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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Things to smile about: happy moments from Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community
The last several months have been tough on our community, and the world. The pandemic and quarantine proved a challenge for everyone—and even though Lollypop Farm has remained open throughout, things look different for us as we work towards welcoming back the public, just like they do for the rest of our community. Through it …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Facebook helps Flynn find his family

Categories: Happy Tails
Tuesday, October 29, was #NationalCatDay! Although we like to think of every day as National Cat Day at Lollypop Farm, yesterday was a particularly special day that resulted in the reunification of a much-loved cat and the family who had been missing him for three whole years. Flynn, a six-year-old orange cat, came to Lollypop …

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Working cats program helps feline friends find their perfect home

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare
Some cats brought to Lollypop Farm just aren’t the right fit for your typical home. They may have spent most of their life living primarily outdoors, have a history of house soiling or litter box avoidance issues, or feel nervous when confined in a home or apartment. But, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t a …

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How your birthday can help pets in need

Categories: Our Community
Is your birthday coming up this month? More and more frequently, kids and adults alike are using their birthdays as a means to support a cause that’s important to them. In lieu of gifts, you can ask your friends, family, and followers to make a donation supporting homeless and abused pets in our community, or …

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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 the Rabbit’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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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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