Hot Tails of Kansas City: A benefit for Wayside Waifs

Posted by on Sep 25, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | 2 Comments

We entered Banana into the Wayside Waifs Hot Tails of Kansas City contest this year.  It’s a great fund-raiser for Wayside.  Basically dogs compete for “votes.”  Each vote = $1.  Voting begins on September 25 and ends on October 28, so that’s one month to help raise money for Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter & make Banana the Hot Tails winner.  A win-win for both Wayside Waifs & the Solar household!

If you would kindly share this post with everyone you know as well, that would be super! Facebook, Twitter, E-mail all can be done with one click of a button, so there’s no reason not to. The animals of Wayside thank you kindly.

Since no post is complete without something to look at, here’s a promo video I shot of Banana and our kids for Hot Tails.Enjoy and thanks for any & all support we get!

Wayside Waifs: July 1

Posted by on Jul 2, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | No Comments

I know you all have fireworks on your mind, but I have cute doggies on mine.  That’s because Wayside Waifs has a LOT of them, and each and every one is searching for their new forever home.  These are only a few of the beautiful animals available, so if you don’t see one you like (How could you not?), check out their website for all of the available animals.

Grayson – Shepherd | Border Collie

Portrait of a Shepherd-Border Collie mix.

Pinto Pony Boy – Pit Bull mix

Portrait of a Pit Bull taken in Kansas City.

Grunt – Pekingese

Portrait of a Pekingese puppy.

Cherry Pie – Corgi Mix

Portrait of a Corgi mix.

Sweetie – Chow | German Spitz

Portrait of a Chow-German spitz mix taken at Wayside Waifs.

Manny – Boxer

Portrait of a beautiful boxer.

Tula – Australian Shepherd | Retriever

An Australian shepherd-retriever mix taken in Kansas City.

Georgia – Australian Kelpie mix

Portrait of an Australian Kelpie mix.

Greggory – Boxer

Portrait of a boxer taken at Wayside Waifs.

Luci – Chihuahua

Portrait of an adorable chihuahua.

Lexi – Cocker Spaniel | Terrier

Beautiful cocker spaniel-terrier mix dog.

Stripe – Hound mix

A portrait of a hound mix taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City.

Paula – Pit Bull mix

A portrait of a beautiful pit bull mix.

Sparky – Retriever mix

Portrait of a retriever named Sparky.

Buck – Siberian Husky

A gorgeous siberian husky dog portrait.

Wayside Waifs: June 21

Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | 3 Comments

Ok, so today I’m posting a ton of dogs I had the pleasure of meeting last Friday night. As usual, all the dogs (+ 1 cat) are available at Wayside Waifs. If you don’t see one you like, they have PLENTY more awesome animals looking for great forever homes.

Drew, Shih Tzu

Drew, the shih tzu puppy.

Reann, Shepherd mix

Reann, the German Shepherd mix.

Marilyn Monroe, Shepherd mix

Marilyn Monroe, the German Shepherd mix.

Maximus, Rough Collie | Shepherd mix

Maximus, the Rough Collie-German Shepherd mix.

Albert, Poodle

Albert, the poodle, available from Wayside Waifs in Kansas City.

Deja, Pit Bull

Deja, the Pit Bull mix.

Arnold, Lhasa Apso

Arnold, the Lhasa Apso.

Phoebe, Labradoodle

Phoebe, the cute Labradoodle available at Wayside Waifs.

Bronco, Lab mix

Bronco, the Lab mix puppy.

Kate, Lab | Husky mix

Kate, a Labrador-Husky mix.

Blanca, Herrier | Siberian Husky mix

Blanca, a cute Herrier-Siberian Husky mix.

Tank, Gordon Setter

Tank, a Gordon Setter mix puppy.

Pico, Chihuahua

Pico the chihuahua, available at Wayside Waifs.

Titan, Akita | German Shepherd mix

Titan, the Akita-German Shepherd mix.

Slim, Basset Hound

Slim, the adorable basset hound.

Apparently I picked a great day to volunteer at Wayside.  Here are a few pictures taken after an emergency C-section resulted in 12 Boxer puppies.  I don’t have any other details besides that.  Oh, and that the boxer puppies are EXTREMELY cute 🙂

A brand new baby boxer puppy being bottle fed at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.A boxer puppy being bottle fed.A pink nosed boxer puppy.A brand new boxer puppy being bottle fed at Wayside Waifs.A staff member at Wayside Waifs keeps a brand new boxer puppy warm.A mommy boxer snuggles with her brand new puppies.Boxer puppies latch onto their mommy and eat for the first time.A baby boxer puppy snuggles with her mommy.Boxer puppies feeding off their mommy at Wayside Waifs.

Don’t forget about our cute feline friends 🙂

A cat.

