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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A New Beginning

A New Beginning
A New Beginning

A dog no one wanted becomes a member of the family.

My name was Koda, and I used to be sad. I had lived in the shelter my whole life, and I wanted a nice home with people who would love me forever. I had a few bad habits that were hard to live with. I got so nervous when people left me alone that I would chew things I wasn't supposed to have. When a new family came to play with me last October, I did my best to show them what a playful, sweet boy I am. I must have done something right because they let me get in their car and go home with them! I sat on my new mom's lap the whole way. My new family wanted me to have a new name, so they called me Payton because I'm really fast, just like Walter Payton.
I won't say things were easy when my family was gone. I'm sorry to report that I ate the stuffing out of the couches and I ate a lot of food off the kitchen counter before Mom learned to keep it up high. (Triscuit crackers are my favorite!) I only misbehaved when my family wasn't home.
My new family likes to spend time with me. I get to go on hikes, camping and for rides in the car. I play in the backyard with my family's other dog. I like to take naps in the sun and bark at bumblebees. I have gained close to ten pounds and my vet says I am healthy. My family says I am a good boy and I can't wait for our next adventure together!

Lando

lando
lando

Thank you Wayside Waifs

I adopted Lando, formerly Thomas, after months of talking and browsing. I was going through some rough personal stuff and decided after 2 days of looking at his puppy picture that I knew that i had to at least meet him. That's all it took. Less then 2 minutes I knew he was the one. He was sheltered for the first 4 1/2 months so EVERYTHING is new to him. I've had him for a year now and he stays in bed all night.  He knows "no" and is house- trained. He is good with all people and kids and has played a few games of golf without his leash. NO PROBLEMS!  We are fully trusting of each other and I'm 26 and he's just 1 year old.  I couldn't have found a better friend than him. He really is the BEST THING that's ever happened to me!!!

Nortie Melts Our Hearts

Nortie Melts Our Hearts
Nortie Melts Our Hearts

Thank You Wayside Waifs

We met Nortie (Wayside called her "Snorlax") in January of this year. We immediately fell in love with her. She and her litter mates were in horrible condition. Missing hair from mange, red and scabbed-over skin and she even had an upper-respiratory infection. The people at Wayside were so friendly and caring. Together we helped Nortie get better. Today, she loves to spend time playing with the neighbor dogs, sun bathing, chewing on sticks, playing fetch and going on car rides. She is truly a blessing to our home and family. We take her everywhere. This summer she will get to experience her first canoe trip! We cannot imagine life without our Nortie. Thank you so much Wayside for saving our girl! :)

Spruce Almighty !

Spruce Almighty !
Spruce Almighty !

He is Perfect :)

Just yesterday 1/22/15 I was lucky enough to have found Mr. Spruce at Wayside Waifs :) sense the adoption him and I have been inseperable !!! i fell in love with him the moment he entered the play room, and i continue to fall more and more in love as we spend our time together !!! i am so happy and thankful to have found and adopted such a BEAUTIFUL and
SWEET dog. i will cherish him Forever :)
-Meghan&Spruce-

We are a home after all

How wayside helped form our family.

In this house we are definitely not low on pets. We have over the past year accumulated a bunny, 4 hampsters, a 6yr old, and a cat also adopted from wayside. So when I brought up the idea of a dog I got a lot of blank stares from the family. We kept debating is there really a place in this crazy house for a dog. So on a Monday while causally checking my emails I saw the Waifs of the Week. I fell in love with a picture of a mixed American Bulldog. I called immediatly to see if he was still there and he was, but I was sadly informed because we lived in Grandview we couldnt adopt him because he was a bully breed. I kind of felt defeated but made arrangements to go to Wayside on Wed. just to check it out. So on Wed. my family and I walked up and down the rows looking and this one, considering that one. And then in the very last row was this adorable puppy named Simon. I was in love but also very hesitant. A puppy? Were we really ready for a puppy. So we of course got him into a play room and even with the barking and chaos all around, that little puppy sat right down by my feet and didn't budge. That's when I knew weather we were ready or not, this three-month-old puppy was ours. So on Thursday we did the preparing that comes along with adding a new addition to the family. On Friday we came ready to take Simon home, but unfortunately the name just didn't resonate, that being said Simon would have to do until his true name would be revealed. And then sitting in my lap, he calmy looked into my eyes. There he was - his beautiful green eyes looking into my heart. And almost as if were fate I looked at him and said Cesar, you will be our Cesar. We hurried on back to the house that Fri. night, kind of in a rush and by 8:00 that night it were as if he had been there all along. It was as if this little puppy, our little Ceasr, had finally made this house a home. So I truly believe that we didn't pick Cesar, the stars had aligned and Cesar picked us. Thank you Wayside! Thank you for finally completing this house and turned it into one crazy home, a home I look forward to coming back to every day. Truly feeling blessed.

Update: Now we call him Indy (Indiana Jones)

Update: Now we call him Indy (Indiana Jones)
Update: Now we call him Indy (Indiana Jones)

Thank you Wayside Waifs!

It's been over a year and a half since we picked "Hyde" (now we call him Indy) from Wayside Waifs. Look how he's grown! He is a long haired kitty now and has his full Winter mane, which is so gosh darn cute. I just thought it would be nice to show how he has changed and that he's doing great! He is quite the little monster and still loves to play. In fact he is quite obsessed with playing and has more toys than any cat should. Thanks again Wayside. 

Kori

Kori
Kori

Fifteenth Anniversary of his adoption today!

We adopted Kori (previously Harley) 15 years ago. We were his third home. First owner worked too much and kept him crated. Never socialized him. Second owner thought he would get along with their male Akita. Kori has the scars on his head to prove otherwise. We brought him home, he ran to the Christmas tree and lifted his leg. We thought we had made a mistake but carried him outside and showed him where the "outdoor" trees were. No problems after that. Our 17 1/2 year old little man is still a daily joy and he has lived in a few different cities. Thank you for bringing us together so many years ago. Happy 2015!

From Abused Dog to Pampered Princess

From Abused Dog to Pampered Princess
From Abused Dog to Pampered Princess

Bailey was obviously abused. For weeks her fear of us was apparent. Any sudden moves or pictures scared her. When she came out of her shell and found we would protect her...she became our pampered princess and inspired us to adopt another dog like her.

