Welcome to Bugsy's Animal Network.   My  mission, and that of our many contributors, is to promote the well-being and humane treatment of all animals, through our support of greater Rochester, New York, area shelters and rescue organizations.  Please note we do not take in pets, only promote those in local area organizations.       Email Bugsy & Judy  

Who Are Pet Celebrities?   The wonderful pets featured below are recommended by volunteers based on the most need, special
circumstances, or  simply overlooked and waiting in shelters the longest.  Please give them your consideration.  Many never get a home.
Meet Francine!  Francine is the beloved calico cat of one of our wonderful shelter volunteers who needed to re-home her because of a serious illness in the family.  Our volunteer is very upset about this, so please help us find her a new home.  She is eight years old and was rescued by her person as a 2 year old pregnant stray.  Francine loves her humans but does not really like lying on your lap.  She comes when called “ where’s Francine” and responds to “ please move over”.  Sleeps on a table by a window, on the foot of the bed, and in the laundry basket.  She has  lived with many cats and dogs but not very happy with small dogs, likes large ones better.  A calm, quiet cat who likes to be combed but usually runs from strangers.  Ideal home would be as an Adult Companion in a quiet household with a purrson who can dote on her!  Available at the The Humane Society of Wayne County's Lyons NY Shelter.  She is Eligible for the shelter's Adult Companion Program,    
Rock is trained 1st level obedience and is  housebroken. The only problem is that he must be the only dog and have no cats in the home. That reason is why this poor boy has been waiting two years in boarding to find a home. It's hard for dogs that have to fly solo and Rock is one of them.  He is sweet and he was found on the streets of NYC about 3 years ago. A vet gave money to a homeless man when he saw the dog and the dog's mother being beaten. At that time Rock was a young puppy. The vet spayed and neutered the dogs and sent them to rescue. That was about 3 years ago and he has been waiting ever since.
Duffy's Friends, Inc
Wilson:  This poor guy has a back story of being left behind. He is almost 4 years old and has been in training for over two years so he is a great dog with now manners and personality. His only drawback is that he should not live with another dog. He can walk besides dogs or come close to dogs but he is doggie selective and we have decided lets just make him the only dog.  He is neutered and has all his vaccinations, bathed and ready for you. If you are looking for friend to take to the hiking trails or spin around the neighborhood for exercise this a a great dog for you. He is quiet, loving and just wants to be a good dog. Because he is mostly boxer with some pitbul you will see that he likes to stay close to your leg. That   Duffy's Friends, Inc
Makenna is a 5 year Mold spayed hound mix who absolutely loves people!! She is most happy just cuddling and snuggling and chilling! She would love a nice country setting so she can watch the world go by!! Stop by to meet Makenna!!
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Makenna needs a home without cats or small animals. And due to her size and strength, small children are not recommended.  Makenna is 5-6 years old, absolutely beautiful, spayed, friendly to both dogs and people. She has really struggled with the shelter situation since the beginning. She loves people and breaks down if you aren't right by her side, (she is a bit of a diva as well). Contact Terri, volunteer who loves this Hound-dog (LOL)   tmonacel@rochester.rr.com  or Friends of Orleans County NY Humane Society  Albion, NY  14411
585-752-2588 ocadoptions@aol.com

Dolly was dumped on our doorstep three years ago. Her foster mom has fostered hundreds of cats over the years and Dolly is on her top ten list of favorite foster cats. She got along well with the dog in her foster home. She can be bossy towards other cats but she may be able to live with a cat that doesn’t mind letting her be the queen bee. Dolly is social but she does not mind being on her own for long stretches of time. Dolly has had trouble finding a home because she has stage 1 kidney disease. The only special care she requires on a daily basis is being fed a mainly wet food diet.  Her kidney problems cannot be cured but it is still possible for her to have a long happy life if she is well cared for. Pet Pride of New York     585-742-1630     ppny@rochester.rr.com

Harry’s boisterous nature has earned him the nicknames “Hurricane Harry” and “The Undertaker.” Harry will need a family that can spend lots of time entertaining him and a home that is well stocked with toys.  He has an almost dog like personality and we think that he would do well around dogs. Harry is not most cats’ cup of tea but he may do well with a friendly energetic cat that likes to play hard. He is very inquisitive and can be quite sweet when he is in a mellow mood. Harry may never win an award for being the most well behaved cat but he will give you lots of good laughs. Pet Pride of New York   585-742-1630    ppny@rochester.rr.com

This is Jim, a 7 year old American Bulldog Mix,  who   has one eye. He was found on the streets and was in such horrible condition that his eye had to be removed. He is 9 years old and has been waiting for a home for over 2 years. He is housebroken and has been obedience trained first level. His dog trainer tells us he is a dog that is quirky and would best be adopted by an experienced adult with no children around. He is loving but has his moments and with the life he has been given - we can't blame him. Jim also has a prey drive and can't live with small dogs or cats. He has been boarded to save his life and we would like to place him with 6 lessons included. Once you completed the series of 6 lessons with our dog trainer we will refund you the donation of $100.00 for adoption.    Duffy's Friends, Inc
Love my ears??? Farley was born about May 1, 2016 and will probably top out in the 25 lb. range when full grown.  He is a cutie with HUGE ears and a fun, funny, personality that is SO terrier!   He grew up with children, cats and other dogs.  He is house trained, but we'd like to warn that some of these small dogs struggle holding it too long and potty floor pads may be beneficial.  He is fine on leash, loves toys, water and running around like a crazy man.  Someone moved in with someone else and then moved out and left him behind and the landlord never allowed pets so this lucky little boy happily came to join us for awhile so you could find him!   Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net
I Will Adore You!  Chester was born about September 28, 2007 and weighs about 19 lbs.  He is here because his human could no longer care for him and by the looks of his fur when he arrived he had not been able to care for him for quite some time.  This boy looked SO relieved when we shaved him down and then this amazing personality started to emerge!   He was happy and thankful and wiggled and coed everything he saw us walk toward him.  He is said to be house trained, but we like to warn humans that many of these little dogs benefit from having a potty floor pad handy.  Chester is good with cats and children of all ages except when treats are involved as he does take things from your fingers too hard.  He is good on leash and will hang with you outside while you do your chores.  He also loves car rides!   He is doing wonderful in our home, amazing with the other dogs and will be a wonderful addition to a new family.   Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net 
Lizzie Jacobs was born about October 22, 2015 and may top out in the 55 lb. range.   Wow!  This girl is a beauty and she is as fun and friendly as she is gorgeous.   She does seem to be higher energy and loves playing with the other dogs.  A quiet home is not going to fit this out-going personality.  Her long coat is amazing to run your fingers through, but you need to be well prepared for fur balls in your house and the fashion addition of dog hair on your clothes.  She is fun, happy, playful, sweet, and just a lot of fun!  Please understand that we have no prior knowledge of this dog and we will be learning as we go and so will you.  Update from her Foster Mom:\Guess what???  Woo Hoo!!!  I am house trained!!!   Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net  

Duke's (Irish Setter) dad unexpectedly passed away in June. He is being cared for by his grandparents but it's not a long term option for him.  Duke is 5 years old, 75 pounds, very well trained and in perfect health. He is a medium energy dog who likes to snooze, but needs to run or receive a good amount of exercise in between.  He gets along well with other dogs, not sure about cats. Duke is house trained and does not need to be crated when left alone.  Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.

