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Up Close and PAWSonal Photo Contest

Up Close Photo Contest

VOTE for your favorite HT-adopted animals while contributing to the life-saving efforts of Homeward Trails!
EACH VOTE IS $5, all of which goes to support the medical needs of the homeless dogs and cats in our program.
The dog and cat who get the most votes each by MAY 30th win. You can vote as often as you’d like!
Help these adorable pets pay it forward for another animal in need.

 

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DOG BIOGRAPHIES

NAME: Barlow (formerly known as Bongo)

FYI: The village of Barlow is in Manchester, England (not far from Liverpool, home of the Beatles, and not far from where border collies originate!) 🇬🇧

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 18, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: “The Velcro Kid,” as I must be attached to my mommy at all times! I hate it when she takes a shower and makes me stand outside the stall, but at least I can see her until the glass gets too steamy.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be an eggplant as it increases brain function in a person’s diet, so hanging around me will make a person smart! 🍆

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR BARLOW because I went from spending my entire life, alone in a cage, to being  “The Velcro Kid,” lovingly attached to my mommy!

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NAME: Bruce aka Brucie Goosie

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: February 29th, 2020 — Leap Day!

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Robert Downey Jr. because although I’ve had a troubled past I am working through it and I now make everyone smile

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a potato because I love to lay around with my humans. Also everyone loves potatoes and everyone loves me! 🥔

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR BRUCE because I am the most loving and sweet doggie ever, and I love all people and want to give them kisses all day and play. I am happy that I have a forever home and family that loves me endlessly and takes care of me. I also just love everyone so please vote for me, Brucie the Goosie and follow me on Instagram! 🦢


@littlebruciegoosie

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NAME: Cody

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: in 2004 – I am 16 years and 3 months!

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: George Clooney… Handsome, distinguished and greying in a mature manner.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a blackberry because I am black and berry special! ⚫️

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR CODY because I am 114 years in dog years. I have seen my mom through thick and thin. I even let her adopt my human dad. I love everyone, but mostly my family and fur brothers and new fur sister!

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NAME: Dakota

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April, 25, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Scarlett Johansson

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be kiwifruit because I’m unique and sweet! 🥝

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR DAKOTA because my attentive ears, two-colored eyes and sleek physique won over my adoptive family, but I’m also intelligent, super sweet, and incredibly busy keeping my family physically fit by having them take me on long walks and teaching me tricks.

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NAME: Fred

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: May 5, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Cary Grant because I’m handsome, likeable and funny

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a pineapple because I’m super sweet, have a unique look and I always stand tall. 🍍

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR FRED because not only am I super cute, but I’m sweet, smart and silly!

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NAME: Fred aka Freddie Beagle

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: July 2018

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Tom Hanks

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a blueberry because I am round and sweet. (Also, they are my favorite fruit.) 🔵

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR FREDDIE BEAGLE because I am a super chill, older dude. And, don’t I look handsome in my red hoodie?

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NAME: Gracie

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: June 12, 2019

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR: I identify with Angelina Jolie; I am most comfortable when surrounded by adoring fans who love me as much for my ferocity as for my beauty.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be the potato. We are both happiest when covered in dirt. 🥔

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: Fear not, humans! My critical border patrol work holding back armies of soulless squirrels, my on-call harmonious accompaniment of all firetruck sirens, and my tireless diplomacy efforts shaking paws, sharing my bones, and catching renegade frisbees, are unwavering even in these trying times. VOTE FOR GRACIE. 🐿🚒🐾🦴🥏

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NAME: Grizzly

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: March 16, 2019

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Owen Wilson

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a cherry because I am full of sugar! 🍒

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR GRIZZLY because I may have been found in a hoarder’s house but I am a goofy, fluffy boy that craves the spotlight!

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NAME: Henry

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: October 2019

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Tom Hanks (owing to my universal appeal)

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a strawberry because I’m little, cute, and very sweet! 🍓

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: I ask you to VOTE FOR HENRY because I spent the first 2 years of my life being stuck outside, intermittently starved, matted and with heartworm. 🙁 But thanks to Homeward Trails, I’ve got a great new life – I live INSIDE and share cuddles with my person all day, play with other neighborhood dogs, and will learn how to swim and kayak this summer in our community lake. 🚣

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NAME: Hunter Ray

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 11. (I was first fostered March 18, then adopted by my first family March 22, then returned April 11 and adopted that same day. ❤️)

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Jack Black

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I am a kale dog, partly in personality — I’m resilient and I’ve got a wild side, just like the curly cruciferous vegetable — but mostly because I will do anything to nom on some kale. 🥬

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR HUNTER RAY because I’ve got spunk, a loving spirit, and a snaggletooth. And I promise to stop chewing on shoes if I win. 👞👟👠

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NAME: Jelly

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 10, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Tom Hanks

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: A clementine because I’m always a sweetie and so easy to love! 🍊

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR JELLY because I’m an old boy who had a tough life, but I still have so much love to share with everyone I meet! I’m kind to all of my doggie neighbors and love to snuggle with my stuffed animals, Mr. Moose and Mr. Chicken. 🦌🐓

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NAME: Kingsley Shacklebolt

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: May 22, 2015

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: George William Harris (he played me in the Harry Potter movies)

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: Like a peach, I had a very hard time when I first came home, but with enough time I ripened into a super sweet and friendly pup. 🍑

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR KINGSLEY because I was an underdog. I was a scared and shy shelter dog which makes humans think you’re not very good. One human took me home (even though I didn’t let her pet me), and I worked very hard to become the amazing dog I am today.

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NAME: Liberty aka Libby

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: September 30, 2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Charlize Theron

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a red chili pepper because red is a lively color and well, pepper says it all — gotta have a little spice in there too! 🌶

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR LIBBY because I was a hairless mess. Now the belle of the ball!

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NAME: Lola (previously Amber)

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 18th, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Regina George because I boss my humans around (most of the time) but I’m cute.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be peanuts to make into peanut butter so I can have unlimited Kongs! 🙂 🥜

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR LOLA because I am so proud to be a Homeward Trails rescue puppy and I have been encouraging my human neighbors in DC to look into rescuing from local shelters! My sweetness, cuteness, and playfulness cheer up everyone in my apartment building during this ruff time – proud to be a quarantine puppy! 🙂

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NAME: Lola Magnolia 🌸

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: March 24th, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Anne Hathaway, because she is strong, sassy, and sports a killer smile!

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a strawberry, because I am small, sweet, and a favorite among many! 🍓

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: My mama says you should VOTE FOR LOLA MAGNOLIA because “Lola deserves all the recognition in the world. She has changed my life forever and made me a dog mama, she is my best friend. We would love to give back and help more animals find their humans and change more lives, everyone animal deserves to find their forever home!”

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NAME: Lucy

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Anne Hathaway. I am incredibly respectful of cats.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I could never pick one of those, and I do not understand why people like them, so I’d be chicken because chicken smells good. 🍗 

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR LUCY because I have had 4 major surgeries on one of my legs, and recently tore my ACL, so my family jokes that I am the MOST expensive dog in the neighborhood . I am a poster child for the insurance my family buys me, but I’ve been incredibly brave and a wonderful addition to my family, who even enjoys my snoring. 💲💤

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NAME: Major

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: May 4, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: The Rock

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: Is a marshmallow a fruit? ⚪️

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR MAJOR because NO ONE can resist my scrunchable cheeks, slobbery kisses, and requests for belly rubs. Surrendered to a high-volume, open-admission shelter but quickly sprung by HTAR, I’m the poster child for second chances!

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NAME: Marley

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: June 2019

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Bradley Cooper because who wouldn’t!

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a Potato because I love to lounge on the couch(potato)! 🥔

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: I would love you to VOTE FOR MARLEY because I am a loyal lovebug that “digs” for attention!

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NAME: Mavis

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: November 2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Anne Hathaway

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be bananas, I love them and I do a little salsa dancing when I get one. 🍌

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR MAVIS because I am sweet and loving with eyes that will tempt you to give me everything! Simple as that! 👀

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NAME: Mazy Flyer Murphy

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: May 6, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Maz Kanata, an old wise soul, from Star Wars. 👵

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a pepper because I seem so calm on the outside but I am fiesty on the inside! 🌶

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR MAZY because of my love of people and the smiles I put on the faces of everyone I meet! 🙂

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NAME: Mia

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: May 1, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Michelle Duggar, as I’ve had almost as many children in my short life! 🙁

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a huckleberry because I’m a rare find and the perfect blend of sweet with a bit of tartness! 🔵🔴🟣

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR MIA because I’m a coal miner’s daughter who has had 8 children and I’m barely 14 years of age in human years (2 in dog years). Yet, I’m the sweetest, best squirrel-chasing, cuddly lovebug with the most perfect eyeliner you’ve ever seen.

