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We are very excited to announce that 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 re-opening 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.
  • 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 

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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The wait is over…our brand new Homeward Trails Shop is open! Thank you to Athletes Mark for making this happen!

Items will be made to order right here in Virginia, and many are customizable. Our shop will continue to evolve, with new designs added each month – so be sure to bookmark it and check back periodically!

Don’t miss out on our Limited Edition #quarantine2020 designs – SHOP TODAY!

Our biggest year end fundraising day is TODAY, December 3 and we need your help!  Giving Tuesday allows us to finish the year saying YES and go into 2020 saving lives..

We’ve had an incredibly busy year. To date, more than 2,500 animals have been rescued. Almost 40% of these have a special need that makes them candidates for euthanasia. But with your support, we are able to give them the medical care they need to get well and find that loving home they deserve. 

Giving Tuesday is the most popular online fundraising day of the year because it urges people to think of gifts to charitable organizations after the official start of the holiday shopping season. Together hundreds of donations large and small add up to thousands of dollars for our animals!

Our goal is to raise $30,000 in 27 hours. 

Will you help us reach our goal and make 2020 our biggest year for rescuing animals? With your help, we can make it happen! Give and share to help us save lives!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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It’s cold, the days are shorter and there are so many obligations that require you to get dressed up and leave the warmth and comfort of your home. And let’s be honest, it’s hard this time of year. We hear you. And we have a solution!

What if there was a way to shop while saving lives? To shop while literally staying home with your two and four-legged family members in your pajamas? We have the answer! PawJammin!

PawJammin brings you awesome items for auction that not only allow you to do your holiday shopping while in your pajamas, but to literally save lives with each item you bid on. Yes, 100% of everything you buy through PawJammin will save the lives of homeless animals. We have great gift cards for pet service and supplies, hotel stays, Caps and Redskins tickets, vacation rentals and more!

So no need to get a gala dress. No need to dust off the tux. No Uber costs, no parking fees, no fitting in yet one more obligation to your already busy schedule. This is guilt-free, at-home, pajama-based shopping with a cause! PawJammin!

Bid now until December 12 to get one of these unique gifts and get excited about not only giving the gift itself but the gift of life that our animals deserve. And you will make possible.

View our items and bid here

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