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. MLab Lovers Rescue    (formerly known as Rudy's Rescue, P.O. Box 1046 Henrietta, NY 14467 info@labloversrescue.org
Watson is the last of a litter of kittens found in a dumpster. He came to us at about 5 weeks old and is now ready for adoption. Watson is a handsome brown tabby with white. He is a very active boy, full of kitten energy. He loves to play with anything and run around. Watson is a friendly little guy and loves attention. His estimated date of birth is 2/25/17. Animal Service League  Meet Sophie! Sophie is about a year old & was found in the hills of Bristol, she's a tough lady but craves human contact. Her favorite spot is laying on your lap or chest & purring the night away. She loves to chirp at the birds in the window, still plays like a kitten & enjoys one on one time.   Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509

Phoebe -   UPDATE:  Phoebe is now back in the Lyons shelter and is available there! 
Miss Phoebe is around 2 years old now and can't catch a break.  Three applications have all fallen through.  Phoebe is quite a personality.  We called her the "kindergarten attendant" at Webster PetSmart, herding kittens around and directly traffic.  Phoebe is extremely intelligent and alert.  She wants to be where the action is and watches us clean, do dishes, groom others.  She loves, loves, wet food.  She loves to eat all manner of food.  She is fine with the other cats, but doesn't like dogs who bug her outside her window.
Phoebe - continued....... Phoebe requires that you love her on her terms.  She will come and walk on your lap.  Then if you do something she is not crazy about, she will punch with the paw.  She hates the cage and will punch me when I put her in.  I can kiss her, pick her up, play with her, and I love her.  She will be your constant companion, in fact, she will demand it.  Watch TV, watch dinner prep.  She just needs to be loved for who she is.  Phoebe is for a person who admires spunk and humor in a feline!  Phoebe is in the big cat ro  om at the Humane Society of Wayne County's Cat Room.  315.946.3389

Phoebe is located at the Lyons Shelter!
Meet Serena and Venus, Terrier and Chihuahua mixes.   The girls are very sweet and are housebroken with all vaccinations and spayed. They should go together as they are a bonded pair and at weighing in at 11 lbs each and 2 1/2 years old they would make a nice pair of little friends for two laps on a cold winter night. The back story is that they came out of a terrible prior home and they were kept in a cage all the time. They mentioned it might have been a drug house so pets were not the priority there. They are now spayed and have been living with people that have taught them to be housebroken and that a nice couch is a place where you can nap! They are very sweet and a little shy. The new owner will be showing them the world.... nice walks on a leash and fun rides in a car to favorite pet stores. Can you imagine how cute these girls will look in little winter coats?   They are great on a leash and are living with a large dog and a cat. They like to be crated together and they take baths very well. They are sweet with Serena on the shy side. Duffy's Friends, Inc Darla is 6 years old this summer and was owned by a back yard breeder. Yes she had puppies but you can't tell - she most not have had too many. She is sweet, but shy and does not have one mean bone in her body. Most of the shyness is due to the fact she never saw anything outside of a back yard pen. So riding in a car is new as well as a leash but she is handling it all very well. She came in a Plane and had a first class ride from Pilots N Paws, my how her life has changed.  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).
We have been graced with royalty at the shelter! This is Miss Princess and she is a petite two year old female border collie mix. She is a little shy at this time and is slowly coming out of her shell but she is looking for a very special home and family of her own. If you are interested in adding Princess to your family please research the Border Collie breed as they are a working dog and need things to do. Feel free to give us a call at 585-752-2588 if you would like to discuss this sweet little girl.  Friends of Orleans County   N 14411  585-752-2588 ocadoptions@aol.com

Elvis is Here!  Elvis is a 7 year old, 14 pound Miniature Poodle. He was taken from a home when his dad could no longer afford to feed and care for him.
Elvis is good matured, intelligent and eager to please anyone that will give him attention. Since his dad was home bound, Elvis is used to having company and will bark and howl when left alone for long periods of time. He's super social with everyone and craves human contact. Elvis is fine with other dogs too. He has even made several attempts to play with my 90 pound Shepherd. At 7 years, Elvis is no slug. He loves walks and will squeal with delight at the sight of his leash. He knows basic commands and will do spins when asked. His ideal home would have someone there for company most of the day and a friend to take him on his cherished walks. Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.
Leisel Scott Puppies named in memory of a wonderful volunteer, Scott Peters.  There are more than one of these Jack Russell Terrier / Australian Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) puppies. The "L" Scott puppies were born about October 2, 2016 and will top out in the 30-50 lb. range give or take - some are surely larger than others.   Please understand that we are truly guessing at breed and ultimate size so if you are looking for something specific this puppy is not for you.  They are very social with all of us and wonderful with the other dogs.  Someone is going to be very happy.  This is all we know so far and will be learning as we go.  The southern high kill pound feels it is embarrassing to ask questions as they feel it embarrasses the person dropping off their pets    Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net  

Sprite is a 1 year old Chihuahua mix. Sprite was rescued from a terrible hoarding case. The dogs were living in a trailer (mainly in one room) with no electricity or running water. The lady passed away.  The dogs all came into the shelter covered in fleas and full of internal parasites, and most had overgrown nails. All dogs were unaltered and probably had never received any vet care. Sprite has been fully vetted, neutered and is flea and parasite free.  Sprite enjoys the interaction with other dogs, and seems to gain strength and confidence from them. 
If you are interested in adopting Sprite, please contact Bonnie at  bbidwell42@gmail.com     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    
Miss Pacy is a 10 year old female Miniature Poodle mix who weighs 20 pounds.  She came to Lollypop Farm as a stray and she's working on getting adjusted to the hustle and bustle of shelter life.  She's a bit tentative with other dogs and the Behavior Department folks are working with her on this.  She does like to play and go for walks and thinks people are pretty cool. Pacy will do best in a home where any children are age 14 and over.  Come meet her 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. . Handsome Iggy is a 9 year old male domestic shorthair mix who weighs 17 pounds.  This big guy would really love to have a new home where he can hang out and keep you company.  Come meet Iggy and all his 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. .
Meet Moose, a male,  Australian Shepherd & Labrador Retriever puppy.  Moose is the largest and the shyest of the litter. . he is also a great poser when the camera is on.. The last picture is of Mom. Dad is unknown
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 Kennedy, one of the many cats and kittens awaiting adoption at Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509

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

 Roxxy may act scared and cower when she first meets you but if you spend ten to fifteen minutes with her she will transform into an affectionate cuddly cat. She likes to try to groom you while you pet her. Roxxy gets along well with several of the shelter cats. She likes adults but she is nervous around children. Roxxy would probably prefer not to live with dogs. Pet Pride of New York  585-742-1630  ppny@wny.twcbc.com

Hello !!!  My name is Colville aka CJ.  I am a 2 year old male mixed breed.  What am I a mix of? My foster Mom says I am a mix of silliness, happiness and love.  She says that is the best mix of all !!  I started off being very scared & unsure of people & my surroundings.  But with time, patience & being surrounded with love I have slowly learned that people & my surroundings are not as scary as I thought.  I am slowly getting used to new things in my life but now I am quicker to adjusting to new things and realizing that life is fun !!   Read Much More.   Black Dog Second Chance Rescue,      info@blackdogsecondchance.org

Hi, my name is Zena and I have a very unusual story to tell.  I was originally living in a tent city in downtown with my homeless guardian.  I was taken to a home by a good Samaritan with the promise that I would be reunited with my lady some day. Two years later the people who took me in, found themselves homeless and I was taken to a shelter.  I am sweet, gentle and very loving.  All I want is a permanent home I can call my own.” Are you the one who will give Zena her last, forever, home?  Pet Adoption Network,  Rochester NY
585 338-9175
Meet Peanut, one of the wonderful cats and kittens and dogs available for adoption at  ADOPTED 
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 / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY
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