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Doggy Dive and Dip

Sponsored by Dowden Terrace Recreation Association  and ArlingtonDogs

swimYes! Fido gets to swim in the human pool – FINALLY!

When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Dowden Terrace Recreation Association
6300 Holmes Run Parkway
Alexandria, VA 22311
Cost: $5 donation to support Homeward Trails.
The Dowden Terrace Swimming pool has extended its season to allow a doggy swim. The pool level will be lowered and steps in the shallow end allow easy access for those wanting to ease the way into the water. There is an acre of grassy and treed hills for those who choose to use alternative exercise. Life Guard will be on duty. There will an adoption event and Pavilion tables for dog organizations. The pool is located just minutes from I-395, Seminary Road or Columbia Pike, in a cul de sac community. Enter on Dawes Avenue across Seminary Road from the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College and the Coca Cola Company Plant. Please check the Dowden Terrace Recreation Association website for map and detailed directions.




WHAT:       Bring this flyer with you to Pete’s and they will donate a portion of your check to help homeless animals! Eat all day and help homeless animals!!  **must show this flyer, so please print out

WHERE:     PETE’S – 3017 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA – One block from the Clarendon Metro.

This special opportunity to help the animals is only at Pete’s Clarendon location, and

you must bring this flyer with you! We hope to see you on September 19th!


schoolFur-Get Me Not, a daycare/boarding/training facility is located in Arlington, VA. Its Training Department is holding a Back to School Series.  This is both an educational and fundraising opportunity to support Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Registration is required for all seminars and a $15 donation is suggested.

Fur-Get Me Not Dog Training School
4120 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington VA 22206
Dog Ownership and the Law
Sunday, 9/11 from 1-3pm
Speaker: Heidi Meinzer Esq. from Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.  She is a board member of Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and is the owner and founder of the Companion Animal Law Blog.

Doggie Yoga ($35 registration fee)
Sunday, 9/18 @ 9:30 am for small dogs (under 25 lbs)
Sunday, 9/18 @ 11am for large dogs (over 25 lbs)
Yoga Instructor from Pure Prana Yoga Studios

Nutrition and Holistic vs Traditional Diets
Sunday, 9/25 from 1-3pm
Speaker: Terri Grow, Owner of Pet Sage

Holistic vs Traditional Vet Care
Sunday, 10/2 from 1-3pm
Speaker: Dr. Jane Morse from  Ballston Animal Hospital
For complete seminar descriptions and speaker bios visit

Thanks to Fur-Get Me Not Dog Wash and the HT volunteers who made today’s charity dog wash a wonderful success!


We raised over $500 for our homeless animals…and lots of dogs are looking squeaky clean!


causesAre you an animal lover? Do you have a birthday or anniversary coming up? Or maybe you just want to help an animal in need? It’s this simple: go to and create a Causes campaign. Ask friends, family, colleagues to donate to your CAUSE for Homeward Trails.

To date, we have raised more than $75,000 for our homeless animals through this simple, great program. But summer is here and we need funds to rescue and care for more animals. Please help. You can make a huge difference by creating a CAUSE for Homeward Trails and helping us help more animals this summer.

Go now to and get started.



Happy Hour at the Front Page in Arlington

$5 cover charge gets you extended happy hours specials til 9 p.m. All for HT’s homeless animals!

Front Page:


Leaky Faucet Bartender Night – Adams Morgan

Come drink the night away and part of all tips that night will support HT’s homeless animals!

Support HT adopter Nelson as he pours the cocktails for HT!

Leaky Faucet:  2450 18th St, NW


Dine at Masala Art on Monday, June 13 and they will donate 10% of the day’s proceeds to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Masala Art serves delicious, authentic Indian cuisine, and has won acclaim from food critics at The Washington Post and Washington City Paper. Make a reservation today to secure your spot!

Where:       Masala Art

4441 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Tenleytown Metro)


When:        Monday, June 13, 2011

Lunch 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm


tasteCome meet great adoptable dogs, jump in our doggy splash pool, purchase great HT items, get a handmade dog tag and find out about volunteering with HT!

Sunday, May 22 Noon til 5 p.m.

Located in the Ballston area near Ballston Mall

Come out with Fido & Frieda and support Homeward Trails!

Canines & Cocktails for a Cause

Event time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Historic Annapolis
Loews Hotel Weather Rail Restaurant patio, where this series takes place, is mostly covered.

pc11These wonderfully talented artists have donated artwork for PawCasso 2011. You will have the opportunity to be the lucky owner of one or more of their pieces when you join us this Saturday evening! Tickets are still avaiable at:

Info about all of the artists is available at





Gail Vandervort







Barbara Aigen


Donna Childs

Jennifer S.

Francine D’

Scott Bush

Lisa Neher



Bill Owen Photography

Jacqueline Saunders