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THE MISSION

 
 

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. Wayside is 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 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.

 
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The philosophy

 

 

Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption campus in Kansas City, in 2018 Wayside adopted more than 5,600 animals 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.

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