Five Surprising Facts about Chickens

Categories: On the Farm
Chicken and eggs
Sometimes when enjoying the farm walk here at Lollypop Farm, our visitors don’t realize that chickens, some of our favorite feathered friends, are actually some of the most interesting animals around! They are incredibly intelligent and emotional birds with all sorts of interesting behaviors. Check out our top five surprising facts about chickens! 1. Hens communicate …

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Claira’s Remarkable Recovery

Categories: Happy Tails
Rabbit eating out of bowl
When a concerned citizen in East Rochester came upon a domestic rabbit under their deck in mid-February, it was clear that the rabbit was in need of care. Unsure of what to do, they brought the rabbit to a local fire department, where she was then picked up by Animal Control. Shortly afterward, she was …

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Keeping Pets in mind on #PetFireSafetyDay

Categories: Pet Welfare
In honor of #PetFireSafetyDay, we’re sharing some tips for keeping your pets at home safe and preventing the danger that house fires can pose to our furry friends. It’s very important for pet owners to plan ahead and include their pets in annual safety preparations. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges families to check …

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A Day in the Life at Lollypop Farm

Categories: Shelter Life
Hello world, I’m Spencer! I’m a 3-year-old English Bulldog mix, and I came to Lollypop Farm in June. My people felt that I needed more attention than they were able to give me – and that’s okay! Sometimes when pet owners realize that they aren’t able to care for their animals, they try to do …

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A New Generation of Pit Bull Owners

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Chances are you have probably seen conversations in the news or on social media regarding pit bulls. Some are nervous about the dogs having heard stories suggesting pit bulls to be aggressive and possibly dangerous. But, a new voice has begun to change the conversation and paint a new picture for a category of dogs …

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