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Back by popular demand! Join us for our third Virtual Trivia Night, hosted by Walsh Trivia, on December 30 at 6:00 pm ET. It’s cold, we’re tired of being trapped indoors with no social lives, so come have some socially distanced fun with us and raise some money for the animals!

Register your team for $15 and gather a group of friends to join you virtually. Team members can register for $10 each. Registration closes at 4:00 pm ET on December 30. Don’t miss out!

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The Giving Season is HERE! And we NEED YOU!
Starting now through December 1, we are participating in Giving Tuesday 2020, our final online fundraising event of the year.
How we fare in this event will directly impact the animals who need us next year.
We have faced a devastating loss this year of $200,000 in revenue from four major events and programs being canceled. So this year, Giving Tuesday 2020 is even more important! The animals in 2021 will need us just as they did this year and we simply must have the resources to help them.
Won’t you join us to make a donation, share this post, give from the heart FOR the animals? A minimum $5 donation can save a life when we all come together.
They need us and we need you.
Thank you! 🐾❤️

Can’t spend time with family and friends this holiday season? Stuck at home creating new holiday traditions? Treat yourself and your loved ones to beautiful wreaths, garland, and centerpieces from Lynch Creek Farm. From now until December 13, order your greenery using our special link and HT will receive a generous 15% of your purchase. Order yours today!

We have re-opened our Adoption Center and Meow Palace by appointment only, and will have many wonderful dogs and cats waiting to meet you!

We are operating on an appointment-only basis with designated arrival times. Please sign up for a time slot using the signup link for either dogs or cats.

For the health and safety of everyone, we ask that you observe the following guidelines when visiting our Adoption Center and Meow Palace

  • Please arrive on time. Having specific arrival times will allow us to enforce social distancing in our small space.
  • Please limit your party to members of your immediate household only. Due to the small space in Meow Palace please limit your party to 3 people to visit cats. Due to increased COVID precautions, please do not bring out of town guests or visitors.
  • Masks or facial coverings are required for all visitors over two years of age. Visitors arriving without a mask will be asked to reschedule their appointments. We are unable to provide masks for visitors.
  • Please exercise good judgment – if you have symptoms of respiratory illness or a fever please stay home.
  • In order to accommodate the maximum number of visitors in the safest way possible, we are limiting dog meetings to 45 minutes and cat meetings to 15 minutes. We understand this may not be enough time for all visitors and are happy to schedule a follow-up appointment if requested.
  • Please bear with us as we adjust to a new way of doing things and work to provide you with the best adoption experience under the circumstances

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your patience as we re-open!

For Dogs 

Once you have signed up you will receive a link to a survey to help match you with dogs who might be a good fit for your family. You will be asked to select three dogs from the list of potential matches that you would like to meet. 

*Please only sign up for one appointment spot per weekend. Additional sign ups will be canceled.

Sign Up to Meet Dogs Here 

For Cats 

Adopters interested in meeting cats should complete the adoption questionnaire ahead of time indicating the kind of cat that they’re looking for.

Once you sign up, you’ll be contacted to let you know which cats at Meow Palace would be a potential match. There will NOT be kittens at Meow Palace at this time. Please be prepared to take your new cat home if there’s a match by bringing a carrier.

All of our other cats and kittens are still available for adoption from their foster homes by completing the above adoption questionnaire.

Sign Up to Meet Cats Here 

Sign Up to Meet Kittens Here 

We look forward to seeing you and introducing you to our adoptable pets! Thank you for your patience as we re-open!

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On October 24, HT will lace up our collective sneakers for Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt, a virtual community walk and fundraiser to support rescues across the country. JOIN THE HT TEAM TODAY and help save lives! Registration is just $15 and goes towards our overall goal of $10,000. Your efforts to solicit support from fellow animal lovers will also help us reach that goal – AND win you prizes! We hope you will join us. If joining isn’t your thing, you can still help! Help by spreading the word on social media, making a donation to our team, or joining our volunteer committee. Contact our team captain for more information.

 

Homeward Trails is thrilled to announce this new program in partnership with the Pittsylvania Pet Center (PPC)!

The “Home To A Home” program will aim to decrease the number of animals having to enter a shelter by offering pet owners an opportunity to move the pet they can no longer keep directly to a foster home.

Our hope is to prevent an influx of animals entering the shelter as quarantine starts to lift and to re-route unwanted animals on a regular basis from one home to another!

Shelters, even those that are wonderfully run, clean and safe like the PPC can still be scary for so many animals and they pose unavoidable health risks to animals that are young and old.

The PPC animal shelter serves Pittsylvania County and surrounding communities in southern Virginia, where available foster and adoptive homes are fewer than here in Northern Virginia.

Join us in celebrating this program and our wonderful fosters who we know stand ready to assist the animals who will benefit!!

Collaboration saves lives!

More details are available in a local news story by WFXR, as well as in the press release below. 

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