Lionel's Legacy is a San Diego based senior dog rescue and elementary humane education program. We provide a last chance for senior dogs entering the shelter systems in both San Diego and Los Angeles. We solely rely on fosters to care for our seniors temporarily while looking for their furever home or as permanent hospice fosters when the need arises.
We also believe in early education as a means of preventing pet overpopulation. As a second grade teacher at Central elementary in San Diego, I see first hand the difference educating our brilliant young minds can make.
Lionel's Legacy- Saving ONE senior dog at a time and educating MANY young minds to leave a legacy of compassion and advocacy!
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Our Adoption Process...
Our initial adoption process begins with an application of interest, a phone interview, an interact with all family members including pets, and a home check. Among completion and review of those areas then an adoption will be finalized with an adoption agreement, adoption fee, and followed up with a check-in within 2 weeks of bringing the new pet home.
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