Oct 13 2014

Make a match at Wayside’s Mega Match-A-Thon Adoption Event

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Wayside Waifs was once again selected to participate in the Mega Match-a-thon Pet Adoption event sponsored by the ASPCA and presented by Subaru. Wayside was the only local shelter selected to participate in this national event. This weekend, October 17-19, all pet adoptions will be only $25!  Wayside will be closed this week and open for adoptions on Friday morning at 7 am. The shelter is full of adorable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens- all ready to find forever homes.

All pet adoptions include: current vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping and ID tags. These animals are happy, healthy and ready to find a new family. Wayside Waifs will be open extended hours for this Mega Match-a-thon event.

Find your purr-fect match this weekend!

Friday, October 17: 7am-7pm
Saturday, October 18: 7am-7pm
Sunday, October 19: 1pm -6pm

Check out the other fun activities going on during the event:

  • On Friday, from 11-2, Sebella’s Fire – Wood Fired Pizza – will be on our campus serving up their famous pizza for lunch. The are donating 10% back to Wayside!
  • Greg Sims, President and COO of Fido Friendly Magazine will be stopping through from his Get Your Licks on Route 66 tour. Spin the wheel between 2-6 pm for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
  • On Saturday, Detroit Coney will be on our campus from 11-2 serving their gourmet hot dogs and more.
  • Swiffer, also a national sponsor, will be giving away some of their new pet cleaning products and have coupons for adopters.

Bring the family and have fun while adoption your furry new friend! Plan your visit. Meet our Waifs.


Jul 11 2013

Adoptathon – Find your purr-fect match

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106.5 The Wolf and Wayside Waifs are proud to present the 2013 Summer Adoptathon on July 12-14. The event will feature live broadcasts all day Friday featuring some of Kansas City’s most listened to DJs – Roger Carson, Codie Allen, Wes Poe, and Shotgun Jaxson. This weekend only, all pet adoptions are just $25. Plus, fees will be waived on all additional pets adopted. All adoptable animals are spay/neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. It’s the “purr”fect time to find your furry friend.

TheWolfWayside Waifs will be open special hours for this weekend’s adoptathon:

  • Friday, July 12: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Check out some of the grrreat dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and bunnies looking forward to meeting you.

The Adoptathon is just one of Wayside Waifs’ anchor adoption events this summer to help the shelter compete in the 2013 ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100K Adoption Challenge. Our goal is to help 1,831 animals in our community find loving forever homes by the end of August.

 The adoption fun begins this Friday at 6am! We hope to see a lot of The Wolf Pack fans participating.


Nov 19 2010

NipClub for Ryker_Tyker

Sweet Ryker

Last night was a special night for the anipal community on Twitter. A special #NipClub was held in memory of @Ryker_Tyker.

What? This is like a foreign language to you? Let me explain. There’s a community of animals on Twitter who call themselves “anipals”. We get together and have “pawties”. On Thursday evenings we use a special hashtag and call it “NipClub”. During our pawties, we have DJs who play music and anipals (called barktenders) who make us special food and drinks like niptinis and meowgaritas. It’s just like any other party; we hang out, dance, and talk. Sometimes it gets a little crazy! In addition to all the fun, there is a serious side. We raise money for different animal charities. We always provide a link to the charity and that is how you tip your DJ and barktender for the hour they are on duty. I can’t even begin to tell you how much money has been raised by the anipal community on Twitter. I don’t have enough paws to count it all!

Back to last night’s NipClub. It has been a sad week for us anipals. Ryker_Tyker went to the Rainbow Bridge very suddenly last Sunday. We prayed for him and sent healing thoughts (called a “pawcircle”) while he was at the emergency vet, but he didn’t make it. We all understand what a wonderful place the Rainbow Bridge is, but it’s so hard to see our friends go. We also felt very sad for Ryker’s mom who just started volunteering at Wayside Waifs and for his sister, @Allie_Kitti, who was adopted from Wayside.

Romer Ryker

Romeo Ryker

In order to honor Ryker’s memory and to help homeless pets, all of last night’s NipClub tips went to Wayside Waifs. The anipal community knew how comforting it would be to Ryker’s mom and we all wanted to do something special for him. What better way than to donate to a local charity that he had personal connections to? Of course, lots of homeless pets will benefit from our festivities. We hope that they are able to find special, loving homes, just like the one Ryker had.

Please keep Wayside Waifs in mind when giving in a loved one’s name. It is a thoughtful way to remember a family member, whether they have two legs or four. 

Written by: Guest blogger Sebastian from Sebastian The Sensitive Soul: www.seabasscat.blogspot.com


Sep 2 2010

Dynamic Duos!

