Wayside Waifs

Pet Alert

Our free Pet Alert tool is designed to help you find your new best friend by automatically emailing you when a pet matching your desired criteria is available. It's that easy! You can sign up for as many searches as you'd like and cancel at any time.

Our pets are available for adoption on a first-come, first-served basis. The Pet Alert tool automatically emails you when a matched pet is available, but does not reserve that pet for you. If you receive an alert for an animal you are interested in meeting or adopting, please come to the shelter during our listed adoption hours. We recommend coming to the shelter sooner rather than later, as our Waifs find new homes quickly!


Fill out the form below with your contact information to sign up using an email address you check regularly.

#1 Select the type of dog or cat you are looking for. You can also specify breed, gender, size or age.

#2 Click "Submit".

#3 We'll send you a confirmation email with an activation link to the address you provided. You must click the link to activate your account.

#4 Following activation, you'll automatically receive emails each time a pet matching your search becomes available for adoption.