When we lost our Pointer/Brittany to seizures years before we never thought we could have another like her...the pain was very hard for our daughters. We missed her everyday. We went to PetSmart one day and they gave us a flyer of dog shelters. I happened to look at Wayside Waifs when we got home just to see the types of dogs in shelters. There she was on the front page...Bailey...a English Pointer. I called the shelter and she was still there...we raced from our home to get there. We found this shy and timid dog but she went immediately to my husband. She was ours and there was no doubt. The first two weeks we had to carry her outside and in for bathroom breaks. She freaked any time we tried to take a picture of her. When we tried to pet her and raise our hand she dropped to the ground and shake. Everyday she came out of her shell. She brought happiness back to us that we didn't think we could feel. Our daughters adored her. We were so happy with her that we adopted a male German Shorthair. Our Bailey Rae found her partner in crime and you would never know that she was once abused and put in a shelter.

Punky Brewster

Punky Brewster
Punky Brewster

3 years later and still apart of the family. Punky Brewster has an older sister (human), a grandma, great grandma and wonderful mom (me).

I went to Wayside Waifs only wanting to browse and saw the puppies that they had. It was May 22, 2010 (his b-days is May 19th) and I noticed a cute brown puppy all by himself sniffing my hand from under the door. The sign above him said Punky and I thought awesome name and decided to adopt Punky but added a last name. So Punky Brewster was adopted and I have provided him with love, fun, human playmates, a family, and all the snacks he can eat (well not exactly). He is the perfect granddog as my mom calls him and running partner. The vet jokes about how he only obeys when offered a treat and he is the only dog to have a "lion's tail" which is from the style of his hair cut and he loves chasing his tail once the hair is trimmed. Also he likes only cold water and organic dog food and any toy that squeaks. For his first Christmas I went overboard and bought fifty dog toys and I think he lost about five under the couch. But have it under control now that he is 3 years old. I also want to get a second dog so that he can have someone to play with and make him as happy as sitting behind my sectional couch staring outside does.

Lost Pomeranian

lost Pomeranian
lost Pomeranian

Lost Dog!

Last  seen  on  July 4th.   In  the  Raytown  Area  off 59th Blueridge/  Ralston ave  area. A  female Pomeranian age 7, tan  with  white  underneath  color.  She  is microchipped.  If  seen  please  return.

Contact: chanell_townsend@yahoo.com

My lovely Delilah

My lovely Delilah
My lovely Delilah

I adopted Delilah, who was known as Lady at Wayside, in April of 2013. She was an addition to our household, as we already had a Rottweiler, Samson, for a couple of years previous. Over a year later, I could not be happier with her and the joy she brings.

At the beginning of 2013, I was thinking about getting another dog, specifically a Rottweiler, to bring home with me and bring more companionship to Samson and also myself. Samson was adopted from the SPCA in the fall of 2011. I started to look online at the available dogs for adoption at Wayside Waifs, and would look every few weeks. When I was a kid, we had two Rottweilers, which I absolutely loved. My mom has also had others when she was younger, before I was born, so they are our choice breed. Samson is very hyper and loves to play with other dogs, so it was about time for him to have a sibling! At the beginning of April, I finally saw Lady online at Wayside, and her pictures were absolutely gorgeous. I also saw two other Rottweiler puppies online that I was interested in.
When I scheduled to visit Wayside to look at the dogs, we put Samson in the car and were determined to come home with another. We saw each of the dogs first, and then brought Samson in so he could meet each of them. He did not take so well to the puppies, and we did not think it would be the right fit with one of them. When he met Lady, we walked them around the room and then let them approach each other. They were both so nervous, but were instantly becoming playful and curious about each other. I knew then that I had to take Lady home with me, she was so pretty and was the sweetest dog ever!
I couldn't wait to get through the adoption process and take her home, and within an hour or so we were all in the car on our way home. I was so excited and happy with Lady, and she had a big smile on her face too! We renamed her Delilah, and she soon caught up with Samson on the household manners and the daily routine. We are not completely sure of her background, but she came from Texas, so I know she has had a long journey, and has finally found her forever home.
Since then, Delilah has brought much happiness to my life and Samson also enjoys her company. I soon realized she was a big baby, and would always lie down into me or try to trap me down! She also hogs my bed and then looks at me like, what? She loves to run around and play with other dogs, and loves her squeaky toys and chewing on bones. When I leave to go to work or to school, she always runs up to my room and looks out my window, and I can always see her brown and black face still there when I come back, waiting for me. Then I see the blinds fly back and forth and can hear her running down the stairs to greet me. This is one of the best moments of my day, and always brings a smile to my face when I get home and see her looking out the window for me. Her and Samson get along excellent, and she has tried to become ruler of the house.
One funny story, a couple weeks after I got Delilah, I had cooked meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner one night. I left my plate on the kitchen counter and went outside for just a few minutes. It was long enough for Delilah to jump up on the counter and lick my plate clean and eat my dinner! When I came back in I saw her licking her lips and couldn't help but laugh at her, and she gave me that ornery look. She hasn't done anything like that since then, and has been very easy to train with Samson as an example. She also loves to get her belly rubbed and snores and dreams of chasing squirrels, kicking her legs all over the place.
I couldn't express more gratitude to the employees of Wayside Waifs and what they do for animals and the community. I received a level of service that could not be surpassed anywhere, and they were more than happy to assist me in any way while adopting her. I want to thank all of you for helping me add this beautiful addition to my life, and I want you to know that she is doing great and could not be in a better place. Thank you for everything, and I hope you guys enjoy seeing how her life has changed and that she is doing well!

Annie's forever home!

Annie's forever home!
Annie's forever home!

Annie, formerly Kate, is doing just fine in her forever home.

We brough Annie home in August of 2013, when she was just a little puppy, two months old and 12 lbs. Now, Annie is 8 1/2 months old and closer to 65 lbs! She is such a happy, curious, little girl who LOVES meeting other dogs and hanging with her familly, which includes another former waif, our cat Norm! We love having Annie in our family and watching her grow into a happy dog!

Lolly Pup

Lolly Pup
Lolly Pup

The story of Lolly

My husband and I were married in September 2012. We knew for our first Christmas together we wanted the perfect dog to join our family. We decided to go to Wayside to look at a sweet yellow lab that was on the website. Needless to say she was not a fit for us but I wanted to take out a black lab/border collie mix. She was sleeping so soundly where most of the dogs were barking. She already knew several tricks and we were both in love immediately. We brought her home and she has been the perfect addition to our family. It sounded like her previous life was pretty rough. She was on the streets two separate times. She knows now what a family feels like in her forever home. We are so thankful for Wayside and their help providing us with this lovable member of our family.

