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Have you ever wanted to know more about animal communication? Homeward Trails is hosting a special Zoom conversation on Sunday, June 7 at 7 pm ET with author Jeannie Lindheim, to discuss her new book Loving Animals: Conversations with an Animal Communicator.  Jeannie studied with animal communication pioneer, Penelope Smith, in Prescott, Arizona. Now she consults with pet lovers from all over the US who are trying to get information and understand how their animal feels. In the one hour presentation, Jeannie will discuss how animal communication works, share techniques she uses – as well as provide a technique that anyone can use with their animals – and she will answer your questions. Should you decide to purchase her new book on Amazon, and you write a review that mentions Homeward Trails, Jeannie will donate 100% of the proceeds from your purchase to Homeward Trails! Plus, Jeannie is generously donating her time and 100% of the proceeds from this live virtual event will go to Homeward Trails! The Zoom gathering will be recorded so even if you can’t make it live, you can still register and receive the recording to watch later. Only $10 per household.

Register for Animal Communication with Jeannie Lindheim

Author Jeannie Lindheim will present on the topic of animal communication in this special Zoom session on Sunday, June 7 at 7pm ET. The session will be recorded. Registration is $10 per household. The live link will be emailed to all registered participants at 5 PM ET on June 7th, and the recorded link will be emailed to all registered participants following the presentation. If you have a question that you'd like Jeannie to answer live (she is not able to answer questions about your individual animal due to time constraints), please enter it in the field below, or email it to Lisa at: 100% of proceeds will be donated to Homeward Trails! 

Registration for the live event closes at 5 PM ET on Sunday, June 7. Any registrations received after 5pm will receive the recorded link following the presentation.


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Back by popular demand! Join us for our second Virtual Trivia Night, hosted by Walsh Trivia, on Monday, June 15 at 7:00 pm ET. Register your team for $15 and gather a group of friends to join you virtually. Team members can register for $10 each. We raised over $1,200 in May!  Registration closes at 6:00 pm ET on June 15. Don’t miss out! 

Please enter your team name exactly how your Team Captain has it listed so we can assign you to the correct team.

Register for Homeward Trails Virtual Trivia Night – June 2020

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Missed out on our very popular Spaghetti Bingo events? Can’t get enough bingo fun? Mark your calendars and join us for our second annual Chili Bingo fundraiser October 3rd 6-9pm at the Lyon Park Community Center in Arlington. We’ll have lively games of bingo and delicious all-you-can-eat veggie chili, cornbread and all the fixin’s. See you October 3!


Due to COVID our camps are canceled for Summer 2020. We hope to see you next year!

Kids ages 8-13 are invited to join us for our energetic and educational summer camp – Camp Waggin’ Tails!

During our week-long camp held at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center in Fairfax Station, kids will learn all about animal rescue, responsible pet ownership, positive dog training, hear from a variety of pet professionals, and work hands on with carefully selected adoptable dogs while engaging in fun games and projects designed to reinforce what we have learned.

During summer 2020, Camp Waggin’ Tails will run Monday through Friday July 13-17 from 8:30am-3:30pm. Additional before and after camp hours may be available for an additional fee.

Registration is $400 per child and includes two daily snacks, all supplies, a water bottle and a Camp Waggin’ Tails t-shirt.

Camps are limited to 16 children per session so register today before they fill up! To ensure your child’s safety and that they receive the individual attention they deserve, Camp Waggin’ Tails operates with a minimum of one adult for every four children.

Please contact with any questions or to register.


Thank you to our Camp Waggin’ Tails Sponsors!









We are thrilled to announce our next “Express Trail Home” events featuring free and reduced adoption fees on select cats and dogs the last Saturday of every month.

Check out our Adoption Event schedule

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Enjoy a relaxing yoga session, surrounded by puppies, and feel your stresses melt away.

Adoptable Homeward Trails puppies who will be running around, doing puppy things, or just sleeping during your class. Feel free to participate in the yoga class, or just spend your time playing with the puppies. Whatever you feel like. A portion of each registration will go to support Homeward Trails.

Class is led by a licensed yoga instructor and is appropriate for beginners to advanced practitioners.

Bring your own yoga mat and blocks.

Please be prepared for puppies to act like puppies… they bark and go potty like cute puppies do!

Class will start on time, so feel free to arrive a few minutes early. Class will last 30 minutes with the final 15 minutes for you to play with the pups (45 minutes total).

Please park on the street and not in the Caring Hands Animal Hospital parking spots. The Caring Hands Animal Hospital spots are reserved for dog and cat patients. We are grateful to Caring Hands for allowing us to use their facility.

Preregistration is required. All sales are final and non-refundable unless the class is canceled. You may transfer your registration to an alternative participant. All participants must sign an exercise waiver at the event.

Email for a discount code if you have a party of 4 or more people.

Puppy Yoga
Caring Hands Animal Hospital
2601-A Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
6pm & 7pm sessions each date

June 17, 2020
July 15, 2020
August 12, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 18, 2020
December 16, 2020


Caps Canine Calendars are sold out for the year!

Homeward Trails is so excited to be chosen as the beneficiary of the calendar for the 6th year in the row. To date the calendar has raised more than $325,000 for Homeward Trails. The 2020 calendar is now available for purchase on the Washington Capitals website.

Make a memory this holiday season and support pets in our community!

We will be hosting Photos with Santa at Petco Bailey’s Crossroads in partnership with the Petco Foundation! Join us and help save pet lives in our community! For a $9.95 donation, you will receive a digital keepsake photo of you and your pet with Santa. 

Saturday, December 7 1:00-4:00 PM
Saturday, December 14 1:00-4:00 PM
Sunday, December 15 1:00-4:00 PM
Petco Bailey’s Crossroads
5825 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

Spread the word to all the animal lovers in your life! Every photo helps save pet lives in our community. This event is open to the public, but Petco requires all animals to be on leashes to participate. Learn more at  After the event, share your photos on social media using #SantaPawsforaCause.The more participants we have, the more donations we receive, and the more lives we can save this holiday season and beyond!

Hope to see you there! Happy Holidays!





Meow Manor is our temporary housing facility for cats located in Falls Church. VA. Volunteers are needed to take care of the cats, feed them, scoop the litter and give them tons of love and attention. Volunteering is sooooo rewarding – you get to help out homeless kitties and get your kitty fix!
We have morning and evening shifts available seven days a week and volunteers sign up at their convenience. There’s no set schedule so it’s whatever works for you!
If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering please email

We currently need foster homes for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens!  Fosters are one or our greatest resources because more foster homes=more animals we can save!

The Homeward Trails foster home program is a great way to help animals in need. By providing an animal a temporary home, the foster has given that animal another chance at life that he deseserves. Homeward Trails is always on the look out for people willing to open their hearts and their homes to animals in need.  Learn more today on ways you can help Homeward Trails care for animals in need.