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.
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
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
Hello all! My name is Buddy. I want to tell you my story so you know how special I am and how brave I am too. I am also very loved and you will learn why when you read the rest of my story.   Read More about Buddy (Bobtail's brother who got adopted).   www.LiFelineAdoptions.org
LOL!  Meet Benedict Cumberbatch (movie star for sure)   one of the wonderful cats waiting for a home at HSLC.  All  cats have been vet checked and have tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV. They are all up to date on vaccines and all adult cats are spayed and neutered. 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
Willow was found wandering at large and picked up as a stray. The shelter called us as her time was up and we were happy to get the call. She is a mix of possible Havanese with longer legs and gosh she is cute as can be.We also see Shih Tzu in her so maybe she has many small dog breeds going on in her gene pool. We are told by our vets that she is 3 -4 years old. We personally feel she is younger as she is getting into the playful mode like a young dog. We have spayed her and provided all vaccinations and heart worm negative test. She is housebroken and walks great on a leash.  Read Lots More!    Duffy's Friends, Inc 
Bentley is a sweet, playful little dog who is looking for a quiet home and special person to be a companion to.  He likes to play with his toys and sit by his person.  Bentley loves to go for walks and car rides; he also enjoys being rubbed behind his ears and on his chest.   Bentley likes to meet people on his terms, perferring strangers to keep their distance and ignore him until he makes the overtures.  A treat will always hasten the process. Daily behavior modification is being used so he associates strangers with treats.  He has made great progress.  On walks, when he sees a stranger, he will now stop and look up at you to be pet as a reward.  His special person should continue this training and discourage overzealous strangers from greeting him.  Black Dog, Second Chance

Little Kiera Bell is a 5 year old female Pit Bull Terrier mix who weighs 56 pounds.  She lived all of her 5 years with one family who no longer was able to care for her.  She's working on her leash skills and needs a training refresher course for manners but she's a willing learner and a really great girl.  She'll do best in a home where any children are age 14 and over.  Bring everyone, dogs included, to meet Kiera Bell 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
The handsome Dr. Butters is an 11 month old male domestic shorthair. There's likely a good story behind that name.  Maybe the folks in the cattery can tell you all about it.  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. Come meet this sweet boy at Lollypop Farm!

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    
Calista  a 3 year old black and white female.   All three of her sons, who were born under a porch, have gotten a home.  She is so sweet, but is unsure of herself outside of her condo.  Doesn't scratch, loves attention, but not crazy with all of the other cats there!  Waiting so long now. So deserving!!!    Eligible for Wayne's Adult Companion Program;    Poor Caalista, caught a kitty cold, so she was transferred back to the Humane Society of Wayne County's Lyons Shelter.  She just can't catch a break!

Rochester Animal Services (City Pound) is the organization most severely impacted by incoming lost/found animals and unclaimed pets.  When the pound is full..............................
Anyway, I consider it the first line of defense to save a life in the area.

Each week Verona Street (RAS) volunteers feature special dogs, cats, and other animals in need.  Check back each week!

RAS Weekly Featured Dogs (pound)
RAS Weekly Foster Dogs
RAS Dog of the Week

RAS Weekly Featured Cats (pound)
RAS  Foster Home Cats this week
RAS Cat of the Week
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
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.

Angel is a 6 year old Bichon that was rescued from a horrible life as a puppymill breeder. She weighs 15 pounds and is 6 years old. She gets along with everyone here and is very sweet and shy. She will be beautiful once she is groomed. Angel is learning what life is out of a cage and she likes it!! She ran around happily her first time on grass and kept looking up as if she had never seen the sky belore, and there is a good chance she hadn't.   SusieQ Dog ResQ (formerly Another  Chance Dog Ranch)  papillon1254@rochester.rr.com

Please welcome Spirit.  She is a beautiful 4 year old dark sable female GSD.  Spirit is house trained, crate trained, spayed and knows her basic commands. Spirit likes male dogs, female dogs not so much.  She is high energy and a very busy girl.  Spirit needs an active home and someone to entertain her.  She has a ton of potential who would totally benefit from obedience training.  She could easily be the star of the class.  No small children or kitties for this high drive girl.  Brightstar German Shepherd Rescue
 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 Toffee - a beautiful Torti kitty.  She looks so Petite.  Toffee is a stray who adores attention. She is quite a beautiful cat with lovely green eyes.   Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County  Email

Meet Cookie, an 18 month old, female,  Pit Bull mix .   Check out all the dogs at    Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions

Simba was born around August 14, 2015 and was found outside with his 6 siblings. We took them all in and now they are happy and healthy and ready to find their forever homes!  Simba is extra affectionate. You just need to look at him and he starts purring!   Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue
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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