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. The Surrendering Your Pet to Lollypop Farm page has more information.
In the Greater Rochester community, Lollypop Farm has the largest capacity for animal care and is the only organization to accept stray and unwanted pets of all species. And so we view responsible open-admissions as a much-needed service that prevents neglect and unnecessary suffering. For every pet who arrives at Lollypop Farm, we keep in mind each animal’s individual needs. There is no time limit or predetermined length of stay for any of the animals in our care. The vast majority of pets are placed for adoption or transferred to another animal welfare group when a pet’s needs are different than we are able to accommodate.
If a safe and humane solution can’t be reached, the animal may be humanely euthanized. Lollypop Farm will not turn its back on an animal in need, even if that means the most humane option for that animal is to provide a dignified and humane end. Pets are always treated with kindness, dignity, and compassion.