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.

One of the great programs that the Humane Society of Wayne County offers to the community is its Adult Companion Program.  When a qualified adopter (aged 50 or above) adopts a cat or dog (aged 3 or above), the shelter waives the adoption fee.   There are presently over 20 dogs and cats at the shelter or in Webster/Victor Petsmart, available.  They are wonderful, experienced pets - they know what it is like to be loved and live with people.  Click here for current list....   Also Click here for the adult cats at Victor or  Webster PetSmart.

If you are looking for a sweet, affectionate, medium size dog, Abby is for you! She actually thinks she is a lap dog and loves to sit on her foster Mom's lap. Abby just loves to be pet and get attention. She is still somewhat a puppy, at just over a year old, with puppy energy and she can be somewhat mischievous. She knows basic commands like "sit" "down" "off" and "come." She is very smart and very eager to please. She is crate trained and housebroken. Abby is good with children: she is around a 4 year old boy often and is gentle and playful with him.   Black Dog, Second Chance   Read more and Contact
Meet Rosie, a five year old cat available at the Wayne County Humane Society.   She is  a beautiful white and grey tabby.  Bugsy's Special Note.  One of our volunteers recently passed away after a huge battle with cancer.  I was there when she adopted Rosie from the Webster PetSmart when she was around 10 weeks old.
During the last 5 years Rosie has gotten a little chubby and had to deal with the stress of living in a home with her ill Mom and also 3 other cats and 1 dog.  She is sweet, a bit shy and an ideal companion in a quieter home. It's time she gets undivided love and attention.   Rosie is Eligible for Wayne's Adult Companion Program and is currently housed at the Lyons Shelter

Remember we have over 20 cats and dogs available for the

Adult Companion Program   at the shelter and in Webster PetSmart and Victor PetSmart.    Fees for pets over 3 years old are waived for qualified adopter age 50 or over.  Not a promotion - everyday offer for adults.
Smudge is a 1 year old female domestic short-hair with black tuxedo markings.  She's an observant girl who would love a good window or two from which to watch the world...and the birds...go by.  She loves to be petted and purrs like crazy when the petting begins.  Come meet her at Lollypop Farm! 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. Sam is an 11 year old male beagle mix who weighs 26 pounds.  He's looking for a retirement home.  Sam is OK with other dogs and has been working on sharing with people.  We think he'll do best in  home where any children are older.  He'll need to continue working on his sharing....he's made good progress but he'll need to work all that out with his new humans.  The Behavior Department folks at Lollypop will meet with prospective adopters to plan a smooth transition.  Bring everyone, dogs included, to meet Sam at Lollypop Farm.  He's available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through the 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.
Indigo, or Indie for short, is an approximately 2 year old pit bull who was surrendered to Pitty Love Rescue VERY pregnant. Only 3 short days after coming to rescue, Indie gave birth to 11 beautiful puppies. Amazingly all survived and are thriving. She even spent a weekend with a litter of 11 orphaned puppies to make sure they had full bellies!.  Read more.   Pitty Love Rescue,  (585) 376-0290; Email    

Meet Bandit (I call him Frito Banditto).   Male, Brown Tiger DSH, 1 1/2 years; People moving, raised with children and other cats.    He is handsome, loving, plays, I did his nails.  This is one active fellow and a little stinker with some of the other older cats.  He wants to rumble, play, wrestle, test his powers and influence.  Recently, he started playing with the 10 week old kittens - no attacking them.  He is one big kitten himself.  The volunteers adore him.  He is all over you for loving!!!!!!!!!!! Craves petting, head butts, etc.     The Humane Society of Wayne County. at Webster PetSmart
A Cat's Last Will and Testament

If I could, with my paws, I would give my last will & testament before I die: this is what I would ask of you…………..

To a poor and lonely stray, I would give my happy home, my bowl, my warm and cozy bed and all my toys; the lap, which I loved so much, the hand that gently stroked my head and the sweet voice that spoke my name. I would will to that sad, scared stray or shelter cat, my warm, safe home and that special place I held in my human’s loving heart.

So when I die, please do not say,” I will never have a pet again because the loss and pain is too much for me to bare.“ Instead, go find that sad and lonely stray cat, one whose life has no joy or hope, and give him my place of comfort and love. This is my gift I give to you: The love I left behind.

Paraphrased from an unknown author.
Meet Bobtail!  This guy is a real survivor. He has had a hard time fending for himself and was outcast by his "team mates" who he romped around with. And someone bit him hard enough to transmit FIV to him. He has also lost half of his tail and his left ear was clipped when he was neutered as a Trap Neuter and Release cat.
Now Bobtail might be a little ruffled on the outside but he is a true diamond in the ruff. He is about 10 years old and has really mellowed out. He is ready to mellow out with someone and is nice and tame now. He has tasted the outdoor life long enough and wants someone to let him stay inside with him to give him overdue love and affection. This poor sweet senior had to have all his teeth extracted by the immense love of the person who rescued him. He is free to seniors. All normal adoption incentives apply!)   www.LiFelineAdoptions.org
Elena Del Rubio was born about October 6, 2014 and will probably weigh in the 25 lb. range when full grown.  She and her sisters were just released from a puppy mill as they didn't sell fast enough and became too old for a pet store shelf.  We think they are perfect and we are sure you will too.   They are fun, playful, and learning to adore us humans.  They've not had a ton of interaction until now, but are soaking it up and learning so much!  They are striving toward house training, but you will probably have some work to do in that area upon moving to a new home.  Any one of these girls will be so worth it!  As for breed we were told Japanese Chin and Jack Russell, ok, seems to be some Chin in the faces (or maybe pug???) but we are leaving toward a Border Collie rather than a Jack Russell.  These millers don't care what they breed together as long as it creates cute pups.  Joyful Rescues   Siblings also listed on link to left ................... boys and girls

I Am One of the Max Collection!
Joyful Rescues has welcomed 28 dogs and 3 cats all to be known as the "MAX" collection, from a kill shelter in Tennessee thanks to a generous donation sponsoring the transport by MICHELLE ALESSI of Amherst, NY.  Charlie Max was born about April 9, 2013 and weighs about 55 lbs.  He is a happy boy that is good with the other dogs.  He is house trained and good on leash..  He is having a good time here and adores all us humans. Joyful Rescues
Check out Joyful's weekly adoption events!  Most Saturdays they are in Webster Petsmart in Webster.  Click for schedule.

Meet MacKenzie,  a 1½ year old, neutered male.  . Hi I'm Mackenzie, otherwise known as the staff and volunteer favorite. I got personality, charm and lots of love to give to humans! I took a field trip to an adoption event and boy did I work the crowd. They loved me and you will too! My best physical feature is my handsome golden eyes. On the inside, my heart is huge and ready to love a family! Think we're a match? Stop in and find out! MacKenzie’s shelter number

Meet Chubs, a wonderful dog up for adoption at Scottsville Adoptions.  Chubs is a Miniature Pinscher Mix and is 12 years old and a sweetheart.    Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions
Annie is about a 2 years old. She is house-trained and likes to be with you. My husband calls her the perfect "man's" dog. She likes to ride around in his pick up truck... loves to go hunting (squirrels are her specialty)... and doesn't mind being around power tools... if you are doing construction she is right by your side!! Her only drawback is she doesn't like most other dogs or cats.     SusieQ Dog ResQ (formerly Another  Chance Dog Ranch)  papillon1254@rochester.rr.com ONLY EXPERIENCED GSD PEOPLE FOR MAXIMUS
Please welcome Maximus.  He is about  3 years old and a real looker.  Max weighs about 80 lbs. and is a very smart guy with a lot of drive.  He is also very dominate and can be a little pushy.  He would not be the dog for the faint of heart.  Leadership would have to be established first before introductions can be made to other dogs.  Even though he is pushy, Max is very playful and is always upbeat and happy.  Very athletic and ready for whatever job you may have.  Training would have to be light and upbeat.  Corrections would have to be justified and administered correctly.ing for food, so she does know off. I'm trying to work with her.     For more information contact Kathy at   Brightstar German Shepherd Rescue