Wayside Waifs Presents
Dynamic Duo Weekend
September 4th and 5th

Come on out and meet these incredible pairs of animals who are looking for a home together!  They’ll be hanging out in our lobby this weekend, just waiting to meet you in person.

Featuring our very own….

Ace

Ace

Teddy

Teddy

Ace and Teddy – Goofy, fun, entertaining, unique, and housebroken…these two 4 year old Welsh Corgi/Australian Shepherd mixes are volunteer favorites! They are sure to bring a smile to your face and a spark to your life.  They are soft, sweet, and so much fun. 

Wilma

Wilma

 

Betty

Betty

 Wilma and Betty – Well behaved, great on a leash, calm and housebroken…these two girls are true gentle souls, just looking for a home of their very own.  They’re 5 year old shepherd mixes and have lived their entire lives together, relying on each other.  They’ve touched our hearts and know they will touch yours too!

Magic

Magic

 

Midnight

Midnight

Magic and Midnight – Adorable, soft, sweet, just waiting to come out of their shells and really enjoy life…If anyone deserves a happy ending, it’s these two.  They’ve had a rough start in life, and they’re so ready to put their past behind them and start anew with a loving and caring family.  Magic and Midnight are 5 year old Border Collie mixes who have a very close bond with each other.  They just need a chance to shine!

When animals come to us who are already extremely bonded with one another, we make it our top priority to find them a home together.  It isn’t always easy, but it’s so worth the effort to keep them happy and healthy and less stressed until they find their forever home together.

The adoption rate for these Dynamic Duos is only $165 for both animals.  What a bargain!

You can feel comfortable that these animals will get along great together and help each other with the transition to their new home.  Once they’re part of your family, they will entertain each other and keep each other company.  And having two dogs around will add that much more love to your home!

So please head on out to Wayside this weekend and check out these amazing animals.  They’re so anxious to meet you!


Jul 27 2010

Strutt To Save Lives

Strutt With Us!

Strutt With Us!

It’s time to register for the 20th Annual Strutt With Your Mutt for Wayside Waifs.  In honor of the events 20th Anniversary, we are making some big changes to take Strutt to the next level. 

One of the most important changes is the addition of Dog Packs.  Dog Packs are teams of people that register and Strutt together.  It’s an awesome way to get your family, friends, neighbors, clients or co-workers involved in this great event.  You can show your team spirit by coming up with a clever team name, creating team shirts, wearing wacky hats or dressing your dogs in team bandanas. 

This year our goal is to raise a record $75,000 at Strutt With Your Mutt, but we can’t do it alone.  There is tremendous power in numbers, and by forming or joining a Dog Pack you can help Wayside Waifs continue our lifesaving mission.  If every member of your Dog Pack raised just $100, think of the difference we could make!  We know times are tough, but every $5 or $10 donation quickly adds up!

Every Dog Pack has an opportunity to win some great prizes for their fundraising efforts.  The winning team will also win a picnic in the Wayside Bark Park!  How cool is that?!? 

There will be something for everyone at Strutt With Your Mutt, including a 5K Fun Run, Kids Run, Cat Walk and 3K Strutt (a leisurely dog walk through Brookside).  There will also be a delicious pancake breakfast with Chris Cakes, and you can shop ‘til you drop in Vendor Village! 

Remember, every dollar raised at Strutt directly helps homeless animals.  Wayside Waifs receives no government funding and relies on people just like you to continue to help the animals.  Wayside is proud to be Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.  We thank you for helping the animals and we can’t wait to see you and your Dog Pack at Strutt With Your Mutt on September 25th in Brookside.  

The 20th Annual Strutt With Your Mutt is presented by Bayer Animal Health.  For more information and to create your dog pack, please visit www.waysidewaifs.org/strutt 

Written by Ashlee Parker
Communications Relations Manager at Wayside Waifs


Jul 14 2010

Feline Frenzy in Full Swing

Hundreds of cats and kittens are looking for their forever home!

Hundreds of cats and kittens are looking for their forever home!

We’re midway through our Feline Frenzy at Wayside Waifs and so far it’s been purr-fect!  So far over 222 kitties have found their furever homes since June 1st, but more than 150 cats and kittens are still available for adoption.  

There is still plenty of time to take advantage of our incredible Feline Frenzy adoption specials.  If you decide to adopt a cat over 5 months old we will waive the $75 adoption fee.  And if you prefer a kitten, we’ve reduced the adoption fee to just $60, and you can adopt a second kitten for FREE.  It doesn’t get any better than this!  This amazing adoption special is good through the end of August.  Meowza! 

