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.
Everyone, this is great. This is pulled from Lollypop Newsletter.   Please fill in the form, which will send a letter to our local rep in Congress to provide funding for TNR.  Also post on Facebook and spread far and wide.  Let's work to trap / spay/ return the feral cats - no more births!!!  NYS is a leader as far as I can see for animal welfare!  Read more in adjacent cube.

TNR Bill Needs Your Help!   Lollypop Farm is a member of the New York State Animal Protection Federation—the only statewide organization that represents Humane Societies, SPCAs, non-profit and municipal animal shelters. Please take a moment now to send a message to your ...State Senator asking him or her to get the Senate moving on an important piece of legislation. S.1081 will set aside up to 20% of the state animal control fund to support Trap/Neuter/Return programs for feral cats across the state. Your voice is critical to getting this important piece of legislation passed!

Contact your State Senator today!

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    

ROMARO -
Neutered Male, Brown Tiger and White DSH, 3 years; This is one playful, handsome boy.  He is one naughty kid, full of it.  Likes to confront older cats and see how they react.  He has bloomed with us and now is dating the lovely young mother cat, Midnight and her son Prince.  Really cute to see him relate to the kitten and the Mom.   Located at the  The Humane Society of Wayne County.  Bugsy works with him and he is a doll.  Handsome, laid back,  but active and curious.  Fine man. NOTE:  Mom Midnight and son Prince and Romaro got rotated back to the main shelter in Lyons.  Such nice kitties!!
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.
Hello! My name is Tanea and I'm an extra, super sweet young girl! I'm easy to walk on leash and I enjoy going for walks around the neighborhood to see what's new. I'm very much a lady and like to keep a clean kennel, so those walks are important. The volunteers tell me I'm part cat because I like to lean in and rub up against your legs. I also love belly rubs! Oh, do they feel good! I always make sure I give kisses to thank you for your attention. Please stop by and ask to visit with me, you just might fall in love!
 Rochester Animal Services   Check Out: 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
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
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
Susie was found in a shelter and her owners did not look for her. This sweet girl had run out of time and she caught our eye - so we sad yes let her come to Duffy's Friends to find her forever family.  She is 2 years old and we believe to be a wire hair terrier mix. She is 16 lbs and is housebroken and very loving. She likes to sleep with her foster family and we are also crating her as well so she is use to having her family crate her if needed. The foster family finds her loving and well adjusted. She does play with other dogs and likes the outdoors! She would make a wonderful hiking dog just because she loves the outdoors! She is one of Amy's favorites and you can tell by the way she talks about her that she is a gem of a dog. Our foster homes get to know our dogs so well and with that information we understand how to place the dogs.Duffy's Friends, Inc
 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 

Festus is a 10 year old male beagle.  Festus may be up there in age but this little guy is still young at heart. He gets along great with everyone he meets and does well with other dogs and cats.  Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County  Email
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. (continued next square)
He is learning how to play all over again without them and is making great strids!  Bobtail is be is being fostered by a wonderful woman whose mother will be moving in and she is extremely allergic. Therefore, we are trying to assist her in finding a nine furever home for Bobtail as soon as possible. He is warm, affectionate and loves to have his chin scratched and be petted behind the ears. Adopt him and find out how much more adorable traits he has!    Having FIV is not a death sentence. Google it. These cats need love, kindness, good nutrition and low stress and they can live many years. Wouldn't it feel great to help a kitty who has some things going against him?    He is free to seniors. All normal adoption incentives apply!
Hey, my names Michelle! Would you believe I was found outside and no one has come in to claim me! I look at it as their loss and your gain! I'm a fantastic cat! I'm not just saying it either, ask the humans here! As soon as a human approaches my cage I'm up and at'em! I love giving them attention while they take my picture, feed or pet me! I'll give a quick lick and purr away. Are you looking for the world's best cat? Well look no further and visit me! Rochester Animal Services. This Week's Featured Cats 
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Meet Patches, another Wonderful Cat available at

Rochester Animal Services.   She is 7 years old and listed as a purebred mix.  Not sure what breed.
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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.

If you are unable to have a cat in your life at this time, there are still plenty of ways to help the cats and kittens we serve. By donating, volunteering and/or becoming a foster parent, you help to sustain our very important programs.

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
Coffee is a very devoted and loyal companion to his people once he know he can trust them. The start of his life left him with not much reason to trust but he still is willing and WANTS too ! In the beginning he will be stand-offish and defensive, his first few days in foster he hid behind the furniture uncertain of his surroundings or what was to become of him I am sure. Left to relax and explore on his own he slowly came out of his shell and blossomed into the snuggle bug he is. Coffee loves to sit next to you, burrow down into the covers and keep your legs and feet warm at night 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!!!!!
Miss Sienna is a 2 year old female Pit Bull Terrier mix who weighs 64 pounds.  She's a beautiful girl and will do well in a home where her training for manners and confidence can be continued.  She's been nervous in new situations  and has a very physical style of play so a home where any children are age 14 and over is recommended.  Bring everyone, dogs included, to meet Sienna 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     Come meet her at Lollypop Farm! Adele is a 4 year old female domestic long hair mix who was brought to Lollypop Farm as a stray.  She's calm and affectionate but takes her time to build trust in new people.  One of the best parts of adopting a pet is that you have the chance to teach them to trust.  This builds a bond that lasts. The devotion of a rescued pet is an amazing gift.  Come meet Adele and see if she isn't just the girl for you. 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   

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
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