Lollypop Farm Celebrates Surpassing 90% Save Rate

Categories: Our Community, Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
It’s no secret that the past year has been full of challenges. Yet as we enter 2021, we are filled with gratitude and excitement as Lollypop Farm and our community celebrates a historic moment. We are pleased to share that Lollypop Farm has achieved a save rate of 91% in 2020. It is a reflection …

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Bark in the Mew Year with a new friend!

Categories: Our Community
What better way to start a new year than with a new friend? When you adopt, you’re giving a pet a second chance at a happy and loving home. Lollypop Farm dog and cat adoptions include microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, and more! Looking for a different kind of pet? Lollypop Farm also has small …

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Help give hope to pets like Valencia this holiday season

Categories: Our Community
UPDATE: Valencia is currently in a foster home, receiving round-the-clock care and individualized attention. She still has a ways to go on the road to recovery, but thanks to your support, she’s spending the holidays in the comfort of a home while she heals.   This holiday season, your generosity can go twice as far …

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A Simple Way to Support Pets in Need this Holiday Season

Categories: Our Community
Friday, November 13, is #WorldKindnessDay. Wondering if there’s some small act of kindness you can feel great about today? Create a Facebook fundraiser that will support the care for pets in need this holiday season! You can encourage your friends and family to raise lifesaving funds for pets in need, and it only takes a …

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Happy Shelter Appreciation Week!

Categories: Our Community, Shelter Life
Happy National Shelter Appreciation Week! Working together we are able to better the lives of pets and people from all over our community. Here are just some of the amazing stories that have been shared with us recently of the incredible work we have accomplished together. Thank you to our staff, volunteers, adopters, and supporters …

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National Pet Remembrance Week

Categories: Our Community
We at Lollypop Farm truly understand the difficulty of losing a beloved pet, and how hard it can be to cope with loss. Sunday, September 13, was #NationalPetRemembranceDay. We reached out to our social media community asking followers to share photos and stories of a special friend they have lost, and we received 165 truly …

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Adopt-A-Thon 2020 helps 40 cats and kittens find happy homes!

Categories: Happy Tails
On Wednesday, August 12, we hosted our very first adoption special since the pandemic hit in mid-March—#Adopt-A-Thon2020! Since Lollypop Farm is still not accessible to the public except by adoption appointment, interested adopters were able to sign up in advance for a specific time slot to come to the shelter. They then met with an …

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Five reasons to join our Fur-Ever Yours monthly giving program

Categories: Our Community
When it comes to providing monthly support for homeless and abused pets in our community, we can think of a million reasons why to you should say, “I’ll join right meow!” Our Fur-Ever Yours Monthly Giving Program gives you the opportunity to be a hero for pets in need at Lollypop Farm, and it is …

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How your Walk for the Animals Fundraising supports pets in need

Categories: Our Community
Homeless pets in our community are relying on you, now more than ever, and it has never been easier to raise funds to help them. Though we don’t know exactly what events at Lollypop Farm will look like this year, we’re certain that we can still rely on your generosity and love for animals to …

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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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