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We are days away from Do More 24 – one of HT’s BIGGEST fundraising days of the year. And we need your help!

The timing is different this year! Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th. This 24-hour fundraising period begins at noon on Thursday and ends at noon on Friday.

In just 24 hours, Homeward Trails can raise $30,000 for our animals. Those funds will go a long way to change the lives of homeless, abused, abandoned and neglected animals. We also have the chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money! Think of how many more lives we can save!

All it takes is just $24. Get ready, starting this Thursday at noon. Every single donor counts, so stay tuned for more information.

 

Homeward Trails participated in Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s day of giving, on April 25. During this 24 hour fundraising drive we received over $21,000 in donations to change the lives of homeless, abused, abandoned and neglected animals! Thanks to your amazing support we can save so many more lives!
In addition to raising over $19,000 we received a $500 prize for having the most donors between 6-8 AM and a $1,000 prize for coming in third for most overall donors.

A huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated and shared, those who cheered us on throughout the day, and our Spring2ACTion Ambassadors and Partners!

Thank you to our Spring2Action Partners!

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 lead by a licensed yoga instructor and is appropriate for beginners to advanced practitioners. Please bring your own yoga mat and blocks, as these will not be provided on site. 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).

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 participant must sign an exercise waiver at the event.

Parking: 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.

Please email doodlebugdogwalker@gmail.com if you have a party of 4 or more people for a discount code.

To get your tickets click here

Puppy Yoga

Caring Hands Animal Hospital,
2601-A Wilson Blvd – A
Arlington, VA 22201

June 20, 2018
6:00-6:45 PM

 

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 located in Fairfax Station, VA, 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 2018 Camp Waggin’ Tails will run from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (additional before and after camp hours may be available for an additional fee) Monday through Friday the following weeks.

July 16-20
August 6-10

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 12 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.

To ask questions, please contact rebeccag@homewardtrails.org.


























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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!

Looking to do something fun and rewarding on the weekend?

Why not get started as a Homeward Trails Adoption Counselor? Adoption Counselors are volunteers who are trained specifically to interact with perspective adopters at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center! You will share info on the dogs, gather info from the applicant, work with the Adoption Center staff to ensure a good match…and potentially play a key role in sending dogs into their forever homes.
We need folks NOW who are willing to commit 3 hours on a weekend…just once a month! Just 3 hours can help send more dogs home more quickly, thus allowing us to have space to rescue more. Imagine – just 3 hours of your time can save dozens of lives!
You will be trained and fully supported by the HT staff as you get acclimated to your role. It’s fun, you’ll learn a lot and you’ll literally be saving lives.
Our next Adoption Counselor training session will be held on Sunday, June 3 from 4:30-6:00 PM at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center located in Fairfax Station, VA.

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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

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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!

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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.

 

Zeke