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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A second chance for Chester Cheese Doodle

Categories: Happy Tails
You would never know from Chester Cheese Doodle’s affectionate personality and humorous cattitude that this orange fellow suffered terrible neglect before coming to Lollypop Farm. The 2-year-old fluffy feline arrived at Lollypop Farm in January of this year. He was suffering from conjunctivitis and painful bladder stones, and if that wasn’t bad enough, his front …

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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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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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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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Abandoned Kitten Learns to Walk Again

Categories: Happy Tails
Five-month-old Spirea was named after the bush he was found under. This little kitten was abandoned just outside of the doors of Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester. A visitor spotted him lying underneath the brush and alerted our staff, who rushed outside to help this frightened kitten. He was unable to use …

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Vincent the cat loses an ear, gains a family

Categories: Happy Tails
An orange tabby named Tigger arrived at Lollypop Farm in early June when his family was moving and sadly couldn’t bring him along. This wasn’t the first time we’d met Tigger – he had first been rescued from a home with too many pets in 2006, and had been adopted from Lollypop Farm shortly afterwards. …

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A Happy Ending for Tiffy

Categories: Happy Tails
There are certain adoption stories that really stick with you. One such story is Tiffy. This 7-year-old tabby first came to Lollypop Farm in early April in a sad state. Tiffy would undergo a challenging surgery and spend quite some time in recovery before finally finding her perfect family in late May. Tiffy arrived suffering …

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National Hairball Awareness Day: Tips for Avoiding Coughing and Cleanup

Categories: Pet Care & Training
If you’re a cat owner, you’re already familiar with the eventuality of hairball cleanup. You know it’s not the most pleasant experience – for you, or your feline friend. But you can do something about the occasional return of the dreaded hairball! In honor of National Hairball Awareness Day (Friday, April 28), we’re sharing a …

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Kittens: Too Much of a Cute Thing?

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
Each spring and summer, hundreds of thousands of kittens will be born across the U.S. And while the image may make you think of adorable little balls of fluff running around in the sunshine, for people working in animal welfare it’s all but cute. In fact, this can be one of the busiest and most …

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Build your own DIY Community Cat Shelter

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Have you ever wondered what you can do to help outdoor cats in your community? You can keep community cats in your neighborhood (whether they are feral cats or your neighbor’s outdoor cat who doesn’t want to come inside just yet), warm and safe from the elements by building this simple DIY cat shelter. Spaying …

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