Each year, Homeward Trails places over 1,000 animals in permanent, loving homes in and around the Washington, DC area. Volunteers are critical to our success and perform many vital functions at Homeward Trails. You will find a number of opportunities that allow you to participate in a meaningful way with the flexibility to participate as your schedule allows.
Mission: Homeward Trails seeks to find permanent adoptive homes in the Mid-Atlantic Region for dogs and cats from high-kill shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. In so doing, we seek to reduce the rate of euthanasia of adoptable animals through the rescue and placement of homeless animals; to support proactive spay/neuter practices; to promote positive and ongoing behavioral training; and to educate the public about how to care for their animals in a humane way. Homeward Trails not only facilitates adoptions from local shelters, but also supports a large network of foster care providers who take homeless dogs and cats into their homes, care for them, rehabilitate them when needed, and prepare them for their permanent adoptive homes.