Wayside Waifs

Adoption Success Stories

After giving so much love and care to the animals that stay with us, we are always excited to hear about how they are doing in their new homes. So, sit back and enjoy the "tails" of our Purrfect Pets or submit your own success story about your Waif.

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Kit Kat!

Kit Kat!
Kit Kat!

I adopted Kit Kat 11 years ago from wayside and she's been with me through thick and thin, she's living out her golden years cuddled up on the couch with my family!

So in Love

So in Love
So in Love

Oreo Pie is perfect and he and my dog Ramen Noodle are great together. Ramen may be older (he's nine and Oreo is six), but he's half his size and so far, there's been no fighting between the new brothers. We're all super happy. 💙
Along with Ramen, he greets me at the door whenever I come home and they both see me out. Since night one, they'll cuddle up next to each other to be by my side in bed as I sleep. Oddly enough, he doesn't seem too interested in his cat nip toys, so he gives them to his brother that seems to love them so much.
I knew I would bring Oreo home the second I met him and he booped me right away and snuggled as soon as I picked him up. He is always purring and loves to be around us. Ramen and I are so grateful for him.

Rehabilitated Roxy ❤

Rehabilitated Roxy ❤
Rehabilitated Roxy ❤

As we are approaching Roxy's 4th birthday I can't explain how proud I am of my little girl. When I first brought Roxy home I NEVER thought she would stay. She was misbehaved, rude, and uninterested. I do not give up easily and I was determined to make it work. As time passed she slowly began to trust me and her resilient, and adorable, personality began to show. It has almost been 2 years since I brought her home and she is a completely different dog. She has become my absolute best friend and I wouldn't trade her for the world! #adoptdontshop

poppy the wonder pit

poppy the wonder pit
poppy the wonder pit

My family (boyfriend and his 2 kiddos) were coming to wayside to meet a red coonhound mix and unfortunately she was being adopted as soon as we arrived...after looking down a few aisles...we came across three pups, 2 being adopted and 1 female. The kids instantly fell in love and my boyfriend gave me the "pleeaaase" face and the rest is history! She's adjusting well to life in a loving home with 2 kids and 2 kitties! Only 10 weeks old and working on sit and come.

Garfield new home

Garfield new home
Garfield new home

yesterday, March 10th, we adopted a one year old male big orange kitty. My boyfriend and I fell in love with him from the start. First night having him home he warmed up so quickly and was constantly coming up to us to say thank you. When we laid down in bed he ran in there and for about 15-20 minutes he just went back and forth between us giving us kisses and hugs and head buts. We've adopted before so I wasn't expecting him to warm up this quickly. He's already made a huge impact on our lives and is so so loved and spoiled already. Can't wait to spend the rest of his life cuddling with this fluff of fur.

Comet, my best friend

Comet, my best friend
Comet, my best friend

Best Christmas Present ever

We (family of 6) got Comet, or formally known as Timmy 5 years ago, 2 days before Christmas. Literally cannot imagine life without him. He's border-collie lab mix and is SO smart and easily trainable with treats (he's trained us at night to get him a treat or he won't come inside). He's really spoiled and doesn't know how spoiled he is :) . He's very protective of everyone and gets super excited when we come home and pouty when we leave for work and school. He's always been gentle with Lilly, my 10 yr old sister, when she goes outside, the poor baby thinks he has to stay outside when she or anyone is playing in the backyard. Words cannot express how lucky we are to have him in our lives.

Toothy Joe (TJ)

Toothy Joe (TJ)
Toothy Joe (TJ)

How can this amazing dog go unloved for so long....

Formerly known as Memphis, TJ was adopted by my family on 10/8/16. He came to us a very scared and timid boy. We were told he had been shuffled from shelter to shelter and we can't figure out why. TJ is the sweetest and cutest boy ever. He has a love of soft plush toys and carries them with him everywhere he goes. He has an adorable quirk, his tongue sticks out all the time. He also snores like crazy, but every night when we get home from work, we are greeted at the door by TJ and his brother and sister. TJ of course with the toy baby of the day in his mouth. His nubby tail wagging like crazy. It was love at first site for the whole family.

My best friend

My best friend
My best friend

Dixie Rose entered my life nearly 7 years ago and I wouldn't dare change a thing.

I remember visiting Wayside as though it were a trip I took yesterday and not one I took as an 8th grade schoolgirl. My dog Dakota had sadly passed away about half a year prier. When I had finished grieving I realized how lonely it was without the familiar wag of a tail and coldness of a wet nose. Together with my Mom, Stepdad, and sisters we went down to Wayside. My mom was set on getting a small dog but when I met ,the then 5 year old, Dixie Rose all bets were off.
Nearly 7 years later I have no clue what I would do with out my little old lady. Dixie is my best friend and a true companion. I don't know that I could thank Wayside enough for bringing me and her together.
Wayside is the home of lifelong friends.

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