End-of-Life Services

Facing the difficulties that come with losing a pet can be overwhelming. As an organization of animal-lovers we understand what you may be feeling as you prepare to say goodbye to your beloved family member.

In addition to acting as a source of information and understanding, we will also help you determine which of our end-of-life services may best fit your needs. Lollypop Farm offers several options for end-of-life services for your special companion.

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Owner-Requested Euthanasia
When it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved pet due to old age or illness, we recommend you make an appointment with your veterinarian so that you may choose to be present at the time of euthanasia. Your pet may also benefit from being in a more familiar environment.

However, because we realize the cost can be an obstacle for many pet owners, Lollypop Farm provides affordable, caring, compassionate euthanasia services performed by trained technicians. (We regret that you will not be able to accompany your pet.)

We ask for a $50 donation, but in cases of financial hardship we may be able to work with you. Communal cremation is offered at no additional cost.

Please contact us at (585) 223-1330 x210 or by email to make an appointment for euthanasia.


Cremation Services
We provide two types of cremation services:

Private
Your pet will be the only animal present in the chamber during cremation, and his or her cremated remains will be carefully packaged and returned to you in a standard container.

Cost:
$100 – pets (cats, small animals, and dogs) up to 25 lbs.
$150 – dogs 26 to 75 lbs.
$200 – dogs 76 lbs. and up

To schedule your service: Contact us at (585) 223-1330 x210 or by email

Communal
More than one animal will be present in the chamber without separation, and your pet’s cremated remains will be spread over Grace Field, our memorial meadow on the hill across from the upper pasture on the Lollypop Farm campus.

Cost: $30 (unless you have already paid for euthanasia services, then it is included in the cost of euthanasia)

To schedule your service: Contact us at (585) 223-1330 x210 or by email


Columbarium Burials
The Memorial Garden and Lengeman Memorial Pet Cemetery serves as the final resting place for hundreds of companion animals. Although we no longer offer in-ground burials, you may have your pet’s cremated remains interred in our columbarium (similar to a mausoleum).

Details: Each 8” x 8” x 10” niche is labeled with a 3” x 5” metal plate bearing your pet’s name and dates.

Cost: $300 (plus tax) plus the cost of cremation (includes a container for your pet’s remains)

Cost of interment of 2nd pet (at a later date): $100 (includes updated marker)

For more information: Contact (585) 223-1330 x210 or email


Pet Loss Support Groups
Because we at Lollypop Farm understand the feelings of grief that the loss of a pet can bring, we provide free pet loss support groups in a safe, supportive, and understanding environment. You are welcome to attend our seminar, “Getting Through the Grief: Living With Pet Loss,” which is facilitated by a grief counselor and gives you an opportunity to express your feelings, share with others, and learn how to cope.

Seminar information:

When: Second Saturday of each month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: The group meets in a conference room at the Lollypop Farm main campus, but participants should first check in at the front desk in the lobby.

Cost: You may attend free of charge, but registration is appreciated.

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For more information: Contact (585) 223-1330 x210 or email

Additional Pet Loss Resources:

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Coping with the Loss of a Pet | AVMA

Pet Loss Links | Cornell University

Pet Loss Support Hotline at Cornell University
Staffed by volunteer veterinary students trained by professional grief counselors. 607-253-3932, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

Pet Loss Support Hotline at Tufts University
Staffed by volunteer veterinary students trained by a licensed therapist. During the academic year: 508-839-7966, Monday through Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST. During the summer: Hours vary; please call for more information.


Pet Memorials: Honoring the Life of Your Pet