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.

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

Anton: brown tiger, 2 year old male; Anton's people had too many cats.  Handsome looking man.  I met this young man tonight.  Anton is a sweet man, but needs a special person to adopt him.  He is afraid of getting out of his cage; once out, and in someones arms or lap, he nudges his head under your arm to feel save.  He loves to be pet inside his cage and loves back rubs.  Someone who has patience needs to work with him to overcome the fear.  He was in a hoarding situation with a lot of cats; he does not seem afraid or worried about the other cats.  Can you open your heart and home to Anton!
Humane Society of Wayne County - Webster Petsmart Location

Meet Remi, English/ Foxhound mix, female.  She is 1 year old. Remi was surrendered to a shelter with her 3 pups. The pups were quickly adopted but Remi has waited since April for someone to take her home. The shelter became full and Remi was on the list to die.  She is friendly with dogs, cats and people. Remi is outgoing, energetic... and happy to be out of the shelter!. Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.

With Cam IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!!!!  Cam was born about December 9, 2009 and weighs about 11 pounds.  No, kidding, this guy is CUTE!!!  He won our hearts over shortly after arriving.  He is going to make someone very, very, happy.  I can't imagine how he was given up because his humans were too busy, but if that was the case then he is better off here because we all love him.  He has some anxiety when being left alone and he truly needs to have his humans around much of the time. Cam can be around other dogs just fine, but he cannot be on his humans lap around other dogs.  He can be near his human on the floor, etc., but not on the lap.   His main purpose in life is snuggling and loves to be under blankets.  Read More.  Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661
 joyfulrescues@hughes.net   ADOPTED
 Sampson is a 5-1/2-year-old Pit mix, and he weighs 55 pounds. He can be a bit cautious when meeting new people, but is a sweet and loyal best friend, once he gets to know you. Sampy is a staff favorite, because he walks nicely on a leash, and he enjoys giving hugs and cuddling with us. We think Sampson will do best in a home without small children or cats. Sampson must meet any resident dog(s) in a potential new home. Here at the shelter, he seems tolerant of most other dogs, and has had several "girlfriends" that he has enjoyed playing outside with. They have all been adopted - now it's Sampson's turn to find a forever home!  Sampson is the "Pick" of Deana (Dog Care Attendant at The Humane Society of Wayne County) and she knows her dogs!

Hello! My name is Smurf. I was surrendered to the city shelter when my owner had to go away for a long time and could no longer take care of me. I was a little nervous at first of what was going on. There were a lot of dogs around me, making all kinds of noise so I was very shy but now I am in a safe home and I even have a foster sister.  I am about 1 1/2 years old and weigh 58 pounds.  Some of my favorite things are playing with toys, laying on my back in the grass, sitting in the sunshine and being loved on by my foster parents.  Read More.   Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc
Oliver is a approximately 2 years old and is a beautiful male Terrier mix. He came from a shelter in Ohio so sadly we do not have any information on his past, we can only assume in his short time he was not shown much kindness. He was reported to have been picked up as a stray, but does exhibit some behaviors that lead us to believe he may have been abused. He is leary of strangers and takes a bit to warm up, he is also somewhat insecure and needs reassurance. These are things we are working with a trainer on helping him overcome and learn to be more confident. Oliver in his foster home is happy and full of life, he loves to be with his people and is very affectionate.!  Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue
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    
Inky is a young Shih-Tzu mix that is a very busy girl. She seems to have lots to do during the day before she is up for a cuddle at night. Sheis to be house-trained and not very fond of her crate but she does eventually settle down. She likes to play with other dogs on her terms and ignores the cats here. her adoption fee is $250.00 and she has been spayed, vetted and micro chipped.  SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com Adele is a 6 month old Boxer mix. She has the cutest freckles and I love it when she wags her nub. She is so lovable and sweet.    SusieQ Dog ResQ     
Miss Sassy is a 6 year old female domestic shorthair mix who's looking for a new home.  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.
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Isabella: 8 year old orange and white female; Loves to sleep on your lap.  Eligible for the shelter's Adult Companion Program
Isabella is available at the adoption Center of
The Humane Society of Wayne County in Victor Petsmart. 
Meet Butterscotch and Snowflake!   These 2 cats  are both just over 1 year old. They are bonded sisters that were pulled from RAS to give them a new life.  They were surrendered because their previous owner was allergic to them. They are about the sweetest cats you could ever hope to meet! They were being advertised as bonded and have to be adopted together. Snowflake is all white and Butterscotch is the Red Tabby   Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email

Cupid came to Keller's Kats with half of her leg missing. The rest of the leg was amputated. We believe this injury happened while she was a stray outside. Cupid is a fun loving cat with tons of personality. She will let you know when she is not happy. She IS NOT a fan of the vet!! We are not sure how she will do with other cats--she has hissed when the other foster cats are on the opposite side of the door. She will do best in a home with older children and possibly 1 other dog or cat with the proper introductions.   Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.    Call  or text 585-802-6454 (Karla)  Emai