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NAME: Minnie

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: July 23rd, 2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Reese Witherspoon

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a jalapeño because I am hot and spicy. ✳️

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR MINNIE because I want to help out all the other rescue doggies and kitties looking for their forever home.

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NAME: Miss Molly

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: May 9, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Grace Kelly

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a potato, because I love getting baked in the sun! 🥔

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR MISS MOLLY because I’m living my best life in a fenced-in back yard, and have the sweetest and most loving disposition. I’m going to have lots of pictures throughout my life because of my grace and beauty! 📷

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NAME: Nutella 🌰 (formerly Lizzie)

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: 11/11/2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Audrey Hepburn — poised, resilient and classy with a touch of sassy!

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a mango because I’m bright, super sweet, soft and strong to the core. 🥭

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should donate and VOTE FOR NUTELLA so more dogs and cats can find their furever home just like me!

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NAME: Oshie

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: June, 2018

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Dash from The Incredibles, because I’m SO fast!

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a banana, because I’m so “a-peeling.” 🍌

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR OSHIE because my mom and dad say I’m the good luck charm that helped the Caps win the Stanley Cup in 2018 (looking at you, TJ Oshie). I’m also the best big brother to my 9-month-old human baby sister, and I know over 20 tricks! 🏒🏆🦅

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NAME: Panzer (HT alum Pan)

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: May 26, 2018

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: George Clooney

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a peach. I am fuzzy, and I am sweet. 🍑

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR PANZER because I am forever grateful for being bailed out of a West Virginia shelter and coming to HT, and I want to see more dogs get that same chance.

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NAME: Polly

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Carrie Fisher

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a coconut because I am very sweet but can also be very silly! 🥥

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR POLLY because my motto is “never give up!” In the aftermath of this January’s earthquakes, I was hit by an ambulance in Puerto Rico, but was rescued, and then made my way to Virginia and into the hearts of so many who helped me heal. 🇵🇷🚑

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NAME: Puck

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: September 2019

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: John Goodman (good-natured and chubby)

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a watermelon (large and sweet on the inside, with a few stubborn seeds here and there). 🍉

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR PUCK because I’m a winner! My life has been doggone great since I was adopted! My health issues are under control, and my parents just bought me a new house with a big yard and a walk-in shower for my medicated baths! 🏅

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NAME: Rico

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: July 2019

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Bolt, from the animated movie Bolt. ⚡️

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a Sweet Potato — self-explanatory. 🍠

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR RICO because I was rescued from Puerto Rico, where I was a street dog that charmed food from tourists, and now I will charm you for votes. I am very smart, and very sweet, with a big smile and a perfectly spiraled tail — Did I mention my tail? 🇵🇷🐕🌀

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NAME: Shadow (previously Goliath)

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: in June of 2019

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Adam Sandler

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a potato because I sleep all day if I’m not playing or eating. 🥔

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR SHADOW because I will give you a kiss as a thank you for voting for me! 😘

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NAME: Special Agent Dale Cooper (was “Baron” when adopted)

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: August 2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Jack Black

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a gourd on top of a larger gourd, because that’s what my head looks like on top of my body.

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR SPECIAL AGENT DALE COOPER because like my “Twin Peaks” namesake, I’m very smart, have an appreciation for the simple things like cherry pie and chasing after secrets in the woods, and manage to be weird and charming at the same time. 👔⛰⛰🍒🥧🌳🌳👍

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NAME: Stevie

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: November 2018

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Danny DeVito (I’m grumpy, but with a good sense of humor)

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a squash, because my brothers and sisters love to sit on me! 🥒

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR STEVIE because I’m small, but mighty! I don’t let my inabilities (vision and hearing loss) stand in my way! 👀👂

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NAME: Suits

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: NOT YET!

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Jim Carrey; because he’s always genuine and never afraid to be his weird, artistic self.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a grape, because they’re plump and adorable and you can indulge without ever getting tired of them. 🍇

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR SUITS because unlike everyone else, I am still looking for my happy ending. I am the sweetest little chunk you’ll ever know, if only someone would give me the chance!

