Please join us in welcoming our handsome Waifs of the Week: Gabe, William Willow and Simba! These three boys are ready to steal your hearts and hold on to them forever!


Hey, hey, hey!  Gabe here!  I’m a goofy and energetic boy who’s looking for a family who likes to have fun!  I’ve got a beautiful chocolate coat and the most gorgeous golden eyes you’ll ever see.

I am a super smart guy who loves to learn and picks up on things very quickly.  I’m so hoping to find a household that will continue my training and give me lots of mental stimulation and exercise.  Are you a runner?  Well, you’re in luck, ‘cause I’m a happy, bouncy, enthusiastic running partner!  I also love to romp and play with toys.  Just think of all the good times we could have together!

I crave attention from people and will seek out pets and scratches.  I’ve got so much love to give, that I really think I’d be best as the only dog in the home.  But if you’ve already got other canine kids, we would definitely need to meet each other first just to make sure we’re good fit.

So what are you waiting for?  Come on down to Wayside to meet me.  I can’t wait to get this party started!

Lots of love, Gabe


Hello there! My name is William Willow! You might be thinking… why does this cat have two first names?! Well, I like to think my name makes me unique. William is my purr-fessional name, and it would likely be the one I’d put on resumes and a Linked-in account. Willow is my fun kitty party name, the one I’d use on my Insta or Twitter accounts. Cats have a HUGE following online now, and I’m just trying to get my paw in the door for the fame that will inevitably follow once my new family comes in to adopt me and creates a @williamwillow Social Media Page. I bet no other cats have that name yet! Who wouldn’t want to follow me? I mean, I’m the coolest cat in town! I have the most gorgeous green blue eyes, luxurious brown tabby fur, and an adorably cute purr-sonality.

I came to Wayside in a transfer from another shelter. I’ll be honest, I was pretty scared. Being put into a carrier, then moved into a van, and then driven hours and hours to get to another shelter… I didn’t know what to think. When I went into my new kennel in the shelter, I hid behind blankets and closed my eyes to the world. The staff and volunteers were so kind, but I just couldn’t break away from my fear. That’s when my foster mom came in to meet me. I’ll never forget that day. She picked me up, held me close, and told me that everything was going to be okay. I decided to trust her, and every day has been an adventure since! Her family tells me every day that I’m handsome, worthwhile, and loveable, and that makes me feel so good inside. I’m still a little nervous about new people and things, but I’m bravely exploring and learning more about myself every day!

My foster mom love that I’m such a clean and well-behaved kitty! I feel it’s the least I could do in exchange for all the love she gives me. I always make sure to potty neatly in my box, and I groom myself until my fur is soft and pet-worthy. I’ve recently started sleeping in bed with her, and I love that. I lay at the foot of the bed, out of the way, but close to her. I’ve found that I enjoy playing, especially with a red dot! I haven’t caught it yet… but I know one day, I will! Once I’m played out, I’m happy just snoozing and laying close to the family. My favorite is when my mom sits on the couch, then I can rub my head into her neck and give her a hug. She loves my hugs, and I love giving them.

I love my foster family, and I’m so lucky they took me in. They’ve taught me so much about myself. I will always hold a place in my heart for them and I’ll miss them dearly when I’m adopted, but I’m ready to find my family. It almost seems too good to be true… a person of my very own. I promise to be your very best friend for the rest of my life. I just know if meet me, you’ll fall in love with me… 2 names and all. Please call to meet me soon, I’m anxiously waiting to hear from you!

Whisker kisses and chin hugs – William Willow


Hey there!  Simba’s my name, and finding my new peeps is my game!  I came to Wayside as a stray, so it feels so good to be safe and warm here at the shelter.  But what I’m really longing for is a home of my very own.

I’m a handsome, friendly fella who enjoys being with people and will seek out physical contact.  One of the volunteers here calls me “the sweetest angel” because I am very patient and tolerant when they practice their harnessing skills on me during training.  (Not a very masculine nickname, but at least I know they like me!)  Speaking of training, I hope you’ll keep on teaching me new things.  I’m a smart boy who likes treats, so it won’t take me long to learn exactly what you expect of me.

I’m also a super fun dude who just loves to play.  Do you have toys at your house? Oooh that would be so great if we could play some fetch or tug together!  I’ve got a pretty rough and tumble play style, so if you like to wrestle, I might just be the guy for you.  Or maybe you’ve got another dog at home that needs a playmate.  Why don’t you bring them down to Wayside to see if we’re a good match?  In the meantime, I’ll be watching for you!

Love, Simba


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