Wayside Waifs: June 1

Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | 2 Comments

I sure do love all the animals I get to photograph at Wayside Waifs.  I know that taking pictures for the shelter once every two weeks is just a small part that I play in getting these dogs good homes, and I wish I could do more.  So, maybe you can help me out and spread these images anywhere you can in hopes someone sees a puppy and instantly falls in love.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Bronco, a lab mix

A lab mix puppy from Wayside Waifs.

Calli, an Australian shepherd mix

An australian shepherd dog mix looking for a home from Wayside Waifs.

Chance, a Shih Tzu mix

A shihtzu puppy.

Chief, an American bulldog mix

An American bulldog puppy.

Devito, a Jack Russell terrier Beagle mix

A Jack Russell beagle mix puppy from Wayside Waifs.

Dodger, a Sheltie mix

Dodger, a sheltie mix.

Electra, a Retriever Blue Heeler mix

A golden retriever blue heeler mix.

Flirt, a Shepherd mix

A picture of a happy German shepherd mix.

Hollis, a Basset Hound mix (although I don’t quite see it)

A basset hound mix puppy.

Hub, a Boxer mix

A beautiful boxer mix puppy.

Mylou, a Wire Hair Fox Terrier mix

A wire hair fox terrier mix puppy looking for a great home from Wayside Waifs.

Penelope, a Beagle mix

A beagle mix puppy.

Porter, a Maltese mix

A maltese mix puppy.

Sal, a Silky Terrier mix

A silky terrier available from Wayside Waifs for adoption.

Sparky, a Spaniel mix

A spaniel mix puppy.

Ursela, a Cheagle (Chihuahua Beagle mix)

A chihuahua beagle mix from Wayside Waifs.

Wilma, a Beagle mix

A beagle mix puppy.

Wayside Waifs: May 22

Posted by on May 22, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | 3 Comments

It’s been a month since I visited my favorite Kansas City animal shelter, Wayside Waifs.  And a month is too long if you ask me.  So, here are a few of my favorite doggies available for adoption and looking for a great home from Wayside Waifs.

Alamo, Cattle Dog

cattle dog

Bea Arthur, Golden Retriever

golden retriever

Bruno, Boston Terrier

boston terrier

Bubba, Golden Retriever/Hound Dog mix

retriever hound dog mix

Chance, Golden Retriever mix

golden retriever mix

Cody, Lhasa Apso

lhasa apso

Dallon, Cocker Spaniel mix

cocker spaniel mix

Moby, German Shepherd mix

german shepherd mix

Mya, Lab mix

lab mix

Scotty, German Shepherd mix

german shepherd mix

Snuggles, Border Collie mix

border collie mix

Spencer, Doberman

doberman

Tazo, Chihuahua

chihuahua

Yogi Bear, German Shepherd mix

german shepherd mix

Wayside Waifs: April 22

Posted by on Apr 23, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | One Comment

We all know I have kind of a dog bias here, I just think they are so stinkin’ cute, and real.  They are so full of Love it’s unreal.  Well, it rained, and rain is not a good thing when shooting dog portraits at Wayside Waifs, so I had to suck it up and spend the evening with the cats.  And, you know what? It wasn’t that bad.  Just because they are more independent than most dogs doesn’t mean they are bad, right?  So, here are some of my favorite kitties that I met last night.  All of them are looking for a great, loving forever home, so if you see one you just can’t live without, head on up to Wayside!

Zee

A cat named Zee available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Smiley (who isn’t actually very smiley, but still cute)

A cat named Smiley available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Simba

A cat named Simba available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Punkin Pie

A cat named Punkin Pie available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Oliver

A cat named Oliver available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Splash (thanks, Rosemary for help with the name)

A cat available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Luke

A cat named Luke available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Luci

A cat named Luci available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Joe

A cat named Joe available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Hargis

A cat named Hargis available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Firecracker and Sugar

A couple of cats named Firecracker and Sugar available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Ernestine

A cat named Ernestine available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.

Wayside Waifs: April 7

Posted by on Apr 8, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | 2 Comments

It’s that time again. Time for another round of cute, little doggies looking for awesome people to come Love on them and give them a forever home.  And, if you don’t see one you like in this post, but are wanting a new friend for your home, Wayside Waifs has you covered.  These are just a few of the adorable animals I took pictures of yesterday.  In fact, I took pictures of over 70 dogs and cats yesterday, and that’s not even close to all of the animals they have available.  Also, this weekend is Wayside Waifs 3rd Annual Spring Adoptathon, and they have over 250 animals looking for good homes.  So, please, head out and support an awesome shelter.