Benedict and his twin brother Lou C were adopted together and are now being surrendered back to us through no fault of their own. They are very loving, bonded cats and need to be adopted together.
Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828  
Pretty Penny is about 1 1/2 years old, and she weighs about 60 pounds. She will do best in a home without cats, and must meet any resident dog(s) in a potential new home. Penny is a heavy chewer, and we recommend that she be crated, or kept in an otherwise "puppy-proofed" area, when unattended. Penny will do best in a home without small children, as her play style can be a bit too rowdy for very little ones!   Humane Society of Wayne County  Lyons Shelter Location!
Jax is a beautiful 4 year old, 16 pound apricot poodle. He was discarded by a poodle breeder to a shelter when they no longer needed him. Having never lived anywhere but a cage he shut down at the shelter, so we stepped in and brought him into a caring home.  Now Jax sees how life is supposed to be and he is loving it. In just a short time Jax is seeking human touch, treats, and learning to be a companion. Also, he has learned to walk on a leash, climb stairs and keep his crate clean. Jax follows his foster Mom around and begs for attention, giving her a ton of kisses. He has started to play with toys and runs around with his dog sisters.   Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc
Lilly and Bentley are Yorkie/ Shih Tzu mix bonded siblings. They were surrendered to a shelter in Ohio by a family with a toddler and another on the way, they felt Bentley was becoming aggressive toward the toddler, so for safety reasons they were surrendered. Bentley is an 11lb boy who thinks he is 111lbs, wants to be the Alpha no matter what size dog he encounters, but is his sister's protector and constant companion. He loves to have his ears rubbed and before you are even seated he is in your lap waiting for affection. He does NOT do well with other dogs, he has tried to establish dominance over his two foster sisters with no luck and is aggressive when Lilly tries to get near the other girls to play. He is a true big brother. Lilly is a little 8lb cuddle bug with a mind of her own, she is full of spunk and determination. She has not convinced her foster sisters to play with her yet but they are all getting to know each other Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue Check out our amazing Sampson!! He is simply spectacular: rugged good looks, loves to snuggle (big time!), excellent kisser, great sense of humor, and not at all afraid to commit! He's basically the perfect guy. Right now, Sampson is looking for an exclusive relationship - he would prefer to be the only dog in your life. Sampson is seeking someone who is equally available emotionally.  Pitty Love Rescue,  (585) 376-0290; Email    
Piglet is Cattle Dog mix. He is the smallest of the litter and is just adorable.   (the last pictures shows you what he looked like at 4 weeks old, and how he got the name Piglet..  SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com Molly was rescued when she was 12 weeks old. She was found living in a railroad bed with her brothers and sisters in an area where people aren't very kind to dogs. They were chased and had rocks thrown at them all while doing their best to survive. Because of this early start Molly has a hard time trusting and will need a family with patience and her best interest in mind. She seems to prefer women more than men although she cuddles in bed with her foster Dad. She runs like a deer with a long lean body and she loves to play with the dogs here. (she ignores the cats). If you have always wanted to give a dog a chance and make a difference in a dogs life Molly is waiting for you. A fenced in yard is required.  SusieQ Dog ResQ     
Lacey is a 6 year old female domestic shorthair mix with brown and black stripes.  She's available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm's Seniors-for-Seniors program. If you would like more information, please call 585-223-1330 or visit Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester  at 99 Victor Rd. in Fairport, NY.

Meet Ariel she is a beautiful grey/white medium haired beauty who was born 4/13/15. Ariel was a mommy of 5 babies. Two of her babies are also available for adoption -  Coral and Flounder.   Ariel will lay on the windowsill when the windows are open for fresh air, but doesn't jump on counters or get into much at all. She can be playful, but mostly just lounges around. She loves to be petted and will occasionally lay on your lap, but only on her terms.   She gets along great with dogs, other cats and children.
Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email

Hello my name is Baby Chip and I am a male grey tabby who was born 7/4/16.  I came to Keller's Kats Rescue and now have two BFF's Nazarine and Tessio. I also have an adopted mama called Enzra.  We are all very sweet, playful and love to have our pictures taken. We are now looking for our forever home.I would love to be adopted with one of my BFF's or my adopted mom.  I am good with other cats, dogs and kids.  \I was also born on 4th of July so they celebrate my birthday every year.     Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email

Molly is a Pit/American Bull Dog mix.  She was dumped in a parking lot where a friend of ours picked her up and brought her to me.  The President said that yes, we would take her and find her the home she deserves. Molly is under a year old and is the life of the party.   We call her the "Party Pit" because she is all about the party.  She plays in a pack of male and female dogs.  There isn't a mean bone in her body.  She just loves everyone and everything.   We are trying to teach her basic commands,  but because she can't sit still for more than a second, we have only been able to teach her sit and come.  She makes me smile all day long.   Brightstar German Shepherd Rescue

