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.
Hi, my name is Rosco!  I'm a five year old Chocolate Lab/large hound mix. I am neutered, up-to-date with my vaccinations, and flea/tick/heartworm preventative. Oh, and I'm micro- chipped, too!  My foster dad says I have a very sweet personality and I am a people person, er, people dog!!   I like other dogs, with the proper introduction, of course, and children are fun, too! Sometimes I forget my size so I have to pay attention to the little ones! I know some basic commands, but dad says Obedience Training is in my future! I enjoy playing fetch, my special way, and long walks! I really enjoy doing anything with my human, even cuddling!
I have been diagnosed with epilepsy but with my daily medication regimen I have been seizure free, and my meds have recently been reduced! Lab Lovers Rescue    (formerly known as Rudy's Rescue, P.O. Box 1046 Henrietta, NY 14467 info@labloversrescue.org

Bugsy's Note:   Sadie and Rosco have been waiting so long....... please give them your consideration!
Hi! I'm Sadie, an almost 4 year old English black lab mix girl. I'm fairly petite - weighing 45 lbs. My foster parents say I need a very special family that will adopt me because I am a very special girl. Foster Mom says I am the sweetest and most loving girl she has had stay with her. I love people and especially kids.   I know basic obedience commands, walk very nicely on a leash, sit for treats which I take gently, am crate trained and house trained. When my foster family leaves home, I am free to roam the house because I do not get into things I should not. Unless there is a reason to bark and alert them to company, I am usually a quiet girl.  At night I sleep in a dog bed in my foster parents room. I really like being petted, brushed, taking a bath and having my teeth brushed. One of my tricks is doing a “high five” and I know how to “sit pretty” and will wave at you for treats. There are other dogs that live with me and I get along with all of them.  My family surrendered me because I have allergies and it was too much for them to manage. Since being in rescue, the skin issues I was having resolved and I look and feel so much better. I got to see a different vet who got me started on the right path to healing but also found I had hip dysplasia. While I may never run a marathon, I do everything I want to and do not take any pain medications. My skin care is not difficult, nor takes much time. I get 2 baths a week with a special shampoo to help control the allergens that accumulate. My special vet has me on a medicine I take once a day with a small bit of cheese that helps control the way allergens affect my body. I have no food allergies and have been tested at Cornell for what it is that bothers me. What I have is genetic, even my extra rib, but can be easily managed Lab Lovers Rescue    (formerly known as Rudy's Rescue, P.O. Box 1046 Henrietta, NY 14467 info@labloversrescue.org
Abby is a three year old Snowshow who was used for breeding until we could rescue her from the women who did even feed her but kept her close when she had kittens. The reason? She sold them to make her living but offer no care for food or vet - just kept an eye on her when the kittens were ready to be exchanged for money.  Duffy's Friends, Inc 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
This sweet, lovable girl is Allie!  Allie weighs 55 pounds and is about a year and a half old.  She is still a youngster, but is learning fast and working hard to please.  She has learned basic obedience commands and is crate and house trained.  Allie is reactive with other dogs and a strong puller when leash walked, and we are working hard with her to get her socialized and develop good walking manners.  Continued education will help Allie to be all she can be as she matures.  Her favorite things are running, playing with toys and snuggle up with her people on the couch. Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc

Hi, I'm Chloe I was born 3/28/17.Me and my sister, Harley, misplaced our mommy, so now we are looking for our own furr-ever homes. I really love to snuggle and play with my toys  Maybe you have some toys I could play with? If not, no worries, my foster mommy says I could pack some of mine if I find the right person to love. Could that be you?   Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email

