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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



What’s cuter than animals and their humans? Nothing! And what better cause than healthy animals and humans? Nothing!
The Fit & Furry Photo Contest is a month-long, online contest featuring 20 amazing animals and their people, all raising funds for Homeward Trails and the Arlington Free Clinic.
Please check out the contest, vote and donate today to help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 this month.
And put May 30th from 4 pm – 6 pm on your calendar for the contest wrap-up party, scheduled at Sam Beckett’s Irish Pub in Shirlington! We’ll be taking final votes, awarding the winner and you can enjoy food and drink specials, music and a fun with fido!Spread the word…this is a new, fun way to support both these great causes and see some amazing animals with great stories!

Known on Capitol Hill as one of the best places to walk your dog, Congressional Cemetery typically only allows dog-walking privileges to members of the K9 Corps. However, Day of the Dog opens the cemetery to the public and their leashed pups, which is a special opportunity for dog lovers to experience this historic site along with local pet vendors and services. Come enjoy sharing the day with many local vendors, over 1,000 people and their dogs, a raffle, adoptions from local rescue groups, craft beers from local brewing companies, and a variety of activities, games and demonstrations for dogs.

Homeward Trails will be represented and in attendance with some adoptable dogs!  Could one of the dogs coming to this event be the right dog for you?  Come check it out and find out!


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This outdoor festival brings together local businesses, animal rescue groups and pet owners for an exciting day of activities, demonstrations and animals galore. Meet wonderful animals looking for their forever homes and check out the latest in pet products. Enjoy onstage entertainment, face painting and caricature artists. Gather the kids and join us for a day of pets and fun for the whole family! Come join Homeward Trails in the festivities!

Join us for a very special Cinco de Mayo themed cat and dog adoption event at Pompanoosuc Mills on Sunday, May 3.  Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your new best friend!

Sunday May 3rd, 12-3 pm
Pompanoosuc Mills
795 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Come out on Sunday, April 19 to meet some great HT pups and watch the George Washington Colonials  baseball team at Bark at Barcroft, a special community event that allows patrons the chance to sit beside their best canine friend while taking in a day of Colonials baseball!

Starting at 11:00 a.m., pet owners will have the opportunity to enter the DogZone; a special area located inside the gates to Barcroft Park where  we will have some of our fabulous HT dogs for adoption and local vendors will be providing services!  Pet owners are welcome to bring their well behaved, social, leashed and vaccinated dogs and and purchase tickets to attend the game.

For tickets to Bark at Barcroft, stop by the Athletics ticket office, call (202) 99-GWTIX, or email Tickets will be available for purchase at Barcroft Park the day of the game or during any weekend GW Baseball games prior to April 19th.

HT will be set up just outside the baseball stadium with our sweet adoptable dogs.  Maybe one of these adoptable pups can find their forever home with you?  Hope to see you there!

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Our wonderful friends at Fur-get Me Not are hosting and online trunk show fundraiser featuring Paperly products! Consultant, Meghan Thomas will donate 10% of her commissions from this event to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

You’ll be able to indulge your love of personalized items for you and your furry friend including stationery, invitations, and many gift items, while supporting Homeward Trails!

This is a great time to stock up on your personal stationery or get a jump on spring gifts such as Mother’s Day, graduation, teacher/coach gifts and the like!

Meghan will be on hand to help you decide on Paperly items and guide you with your orders if needed – You can also find inspiration and ideas at

As an added bonus, Meghan will donate $10 to Homeward Trails for each party booked and for anyone who joins her team as a consultant.

This party runs from April 10th through April 20th so click, browse, drool like your pup & shop!

Click here or go directly to the website by copying/pasting this URL into your browser:

The Advisory Board’s community impact group, Animal Cause Community, is partnering with local animal rescue group, Homeward Trails, and local animal rights leaders to put on a panel discussion regarding animal rights and welfare in the DMV and nationally. This will be a joint venture that will prove to be very educational to general public attendees, as well as an exciting opportunity for leaders of local rescue groups, governmental leaders, and local volunteers to network.

State of Animal Welfare: Local, State and Federal Outlook Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
The Advisory Board Company
2445 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, 5th floor member room

Lite refreshments and appetizers will be provided beginning at 5:30PM; program to start at 6PM

Confirmed Speakers:  Congressman Jim Moran, Founder of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus – Opening Remarks; JP Goodwin, Humane Society of the US; Sue Bell, Homeward Trails; Melissa Bell, Board Member Humane Dominion

Purchase tickets here

Email if you have any questions or are having trouble requesting tickets



Homeward Trails will be teaming up with our friends at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington on Monday, April 13th for a happy hour fundraiser and social hour to benefit our shelters. We’ll have raffle prizes and food/drink specials that benefit our animals.Come get your Spring with your fellow animal lovers. Eat, drink and be merry while helping local homeless animals. YAY!
Join us at:Monday April 13th
Copperwood Tavern in the The Village at Shirlington
4021 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA
*This is an indoor event without animals.

From April 1 – July 15 you can support Homeward Trails just by purchasing Yankee Candle products.  Just use the information below to make your purchase and Homeward Trails will get a donation of 40% of your purchase.  It’s a great time to stock up on gifts while supporting a great cause.  Please pass this on to family and friends – it is an easy way to help us raise some funds!

Go to:
Group Number: 990054476