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.

SPECIAL KITTY: See photo to the left!   Ellison is 17 years old and needs a home.  His owner is moving and due to multiple transitions for her move along with Ellison's age, it's not in Ellison's best interest to move with her. He was originally found in Ellison Park - hence the name.  He is extremely sweet and affectionate and gets along with dogs.  I think he would be great for a senior person.    For information contact Kathy Smith, Colony Caretaker for Habitat for Cats.  Bugsy's Note:  Kathy devotes her life to ferals.  Ellison is not a feral, but belongs to a friend of Kathy's.  Email Kathy kathysmith5252@gmail.com
George is a 7 year old Beagle that was taken to a shelter when his mom died. George was apparently loved and spoiled by his mom because he is quite picky when it comes to his food. His preference for mealtime is 2 separate bowls - one for some canned and the other for some dry kibble. 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
 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!

Poor Coco, a Chihuahua Mix,  has had his world turned upside down recently. Due to his owner’s health his lifetime mom had to surrender Coco and his sister Zoey to Nuts for Mutts. He is 9 years old and weighs in at a whopping 6 pounds!  He is still a little nervous but he has really come to like his foster family and the other dogs that live there. Coco is a cuddle bug! Housebreaking is an issue, as Coco is very nervous outside, but we have been working on getting him to use a puppy pad in the house. This dog is a sweetie and we are sure that with love and patience he will adapt to his new forever home. Is that home with you?   Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc
Snowball is a 10 year old Chihuahua who is as cute as can be! He is about 8 pounds. He can be very fearful at first, but learns to trust pretty quickly. After a day or two, he learned to trust his foster mom and started to follow her everywhere. He is not fond of men and will growl when near. He is crate trained and very well behaved. He is good with other small dogs, but would do best in a home without small children because of his fearfulness. Snowball is rather timid, but also skittish so patience would be the key for him. He is fully housetrained and knows some commands. He would do best with a female owner. Once he trusts you, he is a little snuggler!  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    
Gidget is a 6 year old Papillon that is a puppy-mill rescue. She is so sweet and petite. She was used up and discarded once she was no longer useful to them. Her teeth were in such bad shape she must have been in a lot of pain. We had a dental done on her and they were only able to save one tooth so her tongue hangs out to the side most of the time and it looks like she has an impish grin on her face. She is loving her new life out of the mill and is curious about everything this new world has to offer her. She loves to run around the fenced in yard, and being free from her former life. A fenced in yard is required. She is available for our reduced price senior to senior adoptions.  SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com Bella is a One year old Chihuahua mix looking for a home. her adoption fee is $250.00 and she has been spayed and fully vetted.SusieQ Dog ResQ papillon1254@rochester.rr.com
Little Tink is a 1 year old female domestic shorthair with really cool coloring.  She will add a dash of color to your home and bring lots of love to your life. Who doesn't need that?  Come meet Tink and all her feline friends 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.
Jezebelle is a three year old Russian Tortoise rescued from a family whose kids got bored with her so the parents said she had to go. Poor Jezebelle has already had two different homes in her short life so we want to make sure this one is forever. A Tortoise can live for many years so please have a plan in place for this girl for her lifetime. Only people with previous Tortoise experience please. Her adoption fee is $150.00 which includes her enclosure.  SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com
Meet Nelson, a one year old male tiger, who is available for adoption at the Webster Petsmart.  He is one of the wonderful cats there from the The Humane Society of Wayne County .  Nelson was demonstrating his Superman Impersonation. 
ADOPTED

Bree & Drea came to Keller's Kats Rescue after their owner passed away. They are bonded and we would love top see them adopted together. They are timid at first but are warming up at their foster home! They are good with dogs, cats, and kids

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

Michael Kors  is a kitten who came to his foster when he was only two weeks old. He is a beautiful slate gray with a little white on his back feet and under his chin. He purrs so loud you can hear him across the room Prior to final adoption, this kitten will have been combo-tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, received a rabies vaccination along with all other age-appropriate vaccinations, and will have been altered. G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953  Cecelia is a confident, smart, social girl. She loves her people and loves to cuddle. She purrs as soon as you talk to her. She is very playful, and has done very well in her foster home with other cats of all ages. She is also good with men, women and children. Prior to final adoption, this kitten will have been combo-tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, received a rabies vaccination along with all other age-appropriate vaccinations, and will have been altered.  G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953
Thumper was born in August 2013. She is a very unusual and desirable cat - she is a Manx. She is a total house cat - she loves to lounge around, wrap herself around her people, be a lap cat, and, if you haven't noticed,she does like to eat. She is getting exercise by chasing around the laser pointer.   She is very mellow and loving. I cannot stress enough how loving she is - the best times of her day is being pet and loved by her people. She doesn't discriminate; she loves kids, cats, and dogs   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
Meet this cute girl who was named Baby by her owner. As the story was told to us she is 1 1/2 years old and was owned by a women who was having a baby. As soon as the women had her baby she kicked the dog to the curb. The neighbor was heart broken and took the dog in and called rescue. We said we will gladly take her into our program as she is a nice little wired hair terrier girl weighing 18 lbs. We believe her to be a Cairn Terrier mixed with Shih Tzu! She has wire hair and a curly tail and is a cute little girl that is housebroken and loving.   Read a lot more. 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
Dezi is the definition of a pitbull. She loves to romp around and play ball, but she's also quite sweet. Desi can be rough with people and she is working through this with training. She loves her people, but new people stress her out; once she is used to them though, she learns to love them. We recommend a house without kids, dogs or cats as they get her over excited and into trouble. An isolated past has caused her to develop bad habits like tail chasing and jumping. She is working with a trainer at her house to curb these behaviors and is waiting for a forever home willing to open up their hearts to help. She is really sweet if given a chance to get to know you and has a love of toys!     Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email
Hi, my name is Posie - Ring Around the Posie!   Anyway I am a four month old, female kitten, gray and white.  I am very adorable and see my confident appearance in this photo.  Many kittens at the shelter (RAS) - also 2 fur 1 adoption prices.  Rochester Animal Services
Meet Maggie the Bunny! This is one Amazing pointed eared friend. She is content to sit and let you pet her but also enjoys a romp around the room. She easy to pick up, as long as your careful. She will willingly and gently eat fresh vegies from your fingers. She is working on litter pan training and doing great! She has the plushest fur with a thick under coat which leads us to believe she is a rex mix. Her coat color is a mix of white and spots of chestnut agouti. Her face has a butterfly marking right on her nose! She is a young adult that has been spayed. She is available for adoption to a loving family. Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email 
Curtis is a young frisky kitty. He loves to play, get into stuff and just have lots of fun. Make sure you bring your cat toys with you to meet this handsome guy!   Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County  Email
Note:  She is at Batavia Petco. 
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 
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