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Sunday, 12/19/10, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

235 Kentlands Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

30 minute photo session and a 8×10 fine art print for only $49.95 – book a spot now, visit or call the store

–$49.95 for a 30 minute in-store photo session

–receive one included 8×10 loose print at the conclusion of photo session

–add $25 for a 2nd dog

–add $25 for a 2nd 8×10 print

–classic “studio” fine art dog photography (visit

–best 10 images emailed to you as low-resolution jpeg files the following week

–order additional prints the following week at an additional cost–$45 for a 8×10

–Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, personal check accepted


wikittiesHomeward Trails personally rescued two young kittens, Tomas and Jerry, from the West Indies following Hurricane Tomas. Following the hurricane, food was scarce and these young kittens were desperately searching for food when they “found” a Homeward Trails volunteer, who was in the area for business. With all of the legal papers and health certificates, the Homeward Trails volunteer carried them all the way to DC through Puerto Rico.

Flooding after Hurricane Tomas

Flooding after Hurricane Tomas

The kittens are adapting incredibly. They are initially shy but warm up very fast. They need attention, love, and understanding. These kittens must stay together as they are extremely bonded, and the person who adopts them must have experience with cats, especially cats who need extra attention! They will be wonderful, and grateful companions!

If you’re interested in adopting them, please go to their Petfinder page for more info-

You can read more details of their rescue by Homeward Trails volunteer Shennie Patel at


It’s getting awfully cold out there… Imagine being a homeless animal in winter weather!

Help us bring dogs and cats in from the cold by making a “Holiday Wish” through Causes on Facebook. Instead of holiday gifts, ask your friends and family to donate to Homeward Trails in your honor.

You’ll help us reach our goal of raising $1,000 through Facebook Causes in the next two months.

Just set a goal for the amount you would like to raise through your Holiday Wish and post it for your friends and family.  They can make any donation from the minimum of $10 up and there are also donation levels that show their impact.

  • $25- Get a Puppy a Home
  • $30- Save a Kitten
  • $50- Rescue Puppy Siblings
  • $75- Save a Kitty Family

bnThis Saturday, Noon-7 p.m. come by those books you’ve been wanting to read or to give as gifts! Have them wrapped by an HT volunteer and your donation goes directly to our homeless animals!

Join us at Barnes & Noble, 6260 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, VA 22044  703-536-0774!!


kittensYou can help HT win $2,000 so easily! Just vote for this photo of our foster kittens in the Animal Rescue Site Shelter Fan Photo Contest!

You can vote once every 24 hours through December 13. To get reminders to vote, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.


bordersShop Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18 at any area BORDERS BOOKS (or online) and Homeward Trails will receive a portion of your purchases.

Just print the below barcode or write down the barcode number and bring it to any BORDERS BOOKS in the DC/MD/VA/WV area and have it applied at check out. Or go to and use the online promotion code HTAR12178H

This is a great opportunity for you to get your last minute holiday shopping out of the way and help our animals!

And if you go to the Borders Books in Baileys Crossroads during these times, you can get your gifts wrapped by a Homeward Trails volunteer to generate even more funds to help homeless animals!
Friday, December 17 – 6 PM until close
Saturday, December 18 – 5 PM until close


yardsaleThe final Homeward Trails yard sale of 2010!

Saturday, November 20
9 a.m to 3 p.m.
4715 Davenport St. NW
Washington, DC


boxBuy your holiday gifts and have them wrapped by Homeward Trails volunteers to benefit our homeless animals!

Barnes & Noble in Seven Corners, Falls Church

December 11 – noon to 7 PM

Borders Books in Baileys Crossroads
December 11 to 12 – 5 PM until close
December 16 to 17 – 6 PM until close
December 18 to 19 – 5 PM until close
December 20 to 22 – 6 PM until close
December 23 to 24 – 5 PM until close

Are you available to be a volunteer gift wrapper? Contact Sue Bell at


blackcatVote for our beloved Scooter each day through November 15 and help HT win $2,000 for our animals!

Go to and vote away!


rescuesitePlease vote for us at!

With an easy vote every day, you can help Homeward Trails win the Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Holiday Shelter Challenge and bring needed money to help more homeless animals!

Type in Homeward Trails…in Virginia and voila! You will help us win!!!