Please meet our wonderful Waifs of the Week: Jackson, Opal, and Jesse! These three are more than ready to meet their furever families!

Hey everyone! I’m Jackson!

I’m a big, happy lab/pittie mix looking for my people. I came to Wayside from another shelter down in Clinton. This place is fine, but I’d rather be hanging out with my permanent crew!

I’m just a good buddy trying to find my place in the world. I would make such a great family dog. I’m a big guy (about 70 pounds) and while I could use some training, I’m not hard to handle.  I’m easy to walk. I think kids are fun. Toys are a blast. Fetch is the best! I like other dogs and I’m just an all-around easy going reasonable guy. Never mind my handsome looks.

I look forward to meeting you at Wayside! Ask for me when you get here. I’d love to be your dog.

High five, Jackson


Hi I’m Opal, get it? Cuz I’m pretty like a gem! What’s your name?

I’m a pretty 1 year old calico with one of the cutest noses you’ve ever seen and gorgeous eyes. I’m very level-headed but I’ll be your secret admirer, give me little time and I’ll shower you with purrs, head-butts and plenty of lap time! In the meantime you may not see me a whole lot but I’m always thinking of you. In my previous home I lived with other cats, and did well.

Want to know more? Wayside’s wonderful adoption counselors can give you lots of good information about me! Or if it sounds like we’ll be best pals you should come in and meet me!

Love, Opal


Hey there, I’m Jesse!

I was once alone, out roaming the streets, but then some nice people found me and brought me to Wayside.  I am a happy gal here, they are so friendly and made me very comfortable while I wait for my forever hero.

I have beautiful markings on my fur, stunning eyes that will melt your heart and a personality to match.  I am 60 pounds of awesomeness.  I enjoy people petting me, talking nice walks with my harness so I focus well on my handler.

If you happen to have some of those things called tennis balls, I REALLY love those a lot!!  I hope you can throw some for me out in OUR backyard.  I would also enjoy learning more commands!  I already know the SIT one, but am ready to learn many more things.

If I sound like a great match, please come meet me.  Bring the whole family, canines too, so we can make sure we all get along well.

I will be here waiting for you with wagging tail and pretty smile!

Love, Jesse


You can meet all of our adoptable Waifs during our adoption hours!

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: Noon-8pm
  • Wednesday: Noon-8pm
  • Thursday: Noon-8pm
  • Friday: Noon-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm