Take a look at our adoptable seniors! Make sure to scroll down to view all of them.  If you’d like to start the adoption process, please fill out an Adoption Application.

 

 . May .
 . May .
  • Chihuahua
This poor little nugget was beyond covered in fleas and could barely walk, when Lionel's stepped in. Thanks to her foster mum, she is currently chowing down and starting to feel a wee bit better and regaining her strength! Her tail always wags when held and she gets super happy when its meal time with happy barks! More information to come!
Senior, Female, Small
 . Pipa .
 . Pipa .
  • Chihuahua, Italian Greyhound
Meet Pipa, originally rescued from HOPE FOR PAWS! Pipa is a sweet little lady with long legs. At 9 years young she is still fun and playful. She adores doggy friends and will make a great companion. She loves cuddles and burrowing in blankets. Can you picture Pipa in your family? She even has her own dance moves, you should see her prance around in excitement to see you! Her rescue video will be posted on the Hope For Paws YouTube Channel and Facebook page, make sure you go and watch it! Fill out an application to adopt Pipa right here on our website!
Senior, Female, Small
 . Coco .
 . Coco .
  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Spayed/Neutered
Wow, wow, wow, this girl is awesome! Coco recently joined us after her human daddy passed away. Fortunately he did a great job of raising her because she's a sweet gal who is social and friendly with everyone she meets, big and small! She is on the tiny side, recently had a dental cleaning and enjoys interacting with dogs and people alike. Coco has some arthritis in her back legs but does well with anti-inflammatories, she can even go up a flight of stairs! Coco is up to date on vaccines and microchipped. She enjoys walks and exploring the yard, who wouldn't when you get to live in sunny southern California!
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Gumby .
 . Gumby .  . Gumby .
  • Chihuahua
HI there, my name is Gumby! I have no idea who named me that, I'm not a contortionist but I will bend your heart because you will fall madly in love with me! How could you not, look at how adorable I am. By the way, let me clarify that I'm not one of those yappy ankle biting chihuahuas! I've seen a few of those and I'm more your cute, snuggly mellow type who just loves to chill! Ok, I'm taking phone calls, who wants me???? I'm up to date on vaccines, microchipped and just had a dental! Tooth fairy was very busy with me! 🙂
Senior, Male, Small
 . Fergi .
 . Fergi .  . Fergi .
  • Shepherd
Fergi has been enjoying some much needed TLC as evident by her vastly improved coat. She enjoys her spa time followed by coconut oil massages and who wouldn't?. Fergi's time was up after only 7 days at County of San Diego Department of Animal Services and we couldn't resist helping this 7-8 year old diamond in the "ruff". She has emerged as a super chill, low key kind of girl that is happy to get attention and or just fine with out. She can be expressive and sometimes vocal in a whiny sort of way, but never aggressively. She gets along well with her foster's male and female dogs with a take charge attitude. She’s definitely not a pushover. Fergi is happy to paw at the door in the morning to let you know she needs to get her business done. She is respectful, not a chewer, and a barker only when the mailman is ready to break in and attack the entire house. She is great with kids and may very well get along with cats since she seems to enjoy herding chickens! Stay tuned, this rags to riches girl is on track to shine even more brightly in the weeks to come.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Beau .
 . Beau .  . Beau .  . Beau .
  • Rat Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Big ears, big smile and big personality! That's what Beau is all about! This little long-legged senior sweetie is everything you could ask for in a great canine companion. He is good with kids, dogs and cats. Beau loves to play fetch, play with stuffed animals and go for walks. His absolute favorite thing to do is give amazing kisses!
Senior, Male, Small
 . Ms. Mabel .
 . Ms. Mabel .  . Ms. Mabel .  . Ms. Mabel .
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hi, I'm Ms. Mabel and I've been told that I'm a Very Good Girl. My favorite thing is to hang out near you. Also face rubs...and butt scratches...but really, I just like to be included in whatever you're doing. Sometimes the world can be a little intimidating and a house with older kids or just adults sounds like a great spot for me. I like walks and following you around outside but I don't need too much exercise. I do need some of your help to keep my skin from getting itchy but I love getting massages with my medicine. I'm about 10 years old, my hearing isn't great but my teeth are beautiful, and I am a perfect lady in the house. I arrived in the arms of my loving foster family covered in growths that would scare many from me and now that they are gone and I'm on the path to healing from them, I am so grateful. I am once again, the beautiful girl I was and I'm ready to show off my new me because I was given a second chance and my only wish is for more just like me find themselves so lucky.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Paris .
 . Paris .  . Paris .  . Paris .
  • Pomeranian, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
Paris is a beautiful 13lb. black Pomeranian/Chi mix until she hits the sunlight and that's when all her dazzle comes to life. Her coat glistens with a mix of auburn that is just stunning and almost hard to comprehend and even harder to capture in a photo. She is easy on leash, super comfortable out and about in public, easy rider but curious and wants to look out the window to keep up with what's going on out there. She will do best in a home with some fun loving, rambunctious fur kids to play with. She is being fostered with 4 curmudgeons that find her enthusiasm for life a bit overwhelming. She needs a playmate or two or many! This girl is a dream for anyone looking to add an easy breezy fur kid to their pack. You gotta see her when the sun hits her coat, it's astonishing!
Senior, Female, Small
 . JR .
 . JR .  . JR .  . JR .
  • Jack Russell Terrier, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
JR is a Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua Mix. JR was rescued by Babs Fry after running the golf course at the San Diego Country Club for a few days. He had a broken leg and is fully recovered from that injury. He’s a short guy with wiry hair. His favorite place to be is in his foster mom’s lap. He is a lovable lap dog. JR seems to be house trained. He hasn’t had any accidents inside or in his crate since being at his foster home. He knows sit and will dance for treats. He gets along great with other dogs - he mostly ignores them. He would be fine in a house with other dogs or as an only pup. He does have some anxiety in his kennel which we are working on! He is a little nervous meeting new people, but has been coming out of his shell more and more every day. He really is a love bug!
Adult, Male, Small
 . Oso .
 . Oso .  . Oso .  . Oso .
  • Shetland Sheepdog / Sheltie
  • Spayed/Neutered
Simply stated, Oso is a wonderful dog! He checks all the boxes: Housebroken, well mannered, quiet, great with kids, cats, dogs of all sizes and is very low maintenance. He is 20 lbs of pure joy! He came into his loving foster home scared and anxious, but has blossomed into a happy, easy going boy! Oso has CCD (Canine cognitive dysfunction), but since beginning supplements he has a new lease on life! He was in a zombie state as he walked around the house lost and confused with tail tucked between his legs. Now Oso is living! He comes to us for scratchies, he leans against us for hugs, and his tail got its wag back! He loves to be picked up and will give you the best smooches! He sleeps through the night, and he is full of energy in the morning (for about 10 minutes!) He runs around the yard chasing the cats, play bowing and will even chase a ball. Like most senior pups, Oso excels at long naps. He wanders the house a bit aimlessly at times, but it doesn’t seem to bother him at all. He loves his evening walks and he is stellar on leash and prefers a slow pace and plenty of time for sniffing around!
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Sam .
 . Sam .  . Sam .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
Little Sam the man may be blind and mostly toothless but this little guy might believe he's a superhero of sorts. He has swagger, confidence and loves to boss his harem around. The only thing he's missing is a cape! Sam even comes with superhero scars and laser beam eyes! Ok, maybe we're exaggerating a bit but there's no way we're going to burst his bubble. Find out more about Sam today, he is currently living with multiple other little friends and would be happy to grow his empire!
Senior, Male, Small
 . AL(bert) .
 . AL(bert) .  . AL(bert) .  . AL(bert) .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
Albert is a cute and squatty little man who is ready to snuggle, go fishing, take a walk, or just listen. He requires very little but gives so much in return. Albert is scheduled for a dental and his labwork came back excellent! Albert is great with little kids and dogs big and small. The only thing he has an aversion to is mornings, don't we all?
Senior, Male, Small
 . Rascal Flatts .
 . Rascal Flatts .  . Rascal Flatts .  . Rascal Flatts .
  • Border Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Rascal Flatts joined us from OC animal shelter as part of our OBG challenge. Flatts sealed the deal when we saw him participating in senior play groups! He is an easy going oldie who has a zest for life and will help you find yours too! He is a cute scraggly little fellow who likes to make friends with everyone. He's up to date on vaccines and is scheduled to have a dental very soon.
Senior, Male, Small
 . Nano .
 . Nano .  . Nano .  . Nano .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
*** 2-FUR-1 Medical Fund, adopt a bonded pair and get a $250 medical stipend for 2 years*** Nano and his partner Nadeen found themselves at OC animal shelter and we couldn't resist their sweet little faces. Chocolate with a hint of white powder on their noses, almost like they had dipped their faces in powdered sugar. And they are just as sweet as powdered sugar, they get along great with their foster family and their clan of canines. Nano has a bit of a cough caused by his narrow trachea but otherwise is very healthy. Nadeen recently had a dental and is also doing splendidly.
Senior, Male, Small
 . Nadeen .
