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The animals featured here are some of the hundreds Homeward Trails is asked to rescue each week. We have limited time to get them  safely to rescue. Space and money are the greatest barriers to us saying yes to each request. It costs approximately $150 to rescue each dog and $100 to rescue each cat. This includes basic vet care, fuel for transport, and housing once they arrive at HT.

Please note that we make every effort to rescue all animals that are fully sponsored. Rare exceptions occur if the shelter secures a home locally with short notice or an unexpected serious medical or behavioral issue arises preventing the transport of the animal. In these cases, your sponsorship funds will be applied immediately to another animal in need if the animal you sponsored is no longer available for transfer to Homeward Trails.

Your sponsorship of an animal will save a life in real time. Every donation helps save a life.

Please, consider a tax-deductible donation today to help these animals. They deserve a 2nd chance at life. And together, we can give them that.

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When we got the call about Nancy, we knew we needed to find a way to say yes. This 1-year-old is in a Georgia shelter that is so full that officials have no choice but to start euthanizing dogs. The only thing that might be able to prevent it is if rescues like ours can remove enough dogs. We think Nancy deserves a full life ahead and that we can find her the perfect family. We just need to get her here! Can you help?

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Branch is only 11 months old — but facing a scary situation. She is stuck in a shelter in Georgia that is so overcrowded that shelter officials are about to start euthanizing some dogs. They called us, desperate for us to rescue Branch. We see so much potential in this young, sweet dog, and we want to do everything we can to help. The Georgia shelter is willing to cover transportation costs, but we need to pay for the vetting and care of Branch. Can you help us raise the money to save this dog’s life?

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Little Rosco is just a tiny beagle mix at 13 pounds. He was found wandering in rural WV all alone, with no buddies and no family! Poor Rosco was scared and hungry. He was so lucky to be alive, as being a stray in a rural area is really hard. No food, no water, and predators that may try to hurt him were just part of his worries. Luckily Rosco was found and brought to a shelter. He is safe and fed now, but pretty lonely living in a cement dog run! He is still a happy guy and really hoping that someone will scoop him up to be their forever dog, but adoptions at the rural shelter are low. As the shelter fills up, they unfortunately have to make some tough decisions regarding euthanasia and we can’t bear to have Rosco be on that list! Please sponsor this sweetheart’s final journey to the DC area so that he can finally have a warm bed to sleep in and a family to show him all the love he has so desperately missed.

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Don’t let the spooked face fool you, Ally here is a world class lover of people everywhere. Ally is a 3 year old boxer found wandering the streets in West Virginia. No one knows exactly what she’s been through or how long she was out there, but it’s clear she was ready to be found and rescued. Every day for Ally has been a challenge; searching for food and shelter and trying desperately not to be hit by a car, and it’s time that she’s finally able to relax and feel safe. We want to get her to Homeward Trails and make sure we find the absolute best match for her. Somewhere out there is her forever family and they’re waiting to spoil her with treats and love – we just need your help to do it.

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The absolutely adorable dog here is named Honey. She’s 4 years old, and was found as a stray. Honey here crashes every stereotype about pits that exist – she’s sweet, loving and looks absolutely adorable. One look into those big brown eyes and it’s impossible not to fall in love. After spending her entire life on her own, Honey is looking for a family to love and care for her. All she wants is for someone to be her snuggle buddy – and she deserves it. Honey has spent years on the streets – dodging cars and scrounging for whatever scraps she can find just to stay alive; and now we want to make sure she never goes hungry again.

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We need to get this sweet pup out of the shelter as soon as possible. Kimi is 1 year old and absolutely terrified. We don’t know much about how she ended up alone, but we know she’ll be able to calm down once we get her into a loving home. Can you help us raise enough money to get her here so she can feel safe?

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Little Foxy was found alone, wandering the streets of West Virginia. We’re not sure how Foxy ended up homeless, but we want to turn things around for her. This 3-year-old has a lot of love to give. All we need is the funds to get her vetted and transported to Northern Virginia. Can you help?

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Bosco is so confused. He is a 2-year-old pit mix who thought he was part of a loving family. But a family member is going through health issues and couldn’t take good care of him. They were very sorry to give up this friendly dog, but Bosco doesn’t understand what happened. This sweet, wiggly guy needs to find a forever family so he can feel secure. Let’s get him to Northern Virginia, where we know we can find a match.