More than 4 million homeless cats end up in shelters every year in the United States.  By adopting a feline friend from Wayside Waifs, you will be saving a life.  How cool is that? 

Need more reasons to adopt a kitty?  Consider these benefits of opening your home to a kitty:

 -Cats are great for people who live in apartments and smaller homes… they don’t need a lot of space. 

-They are very clean creatures and even bathe themselves. 

-They also don’t need to be housebroken, using the litter box is second nature to them! 

-They are low-maintenance and independent too!  They don’t require daily walks, just about 15 minutes of daily playtime with you!  

-Cats will also help keep you healthy!  They can actually reduce your blood pressure and prevent hearth disease.  

Have you adopted a kitty from Wayside Waifs?  Share you story and inspire others to adopt! 

Written by Ashlee Parker
Communications Relations Manager at Wayside Waifs


Jul 6 2010

Can’t Miss July Events

After you recover from your 4th of July celebrations, make plans to join Wayside Waifs at one of our upcoming July events to raise much-needed funds and awareness about our life-saving efforts! 

Coming this Saturday, July 10th… Diamonds for Dogs!  Yes, Diamonds and Dogs!  What more could a girl (or guy) ask for?  Karats Jewelry at the Deer Creek Shopping Center is hosting a fundraiser, and some of our puppies will be the models!  5% of Karats’ sales from this event will go directly to Wayside Waifs.  The event is from 2 to 6 p.m. this Saturday at Karats at 135th & Metcalf. 

Then on Sunday, July 11th, we’ll help Woof’s Play & Stay celebrate its 2nd Anniversary!  This Wild West Celebration will be fun for you and your four-legged friend.  Your best friend can take a dip in bone & paw shaped pools and  try out an agility course!  There will also be lots of free treats and prizes!  Image Arts will be on hand to take adorable pet photos… and you can check out some cool vendors!  The fun goes from 10 to 2 at Woof’s Play and Stay in Merriam. 

On July 13th head to On the Border at the Summitwoods Shopping Center in Lee’s Summit and 10% of your food and drink purchases will be donated to Wayside Waifs!  Enjoy some delicious fajitas, tacos or margaritas and you’ll be helping homeless animals at the same time!  Make sure you tell your server that you are dining out for Wayside Waifs. 

If you are heading to the Lilith Fair on July 15th make sure and stop by the ASPCA and Wayside Waifs booth!  We’ll be there promoting our life-saving mission with our friends from the ASPCA.  This year’s Lilith Fair lineup includes animal lover Sarah McLachlan and Heart!  

It’s also time to register for the 20th Annual Strutt With Your Mutt on September 25th.  This year we’re going all out with a brand new 5K Fun Run, Kids Run and Cat Walk.  For full event details please visit www.waysidewaifs.org/strutt.  Get your friends, family and co-workers involved by Strutting together as a dog pack!  

Tail wags to Karats, Woof’s Play & Stay, On the Border, Lilith Fair and ASPCA for helping make all of our July events possible.

Written by Ashlee Parker
Communications Relations Manager at Wayside Waifs


Jun 18 2010

Feline Frenzy at Wayside Waifs

Jelly is looking for her forever loving home!

Jelly is looking for her forever loving home!

Wayside Waifs has an abundance of adorable cats and kittens in need of good homes.  To help these sweeties find their forever families Wayside Waifs is fine tuning our Feline Fridays cat adoption promotion into a Feline Frenzy

Now through August, adopt a cat over 5-months-old and Wayside will waive the adoption fee.    Adopt a kitten for just $60 (half-price) and we’ll waive the adoption fee on the second kitten.  Another Feline Frenzy bonus-all cat adopters will receive a 15% discount on all kitty supplies and merchandise!  MEOWZA!  What an incredible deal! 

Wayside currently has more than 150 cats and kittens available for adoption and more than 200 waiting to come into the shelter. 

If you are thinking about adopting a kitty, we encourage you to bring your entire family to Wayside Waifs to meet all potential feline family members.  We know those cute adorable little kittens are tough to resist, but often adult cats are best for families with small children.  Experienced Wayside adoption counselors and our wonderful volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the entire adoption process, and help you find the purr-fect kitty for your family. 

Remember, being in the shelter can be pretty stressful on these sweet kitties.  Their true personalities will really start to emerge after you take the home.  It may take a few weeks for them to really get adjusted to their lives in their forever homes, so they will need your love and patience!

More than 4 million homeless cats end up in shelters every year in the United States.  By adopting a feline friend from Wayside Waifs, you will be saving a life.  How cool is that?

