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Our biggest fundraising day of the year is coming up on June 8 an we need your help!  Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to give on June 8 during Do More 24 to help us save hundreds of lives!  All it takes is a donation of just $24.

Do More 24 is a 24 hour online fundraising effort where local non-profits rally their supporters to raise lots of funds and compete for more than $79,000 in additional prized money.

Last year we raised more than $32,000 in this 24 hour period and with your help we can do it again!

Mark your calendars for June 8. Tell your family.  Tell your friends.  Tell every animal lover you know. Get ready to donate.  Together we can save more deserving dogs and cats

On June 4 bring your pups and join us to support and celebrate that James Hunter Dog Park in Clarendon.  Will live music, barbeque and adoptable Homeward Trails pups this event is sure to be fun for all our two and four-legged friends.

June 4, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 PM
James Hunter Dog Park
1299 N. Herndon St.
Arlington, VA 2201


B.Y.O.D (bring your own dog) and join us at Blackfinn Ameripub for Mutts & Mimosas on the patio, featuring drink and food specials, awesome giveaways, and adorable adoptable dogs!

Saturday, May 20
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Blackfinn Ameripub

2750 Gallows Rd
Vienna, VA 22180



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

We hope this helps even more animals find forever homes in 2017!

Check Out Our Adoption Event Schedule

View Adoptable Cats

View Adoptable Dogs



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 professional, 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 2017 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 10-14
July 24-28
August 7-11
August 21-25

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 the deserve Camp Waggin’ Tales operates with a minimum of one adult for every four children.

Questions?  Please contact







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).

We had so much fun at the Caps Canine Calendar photo shoot!  Homeward Trails is so excited to be chosen as the beneficiary of the calendar for the 4th year in the row. The calendar raised over $40,000 for HT last year! The 2017 calendar is now available for purchase on the Washington Capitals website.  Snag one for yourself and some great holiday gifts for your favorite hockey fans before they sell out!

Caps 4Caps 3  Caps 1Caps 2


Get Your Calendar Today!





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.