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Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County PCA, Inc.

Rating: 4.91 stars   69 reviews 2,838

Address:

99 Victor Rd Fairport NY 14450 USA

Mission:

The Humane Society Of Rochester And Monroe County for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. was founded in 1873. Since the 1950’s the Society has been known as Lollypop Farm, its name coming from the then popular Shirley Temple song – “On the Good Ship Lollipop.” Lollypop Farm is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach programs and the prevention of cruelty. We envision a time when our community celebrates the human-animal bond; embraces the mutual benefits therein; and treats all fellow beings with care, compassion and respect.

Geographic areas served:

Greater Rochester and five surrounding counties

Programs:

As an open-admission animal shelter, lollypop farm accepts every animal who is brought to our facility; no animal is denied admission for any reason. Last year, over 8,400 animals from dogs and cats to rabbits, birds, horses, goats, pigs and more were surrendered or admitted to our shelter. While these animals are with us, our staff and volunteers strive to provide the highest quality care and enrichment. Our modern facility and meticulous standard operating procedures ensure cleanliness and minimize the spread of illness. Additionally, we provide high-quality food to all animals, while daily enrichment and training helps keep them mentally fit while in our care. To find permanent, loving homes for these pets, lollypop farm strives to provide an adoption experience that considers important details for finding the right fit for each adopter, such as a person's home, interests and lifestle. We then match those with an animal's social, exercise, and training needs. Our adoption counselors will work with prospective families to ensure happy, successful adoptions that last a lifetime.

our veterinary clinic evaluates and vaccinates all animals surrendered by their owners, seized from cruel or neglectful conditions or transferred from other animal welfare agencies. This important work is performed by a staff of three veterinarians, six veterinary technicians, and four veterinary assistants. Beyond basic care, animals are treated for common conditions and rare ones as well including skin problems, eye injuries, digestive issues, and lameness. Lollypop farm continues to combat pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering all dogs, cats and rabbits before adoption.

programs at lollypop farm help to address the issues in our community that contribute to pet overpopulation and the surrender of unwanted animals. Annually, lollypop farm reaches over 150,000 people in the community. S. N. I. P. (spay neuter incentive program) provides spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats of income-qualified pet owners in our veterinary clinic. The low-cost service for applicants enables affordable access to veterinary services, and encourages responsible pet ownership. The service also reduces the number of litters surrendered to the shelter. Through our pet assisted therapy (pat) program, volunteers and their trained therapy animals visit facilities around greater rochester. These registered volunteer teams brighten the days of residents of nursing homes, hospitals, children's centers, mental health facilities, and facilities that serve individuals with disabilities. In recognition of the integral role pets play in many of our lives, lollypop farm offers a pet loss support group monthly for those grieving the loss of a beloved pet. The seniors-for-seniors program enables adopters sixty years of age or older to adopt dogs and cats six years of age or older by waiving the adoption fee. Lollypop farm is a proud partner in the pets for patriots program. This program is available to veterans, wounded warriors, and service members of all armed forces. To join, an individual must apply through pets for patriots at www. Petsforpatriots. Org. Once an individual is approved, they receive a membership id and may adopt a qualifying animal at lollypop farm for half the cost of the adoption fee. Lollypop farm's foster care program allows us to save pets who are more easily cared for in a home environment, including animals recovering from illness or injury, orphaned kittens and puppies, and cats and dogs with litters. Lollypop farm offers humane education for people of all ages, teaching people about respect, responsibility and compassion for pets and all living things through tours, scout badge programs, and school break and summer camps. Pet peeves, a completely free service for pet owners, offers advice and support to callers dealing with dog or cat behavior issues. The tips we provide for simple and more complicated pet problems help animals and their humans stay together. During puppy, basic, advanced, and agility classes, dog owners and their pets work together to become better partners. Training classes offer people and their pets a wonderful opportunity to improve their communication skills and prevent future behavior problems through positive, relationship-based methods. As one of the few humane societies nationwide that admits and adopts farm animals, lollypop farm is in a fortunate position to offer these animals a safe, caring environment while they await new homes, while also providing a unique experience to visitors. Each year, over 150,000 families take advantage of the farm yard petting area and walk which offers educational displays to help people of all ages learn more about the many different farm animals we care for: horses, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, emu and fowl.

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585-223-1330
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Reviews for Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County PCA, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

The staff at' Lollypop Farm' are compassionate and enthusiastic! I have volunteered with the Foster Care program since 2005 -caring for kittens and puppies that are too young to be adopted. I have learned so much and gotten so much support from" the team"! They give extra effort to finding the best fit for each family looking to adopt an animal- and continue to support after the adoption with their " Pet Peeves" Behavior Help Line : (585) 295-2999. We treasure the kitties and dog we've adopted from the Rochester Humane Society - LPF is the best!