Need more reasons to adopt a kitty?  Consider these benefits of opening your home to a kitty:

-Cats are great for people who live in apartments and smaller homes… they don’t need a lot of space. 

-They are very clean creatures and even bathe themselves! 

-They also don’t need to be housebroken, using the litter box is second nature to them! 

-They are low-maintenance and independent too!  They don’t require daily walks, just about 15 minutes of daily playtime with you!  

-Cats will also help keep you healthy!  They can actually reduce your blood pressure and prevent hearth disease! 

To learn more about all of the friendly felines currently available for adoption at Wayside Waifs, please visit www.waysidewaifs.org

Posted by Trish Stinger
Web Marketing Manager at Wayside Waifs


Jun 8 2010

Jazzy June Events

Start working your costume now for the Delaware Dog Street Parade!
Start working your costume now for the Delaware Dog Street Parade!

Can you believe it’s already June?  Wayside Waifs is gearing up for another great month of events and fundraisers!  We hope you can join us at one, two or all of our June events!  Keep your eyes peeled for the Wayside mobile adoption unit!  We’re taking our waifs on the road this month for mobile adoption events all around the metro!

Wayside will get jazzy on Saturday, June 12th.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Phoenix Jazz Club in downtown Kansas City is hosting a charity brunch benefiting Wayside. For just $20, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, a complimentary breakfast cocktail and live jazz music by Lonnie McFadden and his special guest!  Our mobile adoption unit will be there, so guests can mingle with our waifs!  We hope to see you there! 

The very next weekend, Saturday June 19th, Wayside is heading to the River Market for the 3rd Annual Delaware Street Dog Parade, the shortest parade in history!  This is an event you and your dog don’t want to miss!  Most of the canine participants dress to impress and compete for great prizes and “barking” rights!  Registration is just $10 and all proceeds benefit Wayside Waifs.  Of course our mobile adoption until will be there… and our waifs will be prominently featured at this great event! 

On the 26th… we’re heading west… to Village West, to be exact.  Nebraska Furniture Mart has invited our waifs to a special adoption event!  We hope they’ll all find homes that day! 

Save the date for these wonderful Fall events:  

September 25:  20th Annual Strutt With Your Mutt
October 3rd:  Bark at the K
October 9th:  Kicks for K-9’s

For information about any of these upcoming events please contact Ashlee Parker, Communications Manager, at 816-986-4417 or aparker@waysidewaifs.org


Jun 5 2010

Annie’s Story

Annie is looking for her forever family.

Annie is looking for her forever family.

Hello. My name is Annie, and I’m celebrating a milestone this month. I have now been at Wayside Waifs for a whole year. That’s longer than any other cat in the place, they tell me. I’m not sure what to think about that. My previous owners abandoned me when they moved away and for a while I was on my own. Then some nice neighbors let me stay at their house, but they had a dog who didn’t like me, so they brought me here to Wayside.  

For a while, I was really unhappy. I missed my family and I didn’t like being in a little kennel. I’m very particular about my space and I don’t usually like other cats messing with my stuff or getting in my space, and in that little kennel I was surrounded by other cats…way too close for comfort! The volunteers at Wayside really tried to be nice to me but I was so uncomfortable and unhappy that I just didn’t feel like dealing with them most of the time.   

Then they put me in my own hug room, and things changed. I could relax and didn’t have to worry about those other cats getting in my face. I’m much happier now. Due to being abandoned, though, I have some trust issues…I’m shy with strangers, but as long as they take a few minutes to talk to me and scratch my ears (I REALLY like that!), I’ll quickly realize that they’re okay and then I just want to climb into their lap and snuggle with them. Unfortunately, some people just barge into my room and try to pick me up or start petting me right off the bat and that scares me and I don’t respond well.  I love having visitors, but you just have to let me have a couple of minutes to get used to you first. Once I know you’re not going to scare me, I am your friend forever.  I love to sit in your lap and be petted. Sometimes I even like to put my head on your shoulder and give you a hug.  

I would love to have a nice family take me home, but so far it hasn’t happened. I’ve been here for a year, and I’ve seen a LOT of other cats come and go, but I’m still here. Some of the volunteers have tried really hard to find me a home, and they’ve helped me get used to coming out of my room and playing. I still don’t care too much for other cats, but I have made friends with a few.  I even let them come in and hang out in my hug room sometimes. The perfect family for me would be one in which I’m an only pet, and which has no small children (they scare me!!). I love to cuddle and sit with you, but I also like to play with my toys and I am perfectly fine left to my own devices if you need to go to work or some other human activity. I’m really a very nice cat, and if someone would take the time to get to know me I’m sure we would love each other furr-ever! 

Love,
Annie


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