Finally she is treated like a Princess

Finally she is treated like a Princess
Finally she is treated like a Princess

Finally she is treated like a Princess

My husband and I went to Wayside Waifs in February of 2011 wanting to adopt a dog. We both grew up with childhood dogs, so we are both dog lovers. Our apartment didn't feel complete without a furry friend. We saw her picture on the website and knew right away she was the dog for us. She had a hard life before she came to us. The family that had her before us (for 5 years) didn't treat her like a princess at all! (did I mention that is her name?) She was an outdoor dog which totally isn't right for her. She is such a sweetheart and loves people so much. We are so happy that we found her and that she can finally be treated like the princess she is- and trust me, she is SUCH a princess!!

Lucy

My mom and I adopted a cat Lucy.

My mom and I adopted a cat Nov. day 2003. I was a nice a little cloudy day when i took Lucy home. Before that a couple days earlier I was there looking for a cat. The lady was helping me she let me hold a tiger cat. He was so sweet. Then someone let all the cats out and play i noticed a cat was in the corner just didn't want play with the other cats. I went to her she was so so caring and then she sat on my lap and just look at me and mow at me. I was hook. I called my mom. Couple days later Lucy was home with me. I grow up with cats. 10 years later she is now 11 she so worm and so sweet still sits with me and talk to me. 8 years ago i meet a man. He was hook to. We been married for 3 years now. Lucy is the most awesome, sweet, caring, mellow cat i ever had.

My sweet kittens.

My sweet kittens.
My sweet kittens.

Adopted two kittens who are now best friends. I couldn't be happier.

I adopted Quinn (2 months) & Banksy (4 months) (formerly known as Spain & Vinny) in late August of 2013. I always heard that it's better to adopt two kittens rather than one, so despite the fact that my boyfriend and I don't have the biggest space, we sprung for it and adopted both. Upon bringing them home, there was some hissing and nervousness, but a mere 24 hours later, the two of them were cuddle buddies. These two kittens have brought us so much joy. They constantly entertain one another, and are hilarious to watch play. They love to cuddle with both of us, and have been two great additions to our household. It's hard for me to be at work eight hours a day, because all I want to do is go home and hang out with them. I will definitely be coming back to wayside waifs to adopt in the future.

Playmate

Adopted Amanda as a playmate for our shepherd mix.

We had been looking for sometime for an older dog as a companion/playmate for our male shepherd as we do not have the time right now to spend with him as much. Had been to Wayside before and the dog we chose the first time was not a good fit. We saw Amanda and immediately fell in love with her sweet disposition and noticed she needed the exercise. Labs tend to be on the chunky side. They were introduced to each other at the shelter and have been constant companions ever since. As our male was younger, Amanda got the exercise she needed and our Buddy has a calming influence. This was the best decision we ever made! Has a lifetime of love and companionship with her new family!

Our lily

Our lily
Our lily

Our lily

Lily was a gift she was the one that completed our family today she's very healthy and play full
And we're so glad we got her and we will be coming back to get her a friend

Our lily

Our lily
Our lily

Our lily

Once we saw lily it was pet at first site. But to me she wasn't a pet she was family lily and I are like two peas and a pod

Ferguson

Ferguson
Ferguson

We adopted Ferguson because we wanted a companion for our life on the road.

We adopted Ferguson last April 21st. My wife is a travel nurse, so we are on the road every thirteen weeks, moving to new location. We were wanting a small dog to accompany us on our travels. We toured the facility and we saw Ferguson, a small, scruffy terrier mix. After spending about 30 minutes with him in a play area, we knew we had to have him. Needless to say, he went home with us. Since then, we have moved to Idaho city, Idaho. Ferguson is having a great time. There is a wonderful dog park here and Ferguson loves to run with the bigger dogs. I can't imagine him not being in our lives now.

It was meant to be!

It was meant to be!
It was meant to be!

Murphy fits right in!

My husband and I had been talking about adopting a dog for several months. We had been looking on the Wayside Waifs web page and saw a dog we decided we needed to meet. We went out to Wayside but to our disapointment that dog had already been adopted. We decided to look around and we even met a few dogs but none seemed to be the right fit.

Fast forward a few weeks later. We decided to go to Wayside again, this time without looking through the website. That's when we met Murphy (formally Buddy). We were drawn to him because he seemed to love being around people and immediately rolled over for some tummy scratches soon after we met him. We still weren't exactly sure and went home that night with the knowledge we could call the next day and put a hold on him if we wished. We went home and couldn't get him out of our minds so the next morning my husband called Waifs and told them we wanted to do a hold and we were coming to get him right after work. And that's what we did!

Murphy has acclimated well to our house and knows basic commands such as sit and stay. He loves to be loved on and is a constant companion as he follows us from room to room. Everyone that meets him has wonderul things to say about him and he is always eager and accepting of a good scratch behind the ear from those big and small. He has a fantastic disposition and is friendly and gentle to humans and dogs alike on our daily walks.

It is a great feeling to know that we can provide Murphy with a loving, safe home since he gives us so many laughs and nuzzles throughout the day.

Thanks for being such a big part of helping us find our new furry family member Wayside!

Big Floppy Puppy

Big Floppy Puppy
Big Floppy Puppy

Asher is more than anyone could have ever imagined!

Hey there! Remember me? Yeah, it's Asher! I have to say I love my family. Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, and Mom #2 love me to pieces. It was difficult for Grandma and Grandpa at first to not pet me before I sat down or lay down. Mom trained them, though, and I have to say, they're doing great! Grandpa even told Mom that she might have to go back to WW and pick another dog, he likes me so much! Mom balked at this idea. I'm moving mid-July to KC with Mom and Mom #2.
The first two days I was here, I learned "lay down," "down," "in," "out," "off," "take," "stay," and "come." Mom and Mom #2 say I'm VERY smart, and commend the WW staff for teaching me to sit so pretty. There was very little reinforcing necessary before I was sitting without being told more than once. Now, I sit without being told before getting my treats, breakfast, dinner, and a fresh round of water.
By the way, I REALLY love water. Mom says she's going to tie mops to my feet and let me clean the floor. I'm kind of a sloppy drinker. Also, when we're out on a run, I like to put my face to the ground and drink as I'm running if it's just rained. That reminds me, I want to apologize for being a goober and tugging on my leash so much while I was at WW. I promise if I come to visit, and you'd like to hold the leash and walk with Mom and me, I won't pull you around anymore.
Also, Mom and Mom #2 spent a week training me off-leash with 3 siblings I absolutely love. This has helped a great deal when I'm at the dog park. I now know whistled commands, too.
My obedience training, aside, I'm a great dog indoors. I know when it's time to settle down, and as long as I have something to play with or chew on, I don't do anything I shouldn't. (I did chew up Grandma's flip-flops, but then Mom put something really spicy on them. I don't like shoes anymore. In fact, I give them a funny look and just walk around them.) Mom used a trick she learned while training my older sister, and discovered that I love music. It's very soothing and helps to calm me when I get too rowdy. For the most part, my behavior reflects my older sister's, who I'm getting along with excellently by the way. She's teaching me that being a puppy is okay, but being rude is not acceptable. My already wonderful manners are improving all the more. I will say that I get along with more dogs than she does, which my Mom is grateful for.
Oh! I LOVE sticks. Or anything tree-related. Grandpa gave me a log once, and I chewed and chewed on it like a beaver. Mom tries to make sure I have plenty of toys, but a good stick is just great in a pinch, or if I've destroyed all of my squeaky and stuffed toys. KONGS don't even last against my powerful jaws. Also, the neighborhood kids love me. When they see me, they get all excited. A little girl and boy live in the yard behind mine, and I like to stand on my back legs with my front paws on the fence to greet them. I'm just an absolute pleasure to have around, especially now that I don't try to jump and mouth or nip at people.
Anyway, I think that's about it for now.
Love,
Asher, Mom's "Big Floppy Puppy"

Sometimes being last isn't so bad!

Sometimes being last isn't so bad!
Sometimes being last isn't so bad!

Talulah was the last one I saw and my first pick!

I've always wanted my very own dog for as long as I can remember. So Dec. 5th, 2012 I went to wayside waifs looking for a bully breed as I have always wanted to give a good home to a dog in need. Talulah was the last one I looked at and had just came available for adoption that day. She was the one for me. So had to introduce the other two pit mixes that occupy the home and all went well.
She is now called Talulah Monster as she is always up to something. The staff was fantastic at wayside waifs and she is a perfect match for me and the rest of the household. stacymarie1010@gmail.com

Hyde the City Kitty

Hyde the City Kitty
Hyde the City Kitty

Hyde the City Kitty

I absolutely commend Wayside Waifs for being such a wonderful and caring organization. They seem to really take special care of the lucky animals that find their transition homes at Wayside. The Cat Adoption Survey was so very helpful in finding a personality match for us. Our little kitty fits in so well with our lifestyle. Loves to follow us around and cuddle in our arms. He even snuggles up to my face while I am sleeping. Also he has been very helpful by being our morning alarm by batting his jingly bell ball around the bedroom. Too cute!
We're not sure what his life was like before he came to live with us but he sure is a happy little guy. We like to think we had something to do with that! He loves to play. He sits under the bed and jumps out with an ecstatic little chortle. He loves to chase the fluffy little toy that Wayside Waifs so generously sent home with him. We sure are glad they did that because it is his very favorite toy to play with. He's still getting used to having the run of our loft and seems to rejoice in sprinting from one side to the other, chortling all the while. In the mornings he has decided that his cozy window basket is where he wants to be, watching the people below and cleaning himself.
I would joyfully encourage anyone who has little extra space in their heart to go find a friend at Wayside who is definitely deserving of their very own forever home.

Jenny Marlin-Spoiled Rotten Princess!

Jenny Marlin-Spoiled Rotten Princess!
Jenny Marlin-Spoiled Rotten Princess!

Meet Jenny! The cutest puppy at Wayside Waifs! My husband and I adopted her Feburary 15th, 2012. Little did we know the joy and laughter she would bring us.

My husband started traveling a lot for his work and I started to become lonely at home by myself. We went down to Wayside Waifs with specific dog in mind that we saw online only to find out that the dog had already been adopted earlier that day. I was disappointed and almost wanted to leave, but my husband convinced me to stay and look at the other available dogs. I'm glad he did, because then we found Jenny! Jenny is an Austrailian Shepard/Cattle Dog mix and extremely intelligent. She was only 2-3 months old when we adopted her and within a week she knew "sit" and "stay." She picked up "lay down" and "roll over" not long after. She's become even more advanced to where when it's time for bed, she grabs her own blanket and will drag it all the way to the bedroom and wait to go to bed. She also let's my husband and I know if we are interrupting her beauty sleep. If we are too loud for her when she's trying to sleep, she moans really loud and won't stop until we quiet down. She brings us laughter beyond belief. She's the most beautiful dog I've ever met and I look forward to many more years filled with the love and joy she brings me.

Chugger!

Chugger!
Chugger!

Chugger!

Chugger, or Gussy when we got him, has quickly become part of our family. We've had him for about 4 months now, and he quickly assimilated to our home life. His quirks and energy are what make him unique, along with his trademark snaggle tooth look. He's a ball of charisma and has brought new life and joy to us, through bringing a ball to play with or jumping up and snuggling in. He's just a great dog. So thank you.

Our boy Henry

Our boy Henry
Our boy Henry

You just never know when you will fall in love

My husband and I lost two beloved cats in recent years. It was so heartbreaking to say goodbye to our sweet kitties that we vowed we would never adopt again. We are approaching retirement, want the freedom to travel and didn't want to take the risk of having our hearts broken again. Our last cat died in December of 2011 and we went along for many months mourning the loss of our "girls" and recommitting to the idea of remaining pet-free. But life became a little too quiet around our house. We were accustomed to our sweet kitties greeting us at the door each night when we came home and snuggling with us at every opportunity. We began to talk about the possibility of bringing a new pet to our home. We decided we would adopt a dog and thought it best if we chose an older one. I began to search the web for just the right dog. We wanted small, but not too small. We wanted a female. I visited Wayside Waifs and asked to be introduced to a couple of dogs I thought would be right for us. Sadly, neither was a good fit. It was clear to me that we would just have to keep looking until the right dog came along. As I was walking down the aisle a little fellow caught my attention. He was male - we wanted a female. He was quite small - we preferred a dog who was 15+ pounds. And he was only a year and a half old. We really had in mind to adopt a dog who was 4+ years old. But there was just something about him. I took some pictures and texted them to my husband, letting him know I had placed a deposit on him and WW would hold him for 48 hours, time enough for my husband to drop by and see if this little dog was a good fit for us. My husband saw the pictures and called me right away. He said, "Go get him and bring him right home." And so I did. What a great surprise we had when we found he was perfectly housebroken with excellent manners. He crawled into our bed and into our hearts that very night. Four weeks later we can't imagine life without him. He has become our precious boy, a true joy. Henry is a pure-bred Maltese, 1 1/2 years old, about 8 pounds. He wasn't what we were looking for, but we are ever so grateful he found us.

From the Cold Streets to Christmas Sweater

From the Cold Streets to Christmas Sweater
From the Cold Streets to Christmas Sweater

From the Cold Streets to Christmas Sweater

My husband and I had been visiting Wayside with some regularity looking for a "little brother or sister" for our dachshund, Batman, when we stumbled across Starsky (formerly Raisin) on the website. I immediately connected with the ragamuffin in the picture, all legs and scruff, and coerced my husband to drive to wayside that afternoon.
Starksy had Kennel Cough when we met him, but he happily greeted my husband as an old friend - we were to learn how special this connection really was later - and agreed that we would take him after he had passed the "Batman" test. Two days (and one successful dog-to-dog) later, we found ourselves embarking upon the best journey of our lives.
When we first met Starsky he was severely underfed, walking on three legs, and covered in overgrown, matted hair. He had been found on the streets in Clinton, MO, and had come from a bad domestic situation where we can only assume the terrible things he was subjected to in his year of life. Our first few days were spent coaxing him into the house, and trying to reassure him of his new home. It broke our heart every time he flinched when we tried to pet him!
However, our spoilt and smelly dachshund proved to be our best ally, and within a few weeks Batman had him cautiously playing, accepting treats, and occasionally leaning in for belly rubs. We even started to see signs of him wagging his "rump stump" - his overly docked tail - when we came home. Those small milestones were the happiest moments of 2012!
Fast forward six months, and Starsky is fully integrated into our home and family. On Christmas Day, as he patiently allowed his Daddy to wrestle a reindeer-adorned sweater over his head without a flinch, I reflected on the improvements he has made. He has even learned to cuddle - to my great joy - and loves nothing more than to sleep on my feet every night.
When we first brought Starsky home it seemed impossible that he would be as relaxed as he is now. Of course, there are still moments when he feels out of sorts, and will take himself to a quiet spot, but these are few and far between. Batman is still his favorite member of the family - a far cry from the spoilt pedigree and the solitary street waif, we are now parents to two loyal and affectionate siblings that can hardly be separated!
We would like to thank Wayside for all their help and support - they really helped us complete our family!

Last adoption of 2011

Last adoption of 2011
Last adoption of 2011

Seamus finds a new home

I had been considering a dog for a while, but told myself I didn't have enough time for a pet. Then after a friend of mine and his Border Collie stayed at my house for a few weeks before moving out of town, I discovered I enjoyed having a dog around. If I had one as well behaved as that, I could have a dog. I began watching the local shelters for a Border Collie. The week after Christmas, 2011, I saw Seamus (shaymus) on the Wayside Waifs Website. He was a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix- two of the smartest breeds. It said he was housetrained and crate trained, and thats what I was looking for. A family had surrendered him who could no longer afford him.
I went to see him that night, and he was beautiful. He looked up at me, and when I talked, his ears stood up like he was listening, and when I finished speaking, they went back down. He also obeyed my simple commands. I knew he was the perfect dog for me, but the sign said he had been adopted that day. I was dissapointed, and didn't do a meet and greet with him, but left my name and number. The next day, Wayside waifs called and said he was available, the people changed their mind! So, On December 31st, 2011- a Wayside Waifs staff member met me there (it was a holiday weekend, and they were closed) so that I could get Shea, and he wouldnt have to stay there til Wednesday ( four more days). So, they informed me I was the last adoption of 2011 for Wayside Waifs!
I took him home. We bonded quickly, and he was well behaved in the house from the first moment. My home backs to a park and walking trail. Shea can look out the patio door all day when I am at work, and watch the view of the park. Meanwhile, we walk every day on the trail around the park, and go anywhere from two to four miles. After the walk, we usually go to the dog park, located within that park, all a stones throw from my back door. We never have to cross a street! He also loves to bike ride with me! In nice weather, the regular route I ride with him is five miles on the Indian Creek trail, which I can access just a block from my house. He loves it- and at the halfway point, we stop and he cools off in Indian Creek, then we turn around and head back. Shea has been a huge blessing in my life. He is my best friend, and I cannot imagine life without him now. I have become a true "dog person". I now call him Shea (pronounced Shay), just a shortened version of his name, so he answered to it immediately. I feel badly for whoever had to give him up- but I am so thankful and fortunate to have him! thanks Wayside Waifs for all you do- and Shea thanks you as well! I could go on and on about Shea and all the fun we have together- I take him with me wherever I can- but I think I have made the point!

Love at First Site

Love at First Site
Love at First Site

Love at First Site

I had moved to KC in 2007, and had always wanted a cat of my own. I wanted to wait a little while to get settled in, before I actually started looking. 2008 came along, and I saw that Wayside was having a big adoption deal going on in March of '08. I took my best friend with me, and that's when we met Robin. Robin was taking a cat nap in his kennel, and we opened the door, and it was love at first site. When I brought Robin home, he was very shy, and would just hide out in my bedroom. It took awhile for him to get accustomed to the litter box, but once he knew where it was, and got used to everything, he was happy as can be! Robin's been across the country, to North Carolina, and up to Michigan, where he is now with me. He gets spoiled not only by me, but also his Grandma! He even has "uncles" & "cousin" cats, too! Thank you all, at Wayside Waifs, for bringing him to me!

Love this cute dog

Love this cute dog
Love this cute dog

Love this cute dog

This is Miyah (formally known as Paislyn) We adopted her back in October and she has become such a great family pet. She is my daughter's buddy and they play so well together. Miyah has to sleep with her every night. She adjusted to our family very well. She is doing great on potty training and loves to hang out in her new back yard.
I am very happy we chose to adopt her, it has been a great experience.

first day at my house

first day at my house
first day at my house

aka sarah her new name is anna belle

she loves her new home she has two sisters cinnimutt and abbie. they love her so much. she loves going for walks and she loves going for a ride in the car.i'm happy i have her she my baby girl i love her so much.she sleeps alot she still a puppy.she loves chewing on dog bones.