We would love to introduce you to "Maisey" an adorable girl with beige and gold highlights throughout her coat. We would like to see her go to a home with a boy dog or as a only dog. We would like a person with terrier experience as she is very kind and gentle but can be dominant with other females.  Email us at duffysfriends@gmail.com to set up a personal meet and greet for this sweet, loveable and housebroken, 3 year old spayed terrier mix.   PS She likes cats but they must have dog experience too!     Duffy's Friends, Inc

Benny is a sweet heart of a dog and his foster home tells me he is fabulous. We found him in a shelter, dirty, matted and in dire need of rescue as his time had run out. He is 30 lbs and a mix of Shih Tzu, Terrier and something else. This would be a great test for DNA! His personality is laid back and loving, quiet but wants to be with you. He rides good in a car and we were told by our groomer that he did very well for getting groomed the first time.  His coat is soft and non shedding but has about 4 colors going on! He has two shades of brown, a bit of red and black running through this furry suit. He looks good shaved and handsome long so if its winter you have a nice furry friend and if it is summer - he would look good short for beach weather!
Duffy's Friends, Inc      Bugsys' Note:  It was thought Benny was very ill so he went to Cornell.  $2K later, Benny, it turns out, had a minor, minor, ailment that had been missed.  Thank you Duffy's for standing behind this little fellow.
 Meet Peanut a 6 year old, female  lab mix (either with Doxie or Basset) and is 35 lbs but could use putting on a couple more. Peanut is young and heart and has a lot of energy and loves her walks with her foster Mom and Dad who are working on her leash manners. She is good with other dogs but can play rough so larger dogs are best, she also loves playing with her toys and needs a fenced in yard to run in.  Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email 

Meet Duke, a young Pit Bull Terrier Mix.  Duke is a young strong guy. He loves to play but is also willing to listen and be petted. He has met Stella here at the shelter and plays well with her.  Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County  Email
Meet Powder, a 1 year old, Neutered, Pit Bull mix.  Hello! My name is Powder. I would really love a forever home with you. Right now I'm getting lots of love from the volunteers who spend time with me and take me on walks around the neighborhood. Good thing, because I really like my kennel clean, and it's so much fun sniffing around the park! I am super curious and friendly, and I've been told I'm a rockstar in the play yard. I love all my doggie friends. Come to 184 Verona St and say hi! Powder’s shelter number at RAS is 28062346.t   Rochester Animal Services. This Week's Featured Dogs

Kibby is a sweet, gentle, and affectionate, 2 year old, Pitt Bull Terrier. Despite not having the easiest start in life, he loves people and is eager to please. Kibby is smart and food motivated, so he picks up new skills easily. We’ve been going to weekly training class and he’s doing quite well.  Kibby knows “sit”, “paw”, “down”, and “touch”. He walks well on an E-Z Walk Harness and enjoys going on leisurely strolls where he can send and receive “pee-mail.” He doesn’t chase squirrels or birds, but when on leash, he can be reactive to other dogs. We are working on training to ease Kibby’s reactivity, and he’s been making good progress.  Read a lot More!     Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc
Special Promotion - 50% Discount

Adopt an adult cat and save thanks to the generous support from Renewal by Andersen. Adoption fees are 50% for the first 60 cats adopted beginning on Friday May 15, 2015. Help us find new homes for adult cats right away. Vist the Animal Services Center today at 184 Verona Street in Rochester.

