Wayside Waifs

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Address/ Contact Info

3901 Martha Truman Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64137


Member Patriot Special:

20% adoption fee discount

Wayside Waifs
3901 Martha Truman Road Kansas City, Missouri

About Wayside Waifs

Wayside Waifs offers pet adoptions to Pets for Patriots member Patriots and will assist them in selecting their new best friend. Established in 1944, Wayside Waifs is the largest no-kill pet adoption shelter in the Kansas City area and places more than 5,000 pets each year into permanent homes. In addition to pet adoption, the organization offers a range of services and resources to both adopters and pet owners, such as animal behavior and training classes, humane education programs for children and pet memorial services for end-of-life care.

In addition to dog and cat adoptions at its 32,000 square-foot complex, Wayside Waifs offers Whiskers & Wags Outfitters, a boutique for pets and people located inside the Harold & Marilyn Melcher Adoption Center at Wayside Waifs. The beautiful Wayside Waifs campus features a large off-leash Bark Park for its members as well.

Wayside Waifs welcomes monetary donations, in addition to a wide range of pet and office supplies; see their complete wish list for details. For a more hands-on experience, become one of their valued volunteers or a pet foster parent.

Adoption fees include:

Age-appropriate vaccinations
Heartworm/feline leukemia test
Intestinal parasite, flea, tick and heartworm prevention
Bag of Science Diet pet food
Five free passes to the Wayside Waifs Bark Park for all adopted dogs
DVD with basic pet care and training tips
30 days of free ShelterCare pet insurance
Complimentary phone consultation with a trainer
Free on-site veterinary visit within 10 days of adoption (not including any medication that may be required)
Member Patriot exclusive: 20% off adoption fee

Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Friday 2pm-8pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm-6pm