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Puck is a sweet and friendly dog who has had a rough go of it. Unfortunately, his owner was not taking good care of him and he was seized from that home. We think this 3-year-old pit mix deserves an owner as loving as he is. Puck is ready to settle down in a forever home. Can you help us get him here so we can find him the perfect family?

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Snookie is just one of numerous dogs who were just surrendered from a hoarding case in rural VA. Our rural shelter partner has been filling up with dogs from this hoarding case and is in desperate need of help to get some of these dogs placed into rescue! The pups have had a tough life and are understandably SCARED waiting in the shelter to see what will happen to them.

This sweet girl is ready to make the move to Homeward Trails and we’re ready to go get her TOMORROW but we need your help to cover the cost of her vetting and transport. Please, help us get Snookie out of the shelter and into a forever home!

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Help! One of our rural shelter partners reached out to us in urgent need of help after they took in an overwhelming number of dogs from a local hoarding case. The kennels are filling up fast with stays and surrenders still pouring in. As part of a hoarding case, these dogs have received such limited socialization that the shelter is completely overwhelming for them.

Sammy is one of these poor hoarded pups and we’re desperate to get him out! We are ready to get a transport to pick him up tomorrow but we’re in need of help to cover the costs of his vetting and transport. Please, help us get Sammy out of the shelter and show him the life he deserves!

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Silas looks so sad that he is homeless! This sweet 6 month old plott hound mix was found as a stray in rural VA. His puppy dog eyes are just begging to have some safety and stability in his life. Poor Silas has spent time scavenging for food, searching for a safe place to sleep, and trying to not get into any accidents with cars or fights with other animals. Being a stray dog is hard enough, but being a stray puppy is downright almost impossible! Luckily Silas is now in a rural shelter where he is safe from the dangers of being homeless, but he is still in jeopardy. The shelter often reaches capacity and there is no guarantee Silas’ future wouldn’t be in question if they are full. He is such a kind pup who has his whole life ahead of him, but we really need sponsors in order to get him vet care and transportation to Homeward Trails. Those big soft ears need a kind new family to pet them – please donate to Silas today!

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Tyson is an adorable young puppy with bright eyes. You wouldn’t know by how he looks now how painful his start in life was. He was abandoned and found wandering the dangerous streets of Puerto Rico, searching for food and trying to avoid cars. A puppy this young cannot survive on its own for long. Luckily he was found by someone who saw that he was in need. Thin, sad and hungry he was lucky to be spotted when he was.

Tyson is the sweetest little pup and we know that the sooner we can get him into a foster home the more likely he will be to thrive. Please help us make sure Tyson finds a forever home that will give him the love and kindness he has been without.

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This precious baby boy, unfortunately, has had a rough start to life. Onyx was abandoned in a Puerto Rico alley in the freezing rain. He was walking through the streets desperate and alone, when he arrived at the house of a colleague, shivering from the cold and soaked to the bone. He had been left out in a tremendous downpour. Once he was dried and fed, he was placed with another young rescue and they are both looking for a way out. Although he is out of the harsh elements he is still unsure of his future.

Onyx deserves a chance at a loving home and we know we can get him to one. We have been able to secure travel for Onyx but his journey is not over. We need to make sure he gets the care and compassion he needs. Please donate today so we can take care of Onyx.

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These adorable puppies are so lucky to be alive. They were born in Puerto Rico under a house, by an almost-feral mama dog. The owners had several dogs on their property that belonged to them, but all got little to no care. The mama of these sweet puppies has had multiple litters over the years because the owners were not able to catch her to get her spayed, after a generous rescue team offered to handle the procedure for them. Covered in fleas and ticks after emerging from under the house (just a structure up on bricks), the puppies were in awful condition. Some of them were even anemic and all of their skin was severely suffering from the bites. Our PR rescue partners knew the owners and the dogs all needed a tremendous amount of support. They convinced the owner to socialize mama so she can be caught and spayed, and that they would take care of the puppies. Surprisingly, the owners worked to socialize the mama dog and she is now spayed! However, the puppies have a long way to go. They are thriving under proper care by the rescue, but these little ones need a lot of TLC and vet care after spending the first month of their life under a house with no socializing with the outside world. We want to bring the whole litter of 9 to Homeward Trails so they can live the rest of their lives IN a house instead of underneath! However, this is a really big commitment to rescue such a large litter and from so far away. Please sponsor these babies so they never have to suffer again. Flights to the DC area can be pricey, but we can’t bear to leave any siblings behind. Every donation will ensure that the pups can start their journey to their new life!

