Preparing pets and people for the bond of their lives.

We accomplish our mission by...

Caring for the animals under
our watch;

Reaching out to the community
for love and support;

Teaching others about the
profound joy that pets
bring to our lives.


Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption campus in Kansas City, serving more than 25,000 pets and people 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 danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City’s no kill community.

Our Services

  • Pet Adoption
  • Animal Rescue
  • Foster Care
  • Humane Education
  • The Bark Park
  • Whiskers & Wags Retail Boutique
  • Pet Memorial Services
  • Volunteer Opportunities

To learn more about Wayside Waifs and our services visit https://waysidewaifs.org