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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Five tips for a howlingly-fun (and safe) Halloween

Categories: Pet Welfare
Amid all of the spooky decorations, tasty treats and kooky costumes, make sure to keep your pet’s safety in mind this Halloween! Here are a few simple tips to ensure a fun holiday with your pets at home and around the neighborhood. Make sure your bowl of goodies for trick-or-treaters isn’t somewhere that your pets …

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Your support gave Su’Lai a second chance

Categories: Happy Tails, Pet Welfare
You can help even more pets, just like Su’Lai, get the second chance they deserve. Join us Saturday, September 29th for the Lollypop Farm Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest. Create a Tail Waggin’ Team, fundraise, and join us for a 1.5-mile walk around Lollypop Farm to benefit pets in need. The money you …

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Pets in Hot Cars: How You Can Help!

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
When temperatures rise, leaving pets locked in a car can be dangerous. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. You can take these steps to protect pets in warm weather. In the below article, you’ll learn how to help a pet left in a hot car, safety facts, and other ways you …

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Community Members Come Together to #HelpMilo

Categories: Happy Tails
When Milo first arrived at Lollypop Farm in early May, this tiny 4-year-old Chihuahua was sporting a painful injury. Milo had been transferred from another local shelter that was unable to repair a severe break in his front left leg, in the hopes that we might be able to help him. Our clinic found that …

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Leela’s Weight Loss Journey

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Leela’s appearance was shocking when she first arrived at Lollypop Farm. This 6-year-old shepherd/Rottweiler mix was carrying quite a lot of unnecessary weight, and it was taking a toll on her body. Weighing in at 147 pounds, even walking a few steps took a lot of out Leela and left her breathing heavily. She would …

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Healing with Holly

Categories: Pet Welfare
When longtime Lollypop Farm foster volunteer Liz was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, December 3rd, her life changed forever. Suffering from a stroke and meningitis, Liz’s road to recovery was going to be long. Liz was in the hospital for two weeks before she was released to go home. Luckily, Liz had an amazing …

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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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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 new home for mom and pups

Categories: Pet Welfare, Shelter Life
When Biscuit, a 7-year-old Shih Tzu, was surrendered into our care. She was very dirty and covered with lice. Here, Biscuit finally began to receive the care she had always deserved. And it was here that Biscuit had a litter of puppies. Biscuit received treatments for her lice, and the puppies were doted over by …

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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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Pumpkin Treats Your Pup will Love!

Categories: Pet Care & Training
Everyone loves a Thanksgiving treat! While your pup may be begging to try some of your turkey, stuffing, and pie—sharing table scraps can sometimes hurt your pup’s health. Keep them happy and healthy with this easy recipe for pumpkin treats! They’ll love them.

Ripley’s Legacy Helps the Healing Hands of Lollypop Farm

Categories: Our Community, Shelter Life
If you don’t know it’s there, you might pass right by, but behind a pavilion on the farm walk is a very special place. It’s Ripley’s Garden, a place of peace and healing for the people of Lollypop Farm. When Sharon Coates and Bruce Zaretsky, of Zaretsky and Associates, Inc., a Rochester landscape design company, …

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The Happy Tail of President & CEO Alice Calabrese and her New Pup Ali

Categories: Happy Tails, Shelter Life
October is Adopt a Dog Month; so, it seemed a good time for me to share the story of my most recent adoption, Ali (pronounced Alley as in Alley Cat). Ali was named after my son’s favorite video gamer, Alastair Aiken or Ali-A for short. Ali was brought to Lollypop Farm almost two years from …

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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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Abandoned and Injured, Limerick is Learning to Trust Again

Categories: Pet Welfare
When the Rochester Police Department officers found a dog, abandoned and bleeding in an alley they reached out to Lollypop Farm’s Humane Law Enforcement for assistance. Lollypop Farm Investigator Laura Thompson responded to the call and what she found on the scene was truly terrible. The dog was attached to a cable, dragging a folding …

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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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Toby received nutritious food…for maybe the first time

Categories: Pet Welfare
UPDATED 6/21/2017 We wanted everyone to know that Toby is making a miraculous recovery. He’s gaining weight and his fur is growing in.  Most importantly though, he’s becoming a playful pup! Toby is currently still staying with his foster family. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported his journey from a starving puppy …

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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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Acupuncture: How ancient medicine helps today’s pets in need

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Shelter Life
Providing the best possible care for pets in need means going above and beyond to try new approaches for the challenges they face everyday. That’s exactly why Dr. Christine Garvey, a veterinarian at Lollypop Farm, became certified as a veterinary acupuncturist to bring innovative care to homeless and abused pets in our community. Acupuncture has …

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