Keeping Pets HOME (request for support)

Are you a senior worried about how you’re going to pay for food, supplies, medications or medical treatment for your senior pet? The Lionel’s Legacy Keeping Pets HOME program allows individuals 60 years and older to request up to $500 annually so that you can keep your pet and provide it with the care it needs. Our goal is to keep the human/animal companion bond alive so that you don’t have to rehome or surrender your pet.
Fill out our application online and choose from the following options:
  • $500 for emergency need (surgery and/or life saving diagnostics)
  • $250 for annual vetting (exams, lab work, vaccines or medications)
  • $125 for food and supplies (gift card to Petco or Petsmart)

Always HOME

On occasion, senior citizens are unable to keep their beloved senior dogs when they require assisted care or have passed away and there is no next of kin. Individuals can request placement for their senior dog(s) into the Lionel’s Legacy Always HOME program. Always HOME means just that, they will always have a home with us until they are adopted or pass away. Once accepted, placement typically takes 3-4 weeks into a foster home. A minimum donation of $500 is required for placement into our Always HOME program. Donations go directly to food, supplies and vetting for the senior dogs entering our program. Fill out our application here.
*All of our HOME programs are based on available funding at the time of request*

Shelter to HOME

One of our goals at Lionel’s Legacy is to engage our community and encourage and support the adoption of senior dogs from our local San Diego and Orange County shelters with our S2H medical stipend. Families adopting senior dogs from our local shelters can apply for a $150 medical stipend through our online application. The stipend is awarded directly to your pet’s new vet in their name and is approved based on the following criteria:
  • Completed S2H application
  • A copy of the shelter adoption paperwork
  • A Family Photo with your new senior sweetie
The S2H stipend is awarded within 30 days of submission and approval to encourage adopters to make a commitment to their pet.