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Have fun and help homeless animals at the same time!

Drink and dine lakeside with (or without) your dog at Kalypso‘s Sports Tavern at Lake Anne Plaza with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.  Yes, dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio area so grab your pooch and join the fun!

Kalypso‘s offers fantastic traditional Greek and American fare, and the best mojitos north of little Havana!  There will be drink specials all day until 7pm and food specials from 4-7pm.  Full menu is also available, and we highly recommend you try the delicious, flambeed Saganaki – Greek fried cheese.  You will LOVE it!
Tell your server you’re with Homeward Trails and 15% of your total bill will be donated to help animals in need.
Stay later for Team Trivia starting at 8pm (sorry, dogs need to go home since they’re not allowed inside.)
Come show homeless animals some love…We’ll see you there!
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern
1617 Washington Plaza N.
Reston VA 20190
Park in the Lake Anne Parking lot and walk towards the lake

Make a difference in the lives of animals this year as Homeward Trails celebrates its 14th birthday and over 20,000 lives saved to date. For as little as $10/month you can make a huge difference.

C’mon…the New Year is only days old. Why not kick it off feeling great about something that costs very little but makes a huge impact? Become a monthly donor to Homeward Trails. You can do so for as little as $10, $20, $30, $50 a month. That’s a cup of coffee or two a week….to save a life. And you can automate it so the donation comes right out of your account…you’ll never miss it. And neither will we. We won’t miss the opportunity to use your donation to save more lives.  Together we can make 2016 our best year yet! Click here and get started, and why not challenge others to do so too?

As we start the new year and gear up to bring in many new dogs looking to start their new lives, we are hoping to fill our food pantries and stock up on much needed supplies to prepare for this influx of new dogs.  We have an especially critical need right now for high quality wet and dry dog food and and flea preventive.  Can you help us get ready to welcome these new pups.

At any given time HT has more than 30-40 dogs at our Adoption Center patiently waiting for their forever homes.  As you can imagine, it takes a lot of supplies to take care of this many animals! An easy way to help animals is need is to donate the supplies necessary for us to keep these dogs happy and healthy.  We accepts donations of many different kinds of items including food, flea medication and de-wormers, martingale style collars, leashes, all sorts of cleaning supplies, often overlooked items like office supplies and ink cartridges, and gift cards for pet stores, Costco and Amazon.

Check out our always up-to-date wishlists linked below.  Amazon make it so easy for you to help our animals just click, purchase, and you can have much needed supplies shipped directly to us where so we can put them to immediate use helping so many deserving dogs.  Thank you!

Adoption Center Wishlist

thank you dog



Time is ticking to make your holiday and year-end donation to Homeward Trails…a great way to say Happy Holidays to the animal lover in your life. Make a donation of any size! For a donation of $50 or more, you can sponsor a kitten or a puppy and a personalized card will be sent to the recipient…a perfect gift for that special person who already has too many gadgets in his/her life and would appreciate saving a life instead of that new pair of socks!

C’mon…save a life and make someone’s year by sponsoring a puppy or kitten. It’s so easy. Donate Here.

Be sure to include the name, address and any special note you’d like included in the card we’ll send.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about essentials oils and how they can help you and your pet?  Join us on Thursday, November 15 at 7 PM at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center in Fairfax Station, VA to find out more.  Space is limited so please call (312) 203-1557 to reserve your seat.


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Help HT have a shot at winning a $12,000 prize in WTOP’s Click for a Cause contest. Just follow the link below and click the “Like” button under the Homeward Trails listing. There is only one vote per person and voting ends on September 25 at 5:00 PM ET. Please, please vote and ask your family and friends to do the same. Help us spread the word – it’s such an easy way to help us raise some money for the animals!

Click Here to Vote Today!

Visit PetMAC DC this weekend, September 12 and 13, for our special kitten and young cat adoption promotion. Join us for a fun weekend as we help the remainder of our young ones find forever homes so we can rescue more! We will have adoption counselors available all weekend long and reduced adoption fees. We will also have a bake sale to raise money for our cat program.  See you there!

Saturday, September 12 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 13 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
4914 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Be sure to stop by the Homeward Trails booth at Clarendon Day on September 26. We’ll have great dogs looking for forever homes, merchandise for purchase to support HT, information on ways you can get involved in helping homeless animals and our ever popular doggie splash pool! We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information on the other fun things happening during Clarendon Day click here.

Clarendon Day
Saturday, September 26
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Clarendon Blvd. and Wilson Blvd. between Washington Blvd. and Highland St.
Arlington, VA

Looking for something fun to do on Saturday, September 12?  You can’t beat free live music and fabulous adoptable pups from Homeward Trails!  Stop by and see us at Rosslyn Jazz Fest this Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  Meet a new best friend and enjoy free live jazz all day.

Rosslyn Jazz Fest
Saturday, September 12 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Gateway Park
1300 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22209

This Saturday, August 15 Homeward Trails is thrilled to take part in the nationwide #CleartheShelters event sponsored by NBC 4. Saturday only fees are waived on all dog adoptions at the Homeward Trails Adoption Center. Come see us on Saturday, August 15 from 10 AM – 4 PM and adopt your new best friend.

Saturday, August 15
10 AM – 4PM
Homeward Trails Adoption Center
11116 Fairfax Station Rd.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039