Rescued is our favorite breed
Foster Sancho - Senior Dog Rescue

COMING SOON! Lionel’s Legacy Adoption & Wellness Center!

A huge thank you to the Marion and Richard Graham Foundation for a generous grant of $30,000 towards our FREE TO CHEW Low Cost Community Pet Dental Clinic

We may not have loved you first, but we will love you forever!

There are many reasons why senior dogs end up homeless at shelters. Sometimes owners are unable to afford medical care for their pets, or they are struggling to care for themselves and their canine companions. Here at Lionel’s Legacy, a Senior Dog Rescue, we aim to help aging beloved pets stay with their families through our Keeping Pets Home Program or join one of our amazing foster families where we commit to them for life!

Give them forever loving homes

And a second chance at life

Help Animals We Currently Foster

And share in love & happiness

Interested in having some fun with us?

There are so many ways to get involved and support us! Check out our fun-filled events! join us for awalk around San Diego, an adoption event, or yappy hour!

Donate food & SUpplies

‘cuz every little bit helps

Success Story


Beasley was in rough shape when he joined us. He needed a lot of medical care, and thanks to time, love, and patience Beasley grew some confidence wings and was able to join a new family. It’s great to have families who really want to help make a difference for the ones that need it most! We’re so lucky to have families taking on foster dogs who need TLC the most.

Foster A Pet

If you can't adopt, you can foster

Occasionally, some of our senior sweethearts come to Lionel’s Legacy with terminal illnesses or develop age-related medical conditions while in our care. For these seniors, our foster families commit to a lifetime of love and care no matter how long they have left.

Lionel’s Legacy will continue to provide food, supplies, and medical for each senior dog while the furever foster families dedicate their lives to helping our senior sweethearts feel like a member of the family.

Are you interested in fostering a senior dog with Lionel’s Legacy? Click here to be taken to our Foster FAQ Page.

Foster Application Process

  • Fill out the New Foster application form.
  • Send us the completed application either by email
  • Have a phone screening interview with the adoption coordinator.
  • Have a home visit with one of our trained volunteers.
  • Meet us and take your lucky foster friend home!


If you can't foster, you can make a donation

It takes a team to care for our senior pets, whether it’s lab work, teeth cleaning, medications, or food. We want to make sure our seniors are treated and cared for before sending them off to their new forever families.

Help us reach our goal of helping homeless senior dogs!

Are you looking for a way to help Lionel’s Legacy continue saving senior dogs? Consider contributing to our “Oopsie Fund.” The Lionel’s Legacy “Oopsie” Fund helps us continue to provide care to all of our senior sweeties when unexplained colds, accidents, or medical issues arise. We help to cover various monthly medications, special food or supplies, or any medical needs that arise (labs, cultures, surgeries, x-rays).

Types of Donations

Donate to Our Wish List

  • Dog Treats
  • Dog Shampoo
  • Pet Beds
  • Leashes & Collars
  • Water & Food Bowls

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