@gimme_shelter_va

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NAME: Teddi

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 9, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Reese Witherspoon

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a jalapeño pepper because I am spicy and resilient. ✳️

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR TEDDI because I’ve been through a lot in 2 short years – wandering around Georgia, having puppies in a shelter, and traveling to Virginia! I want to show all the other shelter dogs out there just how good it can get!

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NAME: Troy Michael

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: 11/16

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Cary Grant

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a sweet potato because I love them and I’m known to be of the couch variety. 🍠

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR TROY MICHAEL… C’mon have you ever seen a more boopable nose?! But be careful, I might just lick you to death because I’m so full of love. 👃👅

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NAME: Tundra

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: in 2012 and my birthday is 6.1.2010

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Ol Blue Eyes – Frank Sinatra

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a sweet potato – I eat sweet potato everything! …in my Farmer’s Dog food, as sweet potato fries – I’m also allergic to almost everything else. 🍠🍟

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR TUNDRA because I’m such a super chill and gentle soul even though I came from a horrible home before my mama got me. My hoomans are always amazed that I don’t even beg for or try to take any food that’s in front of me, unless they give it to me, though I don’t want for anything anymore…thank you for considering me!

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NAME: Zoey

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: November 2013

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Not a movie star, but I’ve been told I resemble Anderson Cooper. 👨🏻‍🦳

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a cucumber, because I’m cool! 🥒

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR ZOEY because as a rescue, I’m so grateful to the humans who worked so hard to give me the best life. I’m always spreading the word to adopt, don’t shop. Check out my IG:

@whitehuskybigcity

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CAT BIOGRAPHIES

NAMES: Jingle and Christo (HT name was Crimson)

WE WERE ADOPTED FROM HT: …or should we say we adopted our human..on April 10, 2020.

IF WE WERE MOVIE STARS WE’D BE: We aren’t movie stars…we are stunt doubles! Our moves are smooth, fast, and big! 🎬

IF WE WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: We would be a bunch of unbound grapes…rolling around in every direction…at once! 🍇 🟣🟣

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR US: You should VOTE FOR CHRISTO & JINGLE because we are doing a VERY hard job…keeping our human socialized and happy…bringing her toys to throw and keeping her on schedule (our schedule, of course!) and making sure she is up as soon as the sun comes up. Actually, she helps us, too, especially when she puts our very own CAT TV DVD on…you can see it in our photo! 📺

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NAME: Dandelion aka Dandi 🌼

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: September 2018

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Oprah Winfrey: I look classy in my black and white and just love to share my love with others. 🖤🤍

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a blueberry: super sweet but I have a thin skin. 🔵

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR DANDI because I love snuggling and playing with everyone and take friendship seriously. I love getting to know all humans and even still have my best friend from Crumbs and Whiskers: my beloved Lizard. 🦎

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NAME: Jack

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: October 2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Daniel Craig as 007 (because my life is an action film but I’m also a man of great sophistication)

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a cucumber because I’m as cool as they come (my photo was taken in the middle of a loud kitchen demo!) 🥒

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR JACK because I’m the most fun cat you’ll ever meet. I do things like jump on the shoulders of home contractors when they’re not looking, I answer back “mom” when my person says “Jack,” and scale tall cat trees effortlessly at the speed of light leaving my cat siblings in my wake during chase games.

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NAME: Jefferson

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: September 2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Leonardo DiCaprio. He never makes a bad movie, and I never fail to entertain.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a watermelon because it makes such a good centerpiece, and I’m always the life of the party! 🍉

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR JEFFERSON because I found my furrever home, thanks to Homeward Trails (and my charm and good looks), and I want other friends to find their homes too!

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NAME: Lew

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 4, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Adam Sandler. He’s a comedian actor who makes people laugh just like I do with my dad.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a mango because I love summer! 🥭

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR LEW because I love head and neck scratches. I protect my home by staying awake at night and kill any sort of bugs in our house by showing loyalty. 🦟🦗

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NAME: Lucie “The Goose” 🦢

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 2019

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: I’m already one! Have you see Captain Marvel yet? 🐈🚀

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be an avocado. Like an avocado, you’ve got about 5 minutes and 34.6 seconds to enjoy me and then BAM! I’m gone. 🥑

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR LUCIE because guess what? We’ve got a pandemic! And the only prescription… is more Goose!

