Noon – 8 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

Written by Annie B.


Mar 1 2019

Fido’s Spring Checklist

As the grass begins to turn green, snowbells blossom, and the sun sets later in the evening, you and Fido may find yourselves developing a case of spring fever. The good news? With the right precautions taken, you and your pooch will be ready to spring into warmer days with a seamless transition. Employing the tips below is easy, and you’re sure to have some fun along the way.

Spring To-dos:

Up the Exercise

When it’s cold outside, many owners and canine companions get less exercise. Not to worry, though. Although your pooch doesn’t need to get in beach-worthy shape, he or she does need to get conditioned for long days of fun in the sun. The key? Like any exercise regimen, you should ease your way into full-fledged workout mode. In no time walks around the block will turn into 5-mile trail hikes.

Wash The Paws

Beds of green grass are fun for pups to roll around in, but during the spring, be careful of potentially harmful chemicals, such as herbicides, that are used for the removal of  unwanted vegetation.

Flee & Protection

Rolling around in the grass is all good fun until somebody gets a bad case of fleas or ticks. The solution? Monthly flea and tick preventative medication is best practice; however, you’ll also want to give your dog a thorough comb-through if you go for a hike in a heavily wooded area. You can purchase these products at Whiskers & Wags, Wayside’s Boutique. All proceeds from sales in the store benefit the animals at the shelter!

Groom the Coat

Spring is a time for fresh starts, so be sure to send your pet for a day at the groomers, where he or she can get a fresh cut that keeps them cool and comfortable as the weather gets warmer outside. It also helps to get in the routine of brushing them at night.  This can not only help them relax but it keeps the tangles and dander to a minimum.  And, hey, it’s great quality time together. Need some more convincing? Think how cute your pooch will look with their new hairdo!

Learn More

Looking for a furry friend to take long strolls with on breezy spring evenings? Wayside Waifs of Kansas City is home to a number of adoptable dogs and cats that are looking for their forever home, so be sure to stop by the shelter today.

Shelter Hours:

Tuesday-Friday Noon-8pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 10am-5pm


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