It is Waif Wednesday, and these three incredible animals are ready to share their stories with you to help find their forever homes! Please welcome our Waifs of the Week: Sparkles, Knox and Mama!


Hello there, my name is Sparkles!

I am a 1 year old girl here at Wayside looking for my furever home. I have lots of energy to play with you all day! I love attention and making new friends. I am very treat motivated and already know “sit” , “wait” and just learned a wonderful new Command “Out” which is like a drop it or leave it command.  I am VERY smart and willing to learn from you!

I get excited to go on leash walks but have done well learning my skills.  I am not hard to handle and re-direct and focus well on the person on the other end of the leash.

When you come and meet me, be sure to bring the whole family including children and canine friends, to ensure we are a perfect fit.

Ask a Wayside staff member to meet me today!

Love and tail wags, Sparkles


Hi there, I’m Knox!  I’m such a sweet boy!  I love to soak up all the attention you give me and I promise to make you feel relaxed and peaceful when you hear my steady purr.  I’m fun, friendly, and playful, yet quiet and unassuming and chilled.  I’m the perfect combination of everything you’re looking for in a kitty.  And I can’t wait to be all yours!

I’m a handsome, 10 year old, 11 pound, green-eyed fella with velvety soft gray fur.  My chiseled face turns heads, but my sweet personality wins hearts.  I came to Wayside last summer as a lonely stray. I was so thankful to be safe and cared for, but I had painful issues with my teeth and inflammation of my mouth.  It’s called ‘Stomatitis’ and the treatment for it is removal of the teeth.  I know that sounds scary, but I feel so much better now!  It’s remarkable how all-consuming pain can be and my whole outlook on life changed when the pain went away.  Not having teeth hasn’t bothered me one bit!  And the best part is that I’ve been able to relax and recuperate from my surgery in a loving foster home.  My foster mom was just what I needed and I have never felt better in my whole life than I do right now.

Foster Mom says having me around is a joy.  I’m a sweet, gentle guy who enjoys attention and affection. I love it when Foster Mom pets me and lets me cuddle with her.  I can be just a little shy when I first meet new people, so I hide and check them out from a distance.  But then I quickly warm up, if you speak softly to me and stay gentle and patient.  Before you know it, I’m your best buddy and constant companion.  I’m very well behaved in the house and I’m fully trained at using my litter box.  Like many cats who have spent time on the streets, I am FIV-positive. It’s no big deal; it just means that my immune system is somewhat compromised, so it’s extra important that I have an indoors-only lifestyle, good food, and regular veterinary care.  I hope you don’t mind providing that for me!  I promise to pay you back in an abundance of love.

I know I’m listed as a senior cat, but let me assure you; I have so much more life to live and love to give.  In some ways, I feel like my life is just beginning!  I’m safe, I’m getting excellent care, I’m living in the foster home of my dreams, and I know that any day you’re going to walk through that door and become my forever family.  That will be the best day of all!  Please, I need you and I’m waiting for you now.

Love, Knox


Hi there, my name is Mama!

I just traveled here from out of state when my last place needed more room.  That is good news though because the nice people here are going to help me find a wonderful family to love.

When I first got here, I was unsure about where I was and pretty shy.  It took me a few days to understand that all the staff and volunteers wanted to help me gain my confidence and started out low and slow on all their movements so I could get to know them at my own pace.  I have started to really open up and like pets and ear rubs, but please know it may take a few days for me to settle in.

I also have enjoyed meeting new dog friend here.  I like their company and we have fun together.  Another thing I have  just started doing is playing with toys!  I am pretty smart, I even go to the toy box and get my favorite toys out all by myself.

They did find out that I have those yucky things called Heartworms but they will be taking care of all that for me.  I will just need lots of couch cuddles, bed snuggles and slow walks while I am going through that process.  Then once that is done you can show me off all around town.

I sure hope you will come meet me soon, bring the whole family (dogs too).  I will be here watching for you with tail wagging, and my unique one ear up and one down.

Love, Mama


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