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This perfect beauty is Princessa. At two years old, she was given up because her owners decided they didn’t want her. Princessa is the friendliest of dogs – all she wants is pets and cuddles and she is your best friend forever. Despite not being treated with love and respect, she’s still a beacon of joy and love. She deserves better than the life she’s been given so far, and we can make sure that she finds a home with people who will see her as family, and give her everything she could ever want.

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Lobo, Dottie and Jelly are all 4 years old and have spent their lives as part of a large group of hunting dogs. These beagles were well taken care of by their owner, but he is no longer able to provide for them. We want to rescue them and give these sweet dogs fresh starts. We know we can find them loving homes, but we need your help to get them here. Can you chip in?

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These 5 three month old puppies have no idea how lucky they are. They were rescued in Puerto Rico from a hoarder’s home. At least 5 other dogs lived their lives there tied up outside, and there are still an unknown amount of dogs inside the home. These puppies were the result of an owner who didn’t take the responsible precautions of getting his dogs fixed, but rather let them continue to breed and live in filth. Our PR rescue partner team is trying diligently to get the owner to surrender the other dogs living in misery, but for now, we are thrilled that these 5 pups no longer have to live in squalor. Their mama dog did the best job she could by making sure the other dogs didn’t attack the puppies and that she was able to nurse them even while food was so scarce. Their journey isn’t over yet though. They are not going to be adopted in PR and HT has been asked to bring them to the DC area in hopes that they will have a better chance to thrive. Taking on this litter is a big commitment as we have to secure airfare for all of them as well as veterinary care that they have likely never had. We don’t want to have to split the litter up and need your sponsorship to save the whole family! Please donate to these lucky pups today!

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Ruckus is just 10 months old. He should be young and carefree. But this guy doesn’t have a home or a family. He’s been hanging out in a shelter in southern Virginia, when he should be playing and enjoying long walks. We can turn this around for Ruckus, but we need your help. Can you help with the vetting and transport funds so we can get Ruckus on the next ride north?

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This 1-year-old Jack Russell mix hasn’t had the easiest start. We don’t know much about his past, but it’s clear he hasn’t been given the love of a devoted family and hasn’t gotten the opportunity to trust he’ll be well taken care of. We want to change that. This young guy is in a shelter in southern Virginia. If we can raise the funds, we can bring him here and find him the family he deserves.

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Meet Zippy. He’s a big one year old furry baby. He was found as a stray in southern VA. Despite spending most of his life alone on the streets, Zippy is very playful and affectionate with everyone he meets. He hasn’t let his hard life keep him from enjoying every second he can of happiness. Zippy wants to find a perfect family that will play and snuggle with him forever – and we want to make sure he finds it. Everyone deserves a chance with a family, and Zippy here has so much love and kisses to offer. No dog should have to fight as hard as Zippy did to survive. It’s time to let him just be a puppy, and find his forever home.

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The Pitiful Pooch staring back at you is Ellie. Poor Ellie is an 11 month old puppy, and as adorable as they come. She was found homeless in southern VA, wandering the streets and dodging cars. Ellie is as sweet and beautiful as they come, and the perfect snuggle size. She has spent most of her life alone; starving and fighting to survive every day. Ellie deserves a chance at an amazing life, and we know if she comes to Homeward Trails we can find her the perfect family that will love and adore her till her last days. Let’s help Ellie find a home.

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This sweet little puppy is only 4 months old and already has had to face too much tragedy. Kosmos was abandoned on the side of the road in Puerto Rico with a little brother who was hit by a car. Kosmos was found sleeping next to the dead puppy and barely escaped the same fate. This precious terrier mix may be little but he is brave and has been through so much. He has already stolen his rescuers hearts and we want to make sure he gets the chance at a long and happy life.

We were able to get Kosmos to Homeward Trails right away but there is still work to do. His first interaction with humans was one of cruelty but he is still willing to trust that people are there to help him. We know that the sooner we can get him into a foster home the more likely he will be to thrive. Please help us make sure Kosmos finds a forever home that will give him the love and kindness he has been without.

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Windy has had quite a rough past few months. Unfortunately, Windy was abandoned at a vet in Puerto Rico only days from giving birth. She very soon after delivered 8 puppies of her own. Raising your babies in a cage at a veterinary office is certainly no walk in the park. The staff tried to make her as comfortable as they could, but every dog deserves a nice warm bed in a safe home. Windy did her best to raise happy, healthy puppies – and she succeeded! In fact, they have all been rescued! The story isn’t over quite yet though as Windy is still homeless. The vet office in PR is trying to get the word out that they have a lovely mama dog that would make a fantastic pet but no one has come forward to show interest in adopting her. It is clear she needs a lifeline – and Homeward Trails is just that! Flights can be tough to get dogs on coming for Puerto Rico and their expense makes it a challenge, but we don’t want to give up on Windy. She deserves a life of pampering and luxury for all that she has been through. Please donate to Windy’s journey to Homeward Trails. We can’t bear to leave this sweet pup behind!

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Poor Millie has been left at a rural VA shelter due to no fault of her own. Her owners moved and decided they wouldn’t take her with them. It is so sad to think that they couldn’t be bothered to find pet friendly living arrangements, but rather just discard Millie like she is yesterday’s newspaper. This loving 7 month old shepherd mix does not deserve to be behind bars. She is at the age where socializing and exploring the world is so important! Sitting in a cement cage every day is the exact opposite of how she should be spending her puppyhood. This bump in the road hasn’t gotten Millie’s spirit down though. She is so friendly and happy to see anyone that comes to visit her. Homeward Trails would be delighted to see this sweet girl flourish outside of the shelter, but we have to raise enough funds to transport her to the DC area and of course get her veterinary care. Please don’t let this sweet pup’s big ears hear that she may not have made the cut! Donate to Millie’s rescue today!

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These 8 precious pups were never wanted from the start. Their very pregnant mother was dumped at a vet’s office in Puerto Rico right before she was due to give birth. She was scared and confused. Why did her family leave her at a strange place, especially right before she needed them most? We will never know the answer unfortunately, but little did the mama dog know that she was actually better off. The staff at the vet’s office took great care of her and all 8 of her newborn pups! It has now been 2 months since these little ones came in to the world and they are ready to leave their mom and start their new lives. They will never know how lucky that they weren’t born on the streets in PR, and we know mama is so appreciative that she too got a new lease on life. Caring for eight puppies is no easy feat though, and Homeward Trails is going to need all hands on deck to get these little ones safely to the DC area. Transportation is a challenge on its own, plus continued vet care and fosters for the whole litter! Every donation is going to be very needed to rescue these pups and we definitely do not want to have to leave anyone behind. Please sponsor these sweethearts today so they can begin their journey to happiness!

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Cuqui has had a bumpy ride. Found as a stray in Puerto Rico, she was taken to a shelter with a high euthanasia rate. But a local woman who knew of Cuqui was too worried she would face the worst and decided to take her in. When this woman got home, she realized Cuqui was pregnant. Cuqui thought she was safe, but her rescuer has cancer and is going in for surgery. She knows she can’t keep Cuqui and her 7-week-old puppies but doesn’t want them to end up back in the dangerous shelter. We think Cuqui and her six puppies deserve better and will easily find loving homes here in the United States. But it’s expensive to bring them here. Can you help us raise the money to give Cuqui and her puppies a shot at finding forever families?

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Once upon a time there were three little dachshund mixes, Trixie, Perla, and Sky. The three pups were owner surrendered after their mom had puppies unexpectedly. Now, at five months old, they’re patiently awaiting a hero to save them. All these dogs have ever known is each other and their mom – and now they’re in a strange place without the comfort of their mom or the family they thought they had upon being born. We want to make sure that mama’s puppies each have their own wonderful lives, and ensure they never have to suffer any more hardships, or be ripped away from those they love again. Help us help them.

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Murphy checks all the boxes: adorable √ , perfect size √, sweet and loving √√. What else can we say, Murphy is an all around great boy. This is why he has everyone so confused on how he ended up as a stray! He was scrounging for food one day and showed up at a woman’s house, starving and thin from life on the streets. It was by sheer luck that the woman was kind to him and decided to try and care for him herself. However, after a little while, it became clear that this loving 1 year old pup needed more than she was able to provide. Murphy’s life thus far as been full of uncertainty and confusion. Homeward Trails is ready to help him transition into a wonderful home, but without getting him to the DC area, there isn’t much hope . Transpiration is one hurdle, but raising enough funds to get him proper veterinary care is another. Life as a stray has a lot of physical side effects and we know that getting him to a vet is a top priority. Murphy’s fate rests in our hands so please donate to this adorable boy’s final rescue today!

