About Us

Wayside Waifs, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.

Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption campus in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City’s¬†no kill¬†community.

Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes. To accomplish this, we employ 3 key strategies:

  • Providing temporary shelter for homeless companion animals.
  • Educating the public.
  • Developing partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances.
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