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.
Rock is trained 1st level obedience and is  housebroken. The only problem is that he must be the only dog and have no cats in the home. That reason is why this poor boy has been waiting two years in boarding to find a home. It's hard for dogs that have to fly solo and Rock is one of them.  He is sweet and he was found on the streets of NYC about 3 years ago. A vet gave money to a homeless man when he saw the dog and the dog's mother being beaten. At that time Rock was a young puppy. The vet spayed and neutered the dogs and sent them to rescue. That was about 3 years ago and he has been waiting ever since.
Duffy's Friends, Inc
Are you looking for an excellent little companion?  Then Rosie is your girl.  Rosie was turned over to Rochester Animal Services because her owner no longer wanted her.  She is about ten years old and weighs in at a whopping 9 pounds!  Rosie was very nervous when she first came to her foster home, but she is starting to come out of her shell.  Rosie doesn’t pay any attention to the cats in her foster home.  She doesn’t mind the company of the other dogs, but she doesn’t play with them.  She can be a little snappy about her food (with the other dogs, not the humans.)  She walks great on a leash. Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc

Comet is a male kitten, medium haired, born on 10/5/16. ~ If adopting a cat or kitten, we ask that you please bring a carrier to take your new Family member home, as they cannot leave the Shelter unless in a carrier.
 Friends of Orleans County NY Humane Society  Albion, NY  14411  585-752-2588 ocadoptions@aol.com
Fancy (aka Fiona) was found in a shelter and adopted by a young couple with kids. She is skiddish and that was the wrong home for her. She hide and the owners approached DF's to place her as she was not doing well in that situation. She is 2-3 years old, spayed, tested negative and has all her vaccinations. She is a very pretty girl and needs a great home.    She is not wild but will need work with compassion as she is not able to be held right away. She will come around and a quiet house with someone that can place her in a room and work with her would be ideal. We will refund you the donation of $100.00 for adoption.    Duffy's Friends, Inc
Retriever / Akita / Mixed -
The "B" Joyride puppies were born about September 23, 2016 and will probably weigh in the range of 40-60 lbs. and some possibly more as their sizes vary.  The high kill southern shelter asks to questions on intake as they feel it embarrasses the humans dropping off the dogs and they would rather have the dogs come there than what could happen elsewhere especially now that we are transporting so many of their dogs to the safety of the north. So...we are majorly guessing at the breeds of these pups and if you don't like surprises they are not for you  Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net  

Bella.  This young dog was found with a litter of pups by someone in the community. They brought Bella to the shelter and kept her puppies. For a week or so she was just beside herself because of the loss of her pups. Bella would actually scream and cry because of her situation. She has since settled down and has become just a happy little dog with a lab personality. She's friendly, very playful, good with dogs.Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.

Truffles and her brother Bubba were born outside and then brought in by a resident. She is a sweet little thing who was very timid at first but has really come around. All HSLC cats have been vet checked and are FIV negative. 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  
Izzy is about 5 years old and weighs just over 40 pounds. This adorable girl will melt your heart with her sunshine smile and her sweet personality! Izzy will do best as an only pet. She seems friendly with all types of people (men, women, children, strangers) and would love a forever home where someone will snuggle in bed with her under the covers!  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    
Tiny Bella is a 15 year old female domestic long hair mix who is sad and scared, having come to Lollypop Farm when her owner died.  This little lady does enjoy attention after she gets acquainted.  She's 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. Gunner is a 3 year old male bluetick Coonhound with lots of get up and go.  This energetic guy is looking for a home where he can get lots of exercise every day. He's a big fan of treats and is working on taking them nicely. He'll do best in a home where any children are age 14 or over.  Gunner is ready and willing to do what it takes to improve his doggie manners if you're willing to work with him.  Come meet this very handsome guy 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.
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 Blacky - he's about 2 years old and weighs about 10 pound and a Shihtzu mix. This sweet boy is a playful, very easy going, and a total love bug. He gets along great with all fur friends and people and kids alike. He walks nice on leash or enjoys exploring in his foster home's backyard. He's been professionally groomed and got an A+ from the groomer on his manners. If you're looking for an addition to your family please consider giving Blacky the forever home he so deserves!     Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email 

Meet Valentin (Val for short) she is a 5 year old female patch tabby. She was found as a stray in Hamlin starving. She is a bit timid at first but once warmed up she is extremely affectionate. We believe she was owned previously but was left behind for some reason which explains her wonderful temperament once she gets adjusted. She loves attention and demands it often! She will cuddle up and sleep with you as long as you have a comfy place for her to lay down and give her plenty of pets.  She does not get along with other cats so she needs to be the only cat in the house. She will only tolerate dogs.Since she is a bit older she would probably do better with kids over the age of 8 years old.  Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc585-802-6454 (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.

A fun loving little kitten, with a sweet little meow. Gunnar loves to play, jump and run. He especially loves the ornaments on the Christmas Tree. He will carry any toy he is playing with, in his mouth and toss it in the air. He loves to snuggle at night and purrs the minute you start to pet him. Gunnar gets along with other cats and is used to little kids.
  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..  Read more , click his name above.  Animal Service League 
Japedo and Sahara are brother and sister, born in the same litter 12 years ago. They are very quiet kitties with an occasional meow here and there. Sahara can be a little shy at first, but when she comes around all she wants to do is cuddle. Japedo usually is the bold kitty that will approach first with curiosity. Both will nestle up next to you on the couch and just hangout. When sitting behind someone, Japedo will sometimes need that persons back, without front claws it feels like a message. They lived with a dog for eight years. All three of them got along great and lived together in harmony. PHOTO NEXT CUBE 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
Remus is a friendly, happy boy. He gives head bumps and has a non-stop purr motor! He may need time to adjust, and may not do well with dogs or small children.   Volunteers For Animals /

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