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Wayside Waifs

A charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes.

Wayside Waifs
3901 Martha Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64137
816.761.8151
Today's Hours: 2:00PM - 8:00PM
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About Us

Wayside Waifs, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.

Our Mission

Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes.  To accomplish this, we employ 3 key strategies:

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

Our Philosophy

Wayside is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets.  Wayside Waifs is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing approximately 5,000 animals each year.  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.

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