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match2Make a donation of any size towards the Fayette County, WV Matching Opportunity and it will be matched by 50%! Yes, your $50 donation will automatically become $75! How? Why? Who? A kind donor has made a pledge of $1,000 in honor of his kitty Berkely. This donation will match donations by 50% to support the rescue of more dogs and cats from Fayette County, WV.

Fayette County, WV is the very first shelter that Homeward Trails worked with, starting back in 2002. To date, we have rescued thousands of animals from this rural area, helping to decrease the euthanasia rate a great deal. This donation opportunity will allow us to take in even more, by providing funds for spay/neuter, vaccinations and boarding for animals that need Homeward Trails to give them a second chance at life.

Simply click here to make a donation today:


wash2Join us THIS  SATURDAY, June 26th for a special dog adoption event AND charity dog wash!

Dog Adoption event is from 10 a.m. to noon

Charity dog wash is from 9-6.  9-noon a volunteer will wash your dog and 100% goes to HT. Noon – 6 you wash your dog and 50% goes to HT.

Where?  Fur-Get Me Not Dog Wash, 1722 Florida Ave. NW  Washington, DC 20009

When? Saturday, June 26th  9-6 dog wash, 10-noon adoption event

Who will be there?



Sparky (Boston Terrier/Beagle mix to be posted…)







matchWe are thrilled to announce that a generous donor has made a matching donation offer to Homeward Trails to help us rescue more cats and dogs from our partner shelter in Fayette County, WV!  This kind act is in honor of his rescued cat Berkley. YAY Berkley!

Fayette County Animal Control is the “original” shelter that launched Homeward Trails, when on a cold December day in 2001, founder Sue Bell wandered in to make a donation of dog biscuits. Two days later, she left with three dogs and WHOLA! Homeward Trails started! Over the years, the euthanasia rate at Fayette County has diminished thanks in part to 8 years of dedicated rescuing from this shelter by Homeward Trails and other shelters who got involved with HT’s urging.

This generous offer will match any donation by 50%….so your 50 dollar donation today will automatically become 75 dollars….and more cats and dogs in the small, sad, rural shelter of Fayette County will leave alive.

Just click here to make a donation of any size…and help us give the animals of Fayette County a second chance at life!

(pictured is Slinky, a recently rescued cutie from Fayette County who is available for adoption thru HT)


washGet Fido squeaky clean while helping homeless animals – simply by getting bubbly!

Join us this Saturday, June 26th, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fur-Get Me Not Dog Wash, 1722 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Come in from 9 to noon and have a volunteer wash your dog and 100% of the cost benefits Homeward Trails!

Come in from noon to 6 p.m. and you wash your dog with 50% benefitting Homeward Trails!

Visit to learn about Fur-Get Me Not!


bowlThursday, June 10th

6-9 p.m.

Lucky Strike Lounge   701 7th Street, NW  Washington, DC 20001-3784  (near Gallery Place/Chinatown)

Join Homeward Trails at the unique and fun bar/restaurant Lucky Strike for a nite of fun to benefit the animals!

A portion of every tab will support Homeward Trails….but you MUST bring a specialized flyer with you!

E-mail to get the flyer and share it widely. Come bowl, eat and drink for the animals!



Make an online donation of 10 Dollars or more through the month of May and we will send you a MY DOG DIGS sticker for your car!

Simply go to to make your donation. Be sure to include in the notes section MY DOG DIGS (and specify which sticker you want).

Stickers will be mailed to the address provided.


nats3rd annual Homeward Trails night at the ballpark Saturday, June 19th.  NEW TIME!!!

Join the Washington Nationals for a fun evening at the ballpark and help Homeward Trails save lives at the same time!

The Washington Nationals vs. the Chicago White Sox Saturday, June 19 at 4:10 p.m. ***This time has been changed (to 4:10 p.m. (from 7:05) as Stephen Strasburg is expected to pitch and the game will now be televised)
Proceeds from ticket purchases from this link will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Tickets are available in various sections and the more tickets we sell the higher the donation from the Nationals.  So, invite all your friends, family, co-workers!

Tickets must be purchased using the link below in order for Homeward Trails to get the proceeds. Buy now as last year these tix sold out!
Saturday, June 19 vs. Chicago White Sox
7:05 p.m – Nationals Park
Ryan Zimmerman Bobblehead Night, presented by PNC Bank. First 15,000 fans in attendance.


beerJoin us Saturday, May 8th between 5-8 pm for a happy hour at Union Pub ( to benefit Jasper  ( and Cheyanne (, who both need surgery after being hit by cars. There will be happy hour drink and food specials and a raffle for great prizes including Orioles tickets, restaurant gift certificates, sailing lessons and much more!


Join Tranquil Space for yoga that not only makes you feel great, but helps homeless animals! What could feel better?

What: All-levels vinyasa yoga class to benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
When: Sunday April 18, 1:00pm
Where: Tranquil Space, 1632 17th St. NW, Washington DC, phone: 202.328.964,
Sign up online at:
Suggested donation: 10 Dollars

Union Jacks Charity Nite
Monday, April 5th
5-9 p.m.
4915 Saint Elmo Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-2561
Pick a charity at the door (HT!!) and 10% of your bill goes to HT!