They are so many heartlifting stories about Lollypop Farm and all the good they do. Just watch the Tails of Hope Telethon and you will see! An area that is near and dear to my heart is animal cruelty investigations. Headed by Reno DiDomenico, this team is amazing. They not only investigate animal cruelty matters, but also educate pet owners on their responsibilities and how to properly care for their pets. I feel they have a very difficult position because when acting on a cruelty call, they have to follow the letters of the law. This may sound simple, however what appears to be a slam dunk cruelty case, may not fall under the guidelines of the Agricultural and Martkets Act. Sometimes this does not result in an arrest, the person making the complaint is frustrated and the cruelty investigator's hands are tied. To me it's an extremely difficult job, but these investigators are the best of best. If we have to deal with animal cruelty in our community, I am thankful we have Reno and his team involved.
I have two dogs and two cats from Lollypop Farm and I foster kittens for them, sometimes with the moms and sometimes not - depending on how they come in. This organization is amazing and the people that work there are amazing. While it is necessary at times to euthanize animals Lollypop does all that it can to reduce that, from adoption specials to behavioral training for animals. The number of pets that have found forever homes through Lollypop is what should be the focus along with the number of animals that are rescued from abuse or neglect - I cannot say how much I appreciate having a resource for animals like this in our community and cannot thank the staff and volunteers enough for all they do, day in and day out, every day!!!
A truly great place!
I have been a supporter of Lollypop Farm since moving here in 2002. Not only do I provide monetary support/donations but I also foster kittens for them when the shelter is at capacity. What a wonderful way to get the community involved and for the community to help out. I have two cats of my own from Lollypop and two dogs from Lollypop - it is a wonderful place that really does put the animals first and provides great educational programs and resources to the community. When you say Lollypop Farm in the community people smile, people tells stories about visiting and/or adopting from there - it is a wonderful place and does so much good for the community that it would be impossible to not give it 5 stars! One of the things I love about it from a donor standpoint is I can actually see the donations at work in the infastructure and classes and staffing - I don't question what they do with the money they receive and I appreciate that they are continually trying to get grants and funding from other outlets to enhance their services. Wonderful, wonderful place!
I have volunteered with Lollypop Farm for a couple of years now and have nothing but positive things to say about the organization. The staff and other volunteers are incredibly dedicated and care so much about each animal that comes in. Lollypop Farm will not turn away any pet (even farm animals) and often takes in surrendered or stray animals that have illnesses/disabilities and/or behavioral issues due to mistreatment, abuse or otherwise and will do everything in their power to heal, rehabilitate and help each animal. I have seen first hand the amazing work that this organization does for our community and I cannot praise them enough.
We adopted all three of our Siamese cats from Lollypop and they are all fantastic as were the people there. They helped us find the perfect pets for our home and you can tell that the staff there all loves the animals.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.