"Pets are Welcome" Program
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is striving to become a 'Shelter of Hope' for needy animals by placing every adoptable animal that is admitted to the shelter into a loving home. Two ways this goal can be reached are by (1) finding more homes for admitted pets, and (2) reducing admissions to the shelter. In doing so, more pets may find homes in rental communities and fewer pets may enter the shelter, thus reducing, and eventually eliminating, the need for pet-euthanasia.
The Pets Are Welcome (P.A.W.) Program is one of several initiative being used to achieve the 'Shelter of Hope' goal. P.A.W. directly addresses the two ways to achieving the 'Shelter of Hope' Goal mentioned above.
Encouraging and helping housing managers to rent to responsible pet owners, will increase the number of homes open to pets.
Since many animals are surrendered to the shelter each year because their owners have difficulty finding rental properties that allow pets, assisting tenants in finding pet-friendly housing will reduce admissions to the shelter. The P.A.W. program encourages communication between rental management and responsible, pet-owning tenants. If rental management and pet owners work together, they can create a mutually beneficial pet-friendly environment, keeping the pet's family intact and ensuring protection of management's properties.
The Pets Are Welcome Program aims to: