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Mark your calendars and support Homeward Trails on April 15 as we take part in Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s day of giving – an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.

We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal of raising $15,000 in just 24 hours! Tell your friends and family members about the lifesaving work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.

Get ready to give! Starting at 12am on April 15, visit our donation link (coming soon), and make a donation to support the Homeward Trails medical fund. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 11:59pm on April 15.

Join us April 15 and help make a difference in the lives of the thousands of animals we rescue each year.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Missed out on our very popular Spaghetti Bingo events? Can’t get enough bingo fun? Mark your calendars and join us for our second annual Chili Bingo fundraiser October 3rd 6-9pm at the Lyon Park Community Center in Arlington. We’ll have lively games of bingo and delicious all-you-can-eat veggie chili, cornbread and all the fixin’s. See you October 3!


We are thrilled to report that our 2020 Spaghetti Bingo events on March 7th and 14th raised over $16,000! A huge thank you to our event sponsors, silent auction donors, event attendees and volunteers who made this possible! We appreciate your support!

During these unprecedented times when we continue to bring in record numbers of animals, this money will go a long way to provide medical care and supplies for so many cats and dogs.

We hope to see you all at Chili Bingo on October 3. Stay tuned for ticket information!

Thank you to our 2020 Spaghetti Bingo Sponsors!


Donna Hamaker, Realtor
Buck & Associates

Caring Acupuncture

Selma Barroso

Enjoy a relaxing yoga session, surrounded by puppies, and feel your stresses melt away.

Adoptable Homeward Trails puppies who will be running around, doing puppy things, or just sleeping during your class. Feel free to participate in the yoga class, or just spend your time playing with the puppies. Whatever you feel like. A portion of each registration will go to support Homeward Trails.

Class is led by a licensed yoga instructor and is appropriate for beginners to advanced practitioners.

Bring your own yoga mat and blocks.

Please be prepared for puppies to act like puppies… they bark and go potty like cute puppies do!

Class will start on time, so feel free to arrive a few minutes early. Class will last 30 minutes with the final 15 minutes for you to play with the pups (45 minutes total).

Please park on the street and not in the Caring Hands Animal Hospital parking spots. The Caring Hands Animal Hospital spots are reserved for dog and cat patients. We are grateful to Caring Hands for allowing us to use their facility.

Preregistration is required. All sales are final and non-refundable unless the class is canceled. You may transfer your registration to an alternative participant. All participants must sign an exercise waiver at the event.

Email for a discount code if you have a party of 4 or more people.

Puppy Yoga
Caring Hands Animal Hospital
2601-A Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
6pm & 7pm sessions each date

May 20, 2020 – TBD
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Barley Mac is teaming up with Homeward Trails, a local non​-profit, no-kill rescue center for cats and dogs. Please join us Sunday, July 15th from 4-7pm for specialty cocktails and treats! Adoptable dogs on site! Monetary and/or supply donations for Homeward Trails preferred. We’ll see ya there!

See the wishlist below for appropriate items:


Thank you to all who sponsored, donated, volunteered and attended our 9th annual PawCasso Charity Art Auction. The event was a tremendous success raising over $30,000 for our animals!

View photos of the event here

Purchase photos here


Please join us for ‘Save a Dog, Ride a Bull’ at Crystal City Sports Pub on February 17th!  Bring your friends and come out and have a great time for a good cause!  This is sure to be a fun event sponsored by Crystal City Sports Pub and Heineken USA.
Drink specials kick-off at 6pm and the mechanical bull will start rockin’ at 7pm.
  •  $5 wristbands will lock-in specials featuring: Heineken Brewlock, Dos Equis, Heineken Light, and Strongbow Cider (until 9pm) *100% of wristband sales benefiting Homeward Trails*
  • Crystal City Sports Pub will donate 10% Heineken USA portfolio sales to Homeward Trails
  • Heineken USA will donate $2 per drink sold (up to $1K)
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Save a Dog, Ride A Bull
Friday, February 17, 2017
6pm – 9pm
Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22202









Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your help and support yesterday during Giving Tuesday. It was a tremendous day and with your help we raised $45,000 (that’s 150% of our original goal!), finished in 3rd place for most dollars raised for a large nonprofit, had an impressive 810 donors and earned $2,500 in additional prize money. We could not have done it without each and every one of you who donated, encouraged your family and friends to donate, shared on social media and cheered us on throughout the day. What a truly amazing day for the animals of Homeward Trails!

A special thank you goes out to our Giving Tuesday partners

Thank you to our Giving Tuesday Sponsors:

Arlington Dog Nanny Logoburke logoClarendon Animal CareDogma LogoDPNCC New LogoPetMAC logo new

kissable canineDR New logo temp



Join the Rosslyn Business Improvement District and Le Meridien Hotel for Yappy Hour on the terrace at Le Meridien.  There will be happy hour deals, outdoor seating, great views of the Potomac, and special treats for your furry friends.

Yappy Hour

Fridays – May 1, June 5, July 1, August 5, September 9, October 2
6:00-8:00 PM
Amuse Terrace at Le Meridien
1121 19th St.
Arlington, VA

Our wonderful friends at Fur-get Me Not are hosting and online trunk show fundraiser featuring Paperly products! Consultant, Meghan Thomas will donate 10% of her commissions from this event to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

You’ll be able to indulge your love of personalized items for you and your furry friend including stationery, invitations, and many gift items, while supporting Homeward Trails!

This is a great time to stock up on your personal stationery or get a jump on spring gifts such as Mother’s Day, graduation, teacher/coach gifts and the like!

Meghan will be on hand to help you decide on Paperly items and guide you with your orders if needed – You can also find inspiration and ideas at

As an added bonus, Meghan will donate $10 to Homeward Trails for each party booked and for anyone who joins her team as a consultant.

This party runs from April 10th through April 20th so click, browse, drool like your pup & shop!

Click here or go directly to the website by copying/pasting this URL into your browser: