Fireworks, Fourth of July, and Pet Safety

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Fireworks can be frightening for some pets, and as a result, more pets become lost around the Fourth of July than any other time of year. Check out the video below featuring tips from our Lost & Found and Behavior & Training Team members at Lollypop Farm. You’ll learn more about how to keep your …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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 tiny friend might just make a big difference in your life! 1. Small Animals Can Be Very Intelligent It’s true! Rats are especially …

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Welcoming a baby into a home with pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Having just celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend, the topic of welcoming a new baby into a home with pets seemed perfectly timely! Are you expecting, or thinking about bringing a baby into your home, but want to be sure that your pets will have an easy transition? Handling your pet’s curiosity, anxiety and increased …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Discovering New Connections with Pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Shelter Life
You love your pet! There isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for them. Whether it’s buying them their favorite food or cuddling on the couch with them for just a little while longer even when you’re already running late. Their your best friend, your family. But we also know you’ve had that moment, when you’re looking …

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A Dog Named Dolly Learns to Trust

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Shelter Life
When Dolly first arrived at Lollypop Farm in May, she was so frightened that she spent her first days cowering and growling in the back of her kennel. Dolly’s family had been going through a divorce, and she wasn’t able to stay in her home any longer. Dolly was so afraid that she wouldn’t even …

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