Sadie is a 7 year old Shepard mix. She is a sweet, mellow girl who wants to be loved and near her human family at all times! She has a foster brother that she loves, and she gets along with all the other dogs she's met. She has lived with and been around kids of all ages and does great! However, Sadie needs to go to a home where there are no cats. She knows her basic commands such as sit, stay and shake. She is not crate trained but is fully house broken and does fine left out while the fosters are gone. Her favorite thing to do is to go on a walk, so she would need an owner who enjoys this as well. She does sometimes need a few corrections when walking, but she is coming along great! Sadie would be a fit for almost any family! We are requiring her forever home has a fence since she was chained up most of her life, we would like to give her the opportunity to run and walk freely.  G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953 
Mia is 100 pounds of gentle. She's big and beautiful. It would appear that she was a breeder and, perhaps, a bait dog. Regardless, she just asks that she be allowed to live out her golden years in comfort. Mia is housebroken and up to date on ah\ll her shots. Will you give a kind old lady a chance?   Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email
Porthos was one of four males in a litter of six born June 1, 2015. They’ve lived in a foster home since birth. He’s basically all black with a few tufts of white on his chest. All the cats in this litter have relatively short hair, but their coats are buttery soft. Porthos has a little extra fluff to his coat and a debonair look to him. Like all the cats in this litter, Porthos is a flopper, meaning he likes to walk a few steps in front of his human companions and flop down, presenting himself to be showered with affection. Porthos is a quiet, calm kitty. He rarely meows but will purr when he’s being petted. He likes to play but would not wreak havoc in your home. He loves people, gets along with other cats and even dogs.    Animal Service League 
Meet Rocky.  Note, the description below was written by his owner who had to relinquish him to
LiFeline Adoptions. 
"Rocky is ten when I adopted him. We have a real bond after a short time, but the doctor advised me to find a new home for him due to my allergies and existing health conditions.  He is lovable and smart. He knows his name and understand basic commands like "down". It might take a minute and he'll usually obey. He's a vocal kitty but his meow is very soft. He communicates with me asking to get on the sofa or bed with me, and for his morning treat of wet food. I crush one pill into his morning wet food for his thyroid condition. He always has around two cups of dry food out to nibble on along with fresh water. He loves treats and Rachel Rays Nutrish dry food.  www.LiFelineAdoptions.org
While not a lapcat with me, he loves physical closeness such as laying against you. He likes sitting in the window and looking outside. He loves to have his "rump" scratched, its his sweet spot! He's declared so there's no worry about damaged furniture. I think he would enjoy a scratching pad though.  Rocky is a wonderful companion. He is very social and will greet guests. Of course loud noises scare him. When he's ready for a nap often he'll find a cool place next to the wall by the bed or in a corner. He will let you know when he wants attention by talking to you. Occasionally he acts on his "inner kitten" and will run back and forth around the living room, his bells softly ringing.  

If you are looking for a stable, well behaved, gentleman and quiet loyal companion, Rocky is for you! He stole is current owners heart instantly! This guy is really special and at his very wise and wonderful age, he knows what he likes and wants. Please, he needs to be the only pet at home
Kassidy is a sweet, calm, quiet and loveable puppy. Kassidy is blind and deaf, but does not let that keep her down.  Kassidy is a highly intelligent, fast learner. She uses her sense of smell to make her way around and adapts very quickly to new environments. Kassidy loves walks and does wonderful on a leash. She is mostly house broken but still can have an accident if she can't find her way out.        Kassidy is not crate trained as she has anxiety in small closed in areas, but if she is given her own special place she is very happy and calm. She loves her foster brother Boomer and does fantastic with her foster cat. She loves to play and snuggle with the children in the house.
Black Dog Second Chance Rescue,   
Remus is a friendly, happy boy. He gives head bumps and has a non-stop purr motor! He may need time to adjust, and may not do well with dogs or small children.   Volunteers For Animals /
Meatloaf is a white kitten with large black spots. She is a very lovable, playful kitten. She is the first to let you know she wants to eat or wants to be picked up. She has four sisters that she loves to play with. This cat has been combo-tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, received a rabies vaccination along with all other age-appropriate vaccinations and is altered  G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953 

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