 . Nadeen .  . Nadeen .  . Nadeen .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
*** 2-FUR-1 Medical Fund, adopt a bonded pair and get a $250 medical stipend for 2 years*** Nadeen and her partner Nano found themselves at OC animal shelter and we couldn't resist their sweet little faces. Chocolate with a hint of white powder on their noses, almost like they had dipped their faces in powdered sugar. And they are just as sweet as powdered sugar, they get along great with their foster family and their clan of canines. Nano has a bit of a cough caused by his narrow trachea but otherwise is very healthy. Nadeen recently had a dental and is also doing splendidly.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Janie .
 . Janie .  . Janie .  . Janie .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
Janie is a total crack up, she has a wonky walk like a drunken sailor but still has enough determination to keep herself going straight. She loves to tell big dogs who is in charge but is fine co-existing, she's a typical Chihuahua. She adores to burrow and cuddle, she will spend most of her day snoozing in her little bed and personal casita(aka mesh kennel). Janie loves to play and will run around, dance and then flop over for belly rubs and upside down arm wrestling. She loves kids and just makes you want to smile. She is quite possibly one of the most irresistible senior sweeties! Janie recently had a dental to remove the remaining teeth she had and also had some mammary masses removed. Great news, they came back benign! Janie is also the fastest at getting her business done, as soon as you take her outside she goes! Come meet her today, Janie is about 6 lbs of LOVE!
Senior, Female, Small
 . Little Bob .
 . Little Bob .  . Little Bob .  . Little Bob .
  • Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hello! My name is Little Bob and I sadly lost my owner when he passed away. I am about 9 years old but you would never know it. I love to play with toys and squeaky balls and go for walks. I'm super smart and would be happy to join your family! My dental and lab work have confirmed that I am one healthy little dude and ready to find my forever home!
Senior, Male, Small
 . Bradach .
 . Bradach .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
Bradach is a beautiful 8 year old shepherd mix who was found with singed fur and burned pads after a local fire raged through Alpine. He had a huge gash in his side and Babs Fry, trapper extraordinaire, was able to safely trap him and get him into a vet. He has recovered from his injuries and needs a place where he can have space and a yard. Bradach is a stoic dog who is dedicated to his humans. He needs a patient and understanding owner who will be grateful for his servitude to his humans.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Gracie .
 . Gracie .  . Gracie .
  • Cockapoo
  • Spayed/Neutered
Gracie joined us when her mom went into assisted care. At the same time Gracie was adjusting to all the changes and was diagnosed with SARDS early this year. After visiting our vet she was recently diagnosed with Addison's disease. We have started her on monthly injections and is responding nicely. As a result she is also being treated for IBD which is common side effect. A regular diet is important to keep things moving nicely. Gracie is such a sweet, lovable girl! She deserves to be with someone who will love and adore her.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Darling Darla .
 . Darling Darla .  . Darling Darla .  . Darling Darla .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Darling Darla is everything you could want in a dog and more. She is a total lover to all beings and is potty trained! She's a snuggle bug who loves to "Netflix and Chill"...don't have Netflix? Don't worry, she wouldn't pass up a chance to curl up on the couch with you anyways! You don't like to walk? Neither does she! You both can be super low maintenance together! She's recovering from a nasty cold for now but should be available very soon!
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Chico .
 . Chico .  . Chico .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
Please say hello to Chico the scrumptiously yummy tater tot of a Chihuahua. Chico is so gentle, sweet and cuddly. He is a lap lover! Chico has the typical age related changes with his heart and trachea but is managing those changes with a simple heart medication. He just had a recheck and all labwork was perfecto! Chico lives in a home with other dogs and kids and is ready to fill your home with LOVE!
Senior, Male, Small
 . Pearl .
 . Pearl .  . Pearl .  . Pearl .
  • Chihuahua
Pearl is a spunky and fun blind beauty! She has a condition called microeyes, likely a congenital defect from birth. She loves other dogs, loves to play with toys and gets along with cats and birds too! She's a total package! This is the perfect dog for anyone and what a great ambassador for disabled pets!
Senior, Female, Small
 . Sadie .
 . Sadie .  . Sadie .  . Sadie .
  • Hound, Shar-Pei
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Sadie is a loving girl and one of our youngest senior sweeties. In fact, she will lick you head to toe if she could and wags her tail with great excitement when she sees anyone! For a middle aged dog, Sadie has a nice amount of energy and loves to play ball or go for walks, she even knows how to throw for herself. She's a bit over zealous trying to make a playmate sometimes but prefers male dogs willing to have a bit of fun. Her hound instincts kick in when it comes to hunting instincts, her foster family lives out on a large plot of land and has a lot of wild rabbits and squirrels, she loves roaming the pasture to proudly keep an eye on her foster home and family. Sadie currently lives with another dog, horses and mules. She would do great as single gal or with a respectful male dog.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Lenny .
 . Lenny .  . Lenny .  . Lenny .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
Lenny, not to be confused with rock star Lenny Kravitz, is a 10-11 year YOUNG vivacious Chihuahua from the San Diego Bonita Shelter. The shelter was worried Lenny wouldn't get adopted because of his unkempt teeth and a fatty tumor on his chest so we exited him to start his new life at Lionel’s Legacy and provide him with the care he needed for a second chance. Don't worry, unlike the rockstar human he shares a name with he won't go trashing hotel rooms or stay up too late singing. Lenny is a very sweet and social pup. He gets along great with dogs big and small and has made himself right at home on the sofa as if he has lived here for years! He loves cuddles, fetching his toys and going for long walks and is great at sharing. He's potty trained too!
Senior, Male, Small
 . Cameron .
 . Cameron .  . Cameron .  . Cameron .
  • Chihuahua, Dachshund
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without cats
***SPECIAL NEEDS, COMES WITH WHEELS*** Cameron is a Chihuahua Doxie mix or as we like to call him part Lemur part Merman. Cameron came to Lionel's Legacy as one of our younger seniors but he needed a bit of help getting back in shape. Cameron was unable to walk when we picked him up from the shelter but he is steadily gaining strength and use of his back legs again. Cameron is great in his wheels and flies across slick floors faster than most dogs can run! Cameron is a love bug and his favorite thing is being cradled like a baby. He is good with other dogs, he likes to sass them at first just let to them know small can still be mighty. Cameron wears a belly band as a champ as he's also regaining control of his bladder. He may be a bit SPECIAL NEEDS but to be honest he's one of the easiest dogs ever!
Adult, Male, Small
 . Bruce .
 . Bruce .  . Bruce .  . Bruce .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
FOSTER OR ADOPTER WANTED! My name is Bruce Almighty and I'm in search of a family to call my own! I am a young 10 year old, I love to play, I love to be silly, I love to make everyone smile from ear to ear! I had a rough start but I'm getting stronger and happier each day now that Im feeling better! I love walks so very much and meeting new friends is my favoritist thing to do! Please don't be afraid of my looks, I'm really a big role polly love muffin!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Voodoo .
 . Voodoo .  . Voodoo .  . Voodoo .
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Spayed/Neutered
Voodoo joined us all the way from Louisiana after her owner passed away. It was a long trip but she's happy to be living the So Cal life and is ready to find a home where she will have lots of friends to play with and lots of walks. Voodoo may be 11 but she has spirit and gumption, likely from her Louisiana roots. She is a foodie, she loves to perch to be up high, and she loves to affectionately play with you. This gal was definitely loved and now she's ready to share all she has with YOU!
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Chicali .
 . Chicali .  . Chicali .  . Chicali .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Chicali is a big old lug who has spent his life in and out of the shelter and clearly shows signs of being a backyard hooligan. All of that has changed now that he's a senior sweetie! Chicali is living the life with his furfriends and thanks to some good arthritis and pain meds he's feeling a lot more comfortable. Chicali has had a dental and had a few lumps and bumps removed but he's feeling much better! If you'd like to be Chicali's sponsor please go to WAYS YOU CAN HELP on our website and sign up to become a monthly SPONSOR for $5, $10, $25 or $50 a month. Send us an email at www.lionelslegacy.org to let us know you've become a senior sweetie sponsor!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Pretty .
 . Pretty .  . Pretty .  . Pretty .
  • Eskimo Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
Pretty got her name since she prances around like a sweet pretty little girl. Pretty is a typical Eskie when it comes to personality- she's loyal, intelligent, friendly, alert, and energetic, but also fiesty and needs to be kept mentally stimulated. Pretty will need an experienced Eskie owner. Pretty loves to explore and discover new things and places, this girl has places to go and people to see! Pretty also enjoys having a job or role in the house. She loves to please! Pretty is good with calm cats used to dogs and gets along well with other doggies as long as they're mellow, good at sharing toys, and will let her have her undivided attention from her humans. This girl loves to play with toys too! Contact us today to find out more about this little sweetheart! Pretty is approximately 12 years young, 25 lbs and ready to get you out and about!
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Browny .
 . Browny .  . Browny .  . Browny .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
What is the first that comes to mind when you think of brownies????? Sweet? Ice cream? Chocolate? MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm!!!!! Well that is everything Browny is and more. Browny is approx. 10 years old and such a lovable and fun girl. She's sweet and will melt in your hands like chocolate and ice cream. Browny loves her walks and she loves to play with her friends. She loves it when her foster mom has visitors, she of course thinks they're there to see her. Browny is in great health and and even has some pep in her step for an older gal. She's about 50 lbs and house trained. So who's ready for the sweet life with Browny? She's guaranteed to make your life mmmmm, mmmmmm, good!
Senior, Female, Large