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.

 Meet Bernie - one of the wonderful cats waiting for a home at HSLC.  All HSLC 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  
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
Bella is a beautiful young female that is a Siamese mix with Torti points on her face. She was found in the shelter and she was out of time and those beautiful blue eyes spoke to us! She is 1-2 years old and her story was that she was left behind in a house or apartment and the shelter had to get a court order to have the land lord go in and save her. She was very thin when finally rescued and spent the next 5 days on a hold for a owner. Bella has a shorter tail and we are not sure why.
Duffy's Friends, Inc 
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

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
Bean is a 9 year old female domestic shorthair mix who is looking for a quiet retirement home.  She's not a fan of hustle and bustle but she's a good companion who needs a new home to call her own.  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. Come meet Bean 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    
Meet our man Moo Moo.  He is a wonderful, 11 year old male.  His person lost their home.  The shelter has cleaned his teeth and he has extra toes on his feet.  Most Importantly, he is a gentle giant, handsome, loving, and quiet.  Wonderful Companion.  Sleek black and white.  No cow jokes in front of him please.   Eligible for Wayne's Adult Companion Program   now staying at the Humane Society of Wayne County. at Webster PetSmart

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 Weekly Featured Cats (pound)
RAS  Foster Home Cats this week
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).
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.
Meet Oscaretta a 7 year old, spayed Domestic Short Hair. Hi, I'm Oscaretta! I greet every human who walks past my cage! The humans here love me and well, I love them. They give me great chin and head scratches. I imagine myself in a home lying in front of the window while basking in the sun! Ahhhh sounds refreshing! I am the kind of gal who would love nothing more than to have my own home and human. Let's see if we're a match!  Rochester Animal Services    This Week's Featured Cats  

Bugsy's Note:  I met Oscaretta (LOL) at Petsmart Sunday.  A wonderful cat and the volunteers from RAS Love her.

Meet Chubs, a wonderful dog up for adoption at Scottsville Adoptions.  Chubs is a Miniature Pinscher Mix and is 12 years old and a sweetheart.    Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions
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
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 Bug, an adult, male Shepherd Mix!  Bug is an energetic guy with a sweet disposition. He would make a great partner for someone who is active..  Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County  Email
Meet Powder, a 1 year old, Neutered, Pit Bull mix.  Hello! My name is Powder. I would really love a forever home with you. Right now I'm getting lots of love from the volunteers who spend time with me and take me on walks around the neighborhood. Good thing, because I really like my kennel clean, and it's so much fun sniffing around the park! I am super curious and friendly, and I've been told I'm a rockstar in the play yard. I love all my doggie friends. Come to 184 Verona St and say hi! Powder’s shelter number at RAS is 28062346.t   Rochester Animal Services. This Week's Featured Dogs


Thea is our adorable puggle girl. She has the beautiful markings of a beagle, and the curly tail of a pug!! She is timid until she gets to know you, then she quickly warms up. It just takes her a little time. Patience is a must. She gets anxious around young children and chaos, so we know a calm environment is where she will thrive. Her little under bite makes it look like she is smiling!! Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue
Black Beard was born May 8, 2015 when his mom was a part of our rescue. He and his siblings have grown up in the same foster home with other cats, dogs, and children. Black beard derived his name due to the strategically placed black spot on his chin. He is a little more fearful than his siblings, but not by much! He is too addicted to playing to be scared for that long. BlackBeard loves his naps, and he really enjoys snuggling.  Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions  
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
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)
Meet Casey she is Siamese kitten who was born on 5/11/15.
She came to Keller's Kats Rescue limping. After an examination by the veterinarian it was discovered that she had Septic Arthritis and that she was probably hit by a car as she had a broken leg at the hip joint. 
Casey recently had her leg amputated to alleviate the pain and discomfort she was having.  She is now looking for her forever home. If you would like to adopt Casey please fill out an adoption application.   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 
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