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Come join us Wednesday evening, July 20 for “yappy hour” and enjoy a drink and your pup and the wonderful views of Georgetown from across the river.

Le Méridien Arlington, along with Homeward Trails, Clarendon Animal Care and Dog Paws ‘n Cat Claws Pet Care, is hosting a Yappy Hour on Wednesday, July 20th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. This event will be held on the beautiful terrace outside of Amuse Restaurant at Le Meridien. Amuse will be serving specialty cocktails and appetizers for pet owners as well as a few treats for our four-legged friends. The event is free to attend. Drinks and food can be purchased on the terrace.

To access the terrace please take the elevator located at the corner of 19th St. and North Lynn St.

Details at

We hope to see you there!

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Is your pooch smelling a little doggy?  Come give your dog a bath on July 24 and support Homeward Trails at the same time!  Your pup will be all fresh and clean and you’ll help us care for homeless animals in need with your donation.

On Sunday, July 24 Homeward Trails will host a FUNdraising Dog Wash at Just Fur Pets in Springfield, VA from 12pm – 4pm.

Bring your dogs to Just Fur Pets and wash them* in the self-serve bathing tubs.  Just Fur Pets will donate 20% of sales made by HT supporters during this fundraising event.  Proceeds from the event will help provide flea and tick preventive for our dogs and cats just in time for the warmer weather.

Just bathe your dog and give your receipts to a Homeward Trails volunteer at Just Fur Pets at the end of your dog’s bath to ensure we get credit for all purchases made by our supporters

Bring a friend and their dog, too!

 We look forward to seeing you at our Dog Wash!

Homeward Trails FUNdraising Dog Wash
Sunday, July 24, 2016
12 pm – 4 pm
Just Fur Pets
6230 Rolling Road
Springfield, VA  22152

 *Shampoos, conditioner, towels, blow dryers, brushes and combs are provided. Hypoallergenic shampoo is available free of charge.

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Come out and support the Lemonade Stand every Tuesday and Thursday in July and help raise money for two great organizations – Homeward Trails and Bridges to Independence.

The Lemonade Stand is run by at-risk kids served by Bridges to Independence and teaches them essential life skills: good decision-making, a strong work ethic, money management, how to manage their own small business and the importance of giving back.

Each year, the kids donate half of the proceeds to charity and the other half fund a summer field trip to reward them for their hard work. For the fourth year in a  row, the kids have selected HT as their charity of choice.

Stop by and get a cold glass of lemonade!

July 12th5:30-7:00 Clarendon Market Common

July 14th5:30-7:00 at Pete’s Pizza

July 19th5:30-7:00 at Clarendon Market Common

July 21st5:30-7:00 at Pete’s Pizza

July 26th5:00-7:00 at Clarendon Market Common

July 28th5:00-7:00 at Pete’s Pizza

Dine at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza Arlington and Tenley locations any time on June 21 and mention Homeward Trails and we will receive 25% of the sales.

Please spread the word and help us raise some money for the animals!

Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza
4940 Wisconsin Ave NW
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(202) 237-7383
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Pete‘s New Haven Style Apizza
3017 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA
(703) 527-7383
11:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Join on on June 2 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM for food, drinks and fun at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub in Clarendon.  There will be happy hour drink specials and raffle items and you can track our Do More 24 fundraising progress.  A portion of the proceeds from food and drink sales will be donated to HT so bring your friends and coworkers!

Happy Hour and Do More 24 Celebration
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
Thursday, June 2
5:00 – 9:00 PM
3201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

See you there!

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Please join us for our third annual Volunteer Appreciation Pancake Breakfast as we recognize
YOU, our Homeward Trails Lifesavers!

Bring your family for some yummy pancakes and other breakfast goodies and a fun morning of meeting your fellow volunteers and celebrating all that HT has accomplished because of YOU!

 Saturday, May  7, 2016
 9 AM – 11am
Breakfast served beginning at 9 AM
Program begins promptly at 10 AM
 Lyon Park
 Community Center
 414 N. Fillmore St.
 Arlington, VA 22201


We can’t wait to see you there!

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Join our friends at the Tom Buerger Team real estate group for a fabulous dog friendly happy hour to raise money for Homeward Trails.

Donations will be collected at the door and there will be lots of fun raffle items with proceeds benefiting HT.

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome and we will have some adoptable pup there for you to meet.

We hope to see you there!

Dog Friendly Happy Hour with the Tom Buerger Team
April 26, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:30pm
Town Patio
2009 8th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
If you are with “The Tom Buerger Team” real estate group you will be given a wristband and your drinks are on them!

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Come out and support the Homeward Trails cat team yard sale and help us raise more than $1,000 to benefit our homeless furry friends.

Please contact Lori at if you have questions or items to donate or would like to volunteer the weekend of the sale.

Mark your calendars and come out to support this great fundraising event.  We will have tons of fabulous items for your shopping pleasure!

Donate, Volunteer and Shop at the HT DC yard sale

Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
4715 Davenport St.
Washington, DC 20016

Shop, support and shine at our Charmed by Charity Soiree at Alex and Ani in Montgomery Mall on April 11.

Come sip refreshments, snack on small bites and shop with others who share your passion for giving back to Homeward Trails.

15% of all proceeds during this event will be donated to Homeward Trails.

See you there!

April 11th 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Alex and Ani

Montgomery Mall

7101 Democracy Blvd.

Bethesda, MD


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Purchase Scentsy products through our fundraising link between March 1 and March 14 and Homeward Trails will receive a portion of the sales.

Scentsy consultant, and animal lover, Jennifer Rivera is graciously donating her commission on all products sold through our online event.

Shop and share today!