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This dynamic duo has stayed together through thick and thin. They were found wandering the roads along the Virginia-Tennessee border. Frank has only three legs, making him slower, but the pair made sure to go at the same pace. These 1-year-old siblings are now off the roads, but they need warm, loving homes. We’re sure we can find them fresh starts, but we have to raise the funding to get them here.

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Having a dog in your life is one of the greatest joys a person can have but it is also a sincere responsibility. Taking in a dog you cannot care for is cruel and opens the dog up to loneliness and neglect. Marlin was given to an older woman in PR who did not have the resource or ability to care for a young puppy. As he grew, he became far too energetic and playful for her to be able to handle and Marlin ended up tied up on her balcony. Marlin should have been in a place where he could run and learn how to be a dog but instead he was tied up until the owner reached out to a local foster for help.

Thankfully he is now in a foster home where he has space to run and get his energy out.
Marlin LOVES to swim and can often be found getting into his foster’s fish pond, which inspired his nautical name. Marlin is just at the beginning of his life and deserves someone truly committed to his care. We know we can find him the right home but that can only happen if he gets to Virginia safely. Please help give Marlin the home that is right for home with a family committed to loving him forever.

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You may have noticed that we are trying to raise quite a bit of money. There are three very important reasons, and their names are Josh, Todd, and Hunter. These four month old puppies were found abandoned in the country side in Puerto Rico. They’re malnourished, flea infested, and need veterinary care. But the first step is getting them to Homeward trails all the way from Puerto Rico. These poor souls have endured so much in their short lives. They’ve truly seen the worst that humanity has to offer – and like most dogs, they remind us what pure innocence looks like. You can’t look into their big brown eyes and see anything but pure love; and now its time we show them some ourselves. They need our help, and they need it fast. Between transport costs and vet bills, it’s going to take a lot of work to get these three beauties safe and happy in a new home – but we know we can do it. Let’s give these puppies everything they deserve and more.

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Bogie is too young to be dealing with so much. This 10-week-old puppy was found as a stray in rural Virginia. The shelter figured he’d be claimed by his owner quickly, but no one turned up. We don’t want this puppy hanging out in the shelter any longer. It’s not safe for him, and we know he’ll thrive in a loving home. But we need to raise the money to pay for his transportation. Can you help us get Bogie a fresh start in Northern Virginia?

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Jossie and Justin are just 6 weeks old and have already endured so much. They are survivors and have spent their days combing the beach in Puerto Rico, looking for a spare scrap of food and a bit of fresh water to get them by. At only TWO POUNDS, these pups were easily overlooked by any passersby.

Luckily, a local rescue was FINALLY alerted to this desperate duo by observant beachgoers. Jossie and Justin have been extremely lucky to get this temporary reprieve but they still need our help. Fosters in Puerto Rico are in very short supply compared to the overwhelming amount of stray and abandoned dogs. Getting this pair on a flight THIS WEEK opens up space for more pups in desperate need to rehabilitate safely while they wait for their flights. Help us get these pups on their way to their forever homes and help pave the way for two more to get off the streets!

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These 6 puppies were born to a mom in Puerto Rico, who was only being kept because the property owner believed having dogs would protect her home. She was a security system–nothing more. Left mostly to her own devices, having litter after litter of puppies.

Rescuers have intervened, and so far these pups and their mom have been removed from the property. Work continues to get the rest of the dogs removed (yes, there’s more). While we keep working on solutions for the remaining dogs, we need a safe place for these adorable pups to land!

Dogs in Puerto Rico face countless hardships. They are rarely viewed as companions. Most often, they are considered to be little more than pests. They are something to be beaten or shooed away. Rarely are they met with anything other than contempt and indifference. It’s a tough life, and dogs don’t often live to see old age.

But these pups have a chance at something better! They have a chance at real forever homes and loving families. Homeward Trails is a safe haven, a refuge for the unwanted. These pups need a rescue like ours to take them out of danger and into a safer future.

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William and Kate are living anything but the fancy life. These cute 4 month old pups were found wandering the country as strays. Surely they were looking for their royal palace but instead found themselves sleeping outside and scrounging for food. It is dangerous for a young dog to be homeless. They are susceptible illnesses, other animals attacked them, and starvation and dehydration. We aren’t sure what William and Kate’s life was prior to being found, but Homeward Trails wants to make sure they are treated as the amazing dogs that they are! Being a stray and eating scraps likely means they are full of worms and fleas. It is imperative that we raise enough donations to secure their transportation to the DC area and cover a variety of veterinary expense, not just for one but two puppies! Please help William and Kate have their glow up moment and sponsor them today!