Stewie gets a home

Stewie gets a home
Stewie gets a home

We adopted a rescue American Pit Bull Terrier named Stewart as a companion for our boxer/shepard mix.

He is the most lovable thing. How anybody could be scared or not like this animal, I have no idea. He has immediately bonded with our current dog and they spend a great deal of time playing together. He really has been a good fit for us and we are delighted that we decided to give hime a chance. stuj66@gmail.com

Thomas O'Maley the alley cat

Thomas O'Maley the alley cat
Thomas O'Maley the alley cat

I adopted my precious Tommy in May of 2012. He is the perfect combination of hyper and layed back and has the best personality.

I adopted Tommy on May 2012 and he has been a great joy in my life! He is the perfect combination of laid back and hyper. He lives with my roommate and I. We both could sit for hours just watching him play and run around. Since the first day I adopted him he has played with the same shoe string, he's claimed it as his haha. He loves to look outside and watch the neighbors walk and the birds hide in the bushes. Sometimes I'll open the window with the screen closed and he'll lay there all day. He loves plastic bags and sometimes I'll find him laying the the stash we have in our pantry. He's really healthy and has a seemingly perfect coat. He's fluffy and soft, just about the same fur he had as a kitten. I love him with all my heart and I hope more and more people continue to adopt cats from Wayside so they can feel the same :D

Our new lake buddy

Our new lake buddy Willie Nelson
Our new lake buddy Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

In March of this year I went to Wayside Waifs to see a little dog I had seen on the website. He was a scrawny, skiddish and sad little guy. His tail drug the ground behind him and he was afraid of most people. I held him on my lap and promised him if he went with me I would change his life for the better. With a lot of love and only a little bit of time, Willie blossomed. Now he runs through the house with his tail flying high in the breeze as he decides on what kind of mischief he is going to get into next!
Willie loves riding in our boat and on our golf cart (which he thinks is his golf cart)! He is so popular with our friends he has his own fan club. When we tie up in a cove they will pass him from boat to boat so he can see everyone and get lots of love. For a little guy, Willie Nelson has sure taken over a big piece of our hearts!

Still a 'Sweetie' - now known as Kokiri

Still a 'Sweetie' - now known as Kokiri
Still a 'Sweetie' - now known as Kokiri

The inquisitive pup now exploring the outside world!

When my husband and I visited Wayside Waifs one Saturday afternoon, we were overwhelmed at the amount of dogs it housed. Knowing that we were only bringing one home, we knew it would be a tough decision.  Yet, walking past Kokiri's kennel, we both sensed that she might be the one- and she is the perfect pup!

Since coming home with us, our clever girl has learnt to master sit, wait, shake, lay down and come here. (Come here was especially helpful when she found a small escape route out of our garden recently!)

She loves to explore the woodland at the Arboretum, and accompany us on walks through our neighbourhood to open land-and the occasional visit to the ice-cream shop!
She is wonderfully playful, and becoming more sociable every day.

Thank you Wayside Waifs for sheltering so many strays and abandoned animals. We hope we can return in a year or two to find Kokiri a companion.

Willy boy - my little sweetie

Prince William came to live with us when he was about a year old. He lived to the ripe old age of 14 - what a joy he was to our lives every single day!

In 1997 we adopted Willy. From day one he was just a sweet heart who loved to cuddle, play and was quite a talker! He was scared to go up and down stairs, but eventually got used to it when we moved from our apartment to a house. He loved to snuggle up at bed-time and also loved chasing after strings or yarn - typical cat stuff, of course. He lived every day so joyfully. Thank you, Wayside Waifs, for finding me such a sweetheart!

"Big" love <3

"Big" love <3
"Big" love <3

"Big" love <3

We've had Axel now for about 4 years. We had made a "wish list" with wayside and not a week later was called with the option to come and meet "GD" (great dane). We had never had a great dane before, and didn't quiet know what we were in for. We did all the research, looked at all the pictures, and decided to meet him. instantly we connected. He choose us, and since then we have added to the family. we now have two great danes, a sister for Axel; and a pomeranian, their baby girl as we call her. I thank god every day for Axel. we love him so much and couldn't imagine our home without him. We thank you so much for adding such a wonderful life to our family. He is our boy, our big baby boy!

Never To Be Left Again

Never To Be Left Again
Never To Be Left Again

Never To Be Left Again

For those of you who don't recognize me (which is understandable, I've grown quite a bit since you have last seen me), my name is Kilo formerly known as Santiva. I was only 3 months old when I left and now I am a year and a half! First off, I want to say sorry to you guys for not getting back to you sooner. I haven't forgotten about you, just been super busy in my new life! I have so many exciting stories to tell you. How I found my parents: Mommy wanted a puppy and found my brother (Nehro) online, and drove down from Iowa to come look at him! When mommy arrived Nehro was already spoken for, she was very disappointed, until....she found out he had a couple sisters! Mommy (and Daddy) got to play with me, and I knew they would fall in love with me! Mommy wanted to take me home right then, unfortunately she had to wait so that I could get spayed. Mommy and Daddy made the long, lonely drive back home. They waited a couple days (Mommy said the days passed slower than any other in her life!), and then came back to get me. She said I was the love of her life, although I don't think Daddy liked hearing that. I was such a good pup on the long ride home that when we got there, I walked into a house full of toys, just for me! I was spoiled rotten, and still am! This happens ALL the time: Mommy and Daddy would go to the store (for human food or whatever) and end up bringing me back a toy, even though we had all just went to the big pet store the previous day and bought me lots of new things! Mommy and Daddy would take me everywhere with them. I never got left behind. So today, I love going for rides in the truck! I also like to ride on the back of the 4-wheelers, play with horses like they are big dogs, and love to go in the boat! I love swimming, but more than swimming I love MUD! If there is a puddle (especially thick, sticky mud puddles) I will find it, then lay in it. Needless to say I have had quite a few baths in my lifetime now, and am quite the pro! I get to go camping on sandbars a lot, that's fun! I don't like sleeping in the tent, but I like to lay right outside and guard my parents from all the wild critters. Oh yeah! I almost forgot to tell you, I live with this little furball, that makes noises like Meeeeooow, yeah I know weird, right??? It's actually kinda cool. I like to play with her, she acts like she doesn't like me though. When I am sleeping on the couch, she likes to reach up and play with my paws, like I am one of her toys! I know she really likes me though because I like to lay on Daddy's lap (even though I am 70+ lbs.), and she will get up there too, and lay with both of us! I am definitely a Daddy's girl! But I love my time with Mommy too! Although sometimes I think Mommy gets a little jealous. Daddy works a lot, so I get extra excited to see him at the end of the day! Sometimes Mommy will take me to go have lunch with him, and I get to play around the job-site (lots of dirt, I love it), I am careful and watch out for big machines though. Sometimes if I am lucky Daddy will let me ride in the machine with him, or sometimes in the (skidloader) bucket if I am feeling lazy. I have been doing all this sorts of stuff since I was a pup, I am so happy I get to experience everything that I do! You just say the word "ride" and I will meet you at the door! Sometimes when mommy and daddy are talking to eachother they will spell the word (r-i-d-e), when it's going to be a little bit before we go (like 15 min. or so). Don't tell them but I am also learning how to spell! I get to visit my grandparents a lot too! They have a black lab that I get to play with, we have lots of fun together. Mommy and I are trying to convince Daddy that another one of ME would be great! In the meantime Mommy said we were going to go play at the river today. One of my favorite places, because I can get all wet then roll in the sand! I am so glad I never get left behind (even if we are just going to the gas station!) I have been thinking about coming down for the big walk in September, so maybe we all can meet up then?? Thank you all so much for taking care of me when I was so young, and finding me the MOST AWESOME FOREVER HOME! (Mommy and Daddy wouldn't trade me for the world, and I wouldn't trade them either!)
P.S. Sorry for the long book, I was just so excited!
Lots of Licks,
Kilo

