Jan 4 2017

Meet our Waifs of the Week!!

Ivory

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Sniff. Look. Listen. That’s how I take in the world. And what a world it is! There are squirrels to be chased! Yards to be sprinted across! People to snuggle! You’re my ticket to that wonderful world! Don’t get me wrong, the kennel I live in here is safe, warm, dry, and clean, but I long to investigate this big fantastic world with someone like you!

I’m a young, tall, lanky Catahoula leopard dog mix with a caramel version of those cool spots that is typical of my breed. Because I’m pretty enthusiastic and take my food quite seriously, I need to go to a home with kids older than five. I walk nicely on a leash and relish discovering all of those interesting things that the world has to offer. I haven’t spent much time in social situations, so I’m hoping you can help me understand this amazing world. I’m super smart and already know sit, shake and down, so show me the rest! I’ll pick it up in no time!

I’m athletic and live life with vitality and gusto, so bring your dog family members out to meet me. They can help us decide if we’re a happy mix.

I’ve got my whole life ahead of me and I’d love to spend it with you! Won’t you come out to meet me? We can be partners exploring this spectacular world!

Love,

Ivory

Meet Ivory on our website:

http://www.waysidewaifs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Pet_detail_new&petid=33951033

 

Ginger

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I’m young bunny looking for my forever home. I’m super friendly and will hop up to you to say hello! I love to have my super soft fur stroked, and LOVE to eat carrots out of your hand! I like to sit in your lap and have you pet me, but sometimes us bunnies get scared if you pick us up. We will even sometimes kick our legs as a defense. After all, in the wild the only reason we leave the ground is if a predator picks us up.

If you are looking for a fuzzy rabbit as a pet, why not adopt me rather than buying a bunny from a store? I’m looking for a good home too, you know! Did you know that rabbits make excellent house pets? We are actually a lot cleaner than most people think. I am litter box trained and can be let out and about in the house to play. We can also be clicker trained. Try searching for clicker trained rabbits on youtube. It’s pretty fascinating!

Us rabbits love to play with toys and will play with a lot of toys you can easily make yourself. We love to play with cardboard tubing from used up paper towels and toilet paper. Rabbits feel very strongly about recycling, so we do what we can to use up those pesky tubes! We love to burrow in and scratch on cardboard boxes and paper bags. We also love to climb on stuff, so make sure you have some climbing structures for us to play on. Come meet me today. I’ll greet you with a proper sniffing as soon as you approach my enclosure. I can’t wait!!!

Meet Ginger on our website:

http://www.waysidewaifs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Pet_detail_new&petid=34246790

 

Barney

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Thanks for reading about me! My name is Barney, and I’m a gorgeous gray-and-white boy with beautiful green eyes and and adorable smudge of gray on my nose and a tip of white on my gray tail. I came to Wayside as a stray. I’m a friendly guy who loves people very much. I enjoy attention, and I will let you know how much with my great headbutts and wonderful purr. When I had my Felineality test here at Wayside, they told me I’m a Secret Admirer. That means that I tend to be a little timid in new situations, but I love people very much. Once I get to know and trust you, I will be your best friend forever! I can’t wait to meet you! Love, Barney

 

Meet Barney on our website:

http://www.waysidewaifs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Pet_detail_cat_new&petid=34144380

 

Don’t furr-get! You can meet Barney, Ginger, Ivory or any of our adoptable pets on our website!

http://www.waysidewaifs.org/


Sep 26 2016

Meet Memphis!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Jun 27 2016

Meet Waifs of the Week, Conan and Astaire!

Meow there! Meet these two Paw-some Waifs of the Week, Conan and Astaire! These two felines are one of a kind cats that are looking for a fur-ever home!

Conan is a devastatingly handsome, Domestic Shorthair, mix weighing about 12 pounds. He’s an affectionate guy just looking for someone to love. After being brought in by his last owner when they could no longer care for Conan, he was welcomed to Wayside Waifs with open arms. He’s been having so much fun with his Waif friends while he visits but he’s ready to get to his final destination. Conan is friendly and talkative. He won’t hesitate to show you just how much he loves you with plenty of head butts and purrs. He was given the feline-ality of Private Investigator. He likes to lay low and watch over the household from behind the scenes. Rest assured, he’ll still have plenty of time to show you love. Once he gets to know you and has time to feel comfortable in his new surroundings, he’ll blossom into the affectionate, loving cat he really is. Something unique about this guy is that he’s a polydactyl, which means he has extra toes! His beautiful, dark swirl pattern in his fur and his green eyes makes him a real eye catcher, too. To pass the time you can find Conan playing with his mouse toy or just relaxing, waiting for the purr-fect peeps to find him and take him home.

