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GIANT kitten adoption event. THIS SATURDAY, June 19th at PetCo Unleashed, Ballston.  Homeward Trails has more than 75 kittens of adoptable age in our system right now and 30+ will be in attendance at this event.

**Can’t make it to the event but are in the market for a kitten or two? Contact us at info@homewardtrails.org and we’d be happy to work with you! We will have dozens of adorable kittens ages 8 weeks and up. Note that we place kittens in pairs only unless another young cat resides in the home to keep him/her company. Please spread the word widely so we can find these lovebugs homes!

SATURDAY, JUNE 15th
NOON – 2PM
PetCo Unleashed, Ballston

3902 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203

See you there!!

Meet the kittens!

 

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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View adoptable dogs

Join us at Alex and Ani in Bethesda on Sunday, April 14 to meet some adorable adoptable dogs and purchase beautiful jewelry to support Homeward Trails.

Sunday, April 14
12:00 – 2:0 PM
Alex and Ani
7101 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

 

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

Our volunteers in Puerto Rico are currently feeding and caring for more than 40 dogs and 200+ feral cats. Can you help provide critical supplies to help? We need dog and cat food, medications and more…

Please consider donating and asking your family and friends to do the same  Check out our wishlist here. You can order from Amazon and items will be shipped directly to our staff person on the ground in Guanica.

IMPORTANT: Please note that we do not receive donor information from Amazon. If you would like a receipt for your donation please send you contact information and a copy of your invoice to donate@homewardtrails.org.

Thank you so much!

Come out to Road Runner Sports in Elkridge, MD on February 24th from 10 AM – 2 PM.  Shop and save, support a great cause and meet adorable adoptable dogs!

Sunday, February 24 
10 AM – 2 PM
Road Runner Sports
6630-C Marie Curie Dr,
Elkridge, MD 21075

Join Homeward Trails and our friends from the Washington Capitals this Sunday, February 10 at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center for our first Caps Canines adoption event!

Adoption fees for all dogs over 50 pounds will be $100 off and all dogs adopted from the event will receive an exclusive offer to Olde Towne Pet Resort, a premiere pet boarding and services provider, and a complimentary Caps Canines Membership including:

  • Caps collar and leash
  • Dog Tag
  • Rope Flyer Toy
  • Opportunity to pre-order the Caps Canine Calendar
  • Invitation to the Caps Canines annual signature event

Sunday, February 10
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M
Homeward Trails Adoption Center
11116 Fairfax Station Rd.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

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Back by popular demand – our annual Spaghetti Bingo fundraiser – now with two dates!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event and the difficulty people have experienced getting tickets the last couple years we are now offering two Spaghetti Bingo dates – March 9 and March 16.

Get your tickets today and join us for a family friendly night of fun at our 9th 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. Even with two dates we do expect Spaghetti Bingo will sell out so get your tickets today before it’s too late!

Spaghetti Bingo

Saturday, March 9, 2019 or Saturday, March 16, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lyon Park Community Center

414 N. Fillmore St.

Arlington, VA

 

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Thank you to our 2019 Spaghetti Bingo Sponsors!

 

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It’s time to prepare for our annual Spaghetti Bingo fundraisers! The awesome fun happens on February 29 and again March 7 and there are lots of ways YOU can help!

Spread the word, VOLUNTEER or donate SUPPLIES, PRIZES, AUCTION ITEMS, or BAKED GOODS.

Spaghetti Bingo
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Saturday March 7, 2020

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

For more information or to buy tickets, visit: https://www.homewardtrails.org/news/spaghetti-bingo-tickets-are-now-on-sale
Space is limited and we always have a sell-out crowd so get your tickets today if you are planning to attend!

Tell your friends and family too! https://www.facebook.com/events/971566276363630

 

VOLUNTEER Friday or Saturday Either Weekend

If you are interested in volunteering, here is a list of our volunteer needs. Email Laura at specialevents@homewardtrails.org 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.

GENERAL SET-UP
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 2-5pm.

FOOD PREP
Help with cooking spaghetti, preparing salad and garlic bread & setting up & replenishing the food buffet. Wash pots & pans, etc.
Any part of FRI 2-8:30pm &/or SAT 2-6pm, 5-11pm or 5:30-9pm.

BINGO CALLERS
Charismatic volunteers needed to take turns calling the bingo games. Instructions & some suggested scripting will be provided in advance.
SAT 5-9pm

CHECK-IN/OUT & SALES
Check in guests, sell bingo cards & raffle tickets, help guests with silent auction check-out, etc.
SAT 5-11pm or 5:30-9pm

GENERAL EVENT SUPPORT
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 5-11pm or 5:30-9pm

BARTENDERS
(Must be 21+) Keep drinks table clean & stocked, take cash & drink tickets, open & serve wine & beer.
SAT 5-11pm or 5:30-9pm

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

Please let Laura know what shift or shifts you can do and a phone number to reach you the day of the event. Email specialevents@homewardtrails.org  Thank you!!

DONATE

There are many other ways you can help make this event a success. Please contact rebeccag@homewardtrails.org 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!

 

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Support Homeward Trails and honor the Washington Capitals Tom Wilson, an awesome HT supporter, on Friday, December 21 at The Big Stick.

After Tom Wilson went down in Vegas fans nationwide had tons to say about it. The Big Stick decided to make lemons into lemonade and hold a fundraiser for one of his favorite charities – Homeward Trails! A $10 donation to HT gets you access to exclusive drink options including a Reeves (cheap) shot (1 cent), a rock the red old fashioned, 50 cent wings and a Hellbender Beer Red Line kick the keg (if you kick it you get a prize). There will also be some great raffle items up for grabs.

What a great opportunity to have a last minute holiday get together with friends and support a great cause and a great guy!

Fundraiser Honoring Tom Wilson
Friday, December 21
5:00-7:00 PM
The Big Stick
20 M Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Still looking for unique gift items and cute Christmas cards? Check out 12 Past & Designs! You can purchase items online or visit their booth at the H Street Holiday Pop Up on December 15 and 22. A portion of the proceeds from all items sold will be donated to Homeward Trails
H Street Holiday Pop Up
December 15 and 22
12 pm – 7 pm
417 H Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Upstairs (Above Sidamo Coffee)

Door mats

Custom yoga mats

Holiday cards