We hope everyone is preparing for a delicious and full-of-love Thanksgiving, but it’s not too late to add a well-deserving member to the family before the holiday begins! Here are three thankful Waifs who would love to spend the holidays (and the rest of their lives) beside their forever families. Our Waifs of the Week are: Otger, Ginger and Durango!

***Congrrrats to Durango for already finding his forever home this week!***


I know what you’re thinking… “Wow, who, WHO is this Hunk a Burnin’ Love?” Right??? Otger’s the name and smooshy-faced kisses are my game!!

If you’re looking for a couch potato, I can play that role but I’m not a 24-hour lounge fest. I need exercise! I need fun! I need to use my brain! I’m so super smart. I know sit, look, down and target and I’m eager to learn so much more.

I’m big and strong but if I get my exercise, I’m a dream. I’m fabulous on leash and love to stop and sniff with my big wide nose. Kids are cute but I often forget how big I am so I can’t go home with little ones.  I dont want to knock anyone over, you know!

I like other dogs but they don’t all love me—I’m a lot, after all! Bring them to Wayside and your pooch and I can decide if it’s a good fit.

To summarize, I need the following: Butt rubs. Toys. Walks and romps. Maybe a canine buddy? Love and understanding.

See you soon—Otger


Thanks for reading about me! My name is Ginger, and it suits me because I have lots of peppery red spots in my gorgeous calico coat. Oh, and I’m a sweet girl with just a little sass and spice!

I’m a friendly, confident kitty. When you first meet me, I will probably climb up on your lap. I might not stay there for long, though. You see, I am a curious girl, and there are just too many fascinating things to see and do! My favorite thing at Wayside is to hang out in the sunroom. There’s so much to see from the windows, like birds and squirrels. I sure hope my new home has a nice window I can watch the world from!

I absolutely adore giving and receiving attention, and I’m keeping my paws crossed for a special person or people to spend my days and nights with. I promise to bring plenty of warm, sweet spice to your life!

Love, Ginger


Hey there, my name is Durango!

I found myself on a transport vehicle and arrived here at Wayside a few days ago.  I am very happy to be here because the people are so nice and they tell me with my stunning looks I will find my hero soon!

I am 8 years old and full of life.  I weigh about 65 pounds and am a gentle soul.  I am calm, mild mannered and easy to walk on a leash…I mean that is pretty awesome right!!

I don’t know any commands but am not jumpy or anything so you can teach me some things like sit with those yummy treats and I will be forever grateful.  I am looking for my retirement villa and pampering, can you be the one to help me with that?  I sure hope so!

Please come meet and pet me soon.  Bring the whole family (dogs, too)

I will be right here waiting for you…

Love always, Durango


You can visit all of our adoptable Waifs during our adoptions hours:

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