wayside waifs

tens of thousands of lost or homeless animals end up in shelters in the midwest each year.

Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. They are the largest no kill pet adoption campus in Kansas City, placing approximately 5,400 animals each year. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in their 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.

the philosophy

Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. They are the largest no kill pet adoption campus in Kansas City, placing approximately 5,400 animals each year. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in their 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.

Their programming includes the following:

Behavior & training - including an online library, in-home consultations, puppy training, and more

Pet memorial services

Dog park - including areas for large and small dogs, time out kennels, watering stations, covered pavilions, well lit areas, a paw washing station, and so much more

Pet surrender services - as well as resources to help you afford to keep your pet with your family

Vet clinic - including spay and neuter services, vaccinations, and even less routine services

Whiskers and Wags - their in-house retail store with pet supplies and accessories

Animal rescue services - featuring a state of the art, climate-controlled trailer ready to rescue animals from dangerous situations

Humane education - providing students with programming that aims to improve the quality of life for both humans and animals

The College Experience - working one-on-one with college students to promote the types of jobs available at Wayside Waifs

No More Bullying - teaching children about the importance of not using violence against peers or animals

Camp Wayside - weekly day camps that provide opportunities for children to learn about and interact with animals

the impact

5,214 animals were adopted in 2017

96.9% live release rate in 2017

5,000+ hungry animals fed through the Pet Food Pantry in 2017

2,931 animals were spayed or neutered