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catclipJoin us for a Kitty Celebration!

Meet your new best kitty friend at a special adoption event this Saturday, October 16th from 5-7 p.m.

Miss Pixies Furnishings
1626 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

Stay from 7 p.m. on for a $10 donation and enjoy wine & cheese, a silent auction, music, drag queens, kitty items for sale and a whole lotta fun……


cartYou’ve heard of Groupon – but now you can get great local deals the same way AND support homeless animals!

Shop at and designate HT as your charity of choice. Each bargain you get will help our animals.

Spread the word and help HT leverage needed dollars the entire month of October!

Sign up to get daily deals e-mailed to you! You can also follow them on Twitter or Facebook to see each day’s deals. Be sure to pick HT when you shop!


Bring Fido out to the Dowden Terrace Pool in Alexandria for an afternoon in the pool and help Homeward Trails!

Saturday, Sept. 25

1-5 p.m.

5 dollar donation goes to help Homeward Trails and Dogs Deserve Better


Dowden Terrace is located just minutes from I-395, Seminary Road or Columbia Pike at 6300 Holmes Run Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22311


yardsaleTHANKS to all who donated. This yard sale raised $1,500 for the animals of Homeward Trails!!!

Stay tuned for details on our next upcoming yard sale and hold onto those items you no longer want. We’ll take ’em!


stellaAdopt a Cat and Look Fabulous at the Same Time (while eating a brownie, no less!)

Join us at PetMAC Arlington where it will be action-packed! First, stop by and meet all the wonderful kitties available for adoption! Second, stop by our baked goods table for a yummy treat. Finally, spend some time browsing the Stella and Dot Jewelry table for some new adornments for the fall.

Stella and Dot offers fabulous jewelry at affordable prices! Featured recently in Oprah magazine, Redbook, Instyle, Everyday with Rachel Ray and others, this line of jewelry has something for every style, every budget. Independent Stylist Erica Wilmer will be donating 50% of her commissions on ALL orders. Can’t make it to PetMAC that day?

Sales online count too! Simply go to and enjoy! Questions? Email Erica at

barkOn Sunday August 29th from noon – 4pm, BARK will be helping the animals of HT.  BARK is donating 10% of their sales at their Olney, Clarksville, Gaithersburg, and Pikesville locations to us.  We will also have adoptable dogs at most locations.

5805 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville, MD 21029
PHONE: 443.535.0200
HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

16822 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832
PHONE: 301.774.1944
HOURS: Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

NOW OPEN! Gaithersburg
235 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
PHONE: 301.527.8833
HOURS: Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

COMING SOON! Pikesville
1809 Reisterstown Rd.
Suite 131
Pikesville, MD 21208


washLast weekend’s charity dog wash raised more than 6 Hundred $$ for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue!

We thank the wonderful staff of Fur-Get Me Not and all the great HT volunteers who came out to suds up!

We could not do it without you!!!


match2Make a donation of any size towards the Fayette County, WV Matching Opportunity and it will be matched by 50%! Yes, your $50 donation will automatically become $75! How? Why? Who? A kind donor has made a pledge of $1,000 in honor of his kitty Berkely. This donation will match donations by 50% to support the rescue of more dogs and cats from Fayette County, WV.

Fayette County, WV is the very first shelter that Homeward Trails worked with, starting back in 2002. To date, we have rescued thousands of animals from this rural area, helping to decrease the euthanasia rate a great deal. This donation opportunity will allow us to take in even more, by providing funds for spay/neuter, vaccinations and boarding for animals that need Homeward Trails to give them a second chance at life.

Simply click here to make a donation today:


wash2Join us THIS  SATURDAY, June 26th for a special dog adoption event AND charity dog wash!

Dog Adoption event is from 10 a.m. to noon

Charity dog wash is from 9-6.  9-noon a volunteer will wash your dog and 100% goes to HT. Noon – 6 you wash your dog and 50% goes to HT.

Where?  Fur-Get Me Not Dog Wash, 1722 Florida Ave. NW  Washington, DC 20009

When? Saturday, June 26th  9-6 dog wash, 10-noon adoption event

Who will be there?



Sparky (Boston Terrier/Beagle mix to be posted…)







matchWe are thrilled to announce that a generous donor has made a matching donation offer to Homeward Trails to help us rescue more cats and dogs from our partner shelter in Fayette County, WV!  This kind act is in honor of his rescued cat Berkley. YAY Berkley!

Fayette County Animal Control is the “original” shelter that launched Homeward Trails, when on a cold December day in 2001, founder Sue Bell wandered in to make a donation of dog biscuits. Two days later, she left with three dogs and WHOLA! Homeward Trails started! Over the years, the euthanasia rate at Fayette County has diminished thanks in part to 8 years of dedicated rescuing from this shelter by Homeward Trails and other shelters who got involved with HT’s urging.

This generous offer will match any donation by 50%….so your 50 dollar donation today will automatically become 75 dollars….and more cats and dogs in the small, sad, rural shelter of Fayette County will leave alive.

Just click here to make a donation of any size…and help us give the animals of Fayette County a second chance at life!

(pictured is Slinky, a recently rescued cutie from Fayette County who is available for adoption thru HT)