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Can’t spend time with family and friends this holiday season? Stuck at home creating new holiday traditions? Just enjoy the look and smell of fresh wreaths and garlands? Treat yourself and your loved ones to beautiful wreaths, garland, and centerpieces from Lynch Creek Farm. From now until December 6, order your greenery using our special link and HT will receive a generous 15% of your purchase. Order yours today!

 

Shop from home in your pajamas AND save lives!

PawJammin’ is an online auction to raise much-needed funds for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Thanks to generous local donors, PawJammin’ will offer more than 150 awesome items.

Whether you bid on these unique items for yourself or for holiday gifts, your purchases will literally save lives. 100% of the proceeds raised will support the Homeward Trails medical fund.

Bidding will be open from November 20-.December  All from the comfort of home/your pajamas! Mark sure calendar and be sure get those bids in!

 

If you would like to donate an item to the auction, or suggest a potential donor, please fill out the Donation Form or email rebeccag@homewardtrails.org

Thank you to our 2021 PawJammin’ sponsors!

 

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Thank you to our donors so far!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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We need volunteers at the Adoption Center every Saturday and Sunday to help greet prospective adopters and introduce them to our wonderful adoptable dogs.
Come to our orientation session on Sunday, November 7 at 4:30 PM to learn more. Sign up here:

Sign Up!

Please note that volunteers for this position must be at least 18 years old.

 

Time to clean out the attic and sort through your closets, we need your donations for the Homeward Trails booth at the Lyon Park Community Yard Sale on Saturday, October 30 from 8 am to 1 PM!

Don’t miss this opportunity to turn your unwanted items into much needed funds for the animals of Homeward Trails. This sale typically raises over $1,200 to help our animals!  The sale will take place at the Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, VA).

It is very much recommended that if you can bring your sale items directly to the Homeward Trails tables on the morning of the sale that you do so as our storage space and space and transportation options will be very limited. If you can’t do that, we will be accepting donations at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center from October 24 – October 29. We can use clothes, shoes, household items, small appliances, dishes, kitchenware, collectibles, children’s clothes, toys, games, small furniture, rugs, towels, tableware, holiday decorations… you-name-it, we will take it as long as it is in sellable condition.

In addition, we will need volunteers to help unload and set up (6:30 am – 8 am), help sell items (8 am – 1 pm), and help pack up what is left after the sale (1 pm – 2:30 pm). Many shoppers come very early so we can use lots of help in those first few hours! If you can help anytime from 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM, please sign up using the link below. This is a great opportunity for youth volunteers who are accompanied by an adult.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084EA8AE2DA5F49-lyon3

We will also need a few volunteers the week prior to the event to help organize the donations dropped at the Adoption Center and help transporting items to the sale.

Please contact Rebecca at rebeccag@homewardtrails.org with any questions.

STRUT WITH US! On October 23, Homeward Trails will participate in Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt, a virtual community walk and fundraiser to support rescues across the country. JOIN THE HT TEAM TODAY and help save lives! Registration is FREE and there is no fundraising minimum. When you join our team, you’ll get your own fundraising page to solicit support from fellow animal lovers, and help us reach our $15,000 goal. We hope you will join us. If strutting isn’t your thing, you can still participate. Help by spreading the word on social media, making a donation to our team, or joining our volunteer committee. Contact our team captain for more information.

Come out and enjoy live music, pet-friendly outdoor dining, pet portraits, and meet your new furry family member on July 24. We will have adorable adoptable dogs waiting to meet you!

Join Solar Solutions, Homeward Trails and Uptown Main Street for this fun event!

Paws on Panels
Saturday, July 24th
11 AM – 2 PM
4700 14th St NW and Crittenden Ave.
Washington, DC 20011

Take Dad for BBQand beer at Lost Rhino Brewing Company on June 20. Homeward Trails will receive 10% of the day’s proceeds.  Enjoy craft beer and food all day and delicious food from Red’s BBQ and Pizzeria.

Father’s BBQ With Benefits
June 20, 2021
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
111:30 AM – 7:00 PM21730 Red Rum Drive, Suite #142
Ashburn, VA 20147



What better way to say Happy Father’s Day than saving rescued puppy or kitten in Dad’s honor? For a $60 donation we will send a personalized message and a custom photo card of a rescued puppy or kitten to the dads in your life.

There’s no better way to celebrate love than saving a life! And we’ll help you do it!

**All donations must be received by 5 pm on June 15th for a mail date of Wednesday, June 16th.

Once your donation is received we will contact you for your personalized message! Please reply promptly to ensure order fulfillment.

Click here to get your card!

 

Looking to do something fun and rewarding on the weekend?

Why not get started as a Homeward Trails Adoption Counselor? Adoption Counselors are volunteers who are trained specifically to interact with prospective adopters at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center! You will share info on the dogs, gather info from the applicant, work with the Adoption Center staff to ensure a good match…and potentially play a key role in sending dogs into their forever homes.

We need folks NOW who are willing to commit 3 hours on a weekend…just once a month! Just 3 hours can help send more dogs home more quickly, thus allowing us to have space to rescue more. Imagine – just 3 hours of your time can save dozens of lives!
You will be trained and fully supported by the HT staff as you get acclimated to your role. It’s fun, you’ll learn a lot and you’ll literally be saving lives.

Our next Adoption Counselor training session will be held on Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

Sign up using the SignUp Genius button below.

Sign Up!

Get Tickets While They LAST!
It’s the event you’ve been waiting for all year long!
The 2021 Super Hero Scavenger Hunt sponsored by the Ballston Bid and the Ballston Quarterfest Crawl!
WHEN: Saturday May 15th
WHERE: Ballston! (Arlington, VA)
TIME: Flex start between 10 AM EDT – 1 PM EDT
WHO: You! Any ages welcome. Form a team of 2-6 people. Win prizes. Have fun. Enjoy an outdoor day in the sun with stops for food and drinks and entertainment as part of the Ballston Quarterfest Crawl
PRIZES: You bet! Prizes for first-finishes, best team name and best costumes!
This event is appropriate for people of all ages.
Sponsored by the Ballston Bid. Visit www.ballstonva.org