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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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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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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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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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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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