About Us

Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue was founded in July 2014 as Southern Maryland's first organization focused exclusively to rescue senior dogs. Sugar Faces' mission is to match abandoned senior dogs in Southern Maryland to loving families while providing a lifetime of encouragement and support.

We have listened to pet owners, animal lovers and rescuers. We hear the same message over and over - "I would love open my home to an old dog, but due to the costs of care, I don't think I can afford it." Sugar Faces works to break down barriers to saving seniors and builds bridges between dogs in need and loving families. We feel that no senior dog should be denied a great home simply due to a family's limited financial resources. Through our Forever Foster Program, animals are placed in safe, loving homes and their medical care is covered through donations to Sugar Faces.

Terminally ill seniors are placed in our Hospice Program. These dogs are treated in a non-invasive manner that provides them the greatest possible level of comfort for their remaining days.

We truly believe that ALL seniors deserve to live a life of quality and dignity, and our work builds the bridges to make this important difference in the lives of those we are able to save.

To date, 31 seniors have been saved by Sugar Faces volunteers, fosters and supporters. None of our dogs has needed a surgery, medication or vet care that we were not able to provide - THANK YOU for helping us to help them!



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Sugar Faces - Senior Dog Rescue

4 days 15 hours ago

Wilbur loves to curl up. Here he is with his buddy Sherman and then in a little cozy spot he found.

Dear Miele,
Three years, five months, and fourteen days ago you came into my life. Who knew a stinky and matted abandoned shelter dog would turn out to be such a wonderful companion. Whoever gave you up gave up a gem. And today in the mail your calendar arrived - I’m so proud that people all over the country are going to see you in it next year!

But tonight I had to let you go.

From the bottom of my heart thank you for loving me and giving me so much these last few years. You were the best ambassadog for Sugar Faces - showing people how wonderful it is to adopt a senior dog. And your sense of style is unmatched. You swept the best dressed category at Breakfast at Sniffany’s the last few years and you won Best Senior Dog at the Dachtoberfest Woofminster show. You put up with me dressing you in all sorts of costumes. You accepted every new rescued dog I brought home. You took it all in stride - as long as you had a warm bed and a full bowl, you were happy. The best low maintenance and chill dog there ever was. Fly high my sweet calendar girl. I love you more than you’ll ever know. You came into my life and helped fill a hole in my heart that Cooper left. Thank you for letting me be your person.
Love always,

Sugar Faces - Senior Dog Rescue

2 weeks 21 hours ago

We got picked for a small spot on Animal Planet!! Such big news for our little group. Sherman and Annie will be making their TV debut in February. We will post more info as it becomes available.

Wilbur and Rosalita hanging out together. 🐾💜

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