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.
Whitten and Bella are being surrounded to Duffy's Friends as their owner is moving out of his home and can not take these dogs. They are Jack Russel Terriers and brother and sister.  He is a good owner and it is breaking his heart to do this. He tells us these are great dogs and housebroken. They don't need to go together but it would be nice as they are litter mates.  They are spayed and neutered and good with other dogs. They have been well cared for and they have been pets that have been loved and around children. They have no issues and we would like you to email us duffysfriends@gmail.com for questions or go to our website and fill out an application at duffysfriends.org
Duffy's Friends, Inc
Anyone looking for an active little friend?  Sammy gets along great with the other dogs in his foster home and completely ignores the cats.  He likes to be in the same room with his people, but isn’t overly clingy.  He walks great on a leash and enjoys getting out and about for walks.  This little 10 pound, two and a half year old guy would do best in an adult only home, so please no kids for this boy.  If you would like to meet this cutie and see if he’s the boy for you, please don’t delay and click on his Adopt Me button below and submit an application for him today!! Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc
How much does Zoey love her person? This beautiful young Great Pyrenees is what you would call a “Velcro dog”, sticking to her person’s side like glue! She loves burying her head in her person’s lap. Zoey can be a little nervous when meeting new people, so slow introductions are a must. Zoey can be somewhat of an escape artist - this smart girl has figured out how to open gate latches :) What Zoey needs more than anything is someone who will love her, and spend time teaching her how to be the best girl she can be. Zoey is still a bit of a puppy, so she would thrive in a home where someone is home most of the time and/or, a home with another dog to play with. If her special person wants a walking buddy, that’s a plus! Zoey has a soft, white coat with patches of light tan/yellow. She is currently 80 lbs, and should end up weighing about 90 lbs when she is fully grown. Zoey can be placed with dogs and older children. She has not been tested with cats, but lived in a home with small dogs. This sweet girl would love to find her furever home!  National Great Pyrenees Rescue, contact Suzanne Phillips, suzannep@rochester.rr.com
  585-632-5734 (Rochester area contact).
Smokey is a 6 year old neutered male and he is front declawed. He is an independent fella and would do best without small children and perhaps one other pet in the house. He can have a "cattitude" at times. :).
 Friends of Orleans County NY Humane Society  Albion, NY  14411  585-752-2588 ocadoptions@aol.com
Winston is a three year old Snowshoe that we have neutered and provided vaccinations with Combo test which is negative.
His foster home who is a great one and has housed many cats for DF's said this is her favorite. He is loving, smart, plays fetch and brings it back. He is a smaller cat at 8-9 lbs and likes to sleep on your bed at night.  He gets along with other cats and the foster home said he would be lonely without cats to play with.      Duffy's Friends, Inc
Georgie was born about February 3, 2012 and weighs about 55 lbs.  This boy is a total goof!  He is fun, funny, playful, happy and will sure add some excitement to your life!  He would love another fun dog in his next home and a safe place to romp and play.  This is all we know so far.  The staff in the high kill southern shelter do not ask questions upon entry as they feel it is embarrassing to the owners leaving their pets behind as the reason is often financial in this poverty stricken coal mining town.  So we will be learning as we go and so will you. Staff Update: Hi, this is Summer and I had Georgie at PetSmart the other day and he behaved wonderfully. He did very well on his leash and loved getting attention from everyone. He loves to jump up to give hugs but would also love a lap to lay on. He is very sweet.  Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net  

Lola was my dad's dog. He passed in June and we have been working with her. She was a farm dog, always caged outside and crated indoors. No real training but learns fast. She has a history of aggression towards female dogs, is with a male dog now and gets very well but dominant at playtimes. I honestly think it would be best for her to be the only dog.  She has extreme separation anxiety, is very clingy and emotional. Losing the only owner she has known contributed, but she was like this before too.   Has a strong hunting/tracking instinct, is okay with the cats that were in the house when she got here but attacked a 16 yr old cat that we brought in afterwards.  
Even though it doesn't look it from what I wrote above, she is a sweetheart, walks great on the leash, can walk for ages and wants to please. Loves attention, enjoys being brushed and is doing great being housetrained. She took a while to be brave enough to get on the couch but has mastered it and is so proud of herself now. She does enjoy tearing up toys which can get expensive (yay for BarkBox)   If you are interested in meeting Lola please contact:    Kathy librarylady71@hotmail.com
585/319-2880  Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.

