Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rooms Full of Kitties

Many times when I feature a kitty up for adoption at Wayside Waifs I mention the "room" they are in. This might sound funny because a lot of shelters keep their adoptable cats in kennels. Wayside has some cats in kennels, but others are in "hug rooms" or "colonies".

The hug rooms and colonies are great for bonded cats who need to be together, bigger cats who need more room to move around, and even litters of kittens.

Mom has always enjoyed visiting the cats in their own rooms. It gives her time and space to do what she loves to do best when she volunteers: cuddle kitties. As a matter of fact, that's how we first met. I was in a hug room, Mom came in, sat down on the floor, and I got on her lap. I had lots of room to move around, plus I could see what was going on in the adoption area through my door.

The colony rooms are even bigger and have room for more kitties. One of these rooms, "Catfish Cove", is where "Sebastian's Circle", the donated cat wheel is. It has a chair for volunteers to sit in and has windows on three sides so people in the adoption area and in the hallway can see the kitties inside.

Right now, there are some Siamese mix kittens occupying the room. They have room to run and play like kittens need.

Another room is "Meow Mansion". It's even got a sink in it! That's something that Squirt, a young orange tabby really enjoys!

There is a counter that is perfect for lounging, too, as Lily demonstrates.

Of course, there are always soft beds to lay in, like Veronica is doing, or room to roam, like her bestie JellyBean is doing.

If you're looking to add a furry friend to your home, go to Wayside Waifs in Kansas City and spend some time in one of the rooms with the lucky kitties who get to reside there. You'll love how comfy it is for them!


  1. Thank you for showing casing the rooms at Wayside, and the kitties in them, especially the wonderful cats in Meow Mansion!!

  2. It is especially awesome when rescues have space to have rooms for some or most of their adoptable kitties!

  3. The rooms look great and give people a chance to see cats in a more home-like environment. Animal Friends has several rooms that are decorated by IKEA. It gives the kitties a place to relax and stretch out and it gives volunteers/adopters a comfortable spot to visit with them.

  4. WOW - neat bunch of kitties. When M and D found me, I was in the cat room too. That's when I walked right up to D and said please take me home. he he = eventually he did.

  5. Having rooms looks a great idea to us - Mum found us with a few others in a cage - we were looked after well though and we must excuse them squashing us in a bit as we were just 2 of over a hundred saved from one house!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. That looks like a nice place for kitties to wait for their forever homes. Hope they all get families of their own soon.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  7. Oh precious dear kitties. I wish I could volunteer there to snuggle the kitties.

  8. thank you for visiting us and fir taking the time to leave a comment. its lovely to find you in return. great ideas for cat homing and an inspiration too. really hope those kits find forever homes. love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxxx

  9. These are great photos and descriptions of the wonderful features of Cat Adoption area, plus the bonus photos of the beautiful kitties.