Member Patriot Special
20% adoption fee discount
About Wayside Waifs
Wayside Waifs offers dog and cat adoptions to veterans through its partnership with Pets for Patriots in the greater Kansas City area, and will help them find their new best friends. 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:
Microchip for permanent identification
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
30 days of free ShelterCare pet insurance
Complimentary phone consultation with a trainer
Free on-site veterinary visit within 10 days of adoption (including any medication that may be required)