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!



Sugar Faces - Senior Dog Rescue

1 week 13 hours ago

Happy birthday Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue! Today we are officially 5 years old. We offer such heartfelt thanks to the many supporters and volunteers who have helped us rescue and care for 39 seniors so far. We have seen many of our seniors pass on but have enabled them to live an amazing retirement in the most loving of homes. We have been able to provide every medical service and medication that our seniors have needed and we continue to care for 13 dogs in our rescue program. Our mission is to provide a life of quality for seniors in need in southern Maryland and we have humbly lived this mission each day for five years. Thanks to everyone who is making our mission possible. The need is much greater than us but we are able to make a small difference in our local community and a big difference in the lives of our beloved oldies.

Pupdate on the Shermanator. The Dog Bowl 2 MVP has a side job modeling for our friends at Custom Dog Jackets (check them out on FB and Etsy). He is wearing a cute Halloween harness here (pics in comments). He is also doing some training runs for Dog Bowl 3. πŸ’œπŸΎπŸˆ

At the spry age of 18+, Wilbur had his annual checkup tonight. His heart murmur has stayed the same (yea!), his eyesight is pretty bad but his nose definitely works (he is the most vocal at mealtime!), and he has put on a little weight. The only negative is his three remaining teeth are pretty nasty, but at his age we are going to leave them alone. Overall he is in great shape for a gentleman his age! PS - he loves being carried around in this bag!

Feeding time at a Senior Dog Rescue home. Wouldn’t trade it for the world:).

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