Learn more about Conan and watch his video here: http://www.waysidewaifs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Pet_detail_cat_new&petid=31598906

 

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Astaire is a young, red and white tabby kitty! She’s only 2 months old and weighs about 2 pounds. Astaire lived with her foster mom before becoming available for adoption, who said that Astaire is a sweet and gentle kitty. She’s a bit shy at first so she’ll do best in a calm, quiet environment. Astaire is also quite playful! He loves chasing lasers and playing with his cat charmer. Interactive toys are his favorite. He’ll happily climb on and over you when he’s playing and will love it if you’ll join the fun! He’s also a cuddler. He liked to snuggle up with his foster brothers and enjoyed lots of lap time, too. He’s a curious fellow who enjoys looking out windows and learning new things. You can come by Wayside Waifs to meet him and see if he’s the guy for you!

Learn more about Astaire here: http://www.waysidewaifs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Pet_detail_cat_new&petid=31779812

 

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Conan and Astaire are both waiting to find the perfect home. If you think that home could be yours, come by soon to see just how much these guys have to offer!!

 


Jun 13 2016

Meet Waif of the Week, Elton!

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Meet Elton! This cute little guy is Waif of the Week, so he’s kind of a big deal. Elton is an adorable, little kitten who was brought to Wayside Waifs after being found as a stray. As you can imagine, being lost and alone was scary for this two-month old fur ball. Luckily, he found his way to us and now he’s receiving excellent care while he waits for his new family to find him. This little guy LOVES to play. He spends all day hanging out with his friends Elise and Ellery, playing with toys and relaxing. Since he’s only had 2 months to start learning things, he’ll need a family that can teach him the proper ways to live in a home. Things like potty training and manners! With the right training he’ll grow into the best companion. Interactive toys will help keep him both physically and mentally stimulated so he can be a well-rounded feline. Do you like to cuddle? So does Elton! Since he’s a baby he gets worn out from all that playing and learning! He’ll cuddle up and snooze the day away dreaming of how wonderful his new fur-ever home is going to be! If you’re looking for a new buddy and Elton sounds like he might be the one for you, come out to meet him at Wayside Waifs! Purr-ty please visit his page on our website and share his story!

 

 

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May 16 2016

Meet Sir Purrington

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Hello There! My name is Sir Purrington!

Man oh man, I am SO thrilled you happened upon my bio today, because I know by the end of it you will be head over heels in love with me! At least I hope so. I am a 6-year-old, semi plump, dashingly handsome, squishy cheeked kitty. I believe I’ve been perfectly made to cuddle and love, so that’s all I want to do with my time! Although I could tell you about how cute and snuggly I am all day, I’m sure you want to know some of my background. I used to live in a house, but my owner moved away and abandoned me and my brother Pancake. A nice neighbor lady took us in and brought us to Wayside. We were both so scared. We had always known the comfort of a home, so we didn’t know what to think or feel.

Our new friend assured us that Wayside’s volunteers and staff would take us in like their own and help us find a new family that would never leave us behind. So we put our trust in her and tried to fit in. I count my kitty blessings every day for being brought to such a wonderful place. Pancake was adopted right away, but you see, I was in pretty bad shape medically when I came in. That didn’t stop them from loving me and helping me become the best, and healthiest cat I could be!

They treated me for many things, and found out that I’m FIV positive. They assured me that FIV is no big deal. It just means that my immune system is somewhat compromised, so it’s important that I live inside from now on, get good yummy food, and have regular vet check-ups once I find my new home. According to them, this is something any new family will give me anyways. If I didn’t have the wonderful vet clinic staff at Wayside to help pull me through all of this, I really don’t know what would have happened to me. As if all of this isn’t already enough, a wonderful volunteer decided to take me into her home as her foster kitty until I find my forever family. She helped take care of me while I was sick, and wanted to make sure I found the very best home now that I’m healthy! She said I am an amazing cat, which of course I already knew, but it certainly is very nice to hear! Foster mom always jokes with me about how I never stop purring, but it’s really just because I’m always so happy now.

One of my favorite pass-times is snuggling the day away with her so we can chat and snooze. I really hope you like chatting, because if you take me home we’re going to do a lot of it! Don’t worry though, I’m great at keeping secrets! I feel I would do best with a family that is around a lot of the time. I really love people, so I don’t like being alone that much. I also think I’d be fine living with a mellow dog. Unfortunately, since I am FIV positive, and my interactions with other cats is unknown for the most part I need a family without other feline friends. Don’t worry though, I have plenty of love to give so you won’t miss out!

