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Come for Yappy Hour at Market Common Clarendon, a free Cinco de Mayo social event for people and dogs. Outdoors in the middle of ‘the loop’, there’ll be a Yappy Hour photo booth, DJ music, and bartenders serving beer and frozen Margaritas. Participating restaurants will serve snacks, and free doggy treats will be offered at select retailers. The purchase of festive drinks will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Spread out and enjoy the space with on-leash pets and get to know dog-friendly vendors with information about training, grooming, boarding, and pet adoption. Yappy Hour is on rain or shine. Find the latest information on Facebook/MarketCommonClarendon and Twitter @Market_Common.

Yappy Hour at Market Common Clarendon – Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Saturday, May 3

3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Free. Rain or shine.

Market Common Clarendon

2700 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

Event information: 703-476-9377

We we thrilled to once again partner with the North Shore Animal League  for the 2014 Tour for Life, the world’s largest cooperative life-saving mobile adoption event. The Tour for Life stopped in DC area on March 22 at Wylie Wagg Fairfax.  We had a great day, received many adoption applications and collected cash donations.  Thanks to our wonderful friends at Wylie Wagg for hosting us!

We are excited to invite you to join us for a grand opening celebration at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center.  After 13 years and thousands and thousands of animals rescued, we are thrilled to be able to share our new facility with you.  Please come out to take a tour, enjoy some food and drinks, and see some of the dogs you’ve helped rescue with your generous support.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

4:00-7:00 PM

11116 Fairfax Station Rd.

Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Questions?  Please contact

HTAR Adoption Center

Order books from Alan Squire Publishing and they will donate 20% to Homeward Trails.  To order go to  Offer ends January 5.


Looking for holiday gifts for the men in your life?  Shop at the Bonobos Guideshop in Georgetown between December 3-8 and, in the spirit of giving, 20% of your purchase will be donated to Homeward Trails.  Just mention Homeward Trails when you shop.


3320 Cady’s Alley

Washington, DC 20007

Santa is BACK at PetMAC and wants to meet our furry friends! A great opportunity to get that perfect photo to send to friends and family this holiday season! YES, kitty can get his photo taken as well!  We will be photographing cats the last half hour to avoid the dogs.
To reserve a time with Santa, please call the shop at 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! RSVPs strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be accepted time permitting but are not guaranteed.
822 N. Kenmore Street
Arlington, VA  22201

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill will be hosting a fundraiser for Homeward Trails from November 1st through the 3rd.  Bring the attached flyer in and give it to your server and a percentage of your bill will go to helping the animals of Homeward Trails!

Lime is located in 1101 S Joyce Street in Arlington, Virginia.  We would love to see you all there.


Paws & Pinups is a group of Washington, DC-area ladies who are passionate about animal rescue and adoption. We created this 2014 calendar featuring the Pinup girls and their rescued pets. All proceeds will go to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Aside from promoting the sale of our calendar, we hope to generate awareness about the importance of rescue, adoption and the humane treatment of all animals.

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Calendar price = $20
Shipping & Handling for each calendar = $3.00
Total cost of calendar = $23

Please include $3.00 for shipping and handling for EACH calendar purchased. If your paid shipping costs exceed actual costs, the difference will be donated to Homeward Trails. Paws & Pinups will make absolutely no profit from this calendar.  Calendars are now available for pre-order and will be sent by mid October.

Please include your full name, shipping address, and email address so we can contact you if there are any issues with your order.

Contact us at for more information. Be sure to visit our Facebook page.

Wags n’ Whiskers is a community-oriented event for animal-loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at The Village at Shirlington (Campbell Ave. & S. Randolph St., Arlington, VA 22206) with their pet. The event will feature pet contests, demonstrations, exhibitions, pet portrait photos, children’s activities such as face painting, balloon art, live music, and more along with Village at Shirlington merchant specials and free giveaways.



Homeward Trails will be there with dogs for adoption but because this is a long event, some dogs will only be attending during certain time periods.  Please check the event page for more information!

Great things come in small packages!
Have you been looking for that perfect something to jump start your summer?  How about adopting an “Adora-little”  – don’t know what that is?  Well come by the Homeward Trails Adoption Event on Thursday, July 18th to find out!  We will all variety of the cutest, most huggable, lap-sittable mini-canines you could ever hope to see in one place!  That’s right – “Adora-littles!”

Homeward Trails is hosting an adoption event specifically for families looking to adopt a small dog.  The event will take place

Thursday, July 18th
7:30-9:30 PM
Dog Paws and Cat Claws
5818 C Seminary Road
Falls Church, VA 22041

Think of it as your very own Christmas in July present to yourself!  Something cute and fun for you and a new home for a very deserving homeless dog.  How can you go wrong!