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Help! This litter of 4 was just dropped off at a rural shelter along with 2 beagles. The pups did not get any vetting done by their owners before they were dropped off so the clock is ticking to get them out NOW before they catch a deadly disease like parvo. These young pups are EXTREMELY susceptible to illness in the shelter and we have fosters lined up to take them in ASAP but we need your help!

We need to raise the funds to get these pups vetted and transported to Homeward Trails so they can find what every pup is searching for — their forever homes. Help us get these pups to safety now!

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Nanny and Truffles have been living with a farmhand in Puerto Rico, but their owner has realized he simply isn’t able to take care of the large numbers of animals he has. This owner was humble enough to ask for help, and we want to assist him. He’s willing to surrender Nanny and Truffles — but asks that they find loving homes. The female dogs he’s keeping are now being spayed to prevent additional litters. Nanny and Truffles have been well socialized with people and other dogs, and Truffles is very athletic and smart. These dogs deserve homes where they can get more love and attention! Can you help us get them here?

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Look at this sweet little thing. This is Daytona. Daytona here was found wandering the side of the road in Southern Virginia. Besides being very scared and shy, he’s also just about the cuddliest boy you’ll ever meet. All Daytona wants out of this life is snuggles and love and he definitely deserves that. He’s spent his life alone and scared, constantly searching for his next meal, or a place to rest his head. But now we can make sure that Daytona doesn’t have to endure any more hardships, and once we get him to homeward trails, he will be well on his way to finding his forever home, with a family that will love and cherish him as much as he deserves.

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Hiccup and Cash are two young brothers who are being surrendered by their owners, as the family cannot afford to care for them anymore. The family life is all these sweet pups have known, and a shelter – especially a rural one – is a very scary place for them. These handsome boys – who look to be brown and black short-haired terrier mixes – have a lot of life and love left to give to the right family. Hiccup and Cash even enjoy occasionally sticking their tongue out for you – just look at the above picture! Can you help these brothers get to Homeward Trails, where they can get the care they need and potentially be put into a loving, safe foster home until they find their forever home?

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Delia is a small, gentle, brown and black hound mix that was found as a stray in southern Virginia. Her past is unknown, but this precious girl (as you can see from her photo) is all smiles and is so excited to be near humans who will give her a pat! Her chances of finding a home in rural southern Virginia are scarce, and the shelter does not have too many resources. Can you help this smiley girl get the care at Homeward Trails she deserves and help her find a forever family as happy as she is?

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Bear, Dora and Gypsy are URGENTLY in need of help. They have lived together with their owner on St. Croix for years and suddenly, everything has changed. Their owner was recently flown off the island after suffering from a severe stroke and is unable to return to care for their dear pets. This is a heartbreaking situation for both the owner and the pups who have been well cared for in their home in St. Croix. Neighbors have stepped in to help feed the dogs until a permeant placement was found but these poor pups need to find new homes NOW so they can start adjusting to their new lives.

A local rescue has secured funding to transport these dogs off the island NOW but we still need your help to cover their care while we work on finding these pups their forever homes. Please, help us put this horrible situation in their past and get these pups started on their new lives.

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This litter of 6 month old pups is dangerously malnourished. They were born in the mountains of Puerto Rico and the person who has been caring for them is simply too poor to be able to provide them the food they need for their body to grow. Ever since their mother’s milk dried up, this litter has been struggling on scraps to get enough nourishment to make it through the day. We’re so grateful that their care taker has reached out before the dogs succumbed to starvation, but they are not out of the woods yet.

Although they still have a long way to go and many pounds to gain, 4 of these pups are ready to get on flights to Virginia ASAP. We need your help to raise the funds to get them on flights and get them healthy enough for adoption once they arrive. Please help us show these pups there is more to life than the meager existence they have been living!

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Four male pups (Clover, Dublin, Kerry, and Craig) were born on January 16 on a trash heap and neglected – no fresh water, food, or real shelter. One of the pups, Clover, has an underdeveloped front leg – from neglect of the mom or just happenstance or both, we are not sure. The man who lives alone in a house on the property won’t even feed the current three dogs he’s got on his property – nonetheless these poor puppies who desperately need care. Can you help rescue and sponsor the flight to the States of these four neglected pups before it’s too late?

