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Pet Grooming at Home: The Do’s and Don’ts

Categories: Pet Care & Training
After weeks of staying safe at home during this COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably thought once or twice about giving yourself an at-home-haircut. Bangs, perhaps? But for your furry friend, proper grooming is about more than just aesthetics, it’s often essential for their health and wellness. To ensure your pet’s health and happiness, we’ve compiled a …

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Lollypop Farm Services Update

Categories: Our Community, Shelter Life

The last few months have been extremely difficult on our community, but as I look around at all we have still accomplished, I am filled with pride. I am proud that our community continues to open their hearts to pets in need. Since March 1, 264 pets have received compassionate care in the homes of …

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Big Changes for Lollypop Farm Partner

Categories: Our Community

If you’ve been to an event, tuned in to our Telethon, or adopted from Lollypop Farm in the last couple years, you’ve likely run into the name PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore. This locally-owned pet store chain has been a huge asset to our pet community. They provide food for the dogs and cats at Lollypop …

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Enzo’s Happy Ending

Categories: Happy Tails
Tuesday, May 5, was #GivingTuesdayNow – a global initiative to raise funds for nonprofit organizations during this uncertain time. As an animal shelter that receives no government support, Lollypop Farm relies on the support of friends like you to continue providing lifesaving care and services for Rochester’s pets in need. On this day of giving, …

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An Update & Look Toward the Future of Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Shelter Life

As the world has been battling COVID-19 over the past months, Lollypop Farm has been adapting rapidly to the changes this pandemic requires. And we will continue to evolve as we look to resuming operations. If there is a silver lining to any of this, we are seeing glimpses of a brighter future for animal …

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Bring Lollypop Farm to your Zoom meeting with these fun backgrounds!

Categories: Our Community
Working from home and participating in lots of Zoom calls with coworkers? Bring a little Lollypop Farm-fun to your meetings with these fun backgrounds! You can show your support for homeless pets in our community, and add an adorable furry friend or familiar landscape to your virtual hangouts. Each of these images are already appropriately …

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Don’t Kit-Nap the Kittens!

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
It’s spring, and the warm weather has everyone in Rochester wanting to be outside as much as we can. While you are out, you might even come across a litter of kittens tucked underneath a bush someplace. And as good, kind-hearted person you will be tempted to pluck those kittens out of harm’s way and …

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Humane Law Enforcement: Standing Against Animal Cruelty

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
In the midst of brutally beating his partner, Bruno’s former owner directed his blows towards Bruno. Working with the police, Lollypop Farm Humane Law Enforcement acted swiftly to seize Bruno and his sister Elsa, bringing them back to the shelter. Bruno’s medical exam and x-rays revealed he was no stranger to abuse. His body was …

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Fetch A Sketch – Doodles We Love!

Categories: Our Community
Since this period of social distancing began, we at Lollypop Farm have been brainstorming ways to keep pet owners (and pets!) in our community happy, healthy, and entertained. One such creative outlet we’ve introduced is Fetch A Sketch, a digital art collaboration between community members, their pets, local artists, and staff/volunteers at Lollypop Farm! Fetch …

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Update from Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Resources for Communities

As news of extended closings and social distancing recommendations due to COVID-19 continue, I want to take a moment to give you an update from Lollypop Farm. I also want to let you know why we need your help right now, and what your support means for the animals. Lifesaving Services The need to investigate …

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Have fun and learn at home: Humane Education activities for kids

Categories: Our Community
With our community experiencing a difficult time and many parents juggling full-time jobs while homeschooling their children, we want to be there as a resource for all of you at home! The Humane Education Department has compiled a number of resources for parents to try out at home with kids. Children will love these activities—they’ll …

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Working from home with furry friends

Categories: Our Community
Amidst the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 in our communities, many 9-to-5-ers have made the decision to start working from home in an effort to slow the spread of the virus and promote social distancing. For pet owners, this means spending the work day with your furry friends! From cats on keyboards to dogs delivering …

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We Will Get Through This Together 💕

Categories: Our Community, Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare

Over the last week, our community has been flooded with news about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it may affect our families, neighbors, and loved ones. In such an uncertain time, we want you to know we are still here. The Rochester community is strong and continues to come together to keep everyone safe. This includes …

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Lollypop Farm Limiting Non-Urgent Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare

The health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff, and the community we serve continue to be our top priorities. In this spirit and in response to the most recent recommendations from our government leaders about slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and minimizing the risks to the most vulnerable among us, …

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Lollypop Farm Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Categories: Our Community, Uncategorized

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in Monroe County, Lollypop Farm will be continuing services to the public on a limited basis. We are asking for your help in limiting the number of people through the shelter for the immediate future. There are still wonderful animals in need of loving homes at our …

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Pet Preparedness & COVID-19

Categories: Our Community, Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) on the rise, it is important to have the most up-to-date information about the disease and its potential impact on our families and community. This includes our pets. COVID-19 is contagious for humans and, as of now, is understood to spread primarily from person to …

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World Spay Day is Coming up on February 25!

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Every year at Lollypop Farm, we celebrate World Spay Day (always in the last week of February) by spaying and neutering a large number of cats for free! In 2020, our goal is bigger than ever—we’re going to be providing spay/neuter services to 100 cats in our community at no cost to their owners or …

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Sophie and her puppies get a second chance

Categories: Happy Tails
Sophie, a 2-year-old Shih Tzu mix, was brought to Lollypop Farm in desperate need of help. She was dirty, covered in matts, and had given birth to two tiny puppies just hours before. Realizing that they no longer wanted Sophie or her new puppies, her previous owners surrendered her to the shelter mid-labor. Still in …

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Pet Safety: When the Weather Outside is Frightful

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
Brrr… It’s that time of the year again, Rochester. Temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling. The winter season is not without its challenges. From chapped paws to dangerously low temperatures, our four legged friends need our help to stay comfortable and safe through the winter months.  Here are some helpful hints to keep …

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Setting your new little friend up for success

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is so exciting! It can also seem a bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. While there are many factors involved in raising a happy, healthy, well-adjusted cat or dog, here are a few important things keep in mind during those first crucial weeks with your new …

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A sleepover that saves lives!

Categories: Our Community
Have you ever thought about adopting, but wished that there was a way for that pet to spend a few days in your home to ensure that they are a good fit? Lollypop Farm is piloting a program that lets potential adopters do just that! This new short-term sleepover program allows members of the public …

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‘Tis the Season! Celebrating the Holidays Safely with Pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With holiday get-togethers, festive decorations, and treats galore, there is much merriment to be had in December. For families with pets, celebrating the holidays can mean finding ways to enjoy the décor and festivities while ensuring the safety and comfort of animals in the home. Here are …

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A Microchip Helps a Cross-Country Cat Find His Way Home

Categories: Happy Tails
As small as a grain of rice, a microchip can make a huge difference to a family of a lost pet. In the case of Ashes, a 3-year-old gray cat who was found at a truck stop in Ohio, his microchip helped reunite him with his owner who was states away. Kimberly T. was moving …

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Advanced fracture repair now a possibility for pets at Lollypop Farm

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Pets surrendered to Lollypop Farm often require veterinary care before finding their way to a new home. From vaccinations to spay or neuter surgeries, all pets who come through the shelter visit our Klingenstein Veterinary Clinic to receive compassionate care from our veterinary team. However, some pets will come to us in need of much …

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