A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time
A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time

2 months ago, we didn't even know who Daisy May was. Now, we couldn't imagine a day without her. She had us won over the first day we saw her video. And still, she is continuing to win over people (and dogs) left and right. The first time I met her in dog, I wanted to take her home then and there. My husband (the more thoughtful and deliberate of the two of us) said we needed to make sure she was the one. Well, obviously she was!
Now, 15 lbs later, Daisy May seems to be loving her life. Her beautiful shar pei coat gets compliments all of the time. She now has 3-4 more wrinkles since she has put on that weight. Don't worry, it's all good weight. Her vet even said she could stand to gain a little more. However, we know she is a little spoiled. But how could we not spoil her. She is sweet, funny, and so well-behaved. She is perfect for our little family! Thank you for giving her to us!

Update from Cooper (the black lab) and his new family

Update from Cooper (the black lab) and his new family
Update from Cooper (the black lab) and his new family

Update from Cooper (the black lab) and his new family so his Wayside Waifs Family and his previous family can know he is doing well and is happy!!

(I am posting this on behalf of my mom & her new adoption from Wayside Waifs)
Hi guys! I'm Cooper and wanted to let you know how I am doing. I have a new big home and I really like it here! My new mom is named Grannie, her and the family have put up a big new fence for me and I have a lot of toys; a duckie, a chickie, 3 tennis balls & lots of squeak toys to play with. Grannie has an 18 year old grandson, 8 year old grandson and a 20 month old great grand daughter that play play play with me!!! I like them and I think they all like me!
Grannie has granddogs too; Sami, Sofi, Daisy, Maui, Hanna & Ty & cousin Taffy. I play with all except Hanna & Taffy because they are snootie, but I like them!
Thank You Wayside Waifs, I love my new family!!
Wags & Kisses,
Cooper

The Dog Formerly known as Kameko

The Dog Formerly known as Kameko
The Dog Formerly known as Kameko

The pup that changed my life.

We got Kameko as a little puppy at the end of November, and decided to change her name to Margo. She was my first dog I raised on my own, and i was so nervous about it. But she was so sweet and loving that she made it all okay. The funny thing is Wayside said she was a Boxer mix and expected her to be around 60 or 70 pounds. She is now about 11 months old and probly tops 35 pounds soaking wet. She looks more like a whippet mix. But I love her to death anyway and she has helped me through some of the darkest times in my life and I am so thankful I get to have this awesome friend in my life for years to come. Thank you so much Wayside Waifs for helping me find my best friend!

3 Cuddle Buddies

3 Cuddle Buddies
3 Cuddle Buddies

Myself and My roommates went to Wayside to find some new friends and instead found life long cuddle buddies. These three are some awesome buddies brought together.

We went to Wayside to get 2 pups during a Mega Match-a-thon. When we arrived the place was packed and had a long line that went into the parking lot and looked like it would never end. We ended up waiting because we knew it would be worth the wait.
Callie is the small black and white Chihuahua that is the coolest pup ever. Callie was an amazing pup with an even more amazing story. She is a resuce from a puppy mill and spent he first 9 years there having babies. Unfortunately she lost a leg before we got her from Wayside because of the poor conditions of Puppy Mill and the lack of nutrition there. Wayside Vets said that because of the placement of the break she had to have the leg amputated. Callie is the Queen Bee in our small animal kingdom and the other dogs look to he has a mother. Now the White pup is Richie and he is another resuce dog but he is from The Heartland SPCA, during the Mega Match-a-thon. Richie is a great addtion to have and is a great playmate to the others pups.
To hear the little black puppies story first I have to tell you about Cooper. I personally was not going to adopt a pup but I ended up falling in love with a dog named Cooper, a Wheaten/Poodle. He had just had surgery so he wasn't very active but seemed to be very loving. I welcomed him into my life and loved every minute of it. Saddly Cooper had some complications and passed away after being with me for 4 days. Even though it was a sad event I can say that Cooper was very loved and knew it. The main thing is he passed in a loving and comfortable home. At that moment I made a hard decision and a promise to Cooper. I was going to find another pup to give that same oppurtunity to have a loving home. My roommates and I went up to wayside and found my new love. He was so small with a pudgy little tummy that was TOO CUTE! I knew that he was the one that needed me and I needed him. We took him home and he was wonderful but still needed a name. At that point I knew what I had to do. So Coop DeVille was welcomed into the family with open arms.
Callie, Richie and Coop DeVille are amazing together and we can not thank Wayside enough for what they do. Without Wayside we would have never met these 4 great pups.
We will never forget Cooper and know that he is in Puppy Heaven.

