About Dogs XL


Mission Statement 

Dogs XL is a new “breed” of dog rescue, committed to the philosophy that there is no such thing as a perfect dog or a perfect home. The right dog is out there for everyone who is willing to open heart and home to a canine companion. Dogs XL operates like a social networking service for dogs, designed to match people and pets based on the principles of compatibility and compassion.

As the name implies, Dogs XL specializes in finding homes for large dogs (typically 50lbs+). Large dogs are often first to be put to sleep in shelters because medical treatment and food for large dogs is more expensive than for small dogs. Large dogs also take up more space at the shelter and on transports to adoptive families. Although owning a large dog is not for everyone, large dogs have many unique and endearing qualities. Here at Dogs XL, we believe the larger the dog, the more there is to love.

Occasionally, Dogs XL will intervene on behalf of a smaller dog with an XL personality. Dogs XL also works with other local rescue groups to facilitate adoptions to families that might be a better match for a smaller dog.

Dogs XL is a volunteer based, 501c3 animal rescue group. We make every effort to respond to emails within 72 hours, but we appreciate your patience and cooperation with our volunteers. 

Thank you for considering adoption!




Upcoming Events:

Dogs XL Rescue Hosts Regular 
Monthly Adoption Events 
from 12:00 - 2:00pm:

1st Saturday of Each Month
Unleashed Severna Park
(545 Ritchie Highway 
Severna Park, MD 21146)


2nd Sunday of Each Month
PetSmart Arundel Mills
(7663 Arundel Mills Blvd, 
Hanover, MD 21067)


3rd Saturday of Each Month
Petco Columbia
(6181 Old Dobbin Lane, 
Columbia, MD 21045)



In Addition to 
Regularly Scheduled Events:

Fundraising Event: 
Famous Dave's BBQ
181 Jennifer Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Saturday July 23, 2016 
2:00-8:00pm
15% of all bar proceeds go to Dogs XL!
50/50 raffle


Adoption Event: Unleashed Federal Hill
1100 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Sunday July 31, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Adoption Event: Unleashed Silver Spring
8412 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
Sunday August 28, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Adoption Event: Wilkins Adopt-a-thon
6913 Ritchie Hwy.
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Saturday September 10, 2016
10:00am - 3:00pm


Dog Walking Event: Strut Your Mutt
Black Hill Regional Park
20926 Lake Ridge Dr.
Boyds, MD
Saturday October 1, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm


Adoption Event: PetSmart Silver Spring
12020 Cherry Hill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Sunday October 23, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Adoption Event: BARK Olney
16822 Georgia Ave  
Olney, MD 20832
Saturday October 29, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dogs XL Calendar of Events

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