Wayside Waifs

3901 Martha Truman Road

Kansas City, MO 64137

Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes.

To accomplish this, they employ 3 key strategies:

  1. Providing temporary shelter for homeless companion animals.
  2. Educating the public.
  3. Developing partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances.


Wayside Waifs Kansas City is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption campus in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes.

Available Pet Adoptions
You can explore the animals up for adoption at Wayside Waifs online!

The adoption process can take as little as 30 minutes and up to 90 minutes, with varying adoption fees depending on the animal & if you have adopted before.

Dog & Cat Adoption Includes:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchipping
  • Any necessary vaccines & deworming
  • A free behavior/training consultation
    & a few other included features!


Is Wayside Waifs a No-Kill Shelter?
Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City’s no kill community.

Services Wayside Waifs Provides:

  • Behavior Training
  • Pet Memorial Services
  • BarkPark
  • Animal Surrender
  • Adoptions
  • Vet Clinic
  • Animal Rescue
  • Humane Education


PLUS! Pickup a copy of this adorable “tail” at Whiskers and Wags, the retail store inside Wayside Waifs!

If you are interested in donating to Wayside Waifs, there are monthly donation programs, one-time donations AND Wayside Waifs volunteer opportunities for you to donate your time!

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