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 no for profit animal rescue group. We make every effort to respond to emails within 1 week, 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
Pet Valu Gambrills
(1308 Main Chapel Way
Gambrills, MD 21054)

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)

4th Sunday of Each Month
Pet Valu Olney
(18115 Town Center Dr, 
Olney, MD 20832)

In Addition to 
Regularly Scheduled Events:

Fundraising Event: Block Party at Four Corners Pub
September 14, 2019
Saturday from 10:30am-6:00pm
(10111 Sutherland Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20901)

Fundraising Event: Strut Your Mutt
October 5, 2019
Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm
(Wheaton Regional Park 
2000 Shorefield Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20902)

Fundraising Event: Paws & Pints at Black Flag Brewing Co.
September 29, 2019
Sunday from 12:00pm-8:00pm
(9315 Snowden River Pkwy, Suite C
Columbia, MD 21046)

Dogs XL Calendar of Events

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