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PetSmart and Lollypop Look Out for the Little Guys

Upstate New York store offers adoptions—but not sales—of small animals

Upstate New York store offers adoptions—but not sales—of small animals

The PetSmart in Henrietta, N.Y., has a unique arrangement with nearby Lollypop Farm to adopt, but not sell, small animals like hamsters, guinea pigs, and birds. CYNTHIA WELCH/LOLLYPOP FARM
What’s sweeter than an all-day sucker?

How about Lollypop Farm’s arrangement to adopt small animals out of a PetSmart in upstate New York?

Many shelters participate in canine and feline adoption collaborations with their local PetSmarts, and the chain also has 394 stores that, in addition to selling small animals, partner with small pet adoption groups to offer adoptions. But the pet supply giant’s location in Henrietta is the only one in the country adopting, but not selling, such little critters as hamsters, guinea pigs, and birds.

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