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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Check The Chip: The Difference Between Lost and Found

Categories: Pet Care & Training
It happens in the blink of an eye. You’re coming home, juggling groceries, and your curious cat slips out the door. Or your dog hurls himself in pursuit of a squirrel ripping this leash from your hand. In just a couple of minutes, your beloved pet has gone missing. Unfortunately, it happens all the time. …

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Pet Grooming at Home: The Do’s and Don’ts

Categories: Pet Care & Training
After weeks of staying safe at home during this COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably thought once or twice about giving yourself an at-home-haircut. Bangs, perhaps? But for your furry friend, proper grooming is about more than just aesthetics, it’s often essential for their health and wellness. To ensure your pet’s health and happiness, we’ve compiled a …

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Pet Preparedness & COVID-19

Categories: Our Community, Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) on the rise, it is important to have the most up-to-date information about the disease and its potential impact on our families and community. This includes our pets. COVID-19 is contagious for humans and, as of now, is understood to spread primarily from person to …

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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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‘Tis the Season! Celebrating the Holidays Safely with Pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With holiday get-togethers, festive decorations, and treats galore, there is much merriment to be had in December. For families with pets, celebrating the holidays can mean finding ways to enjoy the décor and festivities while ensuring the safety and comfort of animals in the home. Here are …

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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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Free Wellness Clinic at Lollypop Farm Helps 22 Cats

Categories: Our Community
Cat Wellness Clinic
In an effort to provide critical services to Rochester-area pet owners, Lollypop Farm held another free pet wellness clinic, this time right at the main shelter in Fairport! Unlike the first vaccination clinic held at Bayden Street Settlement in 2018, this most recent event focused on cat and kitten wellness. Animal care professionals from the …

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Identifying and Reporting Animal Cruelty on Social Media

Categories: Pet Welfare
So many of us enjoy sharing our experiences on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Sadly, those individuals in our community who commit crimes against animals sometimes share too. As an organization that maintains an SPCA designation, we know firsthand just how difficult it can be to witness animal cruelty, and we rely …

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Free Vaccination Clinic Helps Rochester’s Pets and their families

Categories: Our Community
In an effort to provide critical services to Rochester-area pet owners, Lollypop Farm recently held our very first free vaccination clinic at the Baden Street Settlement in downtown Rochester on Wednesday, September 5. Animal care professionals from the organization offered free wellness checks, one-year Rabies vaccines, Parvo vaccines, and Distemper vaccines to dogs and puppies. …

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Planning a safe and fun camping trip with pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
Summer is here, and we’ve all got vacation on the mind! Are you planning a camping getaway and considering bringing your furry friend along for the fun? If so, we’ve compiled a list of simple camping safety tips to consider when travelling this season. Preventing your pet from becoming lost (and knowing what to do …

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Protecting your pets from household toxins

Categories: Pet Welfare
Did you know that the third week in March was #NationalPoisionPreventionWeek? You may or may not know, there are several pet poisons and toxins that can be found in the average household. Household pet toxins can be divided into four major categories: food, human medications, plans, and household products. I’d like to start by talking …

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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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Discovering New Connections with Pets

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Shelter Life
You love your pet! There isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for them. Whether it’s buying them their favorite food or cuddling on the couch with them for just a little while longer even when you’re already running late. Their your best friend, your family. But we also know you’ve had that moment, when you’re looking …

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Keeping Pets in mind on #PetFireSafetyDay

Categories: Pet Welfare
In honor of #PetFireSafetyDay, we’re sharing some tips for keeping your pets at home safe and preventing the danger that house fires can pose to our furry friends. It’s very important for pet owners to plan ahead and include their pets in annual safety preparations. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges families to check …

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Spit that out! A Resource for Identifying Household Pet Toxins

Categories: Pet Care & Training, Pet Welfare
In addition to caring for homeless pets in our community, Lollypop Farm is also here for you, pet owners, as an educational resource. Through communicating the basics of pet-related dangers in the home, we strive to keep pets and people in our community happy, safe, and thriving. Believe it or not, there are many different …

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