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Valentine’s Day is coming up and nothing says, “I love you” or “Hey, you’re a great boss/roommate/pet sitter” like the purrs of a kitty or the sloppy kisses of a pooch. This year don’t give flowers and chocolates, send a personalized PAWS for Love card to that special someone!

For a $75 donation to Homeward Trails, we will send a personalized PAWS for Love card featuring your choice of dog or cat, letting your special someone know that a gift in their honor has helped save a life. You can even write a personal note to your loved one that will be included in the card! All cards will be mailed just prior to February 14th, ensuring this special surprise arrives as close as possible to Valentine’s Day.

All donations must be made by February 9, 2018. Follow the simple instructions HERE!


If you resolved to get more exercise and do more to help animals in 2017, we have the perfect opportunity for you! On February 12, join us at Cyclebar on Columbia Pike and ride to the rescue to help Homeward Trails animals. Enjoy a fast paced and fun indoor cycling class followed by beer, wine and some light bites with your favorite animal lovers.

Space is limited so reserve your spot today for just $35. See you there!

Sunday, February 10, 2018
3:00 – 5:30 PM
3400 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204


Register Now!





Please join us for a family friendly night of fun at our 8th annual Spaghetti Bingo fundraiser! Ticket prices include all you can eat spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and soft drinks and 6 bingo cards. Additional bingo cards, raffle tickets, and beer and wine will be available for purchase and there will be many great items on the silent auction. Spaghetti Bingo will sell out so get your tickets today before it’s too late!


Spaghetti Bingo

Saturday, March 10, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lyon Park Community Center

414 N. Fillmore St.

Arlington, VA







Why become an HT Member?

Each year Homeward Trails rescues thousands of animals from euthanasia and homelessness. By becoming an HT Member you allow us to save more lives. Membership dollars are donations we can count on each month, allowing us to pave the trail home for more animals throughout the year. As an HT Member in addition to knowing you are saving lives, you will also receive great member benefits along the way! 

YES! I want to help support Homeward Trails rescue homeless animals, and help animals through public awareness, advocacy, and humane education projects with a one year Membership. Become an Individual Member with a one-time donation or support a cat, dog, or whole family with a recurring monthly donation.

Click here for details!

Resolved to get more involved in the new year? Do you love dogs? Have you always wanted to get hands on experience volunteering at an animal shelter? Join us for our next volunteer orientation at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center located in Fairfax Station, VA and learn more about our unique dog shelter and how you can help. Please note that volunteers must be 18 years of and older.

Our next orientation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 4:30-6:00 PM.  Space is limited so please RSVP to



Help Homeward Trails secure critical supplies to care for our animals.  Every dollar in in-kind donations of supplies we receive means that we can spend that dollar on vet care and other important things we can’t get donated.

Please consider donating and asking your family and friends to do the same  Check out our wishlist here.

Thank you!

IMPORTANT: To help us send you a gift acknowledgement for tax deduction purposes, please include your name, email, and address when sending items through Amazon

(check the “this is a gift” box and include a personalized message).

Great news cat lovers!  We have a new weekly cat and kitten adoption event every Saturday at the Petco Unleashed in Ballston.  Every Saturday from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM you can meet fabulous felines looking for loving homes!

Cat and Kitten Adoption Event

Every Saturday!
noon – 2:00 PM
Unleashed by Petco Ballston
3902 Wilson Blvd,
Arlington, VA 22203




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!




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.



Homeward Trails is now on Instagram.  Follow us @homewardtrailsrescue.  You can also share your photos using #homewardtrailsrescue and #lovemyrescue.  Let’s see those happy HT pets!