Fur Ball Chairs

Dave Johnson

Sandy Johnson

David Yeamans

Nancy Yeamans

Raymond Kowalik

Jill Kowalik


Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes. To accomplish this, we employ 3 key strategies:

Provide temporary shelter for homeless companion animals

Educating the public

Developing partnerships, collaborations, and strategic alliances

Our Philosophy

Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption campus in Kansas City, placing nearly 6,000 animals each year 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 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 www.waysidewaifs.org