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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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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Boy Scout Helps Horses Overcome Obstacles to Adoption

Categories: On the Farm, Our Community
John Santowski, a member of Boy Scout Troop 167 in Pittsford, NY, first came to Lollypop Farm to help a fellow scout with an Eagle Scout project. During that time on the farm yard, he recognized that many of the horses at Lollypop Farm need help learning to trust their riders in order to find …

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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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From Southern belle to “Paw-ffice” friend

Categories: Happy Tails, Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
There are many ways a pet can find their way to Lollypop Farm. For 2-year-old Pepper that journey began with a plane ride over a thousand miles from everything she knew. Lollypop Farm will often receive transports from southern states. Many of the shelters there are overpopulated with dogs, and when we have the space, …

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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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From playful pup to therapy dog

Categories: Our Community, Pet Care & Training
At Lollypop Farm, it’s not just about placing pets into new homes; it’s about supporting pet owners to create meaningful bonds with their companion pets. In addition to working with the thousands of pets in the shelter, the Lollypop Farm Behavior and Training team provide advice, private consultations, and dog training classes to people looking …

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