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NAME: Marquis de Clawfayette

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 21, 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Colin Firth

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a tomato — is it a fruit or a vegetable, who cares, it’s delicious. 🍅

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR MARQUIS because I started life as a stray in Thailand before making my way to Virginia. It’s the classic American success story – just like my namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette! 🌎🇺🇸

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NAME: Miss Kitty

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: 4/18/20

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Marilyn Monroe

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a potato because I wear a Pusheen cat collar with French fries on it. 🥔🍟

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR MISS KITTY because I have pale bluish-green eyes, a magnificent gray coat, black-and-pink paw pads, and a striped gray-and-black tail with a white belly and front paws. I love playing with strings, my infinity scratcher, and watching tv. 🧶📺

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NAME: Mrs. Weasley

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: July/August 2016

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: the lady who played Mrs. Patmore in Downton Abbey. 🧑‍🍳🧑‍🦰

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be an abnormally large peach that sheds all over the comforter. 🍑

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR MRS. WEASLEY because I can’t believe how lucky I was to be adopted. I’m a cuddly pain in the butt. 🍀

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NAME: Pascal (formerly Orangello)

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: 03/04/18 from Crumbs and Whiskers

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Ron Howard 👨‍🦰

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be an orange — My former name was Orangello (‼️) and because I’m sweet and tangy. 🍊

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR PASCAL because before Homeward Trails rescued me I was found as a lost pet, adopted and later returned to a kill shelter; but HT saved me and I was adopted by the best hoomins — who knew the moment they saw me at the cat cafe that I was the kitty for them. I have the sweetest kitten dreams (even though I am almost 5), love to snuggle, and enjoy trying to catch the birds outside our big windows! 🐦


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NAME: Pepita & Teaberry

WE WERE ADOPTED FROM HT: January 2019

IF WE WERE MOVIE STARS WE’D BE: Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie

IF WE WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: We’re two peas in a pod because we are always there to play, cuddle, and groom each other. 🟢🟢

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR US: We met in foster care with Homeward Trails as teensy kittens and developed a close friendship. Teaberry helps Pepita — who has a neurological disorder — with basic kitty tasks like covering her poop, and Pepita is always down to play with Teaberry even though sometimes she doesn’t understand the rules. VOTE FOR PEPITA & TEABERRY because we are best kitty friends! 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩

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NAME: Pyewacket (Pye for short)

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: November 2018

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Daniel Radcliffe

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be a sweet potato because I love to veg and I’m a sweetie Pye. 🍠🥧

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR PYE because I purr when you hold me, and I’ll nap on your legs. 💤

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NAME: Rhaena Catleesi Targaryen Lapkoff 🐉

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: 16 April 2019

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Emilia Clarke, naturally.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be a peach; I’m a little messy but super sweet. 🍑

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR RHAENA CATLEESI because I know how to give high fives. I want to help other animal friends find forever homes. 🙌

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NAME: Rosalind

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: April 2020

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Katharine Hepburn, a classic beauty with an independent streak and a spirited personality.

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be an apricot— a little bit sweet, a little bit tart, just the right size! 🍑

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR ROSALIND because, like my Shakespeare namesake, I’m brave, adventurous, resilient, loving, and smart as a whip! I’ve blossomed in my forever home and bring my new human (and all her friends who get inundated with photos and videos) so much joy and laughter! 🎭 

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NAME: Teddy

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: Nov 2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR: Mom tells me all the time I look exactly like a young Robert Redford (See! You see it too!)

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I’d be an orange. Mom is always calling me and my twin brother Jack her “oranges.” 🍊

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR TEDDY because I’ve figured out the secret to life, which is to be thankful, always. I purr when mom is serving my breakfast or even just when I’ve settled into a comfy, sunny spot; and I take time to lick everyone in the house every day (human, canine, feline) so they never forget how much I love, and am grateful for, each of them. 🧡

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NAME: Waylon

I WAS ADOPTED FROM HT: October 14, 2017

IF I WERE A MOVIE STAR I’D BE: Waylon Jennings. We share a name and my mom says my meows sounds like music! 🎵

IF I WERE A FRUIT/VEGETABLE: I would be an avocado because I love them and try to steal them in the kitchen; Plus I’m universally loved by everyone and am served in guacamole at parties where I love to be social. 🥑🎉

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: You should VOTE FOR WAYLON because I have a case of identity crisis and may be a dog in a cat’s body, so I am the best of both worlds. I’m a snuggly cat with a dog-like personality and I’ll charm the pants off of everyone I meet. 🐶🐱

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