Freddy showed up on one of our members porch last fall. He was very friendly, so was obviously someone's pet at one time. The member couldn't bring him inside because of his two inside cats, so he fed him on the porch for a couple of weeks and then called us. We took him into foster care, but he was very sick with a severe respiratory infection. After multiple trips to the vet's and extensive treatment, he is now relatively healthy. Because of the severity of the infection he still has a coughing spell occasionally, but he is not on medication any longer. We're not sure if he was around other cats previously, so he would do best as an only cat. He's not keen on being picked up, but he will sit on your lap for hours. Can you give this sweet cat a home? Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828  
Shy girl Jewel is about 5 years old, and she weighs 60 pounds. She's looking for a home without cats, and she must meet any resident dog(s) in a potential new home. We think Jewel will do best in a home without small children. Eligible for the shelter's Adult Companion Program, or she is  also at a  Reduced adoption fee - ask shelter for details.     Humane Society of Wayne County  Lyons Shelter Location!  
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    
Juju is a 7 year old female domestic longhair cat who seems to be a bit camera shy.  This pretty girl is available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm's Seniors-for-Seniors program.  Come meet her and fall in love! 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. Sawyer is a 2 year old male Pit Bull Terrier mix who weighs 58 pounds.  This guy has a reputation as a world class sloppy kisser! He is looking for a home where he can get regular exercise with his new humans.  He needs some time and attention and, of course, love.  Sawyer has been working on improving his dog manners and the folks in the Behavior Department will speak with prospective adopters about how to continue his training.  Come meet Sawyer and prepare to be kissed! 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.
Samson came in with his brother Levi. They were both pretty shut down from the way they were treated before coming to us. With time and patience they are slowly coming out of their shells... this is what Sasmson's foster Mom has to say about this handsome boy..."He's just such a sweet boy. He loves hanging out with his people, he likes lots of attention and love. Sam follows me around in the house-in the kitchen when I cook, on the couch when I watch TV, upstairs on the bed at night time. He just sits patiently waiting for pets, it's really cute. He also does well on walks, he's just kind of a slow casual walker. But when something startles him, he'll pull and dart and try to run away. He is also quite the chewer-if he gets a hold of something he does damage fast, so lots of chew toys and outdoor play time are a must with him".. SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com Coco looks like a MinPin that put her finger in a light socket... she has tufts of hair sticking out all over her face. This girl has such a personality from dancing when she gets excited to backing her but up to you when you are picking her up. She also LOVES kisses and will push her head against your lips for more!! She is a happy girl that loves to run around with the other dogs here but she chases the cats so she would probably do better in a cat free home (at least it would be better for the cats). She has never hurt them but she loves to watch them run!! She isn't a big fan of walking on a leash so a fenced in yard would be best for her. Her adoption fee is $250.00 and she has been spayed, vetted and micro chipped.  SusieQ Dog ResQ        Email 

Adopt Evan and Elliot - two youngsters who need a home together (info in next cube)

Evan and Elliott are two very cute black and white kitten brothers that have taken some time to get used to humans. After Elliott was neutered he had a medical issue (the vet thought it was a blood clot) and he was unable to move and in a lot of pain. With supportive care (fluids and force feeding) he was sitting up within a week. As he felt better, he realized that his foster family was super nice and he began to seek out attention, cuddling, and purred often! His brother Evan then needed to learn to trust humans too and in time came around to enjoy spending time with his foster family. Evan and Elliott are still a little timid at first, so we feel it would be best if they went to a quiet home with no dogs or very young children. As well, Evan and Elliott must be adopted together. They are very bonded and have been through a lot in their young lives. If you are interested in adopting a sibling pair, pick Evan and Elliott! They will definitely continue to learn to love and trust their new family!  As our Featured Cats, Evan & Elliott's adoption fee has been reduced to $150 (No other discounts apply).
G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953 

