Wayside Waifs needs your help to foster homeless animals before they find their forever homes.

Each year Wayside Waifs receives hundreds of animals that are not ready for adoption when they enter the shelter. They care for animals that are injured or sick, moms with litters, single babies who are too young, need training or behavior modification or just need some time out of the shelter to feel good again. That is where the real heroes, foster volunteers, take over and give these deserving animals the opportunity for real hope and the chance to find permanent families of their own.

Wayside’s dedicated foster families provide in-home care for these animals for an average of 2-4 weeks. With the TLC that our foster parents provide, these animals are able to receive the individual attention that they each desperately need to become something truly special – a lifetime companion. Not only is fostering a fun and educational activity for the whole family, but our foster parents report they are completely enriched by their experiences. They feel significant satisfaction knowing they made a direct impact on an animal’s life.

Visit WaysideWaifs.org to complete a foster application. Tyler Petty, Foster Program Manager, will get back to you in approximately one week. Contact Tyler Petty at tpetty@waysidewaifs.org to learn more about this life-saving program.

  • Who: Wayside Waifs
  • What: In need of foster volunteers
  • When: Now
  • Where: Wayside Waifs: 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 6413; WaysideWaifs.org
  • Why: To help you and a homeless dog find true love.

Wayside has tabulated all of the facts about pets and people they have helped in 2022.

Take a look at the 2022 Furry Facts At A Glance to read more!

As always, available animals’ adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, age-appropriate
vaccinations and more. To view all adoptable animals, visit www.WaysideWaifs.org.

About Wayside Waifs:

As Kansas City’s largest and most comprehensive no-kill pet adoption campus, Wayside Waifs prepares pets and people for the bond of their lives. More than 20,000 pets and people are served annually through pet adoptions, youth education and canine training programs, and community programming, like the pet food pantry. Wayside is a private, independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. It receives no government funding and is supported entirely by private donations and grants. To see all the animals
available for adoption or donate, please visit WaysideWaifs.org. Facebook: Wayside Waifs; Twitter: @WaysideWaifs; Instagram: @WaysideWaifs