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Best Friends and Zappos have joined Homeward Trails for the 2016 “Home for the Pawlidayz‘” event.

All adoption fees waived. Come adopt your best friend for FREE. All weekend long!





Thanks to eveyone who came out and supported our 6th annual Spaghetti Bingo fundraiser.  We had a great time and raised over $4,500 to help animals in need.  Thanks to all who attended, volunteered, donated and to our sponsor Fur-get Me Not for helping to make this event a huge success!

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Thank you to our wonderful Spaghetti Bingo sponsor!










Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 7th annual PawCasso Charity Art Auction!  We had a fabulous time eating, drinking, and bidding to benefit homeless animals!  The event raised over $33,000 for Homeward Trails!

A huge thank you to all our attendees, auctions donors, sponsors, artists, our musical guests TBD, Side Street Catering and the amazing team of volunteers who made this event so successful!

See all our photos (& order prints!) from PawCasso 2016!




Join us Saturday, August 20th for a super special dog and cat adoption event in partnership with The North Face at Potomac Mills. We’ll have great dogs and cats available for you to meet in the store and you can meet local animal lover, Miss Teen of Virginia, Kaitlyn Hyun from 2:00-4:00 PM!

Special North Face Cat and Dog Adoption Event
Saturday, August 20
1:00 – 4:00 PM
The North Face Potomac Mills
2700 Potomac Mills Circle
Woodbridge, VA 22192

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Join us on July 30th for some very special Kitten Summer Games adoption events held in partnership with the North Shore Animal League of America and Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Summer Games.  These fun events will feature some great cat-letes looking to join your team!

We also have some very special adoption fees this weekend – adults cats are just $10 and kittens are 50% off.  It’s a great time to add a gold medal feline (or two) to your family!

To see the list of cats and kittens attending these adoption events on Saturday visit our event calendar and click on the link for the specific event to view the details.

Kitten Summer Games Adoption Events – Saturday, July 30

10 AM – 1 PM
PetMAC Lake Anne
11412 Washington Plaza West
Reston, VA 20190

Noon – 3 PM
4914 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Noon – 3 PM
PetCo Unleashed Ballston
3902 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203

Noon – 3 PM
PetCo Unleashed Pentagon Row
1101 S. Joyce St. #B-23
Arlington, VA 22202











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!

Hosted by:

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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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