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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


Dine at Masala Art on Monday, June 13 and they will donate 10% of the day’s proceeds to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Masala Art serves delicious, authentic Indian cuisine, and has won acclaim from food critics at The Washington Post and Washington City Paper. Make a reservation today to secure your spot!

Where:       Masala Art

4441 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Tenleytown Metro)


When:        Monday, June 13, 2011

Lunch 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Come out with Fido & Frieda and support Homeward Trails!

Canines & Cocktails for a Cause

Event time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Historic Annapolis
Loews Hotel Weather Rail Restaurant patio, where this series takes place, is mostly covered.

Come enjoy the best pizza around at Pet’e’s New Haven Pizza – 4940 Wisconsin Avenue NW DC (Tenleytown) all day and evening and help the homeless animals of HT.

That’s right – all you have to do to help homeless animals is EAT PIZZA! We’ll see you there!


photogJoin professional fine art photographer Bill Owen on April 8 – 10th to have your dog’s photo taken while raising money for Homeward Trails. The three-day photo shoot will take place at Dog Paws University, 940 S. George Mason Dr. Arlington, VA.

You will forever cherish the happy, unique and memorable photos you will get of your favorite four-legged friend.

To make an appointment, contact: Dog Paws University, 703-931-5057.

Cost: $90 which includes two 8×10 glossy loose prints made at the conclusion of session and the best 10 images emailed to you the following week as low-resolution jpeg files

Questions for Bill? Contact him at


Join us TODAY, March 28th at Masala Art for lunch and dinner. A portion of your bill goes directly to Homeward Trails.masalaart

Masala Art Indian Restaurant

Washington, DC

4441 B Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington , DC 20016


cureOn March 10, Homeward Trails volunteers will join Critters for the Cure to honor and support people fighting cancer and the dogs in their lives!

Critters (and Couture) for the Cure is a fashion show held on March 10th, 6:30- 9 p.m. at the Bloomingdales in Chevy Chase, MD. Models and thier dogs will model fashions and raise money for cancer research. Homeward Trails is the official dog handler group for the event!

To learn more about Critters for the Cure and this event, visit