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 dog. 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, non-profit animal rescue group. We make every effort to respond to emails within 72 hours, but we appreciate your patience and cooperation with our volunteers.

In order to encourage people to rescue homeless dogs, we endeavor to match the rescue experience as smooth and pleasant as possible. The screening process should be non-invasive and non-judgmental. The right dog is out there for everyone and screening questions are tailored to help identify the most compatible dog for that individual. The only absolute criteria for adopting from Dogs XL are:

Favorable vet check for current and previous pet owners (No history of animal abuse or neglect, animals should be up to date on vaccinations and parasite preventatives and animals should be spayed or neutered,unless there is a legitimate medical reason for the animal not to receive these services)
Adopter must have an open mind and willingness to learn

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Puppies 6 months and under: $350


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Baltimore, MD


39.290393783153, -76.611875912538

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