Otis -

Otis - Our First Puppy Love
Otis - Our First Puppy Love

Our First Puppy Love

My husband and I adopted Otis from Wayside in December of 2007. He was our first dog together. While somewhat shy at the beginning, he quickly became an integral member of our family. He filled our hearts with love and joy, and he loved to meet new people (except for the occasional repair man). He was never into running in the park or chasing toys, but he was so full of life, and could tell you a story with just a flip of his bushy eyebrows. There was nothing "Weird Beard" loved more in the world than a good belly rub and a bite of leftover steak. And a "Weird Beard" he was - he needed frequent baths and hair cuts to avoid the crazy hair! He went to work every day with my husband, becoming a favorite around the office, greeting clients as the came in the door. He loved going to Grandma and Grandpa's house - but we expect that's because he got lots of extra treats there! ;) We unexpectedly lost him this past weekend. We are heartbroken, but take solace in all of the wonderful memories we shared. While no one will ever replace our Otis, we look forward to bringing another Wayside alum into our family - and thank you for all you do to bring people and these wonderful pets together. Mama and Papa love you Otis!

A Rose is A Rose

A Rose is A Rose
A Rose is A Rose

A Rose is A Rose

We adopted Rosie about a month ago and she is a great addition to our family. She gets along with the family dog Maddie. We get a big kick out of watching Rosie. She lays, sleeps wherever she wants. She loves to sleep on her back with her feet up in the air. Rosie is the best thing that has happen to our family in awhile.

A pup named Mia

A pup named Mia
A pup named Mia

The story of how Mia, rekindled our hearts.

We were still grieving over the decision to put our dog, Solitaire down, when we heard about the Adopt-a-thon at Wayside. After a long discussion, we decided we wanted to open our hearts back up to another indoor dog. We decided we wanted a smaller indoor dog.
On that Friday afternoon in March we arrived at Wayside looking for a smaller puppy. However, to our discovery, most of the smaller breeds were spoken for, so we began looking around at the other dogs. We spotted several shepherd mixes, but we always came back to the kennel of two female pups, Miri(Mia's waif name) was the quieter of the two. So we picked out three different shepherds and began our long wait. We ended up waiting for over 3 and a half hours. We saw family after family leave happily with their new pup and I began to think we were never going to have a shot at the same, when finally our name was called. My mom and I both knew from the second they placed Mia into the meet and greet room with us that she was ours.
We took her home, and she immediately fit in. Her name instantly became Mia just because it simply fit her. She brings us so much joy, and laughter.
Thank you Wayside for bringing back the joy in our hearts.

My first year at home

My first year at home
My first year at home

My first year at home

Hi my name is Conner, although at Wayside I was known as Smith. Last summer I came as a rescue from Joplin. I met a great human that volunteered at Wayside, who walked me and read to me all the time. She ended up falling in love with me and decided to take me home. I was her first dog so I had to train her a lot, but she's smart so she caught on quickly. For a while I was very scared of men. I am a lot better now though and I even let my moms fiance play with me and pet me. I am now the happiest dog on Earth. I have a best friend named Abby, a big black lab. We play all the time in her huge yard. I trained mom to be able to stay close to me without a leash when we go places. Now she can get the four wheeler out and we go out on trails together and I get to run on tons of land. At the end of the day we watch our favorite tv shows while eating yummy peanut butter. I try to lay in moms lap but she says I'm to big to be a lap dog, so I settle for a long belly rub. I am so happy that I found her, but I could have never done it without the people at wayside. Thank you so much for helping me find my forever home!!
Love,
Conner

A dog named Norman

A dog named Norman
A dog named Norman

A dog named Norman

Norman wanted to say a few words:
Hi! I am just so happy I found my forever home. It is so much fun here, everyone plays with me and I have so many toys I can never decide which ones to play with, I love to chase the balls down the hallway. Every person I meet just loves me and I love them. It seems every time mommy and I go to the pet store I get something new, either a toy or treats. I love that place!!! And, all my grandma's and grandpa's buy me all kinds of stuff too. Riding in the car with the windows down is so much fun, especially when the weather is nice out. I love to go bye-bye! I also get to sleep in the bed and cuddle all the time. My favorite is when we watch TV and I get my belly rubbed. I love belly rubs!
Sometimes I get into trouble with mommy, but I have this face you see, that seems to work pretty well at getting me out of trouble (see picture for face). I don't know why it works, but it sure does the trick. I have been going to doggy classes and I get to be around other dogs where I can bark and play with them. Sometimes I have accidents in the house, but I am going to try extra hard to get that under control. I just wanted to say thank you for taking me in and caring for me as well as you did. I know it may not be said enough, but thank you for all you have done for all my fellow doggies and kitties out there. We would not have survived without all of your wonderful staff and volunteers helping us. Please tell them how much I appreciate it, and in case they can't see it, the tail wagging is a good thing and that is our thank you.

Saving Titus

Saving Titus

On March 30th they started megamatch where they had 300+ animals to be adopted for only 25 dollars and people from all over missouri and kansas came! I got there at ten a.m. knowing I wanted to walk out with a puppy and after waiting 8 long hours I got to! I rescued a little 5 month old boxer/mix boy name(Atila at the shelter) Titus. I have only had him for 2 days but have fallen in love with him! I have introduced him to kids and other pets and he has done fantastic. I can see that Titus is so happy to be home(:

Caliber Sue

Caliber Sue
Caliber Sue

We knew from Day 1 she would fit right in...

My boyfriend and I had a 2 year old dog Bowser, when we decided he needed a companion. But it had to be right, and had to get along with Bowser so I was very picky. I was obsessed with looking on the website on a daily basis and making a list every night. Finally a month after constant looking my boyfriend says, "They have a lab/pit mix female puppy that's seven weeks old but has no picture, I'm going to see her."
Well, after running up to my boyfriend with a huge chunk of food hanging out of her mouth we knew the puppy formerly known as Laree would fit right in to our kind of zany family. And boy has she.
Now Caliber Sue is the silliest, strongest, most beautiful young lady now... at a little over a year old. She has been the perfect companion for Bowser our now almost 4 year old dog, keeping him young, but giving him gray hair at the same time!
Caliber is full of nothing but love for anything and anyone she comes into contact with. She also now has a little sister who she snuggles with every night, Prim, our calico kitten.
While I tell all my friends that I may start charging admission to get into my petting zoo of a home, we have more FUN and laughs because of our former little Waif, and couldn't thank you guys more for helping fill our home with happiness and laughs.
And on an end note, Caliber is still quite crazy and has food hanging out of her mouth all the time... the girl can EAT!

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