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 an all volunteer, 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:

Fundraising Event: Yappy Hour at 
Healing Paws Vet
April 24, 2014 
Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm
(688 Ritchie Hwy
Severna Park, MD 21146)


Adoption Event: PAW at PetValu 
April 27, 2014 
Sunday, 11am-3pm
(9912 Reisterstown Rd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117)


Fundraising Event: 
Professional Dog Portraits
With Melissa McDaniel at
The Big Bad Woof, Old Takoma 
April 27, 2014 
Sunday, 11am-4pm
(117 Carroll St. NW,
Washington, DC 20012)
$25 sitting fee (proceeds benefit Dogs XL Rescue)
Call for a time slot: 267-968-9973


Adoption Event: Dog Day Afternoon
May 3, 2014 
Saturday, 11am-3pm
(9200 Rustling Leaf Way
Columbia, MD 21045)


Fundraising Event: Franklin's Brewery
(***Originally scheduled - CANCELLED April 14, 2014***)
RESCHEDULED FOR May 26, 2014 
Monday, 11am-10pm
(5123 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20718)

Dogs XL Calendar of Events