 Did you fall for my beautiful amber colored eyes? My name is Wanda and I am a fun-loving Pyr/Malamute girl who is ready to play at anytime! Just watch how quickly I drop into the play bow and then pounce. But I am also very happy to just have my belly rubbed as I love all the attention. I also love to be brushed and to get hugs - after you hug me once, I will give you my Pyr Paw to get more and more :) My foster mom says that I am so so so very sweet! I really bond to my person so need to be the only dog. I'm not sure I understand little people either so no kiddies please. I need a leader and a little guidance but I am very smart and will even bring you something from the counter, like the loaf of bread you wanted with its packaging still intact...ok, so maybe you need to work with me on that a little :) I am leash-trained and would love to be your walking buddy! If you’re looking for a bright, happy, playful, affectionate girl, then there is no need to look at any other dog...I will even give you a great big smile!  National Great Pyrenees Rescue, contact Suzanne Phillips, suzannep@rochester.rr.com   585-632-5734 (Rochester area contact).
Bud and Lou are 3 year old terrier brothers. They are terrier mixes and are neutered; vaccinations are up to date and they are microchipped. They are fun loving guys, and while we would like to see them adopted together, it is not required.).
 Friends of Orleans County NY Humane Society  Albion, NY  14411  585-752-2588 ocadoptions@aol.com
Flint is a 2 year old, 52 pound Pointer mix. This poor guy was picked up as a stray on February 17th and had been at the shelter ever since. He kept getting passed over because he is shy and would hang his head when potential adopters passed his kennel. Flint has gained confidence in foster care and is now a big, happy goof ball. He's submissive with people and will roll over for belly rubs when you pet him. He's playful with dogs and is equally thrilled to play fetch with people. Flint is not fond of cats.  Flint is the best passenger ever. He gets right in the vehicle and settles in for the ride. He is crate trained and house trained. This boy would fit in most any situation and would be a great family dog..  Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.
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. Thor is 76 pounds of American Bull Dog and Pit Bull Terrier.  This guy loves to sniff around while in our Lollypop Farm courtyard.  He's working on leash manners so that he will walk nicely on leash with you.  He'll be happiest as your one and only dog in a home where everyone is bigger than him.  He's a vocal guy...especially when he wants attention...and quite happy to let you give him scratches and pets.  The Behavior folks at Lollypop Farm will provide a free training lesson with Thor's adopters to show you what he knows and what he's working on.  Thor is 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. .
Cooper is a 70 pound love bug. He was adopted with his brother Leonard when they were puppies and has been returned a year later to find a new home because his family will be traveling a lot. We would love for him to be adopted with his brother but know that probably isn't possible and feel that he would also do well on his own. He would do best in a fenced in yard. He has been vetted, neutered and microchipped 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 

Buddy is a 3 year old purebread Eskie. He's a bundle of spunk and energy, he loves to play walk and run. He is very shy of hands trying to pet or grab him until he trusts you. He has been working with a trainer and has had no issues if his space is respected. Gets along great with cats and other small medium dogs, he has interacted with bigger dogs and is fine once properly introduced. He does not like several people or dogs coming at him at once, so being an advocate and protector will be important. Once he gets comfortable And trust is built he is a sweet loving goofball always smiling and looking for fun.
 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

Caada has facial features that make him look grumpy but he is a loving cat. He enjoys getting attention but isn't overly demanding. Canada is a quiet laid back cat. Canada has FIV, cats with FIV can still have long healthy lives.Learn more about FIV http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs Pet Pride of New York  585-742-1630  ppny@wny.twcbc.com.

This sweet girl has done her job, mothering two litters of babies. She's sweet, loving, cuddly and a wonderful companion who loves to talk to everyone. She came to us very sick, with a huge litter of babies she was unable to nurse adequately due to her severe malnutrition. She's doing very well now, and her beautiful coat is beginning to grow. She's going to be gorgeous when she fills out a bit more! She will be spayed soon and ready for adoption. If you're looking for the perfect companion, please consider giving Sophia the loving forever home she so greatly deserves. Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email
Sherlock and his brother, Watson, were found in a dumpster when they were around 5 weeks old. They have been with us since then and are extremely friendly, social kittens. They love to run, climb and play and they purr constantly. Sherlock and Watson are extremely active, energetic kittens. They have only had each other and are very bonded. We would love to see them find a home together. Sherlock's estimated date of birth is 2/25/17. The boys are not neutered yet, but will be prior to going to their new home.
Animal Service League 
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
 Arnold, is a Jack Russell/Chihuahua Mix and is 1 year old.  Arnold loves to spend time on your lap and is good with other dogs. Volunteers For Animals /
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