Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Incorporated

A nonprofit organization

4,737 donors

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from under resourced shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them.  Since 2001, we have saved more than 30,000 lives. 

2020 was an incredibly difficult year. With so many events and projects canceled, we face a deficit that directly impacts the number of lives we can save in 2021. You can help. 

The majority of our animals come from under-resourced shelters in our region and from the streets of Puerto Rico where overpopulation of cats and dogs is a huge issue. We bring them to the DC area for foster and adoptive homes, medical treatment, and behavior modification.

We also take in hundreds of local animals - strays and those whose owners can no longer care for them. We prevent them from taking up space at local shelters by bringing them into our foster program.

Homeward Trails  takes in hundreds of special needs animals as well - those with treatable injuries and illnesses that most often are left behind in shelters to die. Animals with broken bones, heartworm, Feline Leukemia and more - we take them in and get them the best medical care around. And then they get the chance at life that they deserve!

In addition to our hundreds of dedicated fosters, we operate an Adoption Center located in Fairfax County, Virginia that can house up to 60 dogs and 8 cats .  We rely on your support to help feed and care for all these animals while they wait for their forever homes.

Your donation will allow us to save potentially hundreds more animals.  Thank you for helping us save lives. 



Organization Data


Organization name

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Incorporated

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PO BOX 100968


(703) 249-5066