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The fabulous ladies of Paws & Pinups have once again produced a beautiful calendar to benefit Homeward Trails. Last year’s Paws & Pinups calendar raised over $4,000 which helped provide much needed medical care for our animals and purchased supplies needed to increase the number of dogs we could house at the newly opened Homeward Trails Adoption Center.

The Paws & Pinups calendar spotlights DC-area ladies who are passionate about animal rescue, adoption and fostering. All the pets that appear in the calendar were adopted or rescued.  100% of the proceeds from calendar sales are donated to Homeward Trails

Get a fantastic calendar and support a great cause.  Click here to buy your calendar today!

 We are so honored to have been selected by the Washington Capitals as the beneficiaries of the Caps Canine Calendar for the second year in a row.  Our staff, volunteers and pups had a blast at the calendar photo shoot on October 17.  Here are some links to some of the media coverage of that day.  The calendar will be available for purchase in early December.

See the video on NBC 4 Washington

USA Today

Sports Illustrated


Monumental Network



Join us for a very special Kittens, Wine and Cheese adoption event hosted by the wonderful Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & What Not

Friday, October 17 4pm-7pm

1626 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20009

Please come meet and adopt some of the adorable kittens available for new, loving homes. We hope to see you there!

kittens Miss Pixies Wine and cheese

Join us for the Homeward Trails – Doorways for Women and Families Howl-o-Ween Walk – October 25th! This fantastic event raises awareness and funds for human and canine victims of domestic abuse. This family and dog-friendly walk takes place in Arlington, includes a doggy costume contest, an agility course, trick-or-treating along the walk route at a dozen local businesses….and fantastic prizes to win for top fundraisers!! REGISTER TODAY to walk or create an online fundraising page and raise money in your name or your pet’s name. You can win on Arlington STAYcation hotel and dinner package, $100 in Amazon gift cards…and more.

The event kicks off at 9 am at the James Hunter Dog Park in Clarendon, 1230 N Hartford St, Arlington, VA with a brief program and remarks by VA Delegate Patrick Hope and VA Senator Barbara Favola.

Join us on Monday, October 13th from 5-8 pm at Samuel Beckett’s Gastro Pub in Shirlington for a Yappy Hour to meet adoptable dogs, enjoy food and drink specials and raise some funds for Homeward Trails and our friends at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Monday, October 13 5-8 PM
Samuel Beckett’s Gastro Pub
2800 S Randolph St.
Arlington, VA 22206

Many thanks to the owners and organizers of the Big Dog’s Off Road Park and and Tacoma World for selecting Homeward Trails as the beneficiary of the Big Dogs Offroad Tacoma World Benefit.  The event was held the weekend of October 3-5 and raised $1,000 for Homeward Trails!  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this event an amazing success for the animals!

Shopaholics and animal lovers rejoice!  Anthropologie is hosting its annual Sit. Stay. Love. pet adoption event and pet supply drive for animal shelters across the country, the weekend of September 19-21 at Anthropologie stores across the U.S. and Canada.

Anthropologie’s annual Sit. Stay. Love. campaign has resulted in hundreds of dog adoptions and raised thousands of dollars in supplies for local shelters.

Homeward Trails is proud to partner with Anthropologie for two adoption events this weekend.  Come shop and meet some great adoptable pups!

Saturday, September 20 11:00 AM – 1:00
Anthropologie – Old Town Alexandria
610 King Street
Alexandria, VA

Sunday, September 21 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Anthropologie – The Shops at Wisconsin Place
5406 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD

A big thank you to Channel 8 and longtime HT friend and adopter Bruce DePuyt for featuring HT on NewsTalk on September 16, 2014.

Watch HT Executive Director Sue Bell and Lily the beagle

Homeward Trails on the NEWS! Thank you SO much to Monica McNutt at News Channel 8 for selecting Homeward Trails as last week’s “Pay it Forward” recipient. Not only did we get this great news coverage but we were awarded a $500 donation. Thank you so much for helping us continue to Pay it Forward, Monica and Channel 8!

Pay It Forward: Homeward Trails

Get ready to Strut Your Mutt with Team Homeward Trails on September 27, 2014 and help us earn some much-needed funds.

Homeward Trails is part of the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network, and on Sept. 27, HT’s team will be walking, running, and strutting our pups for homeless pets in the DC area.

The event will take place at Black Hill Regional Park, 20930 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds, MD 20841 from 9 am – 1 pm and will feature a walk or run with your dog and a doggie festival complete with contests, photos, food, drinks, treats and more.

The best part is that anyone can participate! All you have to do is register to join HT’s team HERE and start raising money to help us reach our $10,000 fundraising goal! Join HT on September 27th and Strut Your Mutt for homeless pets!

Can’t join us? Please consider donating to our efforts HERE.