Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

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Check out the Homeward Trails Web site! You'll find a listing of upcoming events, our online application, adoptable animal photos, educational information and professional resources, volunteer opportunities and much more.


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Check out the new Homeward Trails Web site! You'll find a listing of upcoming events, our online application, adoptable animal photos, educational information and professional resources, volunteer opportunities and much more.



Can't Adopt? Sponsor an Animal!

If you cannot adopt or foster, you can still make a difference in the life of a homeless animal. Consider sponsoring a dog or cat by making a tax-deductible contribution. This money covers the shelter fee, boarding and medical care for an animal while we seek a permanent home. Reach out today and save a life! $300 sponsors a dog for a whole month. $150 sponsors a cat. Click on this secure link to sponsor an animal today or send your donation to: PO Box 100968, Arlington, VA 22210. A big thank you from the animals!

Some of the special dogs we have rescued require expensive surgery. The cost of these procedures start at $2,000 and up. Please consider a contribution to help us get these dogs the extra medical care they need. You can donate from their individual Petfinder pages, accessible by clicking on their names below, or by using the secure link above. Just be sure to make a note in the remarks/summary section which dog you are sponsoring.
Thank you so much!


About Us

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Arlington, VA, with foster homes throughout VA, MD and DC. We rescue dogs and cats from rural shelters in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina where the chances of them finding permanent homes are slim. Sadly, without our help, all of these animals would face almost certain euthanasia -- usually within days or hours of our rescuing them. Once in our care, we find these animals permanent, loving homes in and around the Washington, DC, area.



Adoption Process

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue works directly with each potential adopter, providing individualized attention and support in order to help you find the perfect pet for your family. We feel that getting to know our adopters on a personal basis results in better placements, happier pets and happier families! We rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens of all shapes, sizes and breeds. We provide as much information on each animal's history, disposition and health as we can gather. We strongly believe that honesty is the best policy. We want each of our animals to find the right home for them, not just any home. Likewise, we want you to find the pet who best matches your lifestyle and interests.

Please visit the Homeward Trails Web site for more information on our organization or to see our pets available for adoption and get the process started by completing out Adoption Questionnaire.

Since 2001, we have rescued and placed thousands of dogs and cats into new and loving homes!


Support Needed

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the homeless animals of Homeward Trails.
You may do so by clicking on this secure link or mailing a donation to:

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
PO Box 100968
Arlington, VA 22210

Every dollar will go towards the rescue, care and placement of homeless animals!!!

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Become a Volunteer!

Volunteers are needed to help in various capacities with Homeward Trails. Learn more about becoming a volunteer, or contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@homewardtrails.org for more information!




Contact Us!

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 100968
Arlington, VA 22210

Email: info@homewardtrails.org

Click here for a list of pets available with Homeward Trails!





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