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This tiny little boy has not stopped shaking since he arrived. Hugh is 6 years old and only 5.5 pounds and has been left in a shelter in Southern VA. He is surrounded by new people and barking dogs and the stress is too much for this little Chihuahua. The shelter is not the right place for him and he is in a fragile state. He is scared and alone and needs to feel secure as he adjusts to all these changes. He needs to be held and comforted and surrounded by as much care and stability as possible but right now he doesn’t have that. 

We need to get Hugh into a stable setting to assess his health and keep his stress down. We know the best way to do that is to get him to Homeward Trails and adopted into a new family who is truly committed to his care. He needs to know that he is loved and safe and it needs to happen fast before the stress of the situation gets to him. Please donate to get Hugh into the care he needs so we can find him his forever family.

Join us for happy hour at Bark Social in Bethesda and 10% of beer sales will be donated to HT.

Bark Social is a fun indoor/outdoor craft beer & coffee bar with a professionally monitored off-leash dog park.

For more information about requirements for dogs please visit 

Wednesday, February 23

4-10 PM

Bark Social

935 Prose St

North Bethesda, MD

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Our fan-favorite fundraiser is back for 2022!

Get your tickets today and join us for a family-friendly night of fun at our Spaghetti Bingo fundraiser! Ticket prices include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, soft drinks, desserts 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. We do expect Spaghetti Bingo will sell out so get your tickets today before it’s too late!

*proof of Covid vaccination is required and masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees*


Saturday, March 12

Saturday, March 19

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lyon Park Community Center

414 N. Fillmore St.

Arlington, VA

Thank you to our Spaghetti Bingo sponsors!


Register for Spaghetti Bingo – March 12, 2022

Spaghetti Bingo 2022 – 1st weekend

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Register for Spaghetti Bingo – March 19, 2022

Spaghetti Bingo 2022 – 2nd weekend

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It’s time to prepare for our annual Spaghetti Bingo fundraisers! The awesome fun happens on March 12 and again March 19 and there are lots of ways YOU can help!


Spaghetti Bingo
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Saturday March 19, 2022

 6-9 PM
Lyon Park Community Center
414 N. Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22201

Tickets and More Info
Space is limited and we always have a sell-out crowd so get your tickets today if you are planning to attend!

VOLUNTEER Friday or Saturday Either Weekend

If you are interested in helping, here is a list of our volunteer needs. Go to Sign Up Genius if you can help! Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. Saturday evening volunteers will get a chance to eat & bid in the silent auction too. Please help us pack & clean everything up at the end if you can! We should be done between 10-11pm.

Help cart in supplies & set up tables & chairs. Set up prize display, registration table, silent auction, drink station, bingo supplies, decorations, etc. Set up & test/troubleshoot AV equipment. 
Any part of FRI 2-8:30pm &/or SAT 3-5:30pm.

Help with cooking spaghetti, preparing salad and garlic bread & setting up & replenishing the food buffet. Wash pots & pans, etc.
Any part of FRI 3-8:30pm &/or SAT 3-5:30pm or 5-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can!

Charismatic volunteers needed to take turns calling the bingo games. Instructions & some suggested scripting will be provided in advance.
SAT 5:30-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can! 

Check in guests, sell bingo cards & raffle tickets, help guests with silent auction check-out, etc.
SAT 5-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can!

Misc. tasks. Verify winning bingo cards, spot clean, collect trash, communicate guest comments/requests to Rebecca, spin the bingo ball dispenser, fill in for other volunteers’ breaks, restock dessert table, encourage guests to spend $, etc.
SAT 5-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can!

(Must be 21+) Keep drinks table clean & stocked, take cash & drink tickets, open & serve wine & beer.
SAT 5-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can!

Help clean up, pack up supplies & cart them out to the van, put tables & chairs away, take trash out, etc.
SAT 8:30-11pm

Sign Up!

Thank you!!


There are many other ways you can help make this event a success. Please contact if you can help with any of the following.

Donate Silent Auction Items
Do you have an item of gift card to donate?  Do you have connections to a business who would like to donate goods or services?  Are you willing to help solicit donations?

Donate Bingo Prizes
Do you have fun items or small gift cards to donate for bingo prizes?  Are you willing to buy a few prizes to donate?  We will need prizes for adults and children

Donate Food and Supplies
Can you help cover the cost of food by donating spaghetti, pasta sauce, salad dressing, Parmesan cheese, soda, water or grocery store, Costco, or party store gift cards? The more we can get donated the more money we can raise for the animals!

Bake Desserts
Calling all bakers! You can get involved by donating your delicious baked goods for our dessert table. Can you help us provide a nice variety of yummy desserts by baking cookies, brownies, cupcakes etc.?  

Thank you so much for your help! We look forward to another great event!

This event has been canceled.


On Monday, December 13 at 7:00 PM ET, you are invited to join us for Virtual Trivia! Start your own team and spend an hour with your smartest friends (virtually), all while raising funds for Homeward Trails. Hosted by Walsh Trivia of Baltimore, MD, virtual trivia is a fun way to connect with your friends – it is done entirely on Zoom and is all the rage! Register either as a team captain or a team member.

Register for Homeward Trails Virtual Trivia Night

Join us for Virtual Trivia!

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Bring your pup to meet Santa, share their holiday wishes, and get their photos taken on December 5th and 6th at Fur-Get Me Not in Arlington. For a donation of $25 you will receive 3 edited digital images emailed to you and the option to order prints and products online.

We will also be collecting supplies to help homeless animals this holiday season. Most needed items include high quality canned cat and dog food, martingale style collars, leashes, small training treats, laundry detergent, paper towels, dish soap, bath and beach sized towels, lightweight fleece blankets, and gas and grocery gift cards.

Make your appointment today!

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December 5  – 9 AM – 5 PM
December 6 – 12 PM – 5 PM
Fur-Get Me Not
4140 S Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington, VA 22206

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Can’t spend time with family and friends this holiday season? Stuck at home creating new holiday traditions? Just enjoy the look and smell of fresh wreaths and garlands? Treat yourself and your loved ones to beautiful wreaths, garland, and centerpieces from Lynch Creek Farm. From now until December 6, order your greenery using our special link and HT will receive a generous 15% of your purchase. Order yours today!


Shop from home in your pajamas AND save lives!

PawJammin’ is an online auction to raise much-needed funds for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Thanks to generous local donors, PawJammin’ will offer more than 170 awesome items.

Whether you bid on these unique items for yourself or for holiday gifts, your purchases will literally save lives. 100% of the proceeds raised will support the Homeward Trails medical fund.

Bidding will be open from November 19  at 9:00 AM EST -.December 10  at 5:00 PM EST. All from the comfort of home/your pajamas! Mark sure calendar and be sure get those bids in!

Check out the great items and bid today!


Thank you to our 2021 PawJammin’ sponsors!

Thank you to our donors so far!















We need volunteers at the Adoption Center every Saturday and Sunday to help greet prospective adopters and introduce them to our wonderful adoptable dogs.
Come to our orientation session on Sunday, November 7 at 4:30 PM to learn more. Sign up here:

Sign Up!

Please note that volunteers for this position must be at least 18 years old.