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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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A Big Issue with Little Pigs

Categories: On the Farm
It’s not very well known, but there is a big issue with little pigs. Lollypop Farm currently has over 20 potbellied pigs, the majority of whom were admitted because they were not the “micropig” their family was expecting. Time and time again, sickly, malnourished and mistreated pigs arrive at rescue shelters, their conditions often misunderstood …

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A second chance for Chester Cheese Doodle

Categories: Happy Tails
You would never know from Chester Cheese Doodle’s affectionate personality and humorous cattitude that this orange fellow suffered terrible neglect before coming to Lollypop Farm. The 2-year-old fluffy feline arrived at Lollypop Farm in January of this year. He was suffering from conjunctivitis and painful bladder stones, and if that wasn’t bad enough, his front …

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Protecting your pets from household toxins

Categories: Pet Welfare
Did you know that the third week in March was #NationalPoisionPreventionWeek? You may or may not know, there are several pet poisons and toxins that can be found in the average household.  Household pet toxins can be divided into four major categories: food, human medications, plans, and household products. I’d like to start by talking …

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Leela’s Weight Loss Journey

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Leela’s appearance was shocking when she first arrived at Lollypop Farm. This 6-year-old shepherd/Rottweiler mix was carrying quite a lot of unnecessary weight, and it was taking a toll on her body. Weighing in at 147 pounds, even walking a few steps took a lot of out Leela and left her breathing heavily. She would …

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Healing with Holly

Categories: Pet Welfare
When longtime Lollypop Farm foster volunteer Liz was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, December 3rd, her life changed forever. Suffering from a stroke and meningitis, Liz’s road to recovery was going to be long. Liz was in the hospital for two weeks before she was released to go home. Luckily, Liz had an amazing …

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Chloe’s Transformation: A Tail of Hope

Categories: Happy Tails
When Chloe first arrived at Lollypop Farm in early December, this 6-year-old Boxer mix was in a sad state. Suffering from alopecia and dermatitis, she was covered head to toe in sores and scabs. Chloe was shaking in the back of her kennel, and in need of immediate veterinary care. Chloe’s previous owners had realized …

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No Task (or Cast) Too Small: Avery the Baby Chinchilla

Categories: Pet Welfare
There is no task, or as it would happen, cast, too small for the veterinary clinic to tackle here at Lollypop Farm. Avery, a 1-month-old baby chinchilla, arrived at the shelter in early February. This tiny critter, already delicate due to his age and size, was in rough shape. His owner decided to surrender Avery …

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Celebrating Lilla’s 8th Birthday

Categories: Shelter Life
On Thursday, February 8, Lilla turned 8 years old! It has now been over a year since Lilla first arrived at Lollypop Farm, and she is still waiting for her happy home. While some pets take longer than others to get adopted, Lilla has taken extra time due to her severe food and environmental allergies. …

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A new home for mom and pups

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
When Biscuit, a 7-year-old Shih Tzu, was surrendered into our care. She was very dirty and covered with lice. Here, Biscuit finally began to receive the care she had always deserved. And it was here that Biscuit had a litter of puppies. Biscuit received treatments for her lice, and the puppies were doted over by …

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What’s your pet’s 2018 resolution?

Categories: Pet Care & Training
You love your pet. You wouldn’t change one whisker. Well…except for… Even the sweetest cat or well-intentioned pup can have certain behaviors that just drive you and your family nuts. Maybe your dog has been using up his extra energy digging? Or maybe your cat can sometimes get a little bitey? You’re not alone. Many …

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Welcoming New Baby Goats Born at Lollypop Farm

Categories: On the Farm
On an unseasonably warm afternoon in late December, we welcomed the arrival of Noel and Harvey, two beautiful baby goats born at Lollypop Farm. Rescued from deplorable conditions The two nannies (another word for mother goats), Katrina and Darcy, originally came to us in July when the organization assisted the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and …

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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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Our Pets and Allergies: Knowing the Difference Between Environmental and Food Allergies

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Have you ever wondered if your pet might be experiencing an allergic reaction? When we think of allergies, we generally think of the sneezing, runny eyes, and hay fever. But in cats and dogs, allergies tend to look a little different. When allergies present themselves in our pets, they do not usually cause respiratory signs.  …

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Big Birds with Big Personalities: Caring for Macaws

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Often when large birds become available for adoption at Lollypop Farm, we get questions from the public about what it takes to own such a bird. Their beautiful plumes and playful personalities are enticing to seasoned bird owners and non-bird owners alike! However, we ask that adopters interested in large birds like macaws have prior …

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Pumpkin Treats Your Pup will Love!

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Everyone loves a Thanksgiving treat! While your pup may be begging to try some of your turkey, stuffing, and pie—sharing table scraps can sometimes hurt your pup’s health. Keep them happy and healthy with this easy recipe for pumpkin treats! They’ll love them.

Ripley’s Legacy Helps the Healing Hands of Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community, Shelter Life
If you don’t know it’s there, you might pass right by, but behind a pavilion on the farm walk is a very special place. It’s Ripley’s Garden, a place of peace and healing for the people of Lollypop Farm. When Sharon Coates and Bruce Zaretsky, of Zaretsky and Associates, Inc., a Rochester landscape design company, …

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