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Kittens: Too Much of a Cute Thing?

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
Each spring and summer, hundreds of thousands of kittens will be born across the U.S. And while the image may make you think of adorable little balls of fluff running around in the sunshine, for people working in animal welfare it’s all but cute. In fact, this can be one of the busiest and most …

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Behavior and Training Team Takes Over!

Categories: Pet Care & Training
In the first week of February, we tried out something a little different on Lollypop Farm’s social media – our Behavior and Training team took over Instagram for a whole week! Every day, the team pictured below shared training tips and tricks with our followers, addressed questions about pet behavior, and shared a behind-the-scenes peek …

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11-year-old Lilly’s Incredible Transformation

Categories: Happy Tails
11-year-old Lilly, a Cairn Terrier mix, was brought to Lollypop Farm in January in a very sad state. Lilly’s fur was full of thick, dirty mats containing bits of debris. She was suffering and in clear need of veterinary intervention. Our team jumped into action to help this dog in need. Much of Lilly’s fur …

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Tails of Hope: How your support makes the difference

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
Every year, thousands of pets are brought to Lollypop Farm. Some will be surrendered because their family is longer able to care for them, and others are rescued because they were abandoned or abused. But thanks to animal lovers like you, there is hope. Because of you, these pets are not forgotten and receive a …

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English Bulldog Abandoned in the City of Rochester

Categories: Pet Welfare
On November 12, 2018, our Humane Law Enforcement investigators responded to a call about a dog tied up outside of an abandoned house on Garson Avenue in the City of Rochester. When they arrived, they found an older English Bulldog who was lethargic and terribly thin. The dog (who would later be named Darby) was rushed …

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Five Things to Feel Proud of in the New Year

Categories: Our Community
With the New Year now here, we’re reflecting back on 2018 and all of the stories that inspired us. There are so many successes from the past year that you helped make possible. Here are just five of the things that you, a supporter and advocate for Lollypop Farm, should start off 2019 feeling SO …

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5 reasons to bring home a tiny friend

Categories: Pet Care & Training
There are so many reasons to consider adopting a rat, mouse, guinea pig, or other type of small animal! In fact, we’ve compiled our top 5 reasons in this blog post. A little friend might just make a big difference in your life! Small animals can be very intelligent It’s true! Rats are especially smart …

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A bright future for Biscuit

Categories: Happy Tails
Biscuit was just 4 months old when she arrived at Lollypop Farm in distress. Biscuit was terribly thin with severe corneal ruptures and an upper respiratory infection. This kitten would require a number of challenging surgeries before finding the happy home she deserved. The family that surrendered Biscuit found her as a stray. They tried …

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Five Common Shelter Myths Debunked

Categories: Our Community
Did you know that November 5th – 11th, 2018 was National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week? To celebrate, we asked our community members to help us dispel common shelter myths and help us recognize the amazing work being done to help Rochester’s pets in need. Each day of the week, we asked our online communities a …

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Top 6 Reasons to Consider Adopting a Senior Pet

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
November is a very special month. It’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month! It’s a time to celebrate our older shelter pets because they have a lot of love still left to give. Sadly, older pets may stay longer at the shelter before they are adopted. Not only can it be hard for older pets to …

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Positive Reinforcement Training Challenge

Categories: Pet Care & Training
We all love our pets for just who they are! But every now and then, a behavior will pop up that may require some work or practice. Many times this means training, for both pets and their owners, to help everyone live their happiest life under one roof. And believe it or not, training can …

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Five tips for a howlingly-fun (and safe) Halloween

Categories: Pet Welfare
Amid all of the spooky decorations, tasty treats and kooky costumes, make sure to keep your pet’s safety in mind this Halloween! Here are a few simple tips to ensure a fun holiday with your pets at home and around the neighborhood. Make sure your bowl of goodies for trick-or-treaters isn’t somewhere that your pets …

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11 Reasons to Join the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest

Categories: Our Community
On Saturday, September 29th Lollyop Farm is hosting the 21st Annual Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest. Not only is it going to be a really fun day, but the funds you raise will provide shelter, veterinary services, behavior intervention and enrichment, and other forms of compassionate care for the pets in our care. …

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Free Vaccination Clinic Helps Rochester’s Pets and their families

Categories: Our Community
In an effort to provide critical services to Rochester-area pet owners, Lollypop Farm recently held our very first free vaccination clinic at the Baden Street Settlement in downtown Rochester on Wednesday, September 5. Animal care professionals from the organization offered free wellness checks, one-year Rabies vaccines, Parvo vaccines, and Distemper vaccines to dogs and puppies. …

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Bird feeders bring extra enrichment for pets at Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community
Does your cat at home love watching birds out the window? So do cats at Lollypop Farm! If you’ve visited us recently, you may have noticed a number of new birdhouses and bird feeders around the building and grounds. Our friends at The Bird House, a local bird house/feeder and seed supply store, generously donated, installed, …

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Check The Chip: The Difference Between Lost and Found

Categories: Pet Care & Training
It happens in the blink of an eye. You’re coming home, juggling groceries, and your curious cat slips out the door. Or your dog hurls himself in pursuit of a squirrel ripping this leash from your hand. In just a couple of minutes, your beloved pet has gone missing. Unfortunately, it happens all the time. …

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Farosh the Iguana Receives Essential Surgery

Categories: Pet Care & Training
There is no surgery too small (or too strange) for the veterinary clinic here at Lollypop Farm! Each and every day, cats and dogs are spayed and neutered in our clinic to keep them healthy and happy, and prevent the birth of future homeless litters. It may come as a surprise, however, to hear that …

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Visiting the Vet – a Necessity for Indoor Cats

Categories: Pet Care & Training
August 22nd, 2018, is a day dedicated to bringing cats to the veterinary clinic. But you might be wondering, why is an entire day dedicated to getting our feline friends to the doctor? While there are more pet cats in the United States than dogs, significantly fewer ever see a veterinarian. According to the American …

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Your support gave Su’Lai a second chance

Categories: Happy Tails, Pet Welfare
You can help even more pets, just like Su’Lai, get the second chance they deserve. Join us Saturday, September 29th for the Lollypop Farm Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest. Create a Tail Waggin’ Team, fundraise, and join us for a 1.5-mile walk around Lollypop Farm to benefit pets in need. The money you …

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Planning a safe and fun camping trip with pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
Summer is here, and we’ve all got vacation on the mind! Are you planning a camping getaway and considering bringing your furry friend along for the fun?  If so, we’ve compiled a list of simple camping safety tips to consider when travelling this season. Preventing your pet from becoming lost (and knowing what to do …

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Celebrating the Fourth of July Safely with Pets

Categories: Pet Welfare
All of us at Lollypop Farm wish you and your pets a safe and happy Fourth of July! Believe it or not, more pets become lost on this particular day than any other time of year. To ensure your pets stay comfortable during the holiday festivities and fireworks, here are a few tips: Make sure …

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Pets in Hot Cars: How You Can Help!

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
When temperatures rise, leaving pets locked in a car can be dangerous. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. You can take these steps to protect pets in warm weather. In the below article, you’ll learn how to help a pet left in a hot car, safety facts, and other ways you …

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Community Members Come Together to #HelpMilo

Categories: Happy Tails
When Milo first arrived at Lollypop Farm in early May, this tiny 4-year-old Chihuahua was sporting a painful injury. Milo had been transferred from another local shelter that was unable to repair a severe break in his front left leg, in the hopes that we might be able to help him. Our clinic found that …

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