Lollypop Farm is an open-admission shelter, and we accept all animals that come through our doors. We understand that sometimes it may be necessary to give up a pet, and we will do our very best to place yours into a new home. However, we strongly suggest that you use us as a last resort.
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Thinking About Giving Up Your Pet?
Before you decide to give up your pet, please make sure you are aware of all the possible solutions to the problems you may be experiencing:
If your landlord doesn't allow pets, please check our Pets Are Welcome list of housing that accepts pets.
If you cannot afford to spay or neuter your pet(s), please consider our Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP). We can assist you with the cost of surgery.
If you or a family member is pregnant, read our information on Preparing Your Pet for Baby's Arrival (PDF).
Rehoming Your Pet on Your Own
If you decide to give up your pet and find a home for him yourself, please read the following tips:
Talk to friends, family members, coworkers, neighbors, and your veterinarian, as they may know someone who might be interested in taking your pet.
Submit your pet to our free re-homing courtesy listing.
Visit Bugsy's Animal Network to find area organizations that may be able to take your pet.
Having Your Pet Euthanized for Health or Age Issues
If your pet is suffering from health- or age-related issues and you would like to have him euthanized, please contact your veterinarian. If you cannot afford your vet's fees, Lollypop Farm staff can perform this service. Please be advised you will not be able to be present with your pet during euthanasia. We ask for a donation of $54 (including tax) to help us with the cost of the service. If you can't afford the fee, we may be able to offer you a reduced rate. Please call (585) 223-1330 x275 to make an appointment. We also accept walk-in requests, but we prefer that you attempt to make an appointment. We also offer cremation services.
Surrendering Your Pet to Lollypop Farm
PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR DECISION TO TURN YOUR PET IN TO THE SHELTER IS YOUR FINAL DECISION. We are unable to answer your inquiries after you leave a pet with us, so please do not contact us for this reason. If you have any doubts about surrendering your pet(s) to us, please DO NOT do so.
NOTE: Leaving your pet at Lollypop Farm without having a staff person admit him to the shelter is considered abandonment. In New York State, this offense is a misdemeanor with a potential penalty of up to one year in jail and/or a fine of $1,000.