Meet Barney! He is a five month old Bichon Poodle Mix. He is shy, but loves to play with toys and other dogs. Once he trusts you, he loves to snuggle.... after playing, of course! Like all puppies, he'll need continued training. 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.  Bugsy's Note:  Notice his siblings on the website - very beautiful kitties with Greek names !  Animal Service League 
Want to be part of a wonderful and touching story? This could be your chance! Do you recognize the value and gift in adopting a pet for them and their need, along side your own legitimate need for furry love and companionship? Haven't we all seen Rudolph classic treasure made in 1964 (yup I still watch it EVERY year and I was born same year Rudolph was!). Then we all know about the "Island of Misfit Toys" and the rescue of the toys there.There is an island not too far from here with cats on it, that all need homes. Two of them are in a way-station, foster home, who came from that Island. While all the "toys" there are well cared for loved, don't they deserve their own forever home  Continued in next cube............
 Visit our site and read about these two. Serenity has a "cloudy eye" from previous corneal ulcer and Bruno has a limp ear and is overweight (on a diet, lost 3 lbs so far) and both are FIV+. Read about FIV on our site, it is NOT a death sentence. With love, low stress and good diet they can live as long as normal cats. Plus, there are some GREAT immune boosting products to help them stay healthy available now!  Go see Serenity and Bruno's story!  www.LifelineAdoptions.org  www.LiFelineAdoptions.org
Meet Miles. Miles has been vet checked and  tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV. Kitten adopters must agree to have kittens spayed or neutered by 6 months of age..  Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828   Hello all you Brittany lovers!  Let me take a moment to introduce myself.  My name is Finn and I am a 5 year old, 45 lb,, orange and white neutered male.  I am housebroken, crate trained, micro chipped, and up to date  on all vaccinations, and in good health!  I came into rescue when I was found all alone with no one to care for me.  All I need is a loving new home and family to spend the rest of my life with.  National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network Contact Robin Flood, NY Co-Coordinator at email, or 585-346-0271
Bentley was an owner surrender to the shelter as they were moving and could not take. He is three years old and a nice Yorkie at 7lbs. We have neutered him and provided the vaccinations and heart worm test which is negative.
Duffy's Friends, Inc
If you would like to add alot of fun and energy to your house, Brady is your boy!  He is a very smart boy that learns new things quickly. He has made a lot of adjustments in a short time.  From his reactions to alot of every day things in a home, it became apparent that he never lived in a house before!  He has settled in nicely and is easy to live with. Brady is friendly with everyone that comes to the house.  Brady is being fostered with an older dog that he loves.  He does have too much energy for her at times with the age difference but that is handled easily with some supervision.  He is also being fostered with two cats that he likes to chase, so he would do better in a cat free home. Due to Brady's enthusiasm and physical play we recommend a home with older or teenage children only. Black Dog, Second Chance
George is our resident loveable lunk. He is a Great Pyrenees, about 4 years old and came to us from a shelter in Kentucky. He is about 3 1/2 feet tall (standing on all 4 feet) and weighs only 80lbs. He is very very long, and his tail sticks straight back and wags like a rutter on a boat.  He arrived to us in very rough shape, groom-wise. He had ticks and fleas that they treated him for, and we are in the process of getting him groomed (he was just neutered, so we have to wait for him to heal). His personality is fantastic! He is a very mellow dog, and really loves children, people, cats (he leaves them alone), and dogs. He wags his tail often, so he has a habit of knocking things over (again, the 'lunk' personality). When he drinks, you'd swear he was a camel - he can drink about a quart in one shot, and it can be messy with his jowls.weet if given a chance to get to know you and has a love of toys!     Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email
Chuck and Tony were adopted together a couple of months ago and just brought back because someone in the home has allergies. They are both really sweet guys who are good with children and other cats. Chuck is less than a year old and quite fun and playful.  Volunteers For Animals / Geneses County  Email   Petco Batavia
 Pixie was rescued from a life outside, fending for herself. She has beautiful soft fur and she loves to be petted. She is very sweet! She gets incredibly excited when its€™s time for a wet food snack or treats. Now that she has started relaxing in her foster home her playful nature is coming out. We think Pixie would do fine as an only pet, or in a home with one other nice cat. If they get too close to her personal space she gives them a little bop with the paw to remind them to back up, but then carries on with her day.   G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953 
Layla is a petite 55 lb, 1 year old pit mix. She is a med-high energy dog who loves to play with her toys and is a very quick learner. Layla loves her humans and absolutely loves to snuggle! She is good with cats and prefers a more laid back dog, but does well with almost any dog. Ideally, we would like to see her have a canine sibling as she likes to follow their lead. Layla will require a family with a 4 ft fence or higher as she has never shown any interest in climbing the outside fence, but has climbed a 4 ft pen that she was kept in inside G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953 
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