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Penny is safe! Here’s the message from her adopters:

At 8:40 last night, our other dog Buddy barked and started whining at the front door. I opened the door and there Penny was, waiting for an invitation to come in!!! After 5 days on the run, she looks well and happy, is eating and drinking. THANK YOU so much for the prayers and assistance!!!

Marianne and family


pennyPenny, a dog adopted from Homeward Trails, was lost from her home in McLean on Tuesday, April 12, but she was running and dogs can run over 10 miles a day so she could be very far from there by now. If you live anywhere in Northern Virginia, please use this flyer to post on intersections in your neighboorhood. Please also post at your vet, pet supply shop and any other business that will let you put up the poster. Mailmen, FedEx drivers,etc are great because they travel. Please hand them a poster.

If you can come help us put up posters in and around McLean and look for her any time this weekend, please let HT volunteer Lois know at 703-749-7949 or

Please post information on neighborhood listserves, Facebook, Twitter etc. Please use this link where folks will find all of the posts about the search for Penny, including the most recent information:

The more people looking for Penny, the sooner we will find her. Thank you for anything you can do.


pennyHomeward Trails dog Penny slipped away from her adopters this morning, Tuesday, 4/12, at 1553 Forest Villa Lane in McLean, VA. We need your help to bring this sweet girl home!

Pimmit Run Creek is close and Penny ran down to the creek. This creek runs west and east to the Potomac – though it’s several miles until it hits the Potomac.

Penny is shy and unlikely to come to strangers. Homeward Trails volunteer Lois will be out putting up signs and looking for Penny today. She is very eager for help! Please call Lois at 703-749-7949 if you can help.

UPDATE at 2:15- Penny is still lost. We need your help flyering TONIGHT- please call Lois if you can help. 


Thanks to Bill Owen, photographer for a great weekend of pooch pics!

photog2Bill’s efforts for this weekend-long photo fundraiser generated more than $700 for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Check out the Washington Post article on Bill’s great adventures in doggy photography:

And check out his site at


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!


Arlington Metaphysical Chapel – Honoring Animals Weekend
Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, 2011


Bring your pets and enjoy a wonderful weekend-long celebration of animals. There will be classes, pet psychic readings, dog massages, and animal Reiki or Reflexology sessions. Animal toys, treats and treasures will be for sale. We will also hold a raffle for readings, pet services, and gift items. Stop by the Homeward Trails table to purchase items, make a donation, learn about volunteering and adopting!

Visit: for more info!


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


speStop by the Homeward Trails booth at the Dulles Pet Expo to meet adoptable dogs and cats, learn about volunteering, PawCasso and the fun you can have with HT!

Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20153.

March 19th 10-5

March 20th 10-5

***Also look for the HT animals in the All Friends Pet Care Fashion Show, Saturday, March 19th, 11-noon.


pintsThanks to everyone who came out to Pints for Paws on Sunday at Union Pub to benefit Homeward Trails! We had a great time and raised some funds to help animals. It was so much fun that we’re considering making it a monthly event.

You can check out photos of the event at