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Announcing our fun new fall event – Chili Bingo! Based on our ever popular sell-out Spaghetti Bingo event, Chili Bingo will feature a similarly entertaining evening with a new spin!

Get your tickets today and join us for a family friendly night of fun at our Chili Bingo fundraiser! Ticket prices include all you can eat chili and all the fixins', 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 Chili Bingo will sell out so get your tickets today before it’s too late!

Chili Bingo

Saturday, October 5

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lyon Park Community Center

414 N. Fillmore St.

Arlington, VA

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Can’t Attend But Want to Help? Support Spaghetti Bingo with a Donation!

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SUMMER DOG DAYS! We are inundated with larger dogs right now taking up a lot of space in foster and at our Adoption Center. So we’re offering dogs 50 lbs and over for just $25 adoption fees. That’s right…for just $25 you can come meet your new best friend…and take all the extra money you save to go buy treats and PUPsicles.

Help us get these awesome dogs into loving homes so we have the space to save more. Spread the word – from Saturday June 15 through July 31st…all dogs over 50 lbs have adoption fees of just $25!

Come meet some of these big pups at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center, 11116 Fairfax Station Rd, Fairfax Station, VA on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 AM – 4 PM.

Here are just a FEW of the cuties available:

CORA – Cora is an active, playful girl. She loves to be held and snuggled! She does get nervous around strangers so she will do better in a single family home vs apartment as those elevator encounters can be nerve-racking. She is super smart, fun girl who is housetrained and would love a family who can go to training with her, exercise her and let her bloom into the confident girl we know she is inside!

LILLY – is a beautiful dog who does well with a loving, patient gentle person and she loves treats.

SHAYNA – recently had puppies who are now on to their homes so it’s her turn. She’s doing well at the adoption center. Is sweet to other dogs and with people.

And we have lots and lots more……come meet these great dogs!

See more adoptable dogs here 




Join us on Thursday evenings, May-July, for FREE concerts on The Loop at Market Common Clarendon from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Support Homeward Trails Animal Rescue by purchasing beer or wine served by Heritage Brewing Co. during the concerts on The Loop. Bring your pup and enjoy beer, wine and great music while supporting Homeward Trails!


Thursday evenings
May 2 – July 25
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Market Common Clarendon
2800 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

This might be the cutest thing you’ll see all year! Do yourself a favor and watch this super fun video of the Caps Canines Puppy Playoffs featuring adorable athletes from Homeward Trails (sorry folks, they are already adopted).

You can read more about the video here.

We are so grateful for our incredible partnership with the Washington Capitals and the MSE Foundation and wish our Caps the best of luck in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! #ALLCAPS

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


Evite Homeward Trails APRIL 2019 (1)

THANK YOU! We have so much to celebrate. On April 10 you helped us win $500 and together we raised over $23,000 for our animals during Spring2ACTion! Thanks to all of you who donated and helped to spread the word!

Thank you to our Spring2ACTion Partners!

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 2019 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 July 8-12

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 16 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.

Please contact with any questions or to register.








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

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