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UrbanPaceHT gives a huge THANK YOU to our friends at Urban Pace!

HT is proud to call Lynn Hackney, President (and Founder) of Urban Pace one of our own! Lynn has been with HT since its beginning – volunteering, donating, driving, fostering and adopting. And while celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Urban Pace, she designated HT to receive donations from their wonderful silent auction totaling more than $3,000.

Urban Pace has been the undisputed leader in urban new homes sales since 2001 and has successfully sold over $500 Million in sales volume throughout every significant urban neighborhood in DC. Since 2005, Urban Pace has sold more homes over $750,000 than all other competitors combined and has been responsible for the sales and marketing of the most prestigious and most expensive projects to date in the urban marketplace. Check them out at: http://www.urbanpace.com/index.php

We thank Lynn and Urban Pace and wish them many more years of success. We are lucky to have you as part of the HT family! Woof! Meow!

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holidayDo some holiday shopping and support a good cause on November 12th. Come out and support Homeward Trails Animal Rescue’s Paw-liday Gift Market. The Gift Market will offer a variety of products from artists, crafters, and direct sales representatives including, Silpada, Pampered Chef, luxury skin care products, decoupage, fabric crafts, personalized stationary, embroidered items, custom pet tags, pet product, gifts from around the world and more.

Proceeds from the event will help Homeward Trails bring more dogs and cats to loving homes for the holidays.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Lyon Park Community Center

414 North Fillmore Street

Arlington, VA 22201

We are still accepting vendors. Please contact rebeccag@homewardtrails.org if you are interested in learning more.

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Come meet more than a dozen FANTASTIC dogs and pups Saturday, October 8th from 1- 3 pm at the Dogtober Days of Arlington!

Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Dr. Arlington, VA

In addition to meeting adoptable dogs, you can bring your own pooches to participate in games and contests!

Come see us!!!!!

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dogtoberCome meet more than a dozen FANTASTIC dogs and pups Saturday, October 8th from 1- 3 pm at the Dogtober Days of Arlington!

Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Dr. Arlington, VA

In addition to meeting adoptable dogs, you can bring your own pooches to participate in games and contests!

Come see us!!!!!

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

ALL DAY

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!

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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
703-998-9761
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.  http://www.dtpool.org/

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

ALL DAY

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!

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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.

Location
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 http://www.furgetmenot.com/backtoschoolseries.htm

needsAs summertime fades slowly into our memories (noooooo!) and fall comes along, we are busy at Homeward Trails getting ready for what will be a busy time. We have many, many events we hope to see you at this fall…..adoption events, jazz festivals, community festivals, fundraisers and more.

Right now though, we need your help. The summer brought us a large number of injured and sick dogs and cats that need expensive, ongoing support. Please read about them here and consider a tax-deductible donation to help today. We really need the help!

Daphne – this poor 2 year-old Beagle has ruptured a disc in her back that will require surgery right away if she is to avoid being euthanized. This happened after the poor girl came to us with heartworm..she cannot catch a break. We need to raise $2,500 for this surgery right away. Meet Daffy here http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18722640 andplease consider making a donation: http://helpjack0.chipin.com/daffys-back-surgery

Ringworm Kittens – we have had a number of kittens come to us recently with ringworm, a fungus that is a real pain to treat. Sadly,  many shelters euthanize any animal that comes in with ringworm, even though it is fully treatable. HT is treating more than 5 kitties for this at a cost of almost $1,000. See these kitties here and consider making a donation. The link to donate to these kitties is in thier descriptions:
Sassy: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20225094
Emerson: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19550346
Pokey: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19711505
Pebbles: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19720006
Butterball & Bop: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19720006

Bree – this sweet girl loves people despite being neglected. She craves the care and love she was denied when she lived with a hoarder. She is a good mom and her healthy puppy has found a forever home. Bree needs our help to get healthy from heartworm and a mouth in fection she contracted without preventative care. Meet  Bree here: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20555312  Donate for her here http://elainesfundraisingpage.chipin.com/bree

Cowboy – is a gentle, friendly black lab rescued from a rural area. To know this sweet boy is to love him. His owner dumped him at a crowded shelter because of what he thought was bad behavior – he is a bird dog who followed his instinct to kill a chicken when left to his own devices.  Cowboy got heartworm when his bad owner left him outside all the time without preventative. Meet Cowboy here: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20459089 Donate to Cowboy here: http://elainesfundraisingpage.chipin.com/cowboy

Finally, we have three dogs who need time with our trainers to work through their fears. They have been through a lot of stress and need help. Please consider donating to their boarding and training costs. https://www.homewardtrails.org/help-out/donate-money. Learn more about them:
Rocky is lost and confused. He has had trouble adjusting to his string of new situations after he lost his home due to his human’s illness. Help us help him work through it. Meet Rocky: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20301503
Fred is a sensitive little guy who found himself completely overwhelmed by his chaotic home environment. He needs help trusting people and letting go of his fear. Meet Fred: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20569500
Conor has some fairly serious anxieties. He desperately needs our help to find relief so he can work toward a normal life. Meet Conor: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20569507

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

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

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