Meet Miss Myrtle Isobel Cookie! This 1 year old English bulldog girl will steal your heart. She's full of energy and spunk, but also loves kisses, cuddles, and baths. She is not a lazy bully, though she does like a nap after play time. 
Myrtle came to rescued treasures from an out of state puppy mill. Her skin was a mess, she needed entropic corrected, medicine for her ears and tummy. Her back legs were weak from too much create time and needed to get stronger. She had no idea what potty training was. Myrtle didn't even know what grass was and was afraid to step on it. Today that's changed, though stairs are still tricky and a home with limited stairs is preferred. Her health needs have been taken care of, and Myrtle is ready to begin the search for her forever home! Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email

No this is not Grumpy cat...meet Gianni. Although she looks like Grumpy cat..she is far from it! She is the sweetest little petite girl weighing in at just  4.8 lbs..and yes she is 3 years old.
She will do best in  a home with someone that has plenty of love to give her. If you are interested in adopting Gianni please fill out an online adoption application at http://kellerskatsrescue.org/adoption-application Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  585-802-6454 (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

Ziggy was an only cat for most of his life and he misses being the center of attention. He is outgoing and gets along with children. His favorite toys are plastic springs he loves to carry them around. Ziggy sometimes makes strange noises that sound like the noises that Snoopy makes in the animated version of Peanuts.

Pet Pride of New York  585-742-1630  ppny@wny.twcbc.com.

Meet Jax! This love bug of a Husky (mix?)  is looking for a forever home. He loves the female dogs in his foster home, and has lived with cats and did wonderfully with them! Jax is good with older children. He likes to play outside in the snow and loves to go for walks. Jax LOVES to be loved - he lives to be pet, and he wants nothing more than to crawl under the blankets with you!   Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email
Fluffy came to us when a local animal control rep asked us to help with a cat who she secured earlier that day. Upon arrival at a remote construction site, workers heard loud crying come from a dumpster. With  help of animal control, an adult cat was found under the dumpster. It appeared he had broken free and escaped from his carrier that was thrown in the dumpster. In the dumpster, along with him and his carrier, were his toys, blankets, food dishes, litter pan and all of his belongings. He was thrown away. He was discarded like he was worthless trash with all of his supplies. He was left trapped to die slowly, alone and frightened. He was stressed, scared, soaking wet from the pouring rain, hungry, and severely matted..    Animal Service League 
JB -  (photo right)an overall great guy, loves to relax and stretch, and once he warms up he will love it when you scratch his head and neck!  he will extend his paw and grab your hand, pulling it in to say ?I?m ready for some petting and attention!?  He? is readily lick your hand to ?help? you along when petting him.  Doesn't require a lot of attention, but he will jump up on the back of the chair when you get home to greet you!  He loves his little catnip pillow, and often carries it around from room to room.  He is a sucker for little bits of turkey and chicken too! JB has Hyperthyroidism which is easily manageable with a very affordable medication which he is being on currently.  
Cat Stevens- he is an adorable, cuddly guy with a lot of charm!  Warm, soft, and personable.  He loves to jump up on your lap when you?re sitting and loves to be groomed and petted.  His big eyes and soft meow make it hard to resist!  And he also loves to play with simple things like strings and laces.  A really lovable tabby! 
These are a bonded pair and video of them resting and licking each other available on our website. They are in dire need of a foster home until adopted! Please be a Deliberate Adopter and help these seniors!   www.LiFelineAdoptions.org
Here comes Brickle, wagging her tail so hard her whole body wiggles as she anticipates meeting a new person! She loves to be pet and get belly rubs.  Brickle is a local dog who was physically abused. Her body has mended faster than her feelings about being touched and people approaching her when she is eating or has a treat. With patience, a steady routine, love, and high value treats (pepperoni), she now has positive feelings about people interacting with her. Brickle is an energetic explorer, jumping around when seeing birds, chasing squirrels running along the fence top or sniffing out the mouse under the deck. She loves flinging around her stuffed toys and playing games involving treats.  Brickle walks well on a leash with her Easy Walk Harness. Brickle stalks squirrels and cats rather than chasing after them like a maniac. With her nose to the ground, she moves from scent to scent. She will wait on command at intersections.     Black Dog Second Chance Rescue,      info@blackdogsecondchance.org
 Jolene is a sweet kitty who would make a wonderful lap cat. She loves her people. She came to us as a stray, We couldn't find a spay scar on her so she had surgery but found out she was already spayed. She has had some issues with vomiting but the vet could not find anything wrong. We have her on a high quality food and we are monitoring the amount of food she gets. So far it is working!   Volunteers For Animals /
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