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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

Throughout the month of August adoption fees for select cats are just $9!  Homeward Trails is thrilled to join Best Friends Animal Society for this nationwide $9 Lives for $9 adoption promotion from August 1-31. With so many kitties in shelters facing uncertain futures set’s make August a record month for cat adoptions so we can help more fabulous felines get safely into rescue.

Like us on Facebook and check our page throughout the month for featured cats.

9 Lives for $9 Flyer Final

Midway rides, games, exhibits, funnel cakes and adoptable pups await you at the Arlington County Fair  August 5th-9th.  Be sure to stop by the Homeward Trails booth on Saturday, August 8 from 10 AM – 1 PM and Sunday, August 9 from 11 AM – 2 PM to learn about HT, volunteering, fostering and to meet some wonderful dogs for adoption.  We will be located outside off of 2nd Street.  We hope to see you there!

Hound Dog Day is a free community event hosted by McCandlish Lillard to raise awareness and funds for local dog charitable organizations. The event originated as an annual celebration occurring around August 2 that was devised by a former principal of McCandlish Lillard, Jesse B. Wilson, as a summertime counterpart to Groundhog Day. The “legend” involves a Hound Dog’s decision to walk across the front porch with or without stopping for a drink of his water bowl. If the dog stops, summer will continue for six weeks. If not, fall will come early.

This is the first year that McCandlish Lillard is celebrating the “firm holiday” by hosting a free community event benefiting dog rescue leagues. Our team has planned a day full of family and furry fun at Lake Fairfax Park. We invite you to share the day with us at our FREE community event in support of local dog rescue leagues! Bring your pup and play for the day!

Proceeds from the event will benefit Homeward Trails, The Shiloh Project, Friends of Homeless Animals and Mutt Love Rescue. We hope to see you there!

Hound Dog Day
Saturday, August 1 1:30-5:30 PM
Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Rd.
Reston, VA 20190

Our wonderful friends at Fur-get Me Not are hosting a charity dog wash to help raise money for Homeward Trails.  Just bring your stinky pup and our volunteers will get him all cleaned up a smelling great.  Doggy Style Bakery will also have treat bags for the first 30 people who support the charity wash.

Saturday, June 20, from 9am-Noon

Fur-Get Me Not Dog Wash
1722 Florida Ave, NW
Wasington DC 20009

Cost: $20