 
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I have been a volunteer at Lollypop Farm for 11 years now as an adoption counselor and more recently, in the past few months, as a Pet Peeves Behavior Helpline person for dogs. I am also helping Lollypop's Behavior Department with dogs that need some extra time socializing with people or those dogs who need extra attention for whatever reason. I absolutely LOVE dogs and always have and love what I do at Lollypop Farm. When I retired, I chose to volunteer with Lollypop Farm and put in more hours because I believed in what they were doing for the animals, and felt they felt the same way I did about the animals. I have had only positive interaction with ALL the staff at Lollypop Farm from the Managers, to the Behavior Department people, to the supervisors, veterinarian techs and veterinarians in the clinic, Kennel attendants who keep ALL the dogs kennels clean in an on-going basis- even when they are not well or not house-trained, or end of having some communicable problem where they need to be in isolation and their previous kennel needs to be completely steralized, adoption counselors, and the law enforcement officers. I have to also give a huge shout-out to the volunteer "dog walkers" who walk the dogs in ALL kinds of weather!!! They do this for the love of dogs- no one is thanking them for each and every dog they walk. Truly wonderful people. I have found that everyone TRULY cares about the animals at Lollypop Farm. When my 15 y.o. rescued shepherd mix , Teddy, passed away four years ago I adopted my german shepherd puppy, Hannah, from Lollypop. I would not adopt from anywhere else. A person really has to be there to know the time everyone puts into ALL the animals there. From the very small to the very big. It's a place with a HUGE HEART. I am proud to say I volunteer at Lollypop Farm and will continue to volunteer until I am no longer physically able to.

 
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My dog Tucker is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and we volunteer in Lollypop Farm's Pet Therapy program. Each week we visit various places like nursing homes, assisted living homes, schools and local colleges,and community events. He really enjoys the "people attention" and I enjoy getting out also as I don't work as a nurse anymore. Thank you Lollypop for this rewarding experience!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This sweet dog was so hurt, and with the love of everyone at Lollypop she got better and I got to see that day after day. The staff and all the loving volunteers are part of a very special group that I am very happy to be apart of and ask for nothing in return. We see it in all the animals big and small how much they need our help and we will do anything to help them live a happy and healthy life.

 
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I have adopted a dog and cat from Lollypop farm. In addition I have fostered litters of moms and kittens.
I think they do great work and so do my pets.

 
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I love volunteering to walk dogs at Lollypop Farm. I signed up to be a dog walker since I can't have a dog of my own right now, but I thought this would be great experience in how to handle dogs in the meantime (and it certainly has been!). I have also really enjoyed becoming more familiar with the different breeds of dogs that come to Lollypop. I love how sweet each dog can be!

 
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I have volunteered as a dog walker for seven years and see first hand the commitment of this organization to finding a forever home for adoptable animals. I particularly commend the fact that they place older or disabled animals for adoption as well as younger pets. We adopted a wonderful five year old cat from the shelter who was our best friend for eleven more years. The cost of adoption for a pet who had been neutered, vacinated, and leukemia tested was far less than it would have cost us to provide ourselves.

 
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I have never in my life met so many hard working, caring, dedicated, kind, patient, generous, giving, loving and wonderful people, as I have at Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester. My family and I have had the pleasure of adopting pets for over 50 years from there. Now at age 57, I have personally joined 2 very special groups there; The Pet Assisted Therapy Program and The Foster Program. My husband and I are also part of the Legacy Society and have planned in our will, to leave all our assets to Lollypop Farm upon our passing. The work they do is worthy of any and all contributions, that can be made to them and accepted by them. The joy that I feel, being part of this organization, is truly immeasurable. It is a family and one I'm proud and grateful to be a part of. -Mary Therese Friel

 
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Lollypop Farm has a very dedicated Board that is very active in activities and financial management to help keep Lollypop successful and growing to help more and more animals.

 
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Lollypop Farm is a great resource for saving, protecting, and rehoming animals in the Monroe and surrounding Counties area. They are also a fantastic educational resource for teaching children about the care of animals.

 
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What a great organization. My wife and I are both supporters of Lollypop Farm and can't say enough good things about it. We are there every week and fall in love with at least one cat or dog each time. We love it when our favorites are adopted by the time we return the next week. The animals are well cared for by the staff and volunteers and the whole operation is funded by donations. It's a great place to take kids too so they can learn about animals and taking good care of them.

 
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My wife and I started volunteering at Lollypop early this year and frankly, can't get enough of the place! It gives us a chance to feel like we are making a difference for a lot of wonderful animals. I think it is rare that you can get as much or more than you receive, but that is how I feel every time I leave there after taking care of a scared and lonely dog or cat.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get the word out to educate more people about the services that this animal shelter provides to the community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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As a volunteer with this organization I have been impressed with their mission, compassion, and dedication from the very start. Every animal is respected, loved, and cared for. Everything possible is done to ensure each animal is placed in loving home. Furthermore, Lollypop Farm is a warm, inviting temporary home for the animals who find themselves here. Their quarters are clean, spacious, and they always have ample blankets, toys, food and water, cuddling, and socialization so that being in a shelter - while not an ideal situation for any animal - isn't the awful, traumatic experience it can be for so many. The animals here, I have seen firsthand week after week, are so well loved and cared for by the staff and volunteers until their forever families come for them. I am proud to volunteer my time to such a worthwhile organization who truly make a difference and a positive impact, both for the animals and the countless number of people who visit each and every day.

 
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