Really, all I want is a family that will love me until my last day. I will love you back with all of my heart, and never ever abandon you, I just want the same back. If you think you’d like having a loveable, sweet, snuggly, talkative cat, please call Wayside so you can meet me! As soon as you see my face, you’ll know that we’ll be best friends for life. Whisker Kisses, and plenty of purrs, Sir Purrington


Jan 19 2016

Miss Piggy and Kermit – A dynamic duo

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Hey there, we are Miss Piggy and Kermit! Miss Piggy is an adorable, Terrier, American Staffordshire, mix weighing about 53 pounds and I, Kermit, am a 7 pound Chihuahua mix. We know we seem a bit of an unusual pair – but we have always been together and have quite the bond.  We were transferred to Wayside Waifs when our last shelter ran out of space for us. We don’t mind because being at Wayside Waifs is where we have the best chance at finding a forever family who really loves us. Miss Piggy and I are a bonded pair and we must go home together!

We can be a little shy and uncomfortable in new surroundings so we’ll need you to help us adjust to my new home. Being with each other really helps us feel more confident and secure. We love getting active and playing together but we want you to join too! Let’s get out and explore the world on walks or romp around the backyard for a fun game of fetch.

We’ll benefit from basic obedience training to teach us what you expect from us in our new home but we’re super smart and will learn the ropes in no time. I’m eager to learn all the new things you have to teach me and you can get me extra motivated with some praise and positive encouragement! If an adorable and sweet pair of pups is what you need in your life then come by and meet us soon!

Please share our story and photos so we can find our forever home soon!

Woofs and tail wags,

Kermit and Miss Piggy


Dec 11 2015

Luna and Donut Find Their Forever Families

Donut loves Hills Science DietLuna and Donut are two animals who, to no fault of their own, were homeless at young ages in their lives. Both animals needed medical attention, nourishment and love. Thankfully they made it to Wayside where all of their needs were taken care of. They became warm, strong animals and soon were both adopted!

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That is one purpose of Wayside Waifs – to find forever homes for thousands of abandoned, abused and homeless animals every year. Animals come to Wayside worn-down, broken and, sadly, unloved. Thanks to the generous support from donors, volunteers and staff, these animals’ lives are able to improve. They are treated medically. They are provided nutritious food from our friends at Science Diet. They live in foster homes when necessary. They receive socialization. And they are loved immensely until they are adopted into their forever homes! Wayside Waifs is proud to provide care for the helpless animals and, with the help of community partners like Science Diet, are able to do just that.

 To read more about Wayside’s programs and what we offer animals, visit: www.waysidewaifs.org

  For more information on Science Diet and how it helps the homeless animals, visit: www.hillspet.com

 


Nov 12 2015

Donut’s Journey: A Forever Home

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Donut finds a forever family!

Remember Donut? He came to Wayside as an 8 month old puppy in January of 2014 through our Shelter Transfer Program. This is a program where Wayside partners with 30+ shelters across the region and takes animals from shelters that have run out of space for their current animals. Many of these shelters are located in rural settings and don’t have the local population to support a robust pet adoption program.

When Donut came to us he was a pretty sick little guy and our veterinary team diagnosed him with roundworms and hookworms. Once he was nursed back to health, he was neutered and finally ready to find a forever loving home.

By transferring animals like Donut to an urban setting – like Kansas City – the chances of these animals getting adopted rises exponentially because the population is much larger. If Donut had not been transferred to Wayside, it is likely he would have been euthanized because his original shelter had run out of room.

We are thrilled to update you that he now has a forever home! His new family has wonderful things to say about him!

“Donut has a huge personality, he tilts his head to the side whenever we talk, he knows all kinds of tricks including how to army crawl, which started when he wanted his toy across the room and was too tired to get up and walk!! He loves chewing on bully sticks and spending time outside. Camping and hiking are two of his favorite activities. When going to his forever home, he was afraid of getting in water but has since loosened up and will even swim without touching for a little bit. He loves the dog park and gets so excited when his mom or dad says they’re going that you can see the excitement building up until he eventually lets out a big, long hound howl of joy. He especially loves his dog friends, and one mention of their names has his paws on the window trying to find them.”

One time when he left the dog park and his best friend Stella was still there, he stuck his head out the window and cried and wailed almost all the way home, so his mom and dad turned around to go back to the park. Donut and his family recently moved into a new home and he has learned to love his new backyard. He wasn’t sure what to do there where they first moved in but now he runs around and plays all day long. Donut is pretty unique and definitely a fun, great dog.

Congratulations to Donut and his new family!


Oct 20 2015

Luna’s Story : A Forever Family

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Luna finds a forever family!

 

Coming to Wayside as a young kitten, she had been living without food, water or love. Once at Wayside, Luna’s life began to change for the better. After being treated for intestinal parasites by the Wayside veterinary team, she was on the road to recovery and ready for a forever home.

Luna is a particular girl, who definitely loves being outside. As with most cats she likes to decide when she’s ready for human contact. She lived in our kitten nursery with her sister Squirt and after just one month she found a forever home! We are so happy for Luna and her family. Her complete circle of care was made possible by animal lovers just like you! Thank you for helping animals like Luna!

 


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