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Prepare to be bow-wowed! Husband and wife duo Scott and Joan Houghton bring a comedy dog-thrill show like none other. From frisbee and barrel tricks to dance and jump rope routines, these canines rescued from shelters will win you over. These talented canines even include two world record holders. Feather, a greyhound, set the standard for highest canine jump and cattle dog mix Geronimo holds two world records in double-dutch jump rope. Experience in person the incredible talents of these furry friends you may have seen on television’s The View, Ellen, or The Late Show with David Letterman.

Plus, you can immortalize the fun with a picture! After the show, an adorable canine cast member will be available for a photo opportunity on stage. Photos are $10 each and all proceeds support Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in Fairfax Station.

Fun for all ages!

Sunday, November 25, 2018
1:00 PM and 4:00 PM shows
George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Fairfax, VA

Get Tickets Here!


Join us at Signature Theater/Library Plaza every Thursday night starting June 14th at 6:30 PM for a variety of live music, samples from participating vendors, and $5 wine tastings to support Arlington THRIVE and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue!!

Dates and performers are as follows!:

July  26th  |  Michael Scoglio

August 2nd  |  Gin Rickey’s

August 9th  |  Justin Trawick & The Common Good

August 16th | Driven to Clarit

Barley Mac is teaming up with Homeward Trails, a local non​-profit, no-kill rescue center for cats and dogs. Please join us Sunday, July 15th from 4-7pm for specialty cocktails and treats! Adoptable dogs on site! Monetary and/or supply donations for Homeward Trails preferred. We’ll see ya there!

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If you resolved to get more exercise and do more to help animals in 2018, we have the perfect opportunity for you! On February 10, join us at Cyclebar on Columbia Pike and ride to the rescue to help Homeward Trails animals. Enjoy a fast paced and fun indoor cycling class followed by beer, wine and some light bites with your favorite animal lovers.

Space is limited so reserve your spot today for just $35. See you there!

Saturday, February 10, 2018
3:00 – 5:30 PM
3400 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204


Register Now!





We’re joining our friends at Brown’s Manassas Subaru for a very special Subaru Loves Pets adoption event on October 7. In addition to adorable adoptable dogs, Brown’s has lots of fun activities and give aways planned for the big day.  All adoption fees will be reduced or waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA. We will also be hosting a bake sale to raise money for HT. Don’t miss out on this great event!

Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event at Brown’s Manassas Subaru
Saturday, October 7
10 AM – 1 PM
9018 Liberia Ave.
Manassas, VA 20110





Support Homeward Trails by dining at Sushi-Zen on October 4 from 5-9:30 PM.  Just print the attached flyer and present it when you order (dine in or carryout)  and up to 20% of the proceeds will be donated to HT. See you there!

Print Flyer Here – Sushi-Zen HT



Enjoy free live music in Shirlington Village from 6:30 – 8:30  on Thursday nights in August during the Shirlala Music Festival.  Homeward Trails volunteers will be on hand pouring wine for sampling (wine tasting is $5) and you may see some of our adoptable pups hanging out enjoying the music.

Here is the music lineup:

August 3rd – Michael Scoglio Band, Bluegrass

August 10th – Driven to Clarity, Rock

August 17th – Rockville Strings, Modern String Music

August 24th – Shane Gamble Band, Country

We hope to see you there every Thursday!

Shirlala Music Festival
Shirlington Village
4280 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206

Join Homeward Trails and our friends at Orvis Clarendon for a yappy hour and dog walk to raise funds for HT and Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Yappy Hour and Walk Registration
Orvis Clarendon
Thursday, May 18
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2879 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA

We Love Dogs Walk
Sunday, May 21
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Theodore Roosevelt Island

Register for the walk here!



B.Y.O.D (bring your own dog) and join us at Blackfinn Ameripub for Mutts & Mimosas on the patio, featuring drink and food specials, awesome giveaways, and adorable adoptable dogs!

Saturday, May 20
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Blackfinn Ameripub

2750 Gallows Rd
Vienna, VA 22180




THANK YOU to every single person who donated during Spring2Action, and everyone who spread the word and encouraged family and friends to donate. We are so grateful and we could not have done it without each and every one of you!

 We raised over $27,000 for our animals in one day. Hundreds of lives will be saved by your generosity.

Here’s a quick run down of prizes we won:
2nd Place Most Donors -$2,500
 8 AM Power Hour (Donors) – $500

ACTion Hero Prize – $100

That’s $3,100 in prizes on top of the more than $24,000 we raised – truly amazing!

We will do it all again on June 8th for our 2nd online fundraiser of the year, Do More 24…so please mark your calendars and put aside just $24 to donate on that day.

We could not do what we do without your amazing and ongoing support. The animals and humans of HT thank you!!