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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


Love comes in all sizes, colors, shapes, ages and breeds!  Throughout the month of March we are partnering with Best Friends Animal Society for some great “Love Comes In All Sizes” adoption specials. As part of this special, we have many great cats and dogs whose adoption fee has been discounted by 50% through the month of March.  Now is the perfect time to adopt the cat or dog you’ve been waiting for!

Love comes in all sizes adoption flyer

Homeward Trails is thrilled to partner with Flashband​ for a fundraising music showcase at IOTA Club & Cafe​ in Arlington next weekend. Join us Saturday, March 14th, for Flashband:Animals! We’ve also launched the Take Me Home fundraising drive as part of this show, with a goal of raising $8,000 for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue​. $8,000 would cover the cost of rescuing 60 dogs and cats from high kill shelters (including vet care and spay/neuter surgery).

Flashband is a DC-based organization that connects musician with other musicians so they can meet new collaborators, learn new skills, and make music.  40 musicians will come together to form one day bands and raise money for our animal rescue efforts.  This event is sure to be a blast and the music will be a mixture of original music and animal themed songs.  We hope to see you there!

Get your tickets or just donate (if you can’t make the show)!

Flashband:  Animals
Saturday, March 14 7:30-11:30 PM
IOTA Club & Cafe
2832 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

Team HT will be strutting our stuff in the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 7.  Bring your family, friends, and adventure loving pups and join the excitement as we parade down the streets of Old Town Alexandria.  We’ll be meeting around 110:30 AM and the parade steps off at noon.  Contact Jolynne at if you would like to participate.  Everyone is welcome!

Join us for a very special Super Bowl Sunday dog and cat adoption event, the Kitten Bowl Party, sponsored by the North Shore Animal League.  The animals will be decked out in their Super Bowl gear and we will have some tasty game day snacks for the humans.  We’ll also be raffling two waived adoption fees (one cat and one dog) for some lucky approved adopters.  Come meet a new best friend before the big game.

Sunday, February 1, 2014

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Unleashed by Petco (Pentagon City)
1101 S. Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202

For an extra dose of cuteness, DVR Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl and watch it after the event.

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Get your pet’s photo with Santa and support Homeward Trails on December 13th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at PetMAC Lake Anne in Reston, VA

Santa loves our pets as much as we do, so bring your dog or cat to sit with Santa for a photo and to let him know what your best friend wants for Christmas this year.  A great opportunity to get that perfect photo to send to friends and family this holiday season! YES, kitty can get his/her photo taken as well! We will be photographing cats the last half hour for their sanity, and ours! Please bring in a secure cat carrier.

To reserve a time with Santa, please call 703-908-7387. A $15 donation (cash or check please!) will be given to Homeward Trails to help rescue more cats and dogs in need of homes this holiday season!

RSVPs strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be accepted time permitting but are not guaranteed.

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PetMAC Lake Anne
11412 Washington Square West
Reston, VA 20190

On December 6th and 7th, Homeward Trails volunteers will be on hand at the Orvis store in Arlington (Clarendon) wrapping gifts to raise money for the animals.  Simply come in, purchase your items, have them wrapped by one of our wonderful volunteers and make a donation to Homeward Trails.

 The best part – anyone who has gifts wrapped and makes a donation will receive a generous coupon for $25 off at $50 purchase to be used in the store.  What a great bonus!
If you are interested in helping wrap gifts please contact

Orvis Gift Wrapping

Saturday, December 6  10 AM – 8 PM

Sunday, December 7  10 AM – 6 PM

2879 Clarendon Blvd

Arlington, VA 22201