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Mami is a sweet, tan-colored, 2-year old stray found wandering the streets of Puerto Rico. This poor, 25-pound girl was dumped by her previous owner – while pregnant! When she was found, she was ready to give birth, so she was brought to a foster -where she had her pups. Every one of her lil cuties were adopted – leaving Mami all alone. It’s now her turn. Can you help sponsor Mami’s transport to the States and TLC so she can find the loving home she deserves?

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Flora and Felice are only months old. They were born to an overcrowded home in Puerto Rico, destined to be turned out on the streets as soon as the novelty of having puppies in the house wore off. Like a clock, counting down until they would no longer be wanted.

Flora and Felice were the last of their litter. Rescuers knew it was only a matter of time before they were turned out on the streets, like so many dogs in Puerto Rico. Left to fend for themselves, surviving on scraps and instinct. It took some convincing, but eventually, but rescuers managed to convince the family that life on the streets was no life at all, and that Flora and Felice deserved something better.

Luckily, Homeward Trails is that something better! These two adorable pups have a chance to fly to Virginia and find the loving, forever homes they deserve. They have a chance to grow up being cared for and loved, surrounded by family. They will never have to know what it is to be turned away and abandoned. They’ll never have to live in fear of cruelty or experience the pain and trauma of being hit, abused, and neglected. With our help, Flora and Felice will never have to suffer. And that is something better, indeed.

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Peach and Plum are brothers that were found barely alive on the street. At only 2.5 months old, these brown and black babies were found absolutely covered in lice, bald in many places, and severely malnourished. When the rescuer picked them up, they were small enough to fit in the palm of their hand. These poor pups then had to endure a scary, loud flight from Puerto Rico to the United States. Not only does their previous travel need to be sponsored – but so does their medical, as it will be a long road to recovery. Can you help cover their completed travel and provide these sweet, sick siblings with the care they need?

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This beautiful hound with big brown eyes was found wandering the streets of southern Virginia. Leonard was lost without food or clean water and seeking shelter from the cold winds. Without his rescuers, Leonard would still be struggling to survive on his own, risking the elements, starvation, or getting hit by a car. He clearly had not been around kindness or compassion and is learning how to trust.

He was not used to people or even recognized a leash but with the hard work of his rescuers he has learned to love his walks. Leonard has been alone for his first two years of life and he deserves to know he won’t be alone again. We know his best shot at a forever home is to bring him to Homeward Trails where he can continue to thrive and be placed with a loving person to care for him. Please help Leonard and donate today.

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Six cute-as-a-button 6-week-old puppies (Charlie, Bowie, Rita, Faye, Julie, Tiny) barely weighing in at 2 pounds were found covered in fleas, filled with intestinal worms, and struggling to survive in Guánica, PR after their pregnant mother was discarded like trash by her previous owner. Kind-hearted residents living nearby fed her, but even with their help, she developed mastitis and could not feed her litter, so the residents took her to a local animal clinic. The mom was given antibiotics, but the babies still need bottle fed and introduced to solid food. The local clinic does not have the resources – medicine, food, or staff – to care for such young pups, which leaves them at high risk. Transport from Puerto Rico to the States is extremely expensive, and bringing them to our shelter is the only way they will get out of harm’s way. Can you help sponsor the desperately-needed transport and care of these six sick puppies?

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Lonzo is a bundle of cuteness! Believe it or not, this little 3 month old maltese mix was a stray in Puerto Rico. Lonzo’s mom was owned by a local woman who kept her outside where she had to sleep and give birth on the hard dirt floor. After Lonzo was born, because the owner did not care about the dogs, she let them loose to roam the neighborhood together. Mama dog did the best she could to keep her tiny puppy safe, but street life can be very cruel. The chances of getting hit by a car or attacked by an animal or person is extremely high. Mama and Lonzo finally got lucky though. The owner decided that in order to keep both dogs safe, the she would give up Lonzo to a local foster and rehome the mom to one of her neighbors. We can only hope the new owner will spay the sweet momma before she ends up with another litter. As for Lonzo – well this little guy is ready to put the past him! All that is standing between Lonzo and Homeward Trails is an unfortunately pricey plane ticket and necessary vet care. Please help Lonzo reach the final chapter in his stray dog tale and donate to his new chapter today!

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