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THANK YOU WONDERFUL HOMEWARD TRAILS SUPPORTERS!  On June 2, 2016, your support for our Do More 24 efforts yielded $13,000  in prize money in addition to the almost $19,000 in donations we raised for s total of just under $32,000 raised in just 24 hours. That is a lot of money to help our many homeless animals. We cannot thank you all enough for your ongoing support!

Each year at HT we rescue and place more animals, largely because our generous donors continue to We thank you. The animals thank you. We couldn’t do any of it without you!

Thank you for helping us do more for animals!

Thank you to our Do More 24 sponsors!

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Kittens are cute, but also expensive, and we need your help to save and these babies get them ready for adoption. Litters of kittens will start arriving very soon!

Every kitten season is a mix of pleasure and sadness. We want to help everyone but the shelters quickly fill up with litter after litter. Many of the litters come to us very sick with malnourished moms, upper respiratory infections and parasites. One sick litter can deplete our resources quickly.

Even the healthy litters require blood tests for Feline Leukemia and FIV, a series of vaccines, deworming and flea treatments and huge amounts of food and litter.

You can help by making a tax deductible donation to our kitten fundraiser as we prepare to help the moms and kittens in their journey for a better life.

Donate to our kitten fundraiser today!

On February 2 Homeward Trails supporters packed Tartufo Restaurant in Tenleytown to help raise money for the animals!

Tartufo donated a generous 15% of the sales for the day netting a contribution of $610.  What a wonderful way to raise some much needed funds!

Many thanks to Tartufo for your generosity and delicious food and to all who helped make this event a huge success by dining and helping to spread the word!

Be sure to support this great restaurant and friend to HT!
Tartufo
4910 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

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Due to the popularity of our “Name Your Own Fee” cat adoptions we have extended this promotion on select cats.  This is a great opportunity to help some wonderful cats find homes!  We have more than 85 cats in our program, all of whom would love to find a forever home this holiday season. Please help us make this happen.

Our HT “Name for Your Fee” promotion is going on NOW…that’s right, if you qualify to adopt a kitty, you get to pick your fee.

Let’s see how many loving kitties we can get into forever homes shall we?  Help us spread the word…we have kitties of all ages, colors, breeds and personalities. All will make wonderful additions to a cat lover’s life.

Start spreading the news.

Name You Fee Cat Promo Update

For the third year in a row the Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation are teaming up to raise money for Homeward Trails through sales of the Caps Canine Calendar. Calendars are available on Caps and MSE websites as well as at the MSE Foundation table and at the Team Store at Verizon Center during Caps home games and at the Team Store at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

This year’s calendar features photos of Capitals players Karl Alzner, Jay Beagle, John Carlson, Taylor Chorney, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams with their dogs and Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky, Braden Holtby, Marcus Johansson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Michael Latta, Dmitry Orlov, Alex Ovechkin, Nate Schmidt and Tom Wilson with dogs from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. There are a limited number of 2016 Caps Canine Calendars available and each will cost $20 with all proceeds benefiting Homeward Trails. MSE Foundation and the Capitals donated nearly $70,000 to Homeward Trails through the sale of its 2014 and 2015 calendars.

Get your Caps Canine Calendars today before they sell out!

See more about the Caps Canine Calendar from ABC 7 WJLA

 

 

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Looking for a super cute calendar to deck your walls in the new year or a great holiday gift for a dog loving friend?  The 2016 Finding Home calendar is the perfect solution!  This beautiful calendar features 36 rescue dogs photographed by Jacki Dyrholm of Furry Paws Photography in Warrenton, VA and proceeds from each calendar will benefit the rescue organizations where the dogs were adopted.  Handsome model Watson is an HT alum. There will also be a Finding Home book coming out soon so check back for more information.

Calendars are on sale now for $20.  Be sure to pick up a couple today and support this great project!

Get Your Calendar Today!

 

Watson Calendar

 

The 2nd Annual Howl-o-Ween Walk supporting Homeward Trails and Doorways for Women is coming!! Join us on Saturday, October 24 at 9:30 am with your dogs and your entire family in costume to walk, trick-or-treat at local businesses, enjoy food, music, a costume contest and more. The walk raises money and awareness for human and animal victims of domestic violence.

Please also consider becoming an individual or team fundraiser…it’s so easy and there are great prizes for top finishers.

Get more information and Register Today!

 

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The 2014 Howl-o-Ween Dog Walk was so much fun!

After a long work week come laugh with us and support a great cause – the animals of HT!
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM (please note the new show time)
Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Rd.
Lorton, VA 22079
Tickets are $30 and the show is 18+

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets

 

 

The Homeward Trails Adoption Center is now open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM.  During these hours the public can now come  to one place to meet up to 45 great dogs looking for homes!

“With this expansion of our program by opening up to the public every weekend for extended hours, we are hopeful that we can rescue and place a lot more dogs, more quickly,” says Sue Bell, HT Executive Director. “We will be considering same day adoptions if applicants bring the necessary paperwork and if we have a dog who is a good fit. We are SO excited to be saving more lives and look forward to welcoming the public to our great shelter.”The HT Adoption Center is a unique, cageless shelter opened in December 2013. The canine residents live in social play groups where they enjoy indoor and outdoor playtime hours at a time.Visitors will get the chance to see the dogs interacting with other dogs, romping in the yards and putting their best paws forwardagility 3 in hopes of securing their forever home.

Come See Us:

HT Adoption Center

11116 Fairfax Station Rd.

Fairfax Station, VA 22039

We are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with artist, and longtime HT supporter Melissa Lew, to bring you two nHT_LOVE_Dog-01ew, exclusive Homeward Trails jewelry pieces.  These special pieces, created by Melissa, are made from bamboo and stainless steel and feature modern ink paintings of a cat or dog face, inspired by the Chinese character for heart.  At just $20 each, these beautiful, handcrafted necklaces make the perfect gift for every cat and dog lover in your life!   The best part?  50% of all sales are donated to Homeward Trails to help support, provide medical care, and find loving homes for thousands of animals in need.

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Cat Necklace

Dog Necklace