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wineWhat better way to celebrate the holidays than helping homeless animals and enjoying delicious wine, food, music and more?

Please join us on Thursday evening, December 15th at Twisted Vines Bottleshop & Bistro located at: 2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204.

6 p.m til close…

$10 cover charge to benefit HT’s animals!

  • – Live music
  •  – Silent Auction
  •  – Wine specials

musicNovember 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Axum’s Level X Lounge

1934 9th Street NW, Washington, DC. Axum Level X Lounge is located 2 blocks from the Green Line Metro on U Street and there is a paid parking lot right next to the building.

Description: A benefit for Axum’s small animal friends and the folks at Homeward Trails. 80% of the door money will be donated to Homeward Trails. ($8 of every $10 ticket). YAY Joe!!!!

Age limit: 21+

Price: $10.

Can’t attend? You can buy Joe’s songs online and he’ll donate a portion of each sale to HT. Check him out on itunes: Joe’s itunes


maxOn November 9th, HT participated in Give to the Max Day – a 24 hour competition where nonprofits in the DC area worked to secure the most number of donors and the most donations. With hundreds of nonprofits competing,  many much larger and older than HT, we finished 2nd in the two major categories securing a total prize of $16,000! We cannot be more thrilled!

In addition to the $16,000 in prize money, HT supporters came out with gusto and donated a whopping $18,000+ bringing our total day’s earnings to more than $34,000 – all for our homeless animals.

We give a huge thank you to all of our many wonderful, loyal and generous supporters who helped make this day so successful. We could not do what we do without you. Many, many more animals will be rescued and given the chance at life they deserve thanks to you!


UrbanPaceHT gives a huge THANK YOU to our friends at Urban Pace!

HT is proud to call Lynn Hackney, President (and Founder) of Urban Pace one of our own! Lynn has been with HT since its beginning – volunteering, donating, driving, fostering and adopting. And while celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Urban Pace, she designated HT to receive donations from their wonderful silent auction totaling more than $3,000.

Urban Pace has been the undisputed leader in urban new homes sales since 2001 and has successfully sold over $500 Million in sales volume throughout every significant urban neighborhood in DC. Since 2005, Urban Pace has sold more homes over $750,000 than all other competitors combined and has been responsible for the sales and marketing of the most prestigious and most expensive projects to date in the urban marketplace. Check them out at:

We thank Lynn and Urban Pace and wish them many more years of success. We are lucky to have you as part of the HT family! Woof! Meow!


holidayDo some holiday shopping and support a good cause on November 12th. Come out and support Homeward Trails Animal Rescue’s Paw-liday Gift Market. The Gift Market will offer a variety of products from artists, crafters, and direct sales representatives including, Silpada, Pampered Chef, luxury skin care products, decoupage, fabric crafts, personalized stationary, embroidered items, custom pet tags, pet product, gifts from around the world and more.

Proceeds from the event will help Homeward Trails bring more dogs and cats to loving homes for the holidays.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Lyon Park Community Center

414 North Fillmore Street

Arlington, VA 22201

We are still accepting vendors. Please contact if you are interested in learning more.




WHAT:       Bring this flyer with you to Pete’s and they will donate a portion of your check to help homeless animals! Eat all day and help homeless animals!!  **must show this flyer, so please print out

WHERE:     PETE’S – 3017 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA – One block from the Clarendon Metro.

This special opportunity to help the animals is only at Pete’s Clarendon location, and

you must bring this flyer with you! We hope to see you on September 19th!


Doggy Dive and Dip

Sponsored by Dowden Terrace Recreation Association  and ArlingtonDogs

swimYes! Fido gets to swim in the human pool – FINALLY!

When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Dowden Terrace Recreation Association
6300 Holmes Run Parkway
Alexandria, VA 22311
Cost: $5 donation to support Homeward Trails.
The Dowden Terrace Swimming pool has extended its season to allow a doggy swim. The pool level will be lowered and steps in the shallow end allow easy access for those wanting to ease the way into the water. There is an acre of grassy and treed hills for those who choose to use alternative exercise. Life Guard will be on duty. There will an adoption event and Pavilion tables for dog organizations. The pool is located just minutes from I-395, Seminary Road or Columbia Pike, in a cul de sac community. Enter on Dawes Avenue across Seminary Road from the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College and the Coca Cola Company Plant. Please check the Dowden Terrace Recreation Association website for map and detailed directions.


Thanks to Fur-Get Me Not Dog Wash and the HT volunteers who made today’s charity dog wash a wonderful success!


We raised over $500 for our homeless animals…and lots of dogs are looking squeaky clean!


causesAre you an animal lover? Do you have a birthday or anniversary coming up? Or maybe you just want to help an animal in need? It’s this simple: go to and create a Causes campaign. Ask friends, family, colleagues to donate to your CAUSE for Homeward Trails.

To date, we have raised more than $75,000 for our homeless animals through this simple, great program. But summer is here and we need funds to rescue and care for more animals. Please help. You can make a huge difference by creating a CAUSE for Homeward Trails and helping us help more animals this summer.

Go now to and get started.



Happy Hour at the Front Page in Arlington

$5 cover charge gets you extended happy hours specials til 9 p.m. All for HT’s homeless animals!

Front Page:


Leaky Faucet Bartender Night – Adams Morgan

Come drink the night away and part of all tips that night will support HT’s homeless animals!

Support HT adopter Nelson as he pours the cocktails for HT!

Leaky Faucet:  2450 18th St, NW