Back in May at the Walk for Animals, I stopped by the Lionel’s Legacy booth to introduce myself. What I learned is that Lionel’s Legacy is a rescue dedicated to saving, caring for, and finding loving homes for senior dogs who are left for an otherwise very sad fate. Well, make me cry already, would ya. I absolutely adore senior dogs and I practically begged Lionel’s Legacy to allow me the honor of photographing their adoptables. Turns out, I didn’t really have to beg… they were just as excited about it as I was.
This past Sunday, a group of Lionel’s Legacy foster families and previously-adopted pups all joined together for a walk and some socialization at Balboa Park. I joined them on the walk and after the dogs got their energy out, we sat down in a nice quiet area and did photos of six adoptables who were there. Wait, did you say “got their energy out?” Yes. “But they’re seniors!” Yes. I know. They may be older but many of them still have a lot of get-up-and-go and would make such wonderful companions!
Before we get on to the photos, I also just want to say that some of these dogs do have medical problems that need attention. Since senior dogs are harder to find homes for than puppies, many of the dogs are with their foster families for a long time. All of that adds up to a lot of expense for Lionel’s Legacy. As a non-profit, they depend on the generosity of others to help care for and save these wonderful animals. Please consider making a donation to Lionel’s Legacy. And no, they didn’t ask me to say any of that.
OK… now on to the photos!
First up is Harry the Harrier. He is one big love and a total goofball. Harry is around 12 years old and LOVES belly rubs. At the first inclination that a belly rub is coming, Harry will roll over and say, “here you go!” Harry is neutered, up-to-date on his shots, and house-trained. He’s perfect!
Next up, meet Lottie… or Lottie the Hottie, as she was introduced to me. This sweet little girl is a 12-year-old Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix who weighs only 12 pounds. Little Lottie the Hottie sticks her tongue out all the time because when she came to Lionel’s Legacy, she had to have her teeth removed. It doesn’t slow her down any, though… she was still gobbling up my salmon treats like the other dogs! Lottie is spayed, up-to-date on her shots, and house-trained. Her missing teeth do require some extra attention, though, so she is considered “special needs.”
Now it’s time to meet Sweet Pea! She is a super easy-going girl who loves everyone. She is up-to-date on her shots and house-trained, but prefers a home without any feline siblings. Human siblings, on the other hand, would be welcome!
Next up is Lady. What a perfect name for this elegant girl. Lady has some medical issues that Lionel’s Legacy and her foster mom are working on. She’s such a laid back lady, though, you’d never know. I love the way her hair blows in the breeze. Supermodel!
I can’t wait for you to meet Kane. This boy stole my heart! I just kept giving him hugs and kisses. He’s such a gentle and laid-back dog, we were even able to remove his leash for most of our shoot. He LOVED the salmon treats I had for him and any time he’d see I had one, his ears would perk right up. Kane is about 13 years old and was saved from a high-kill LA shelter (hey, so was my Roxy!). He does great with the kids at his foster home and he loves to go for walks and play tug-o-war. Kane is neutered, up-to-date on his shots, and house-trained. He seems to be deaf but it doesn’t make him any less of a completely wonderful and amazing dog!
And finally, we have Misty. This girl loves to go-go-go! She is about 7-9 years old and has the best smile around. She’s great with other dogs and kids but is not a fan of the kitties. Misty doesn’t bark and can be trusted home alone. She doesn’t get into any trouble! She’d be a perfect first-time dog. Misty is spayed, up-to-date on her shots, and house-trained.
And here’s a bonus tryptic of Misty… I couldn’t resist!
Please share these wonderful dogs and, if you’re interested in adopting, contact Lionel’s Legacy!