Bojangles Community Night

Bojangles, located on Old Airport Road/Exit 7, is sponsoring a fundraiser for Happy Tails Animal Rescue on Monday, March 31 from 5:00-8:00pm. All you will need to do is order from their delicious menu and present a ticket (that you can pick up at the restaurant) and 20% of the profits will be donated to the Happy Tails non-profit rescue group that has saved thousands of animals from the shelter, strays from the county and cats and dogs relinquished by their owners. Happy Tails is supported by individuals and businesses like Bojangles that are advocates for the animals.

Hope you can join us for a great dinner and wonderful cause.

Harvest Table Community Night

Save the Date

Happy Tails Animal Rescue’s Community Night
Thursday, March 20, 2014
5:00 – 9:00 pm

Harvest Table Restaurant
13180 Meadowview Square
Meadowview VA 24361

10% of total proceeds will be given to HTAR.

A simple way to give back – come enjoy a dinner among friends and family and support a great cause.Harvest Table Logo

Run Fur Their Lives 5K & Strut Your Mutt Mile Walk

The first Happy Tails Run Fur Their Lives 5K and Strut Your Mutt Walk fundraiser was held at the Virginia Creeper Trail, Abingdon Trail Head on November 2, 2013 and we couldn’t have had a better turn out for our first year.  76 runners and 31 walkers attended the event and had fun in the interest of the animals of Washington County, VA and the surrounding area, and the effort was a great success. The money raised will be used to continue the rescue work of the group which has saved the lives of thousands of animals.  Check out our Facebook page for lots of great pictures.


A thanks to the participants, the corporate sponsors, and prize donors.  We would like to recognize the following:


Hicok, Fern, Brown & Garcia, CPAs
A-1 Self Storage
Dr. Anne Johnston
Hayter Auction Gallery
David Beckner, M.D.
Wampler’s Insurance
Jessee & Read, PLC
The Dunk & Deli Co.
128 Pecan
Faithful Pets
Ludovina’s Italian Fresh Market
Cornerstone Therapy & Balance Center
Barter Theater
Harvest Table
Wildflour Bakery
Highlands Union Bank
Mellow Mushroom
Body Works
Food City
Sam’s Club
Food County
Main Street Abingdon
Computer Cable Systems

Run Fur Their Lives 5K & Strut Your Mutt Mile Walk

HTAR is excited to announce the upcoming “Run Fur Their Lives” 5K Race and “Strut Your Mutt” Walk on the Virginia Creeper Trail, Abingdon Trail Head entrance located at 300 Green Springs Road on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Pre-register now to guarantee a free t-shirt for runners and bandanas for walkers. Pre-registration ends October 21, 2013. Or, you can register the day of the race beginning at 8:30am – 9:30am. The race will begin at 10:00am.

5K Flyer

Registration Form

Online registration available through We Run Events or download the attached Registration form and mail payments to:

Make checks payable to: HTAR
Mail this form to: Happy Tails Animal Rescue
PO Box 98
Damascus, VA 24236

Dogs Welcome!

For more information contact:
Amanda Carrico at 423-967-4892 or


Happy Tails Animal Rescue joined the Washington County C.C. Porter Animal Shelter staff for an adoption event held Saturday, July 6 at the shelter.  The event featured free adoptions (the $50 refundable fee for spay/neuter was still charged) of cats and dogs, free lunch, fingerprinting of children, and infant car seat inspection.  Happy Tails offered free Happy Tails fun items to chldren and education and information to adults.  Dr. Mandy Britt, DVM administered rabies vaccines and answered questions of pet owners.

The weather was perfect, there was good attendance and best of all nine dogs and one cat were adopted.  The booth ws staffed by Amanda, Shawn, Jessica and Kay.  Amanda became the celebrity of the day when interviewed by WCYB and made the news.  It was a good time!



The first Happy Tails Golf Tournament fundraiser was held at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bristol, VA on June 15, 2013 and we couldn’t have had nicer weather, a better setting or happier participants. Everyone played, worked and had fun in the interest of the animals of Washington County, VA and the surrounding area, and the effort was a great success. The money raised will be used to continue the rescue work of the group which has saved the lives of thousands of animals.

A thanks to the participants, the hole sponsors, and prize donors, WABN radio and WCYB TV for advertising the event, and the Clear Creek Golf Club staff for all their work and help. We would like to recognize the following:

Hole Sponsors:

A-1 Self Storage
Appalachian Chiropractic Wellness Center
Bella’s Pizza of Bristol
Body Works Fitness Training Center
Cary Street Partners
Computer Cable Systems
Cumberland Development
Damascus Corporation
First Tennessee Bank
First Bank of Virginia
Golf Unlimited in Kingsport
Hicok, Fern, Brown and Garcia CPA’s
K & B Promotional Advertising Specialists
Katbird’s Wine and Gourmet
Kimberly C. Haugh, Attorney at Law
Knights of Columbus
M and M Development
Main Street Day Spa and Salon
Meade Tractor
Peppermill Restaurant
Pioneer Chevrolet
Prestige Homes of the Tri Cities, Inc.
TruPoint Bank
UBS Financial Services
Virginia Sports & Chiropractic

Prize Sponsors

Clear Creek Golf Club
Glenrochie Country Club
Golf Unlimited in Kingsport
K & B Promotional Advertising Specialists
Light’s at Stone Mill
Mellow Mushroom
Red Lobster
Ruby Tuesday Restaurant
Sweet Frog
Virginian Golf Club


Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Happy Tails Animal Rescue of Washington County VA is excited to announce an upcoming golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Clear Creek Golf Course located at 732 Harleywood Drive in Bristol, VA.

The 4 Person Captains Choice tournament is open to everyone, with a Shotgun Start beginning at 9:00AM.  Lunch will be provided as well as door prizes and gift bags following the event.  All registered golfers will be eligible to win a new Cobra AMP Cell Driver.

Register now – the deadline is June 9. 
Register in person at Clear Creek Golf Course or download the attached Tournament Registration Form and mail with your payment to:

Happy Tails Golf Registration

Happy Tails Animal Rescue of Washington County, VA

c/o Kay Stewart

PO Box 98

Damascus, VA  24236

Please contact Tracy Garcia at 276-791-0080 for questions or more information.

Happy Tails Fundraising AuctionFund Raising Auction

Fund Raising Auction for HAPPY TAILS ANIMAL RESCUE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY will be held on Friday evening, March 30th. Live Auction will begin at 6 PM and preview will be from 4 PM until 6 pm.  All funds from this auction will go to the rescue group!
All items for this auction have been donated.  It will be a catalogued sale.  Please check our website:
for information and pictures.  Items are still coming in which are not on our website and our advertising but will be catalogued as they are received.
Please come and support the Happy Tails Animal Rescue Group.

Petsmart Meet-N-Greet

Happy Tails diligently transports cats to Petsmart, exit 7 in Bristol, VA every Saturday and Sunday to give the public an opportunity to meet the available cats for adoption.

1st Annual HTAR Yard Sale

Happy Tails Animal Rescue held a yard sale fundraiser August 6th and 7th, 2010 off exit 19 in Abingdon, VA beside VCA Highlands Animal Hospital.  People in the community donated items for the yard sale and it was a huge success!  The Happy Tails volunteers had a great time at the even while raising funds to support our local rescue effort.