Betsy – Basenji | Shepherd mix

A portrait of a Basenji German Shepherd mix puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Bubba – Beagle | Boston Terrier mix

A portrait of a Beagle Boston Terrier mix puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Carson – Rottweiler mix

A portrait of a Rottweiler mix puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Cooper – Anatolian Shepherd | Great Pyrenees mix

A portrait of an Anatolian Shepherd Great Pyrenees mix puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Eddie – Jack Russell Terrier

A portrait of a Jack Russell Terrier puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Ferda – German Shepherd

A portrait of a German Shepherd puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

George – Shar Pei | Lab mix

A portrait of a Shar Pei Lab mix puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Giddy Up – Chocolate Lab

A portrait of a Chocolate Lab puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Loretta – Black Lab

A portrait of a Black Lab puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Mr. Hobbs – Beagle

A portrait of a Beagle puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Pandy Bear – Akita mix

A portrait of an Akita mix puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Sammy – Cocker Spaniel

A portrait of a Cocker Spaniel puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Smiley – Chocolate Lab | Retriever mix

A portrait of a Chocolate Lab Golden Retriever mix puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Toby – Schnauzer

A portrait of a Schnauzer puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Wes – Shepherd | Lab mix

A portrait of a German Shepherd Lab mix puppy taken by Kansas City Dog Photographer Solar Photographers at Wayside Waifs.

Wayside Waifs: March 17

Posted by on Mar 17, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | 6 Comments

Here’s the St. Paddy’s Day edition of lovable cuties looking for forever homes from Wayside Waifs.  We’ll start off with a couple of un-named cats because I tend to favor the doggies.

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Opie, a Shepherd mix

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Lotus, a Shepherd mix

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(I didn’t get the name), but he’s a Beagle mix

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Santiago, a Black Lab mix

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Makoa, a Golden Retriever mix

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Simba, a Dogue de Bordeaux (ummmm…he’s huge)

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Lexi, a Shepherd/Husky mix

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Cocoa, a Chocolate Lab mix

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Ziggy, a Siberian Husky mix

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Kendrick, a Shepherd mix

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Riley, a Hound mix

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Chester, a Beagle mix

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Gloria, a Lab/Pointer mix

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Wayside Waifs: March 3

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | 5 Comments

It’s that time again.  Time for me to share some of the adorable animals looking for great forever homes from Wayside Waifs, the best animal shelter in Kansas City.  I had a hard time narrowing down to 10 or so, so I’m sharing 20.  Enjoy, and as always, if you see a cutie that’s just begging to be a part of your family, head on up there and bring ’em home!

Ali, Boxer mix

a boxer puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Ash, Shepherd/Rottweiler mixA Shepherd Rottweiler Mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Bella, Cocker SpanielA Cocker Spaniel puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Bonsai, Retriever mixA Retriever mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Bubba, Shepherd mixA Shepherd mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Buddy, DaschundA Daschund puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Copper, Great Pyrenees/Shepherd mixA Great Pyrenees Shepherd mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Davey, Jack Russell TerrierA Jack Russell Terrier puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Fugazi, Havanese mixA Havanese mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Hurley, Lab mixA Lab Pit Bull mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Lionel, Shepherd mixA Shepherd mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Phoebe, GreyhoundA Greyhound mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Pow Wow, Papillon/Daschund mixA Papillion Daschund mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Simone, Kai Dog mixA Kai dog mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Sugar and Sassy, Poodles2 Poodle puppy portraits taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Teal, Shepherd mixA Shepherd mix puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Tiki, BeagleA Beagle puppy portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

And 3 cats.A cat portraitA Cat portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MOA cat portrait taken at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Wayside Waifs: February 17

Posted by on Feb 18, 2010 in Wayside Waifs | 6 Comments

I love Wayside Waifs.  All the people, both staff and volunteers, truly care about the livelihood of the animals they take in.  They work so hard to find a good fit for everyone who walks through the doors.  And for thathankful.  I’m also thankful that I can help the animals by giving them some good headshots and spread the word about all the sweet pooches and kitties looking for their forever homes.

Pickles, a Chug

dog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Kelvin, a Pointer mixdog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Buddy, a Cocker Spaniel/Golden Retriever Mixdog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Braveheart, a Pit Bulldog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Claire, a Shar Pei Mixdog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Jazmine, a Rottweilerdog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Red, a Vizsladog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

GiGi, a Weimeramerdog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Lennox, a Pit Bull/Terrier mixdog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Boston, a German Shepherd mixdog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Murphy, a Beagle mixdog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Walter, a Lab puppydog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Falcon & Miss Kitty (they’ve lived their whole lives together)dog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Patchesdog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Jasminedog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Brodiedog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Marcodog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

Geraldinedog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO

And, just for fun.  This image was taken right after Rosemary declared, “I love kitties because you can practically manhandle them and they don’t care.”  I think this kitty disagreed with Rosemary’s “manhandling” 🙂

dog portraits at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO