Ally: Australian Kelpie/Australian Shepherd Dog estimated age is 11 years 5 months

Ally and her sister, Lilly, were rescued from a local high-kill shelter when they were just 2 years old. They are now about 10 and a half and have come to us as their momma is moving into an assisted living facility. They are a bonded due who rely on each other. The girls love to play and jump around together, they are the best of playmates! They live indoors, but love to lounge and run outside. They have lived with a plethora of other dogs and do well with everyone. Ally loves toys, especially chew toys! She is a tug-o-war champ! Ally is the larger of the two gals at about 70 lbs.
amorette: Chihuahua Dog estimated age is 9 years 11 months

Bighead: Australian Shepherd/Basset Hound Dog estimated age is 16 years 0 months

Bighead came to Lionel's Legacy at the age of 15 after his human momma needed to be placed in assisted care. Ironically for a big dog he has remained relatively healthy but is starting to have some difficulties with arthritis. His foster family has graciously brought Bighead to visit his momma who lives in a nearby specialized care facility.
Billie: Boxer Dog estimated age is 12 years 3 months

***COMING SOON*** Billie is working on regaining some strength and weight in her hind legs. She gets along with cats, dogs, and all people. Due to mobility issues she will do best in a home with little to no stairs.
Blanca: German Shepherd Dog Dog estimated age is 10 years 10 months

Blanca has lived a rough life but that has all changed since coming to Lionel's Legacy. Blanca has severe Spondylosis so when she walks there is a whole lot of swaying going on but she doesn't let that get in her way. She loves relaxing, walking around the yard, hanging with her canine buddies, and adores her humans.
Cheeto: Pit Bull Terrier Dog estimated age is 13 years 3 months

Cheeto came to us from Orange County shelter. He is approximately 13 years old and likely lived outside most of his life. He lives with his foster family and their dog and enjoys being loved and adored. Cheeto has had some issues with holding his bladder, has a sensitive tummy and it has been difficult to getting him to eat and maintain weight. Nonetheless, he is happy and loved and enjoys his soft fluffy dog bed when he isn't trying to sneak up on the couch.
Cole: Labrador Retriever Dog estimated age is 10 years 11 months

Faye: Schnauzer Dog estimated age is 13 years 11 months

Faye is the name fit for a classy ageless beauty. This girl has seen and travelled the world, well maybe just Riverside and San Diego but that's a big deal if you're a dog. We aren't gonna lie, Faye is living in her retirement home where she feels like the star of a broadway production with wardrobe changes, bows, the latest grooming hairdos, and the finest of foods in her dressing room. No tap water for this beauty, she likes the bottled type, fresh from a mountain springs. She lives with our superhero foster family Joann and Denny and they are fosters to not one but multiple Lionel's Legacy seniors. Rock on Faye!
Fred: Chihuahua Dog estimated age is 13 years 6 months

Fred and Ethel, Ethel and Fred. They are like a little old married couple that will provide hours of entertainment. Nag, Nag, Nag you might hear Fred say to Ethel but she is really good at ignoring her stout little hubby. Together they are an ideal couple! At 13 years young both have recently had dentals, have a pound or some ounces to take off, and are ready to fill your home with nightly comedy routines. Hey, they'll even take dog treats instead of dollars for tips! Contact us today to learn more about this dynamic duo!
Gideon: Chow Chow Dog estimated age is 12 years 8 months

Gideon is a poor neglected old Chow Chow who came from OC shelter. Gideon had to be hospitalized and we weren't sure if we could save him but with the help of Newport Beach Animal Hospital we were able to improve his quality of life so he could be placed into foster care. Gideon is a rough around the edges kind of dog, he is a survivor which means he's likely had to fend for himself. It's not likely he had many good experiences with humans but we're making sure to change that!
Gigi June: Rat Terrier Dog estimated age is 10 years 2 months

***COMING SOON*** This petite mon' amie will be ready to be your friend really soon. She is so sweet and gentle and we are so excited about being able to give her a second chance. We promise she won't disappoint!
Ginny: Rat Terrier Dog estimated age is 12 years 2 months

***FOSTER NEEDED*** Ginny is recovering from an eye enucleation and is looking for a foster family! She is so sweet and gentle, gets along with all other dogs and cats, and is good with people. She's so quiet that sometimes you forget she's there. She would love a quiet place to hang out and enjoy your company. She is fine with you coming or going so takes very little work on your part.
Jaja Henrietta Templeton: Pomeranian Dog estimated age is 9 years 11 months

Kahlua: Labrador Retriever Dog estimated age is 13 years 0 months

Kaluha is an 11 year old hound cross, perhaps lab, perhaps pit bull mix. She is an old lady who loves to snore late into the morning and appreciates nothing more than a late afternoon nap. She definitely prefers a slow paced life, though perhaps not on the farm. She's very suspicious of her horsey companions. Cats are a new concept to her and she certainly enjoys giving them a good run, but a bark and short chase usually suffices. Low key canine companions are okay as long as they steer clear of her food bowl and respect her bubble of space. She really enjoys an affectionate pat, good roll in the sun, and all the treats that hide her pills. Most awesome is her patience with kids, and my kids adore her. Kahlua is a sweet old gal who is house and crate trained and is ready to be your faithful sidekick!
Muffin: American Bulldog/Labrador Retriever Dog estimated age is 11 years 3 months

Muffin (Max) came to us from a shelter in South Los Angeles. At the age of 8 he was relinquished by his owners due to financial hardships and having to move. Poor Muffin only knew family life prior to being taken to the shelter and was incredibly sad. Muffin has recurring hemangiosarcomas which need to be monitored and require periodic removal. He lives up in the mountains with both human and canine foster siblings.
Olaf: Schnauzer Dog estimated age is 13 years 0 months

Olaf is a sweet and quiet mini Schnauzer. He likes to cruise around, enjoys the company of other dogs, and really loves his naps. He's an easy going little fella who doesn't require much in life. He's great at the vet, travels well and seems to adjust to new people and places pretty easily for an old codger. This boy does enjoy his meals so make sure you have plenty of food to feed an army cause we swear he has one hiding in his belly!
Peaches: Poodle Dog estimated age is 17 years 1 month

A letter from her foster mom: We'll never know why little Peaches, at the tender age of 19, ended up at the bleak shelter all shaggy and forlorn with a look of hopelessness in her eyes. But she did, and then, as miracles happen, along came Lionel's Legacy who saved her and turned her into one of the luckiest little senior girls on the planet. She now lives with her forever foster mom and a pack of new friends who have accepted her and share her enthusiasm for life. At first she was timid and hesitant, not knowing what the routine was at this new place, but she caught on very quickly and has adjusted so well. Peaches loves everyone and is always happy, as evident when you see that her tail wag at the rate of at least 60 wiggles per second! She will often erupt with a burst of energy which projects her into a bounce or leap across the room or lawn, making like a deer or rabbit moving at full speed. What a great sight this is to see and it brings such joy to see her living her life full of playful moments and happiness. A senior she may be, but her heart and attitude are that of a much younger dog. At 19, ( the NEW 8!) Peaches shows the world that even when the chips are down, there can come that spunk and zest for life (plus wonderful people to give you support ) which gives you renewal and lots of hope for better times ahead. You are amazing little Peaches! Keep up the good work and keep on going.
Penelope: Beagle/Pug Dog estimated age is 10 years 2 months

***COMING SOON*** Little Miss Penelope is currently recovering from having her leg amputated due to a large ulcerated Mast cell tumor.
Piper: Jack Russell Terrier Dog estimated age is 9 years 2 months

Piper came to us from Orange County shelter as one of the youngest seniors we've ever taken. Piper is only about 5 or 6 but developed mammary cancer from not being spayed in a timely manner. Her cancer grew rapidly and became ulcerated which likely led her owner to drop her off at the shelter because it became unmanageable. We removed her larger ulcerated mass but X-rays showed metastatic spread to her heart and lungs. Her prognosis is terminal but you would never know it with this fun loving girl. She still likes to run around and play with her canine foster siblings thanks to her foster mom Kerri for reaching out to us and committing to take care of her.
Popsicle(Grandpa): Shepherd Dog estimated age is 10 years 3 months

Radar: Pomeranian/Chihuahua Dog estimated age is 15 years 0 months

**ADOPTION PENDING** Too cute to even go on the website :)
Rocky3: Jack Russell Terrier Dog estimated age is 13 years 11 months

Rune Goldberg: Dachshund Dog estimated age is 8 years 0 months

Shadow: Dachshund Dog estimated age is 14 years 0 months

Shadow(Abuelita): Chow Chow Dog estimated age is 15 years 3 months

Sweet little old Abuelita(aka Bear) is an awesome gal. Formerly known as Shadow, this petite chow came from the Oceanside Humane Society where they nursed her back to health. Today she is thriving in a foster home with other doggies and kitties and has a great time playing and lounging in the sun. We think Abuelita has no idea of her age, she seems to think she's still in her prime. She has some mild stiffness in her back legs and ongoing skin and ear issues but at the age of about 16 she's doing pretty darn good. This girl has character, personality, and spunk. Oh and she originally got her name Shadow because she will follow you around all day and never leave your side!
Sophie: Cattle Dog Dog estimated age is 10 years 9 months

Sophie is a 10 year old Border Collie who loves to play fetch with a tennis ball. She will go and go until she drops! Sophie likes meeting people and is very social, she's always looking for a hand to nudge for a good petting! Sophie is good with other dogs outside of the home but inside the home her herding instincts kick into high gear and all she really wants to do at home is take a siesta. Sophie is easy to walk on the leash and even though she's a full figured gal she's used to taking long walks with her foster mom. Sophie is so good she'll even stay by your side off leash. Sophie rides nicely in the car and sits quietly for baths and grooming. Sophie may be a senior but she's looking for someone to play fetch with and go for walks around the town with. I have had my bloodwork done and in in good health and ready to find my new home!
Starlett: Chihuahua Dog estimated age is 9 years 4 months

Starlett may not be the most adoptable of our senior sweeties due to being treated for congestive heart failure and seizures but this girl enjoys the good life with her foster canine and feline siblings. You know these dogs are pretty resilient because they tend to not worry about these "small details" and just enjoy each and every day. Sounds like a can-do attitude if you ask me! Contact us today to learn more about Starlett.
Talulah: Pomeranian Dog estimated age is 11 years 3 months

Talulah came to Lionel's Legacy under some very unusual circumstances. First, she was abandoned at a vet because she was obese, incontinent, and overweight. The vet took her in and provided care which included multiple surgeries to fix her knees and remove extra skin around her bottom. Talulah has been through a lot and after rehabilitating at the vet for over a year they decided to reach out to rescues to take her in. Talulah has a lot of chronic medical and mental issues that have stayed with her. Fortunately she is fostered by Jaymie, pom mom extraordinaire. Sometimes she has good days and sometimes not so much but we know her days are that much better because of the love and care she gets!
Tia Marie: Pomeranian Dog estimated age is 13 years 0 months

Tiffany: Terrier Dog estimated age is 13 years 11 months

Sweet Tiffy came from our local Bonita shelter and we soon learned there was something very wrong with her medically. She was having a hard time breathing, was coughing, and very lethargic. We soon learned she had congestive heart failure and quickly put her on medications to stabilize her. Our vet's description was that she sounded like a washing machine. It took us a few tries to find the right combination of medications but thanks to modern medication she is still alive 2 years later(which our vets can't event believe). Tiff is definitely slowing down and having some problems with cognitive dysfunction but she is the only Lionel's Legacy senior sweetie to have travelled across the United States twice! Her foster mom decided to take a road trip and is having so much fun showing the different sights, sounds, and smells to Tiffy that she has just kept on going. What a lucky gal!
Triscuit: Pomeranian Dog estimated age is 14 years 1 month

***TESTING OUT HER NEW FOREVER HOME***
Turner: Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler Dog estimated age is 9 years 3 months

Turner is one of the sweetest, gentlest, cuddliest rottie/lab mixes ever! She's about 8 to 9 years old and was found tied to a lightpost in a McDonald's parking lot in Los Angeles. A good sam called Hope For Paws and they came to her rescue. Upon exam she had a very large mass on her shoulder that was successfully removed but the biopsy came back as Adenocarcinoma. As she recovered from surgery she developed pneumonia and it was discovered through xrays that she had a condition called Megaesophagus. Her combined conditions don't have a good long term prognosis so we felt it was best to place her with a forever foster. She lucked out and hit the jackpot, her foster mom works at the local pet emergency center so she's in the best of hands!