If you have been thinking about adopting a cat or a kitten, now is the perfect time. There are so many benefits to owning a cat or kitten (or them ‘owning’ you) including the following:

  • Health. Cats help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. 
  • You can go to work and not worry. Cats are super-independent. 
  • Cats do not need special training to be housetrained – using the litter box comes naturally. 
  • Cats frolic. Cats clown around. Cats are, in other words, as entertaining as it gets. 
  • A perfect pet for apartments and smaller homes, cats don’t need a lot of room. 
  • Taking care of a cat can help teach a child about responsible pet ownership. 
  • Cats get plenty of exercise living indoors. Fifteen minutes of playtime each day will do.
Lilo is an approximately 1 year old Female Dutch (best guess) rabbit looking for her forever home. Her best friend and sister is Stitch who she would love to be adopted with, but is ok with being adopted alone. Lilo is a little shy and needs someone who will be able to take their time to get to know her. She loves playing outside in her playpen. Her favorite treat is some nice fresh lettuce. Lilo would make a good addition to any family. Experience with rabbits is preferred, but not required. There is a $40 adoption donation for Lilo, and $75 for both Lilo and Stitch. Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions   Email
New to rescue, But so far we can tell you that Jackson  is as cute as a button. Right now Jackson is very afraid as the only world he has ever known has just been turned upside down. Jackson lived with 2 children whom he loved dearly. Sadly Mom went back to work full time and Jackson began having potty issues. So far his foster Mom, who crates him while she works (with no complaints), says he is doing well.t Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue 

Upcoming Events to Benefit Nonprofit  Organizations
Ongoing: LiFeline Adoptions - Calendar of Microchipping Events - $25.00

Lollypop Farm's Event Calendar - Ongoing Calendar:
Hi my name is Kadence and I was born 9/19/2011. I am a brown patch tabby. I am very sweet but need to go into a home with children over the age of 10 years.  What a Cutie!!   
 Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.    Call  or text 585-802-6454 (Karla)
This is Honey and she is a 1 year old pastel torti. She's an amazing Mom! A purr machine! She loves to sit on the windowsill and look outside. She's slowly getting used to the dogs and loves all cats.  All her kittens have already been adopted and now she is looking for her forever home.   Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.    Call  or text 585-802-6454 (Karla)
Ace is a senior at least 7 years old, but possibly older. He is front declawed. Loves to be carried and petted. He's social and loving. Great with men, women and children! He has been sharing a room with rotating litters of kittens and does awesome with them, but he has met several adult cats and does NOT do ok with them. We feel he would likely not do well with dogs. He does have a mid-range heart murmur, but it does not affect his quality of life and he does not require any medication or special treatment at this point. His 2 bad teeth were extracted, and he is feeling great! Ace has the cutest grumpy cat face, which is really funny because he is SO incredibly sweet! This pet 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  Kovu is a 3 year old,  blue nose pit who was surrendered due to housing restrictions. He is a very affectionate and happy dog that constantly wags his tail and will follow you wherever you go. His favorite things include playing outside with you and getting belly rubs-- he will literally plop down, roll over, and expose his belly whenever he thinks he might get one! He doesn't like cats but does well with other similarly-sized dogs. Kovu has an odd habit of grunting and groaning a lot, especially when he's playing or if he's getting a really exceptional belly rub. He needs a forever home with someone that can show him some discipline because Kovu likes to rough-house a bit, with frequent pawing and mouthing. He will also need daily exercise. His adoption fee is $275 which includes neuter, vaccinations and microchip.. Read More     G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953 
Martin is a sweet almost 10  year old year old orange and white neutered male pure bred Brittany. He is up to date on all of his shots, heartworm negative and on flea and tick meds. He is housebroken, crate trained and great with other dogs. He has no trouble going into his crate, and is very well-behaved while in it. Martin has a little bit of arthritis and receives meds for that.  Martin is very calm inside the house settles down well. Outdoors he plays with other dogs  and  seems to enjoy having other dog friends around. He  also likes to play with his toys.  Martin is located in  NY.  National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network Contact Robin Flood, NY Co-Coordinator at email, or 585-346-0271
Daisy Mae has been preparing for bikini weather and summer fun. Her “strict diet” is really producing results... and her new “bag of tricks” is ready to go....... . She has made two dog friends at her new foster home ! Daisy is 6 yrs. old, has been Spayed and is up to date on all vaccines.  Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828   Bugsy's Note:  Pretty Kitty!!!!!
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