Meet Mark.

Injured and scared, he needed life-saving surgery. At Wayside, he received the medical care he needed to be healthy and ready for adoption. You can save injured animals like Mark by donating today. 

Will you help more animals like Mark?

Meet Mark.

Injured and scared, he needed life-saving surgery. At Wayside, he received the medical care he needed to be healthy and ready for adoption. You can save injured animals like Mark by donating today. 

Will you help more animals like Mark?

Preparing pets and people for the bond of their lives.

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest and most comprehensive no kill pet adoption campus. More than 27,000 pets and people are served annually through pet adoptions, youth education, canine training programs, and community outreach. 

Join our Foster Care Program
Join our Foster Care Program

Help shelter pets who need a little more time before adoption. Stays are short, and opportunities range from kittens and puppies to adult animals needing a short break.

Become a Wayside Volunteer
Become a Wayside Volunteer

There is no shortage of puppy cuddles, kitten kisses, and tail wags. Learn about the many rewards to volunteering at Wayside Waifs!

Wish List
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our Wish List

From paper towels, to soft dog treats and canned spray cheese, to cat toys – we rely on donations from our Wish List to care for the shelter pets. Host a Wish List drive today!

Youth Education
Youth Education Programs

We believe that empathy can inspire change. Wayside’s youth education programs empower students to positively impact both the humans and animals in our community and beyond.

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Wayside Waifs has hundreds of adoptable animals
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Pet Loss Support Group

Wayside Waifs 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO, United States

Wayside Waifs understands the difficulty surrounding pet bereavement. We know that you have given so much in order to care for and love your pet – and that you’d do […]

Vaccination Clinic

Wayside Waifs 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO, United States

Let's get our pets vaccinated! There will be several low cost vaccination clinics at Wayside Waifs this year. Saturday, March 16 at 8:30am on our campus at 3901 Martha Truman […]

DrunKCo BunKCo

Wayside Waifs 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO, United States

Join us for this suPURR fun event! More info here: Website: www.drunkcobunkco.com Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1PfBdbV8u

Vaccination Clinic

Wayside Waifs 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO, United States

Let's get our pets vaccinated! There will be several low cost vaccination clinics at Wayside Waifs this year. Sunday, April 7 at 8:30am on our campus at 3901 Martha Truman […]

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Programs & Resources
Pet Food Pantry

No animal should ever go hungry. Wayside’s pet food pantry supplies pet food to more than 3,000 community pets each year.

Dog Training Classes
Programs & Resources
Dog Training Classes

Does your furry friend need to learn manners? Maybe a little too jumpy or pulls on a leash? Wayside offers a variety of dog training classes for humans and their pets.

Animal Rescue Program
Programs & Resources
Animal Rescue Program

Thousands of animals are rescued from hoarding situations, puppy mills, natural disasters, and over - crowded shelters. Wayside Waifs partners with more than 70 animal welfare organization to help neglected and homeless animals.

Wayside Waifs

3901 Martha Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64137
816-761-8151

Adoption Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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