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


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 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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