The items in this list are things that we use every day at our shelter to help the animals.

Monetary donations are always greatly appreciated as well! You can also order many of these items on Amazon. Check out our Amazon Wish List.

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We cannot accept the following items: 
Expired items
Sanitizer or other hazardous items
Clothing or pillows
Opened bags of pet food/treats


For the Animals

  • Hot Dogs
  • Canned spray cheese
  • Canned chicken
  • Soft Dog & Cat treats
  • Milk Bones dog biscuits
  • SunButter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Blankets or large bath towels
  • Large stuffed animals(without rice filling)
  • Gently used/new kennels
  • Cat and kitten toys
  • Cat Dancer wand toys
  • Soft small dog training treats
  • Nylabones
  • Canned wet dog food
  • Canned wet cat food
  • Canned or pouch tuna
  • Ball and rope toys
  • Jolly Balls
  • Paper towels
  • Heating pads
  • Ripple Rugs for cats
  • Milk replacement powder (KMR or Esbilac)
  • Walking Harnesses

For the Shelter

Wayside Waifs

3901 Martha Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64137

Adoption Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am- 5pm

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