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 Francine!  Francine is the beloved calico cat of one of our wonderful shelter volunteers who needed to re-home her because of a serious illness in the family.  Our volunteer is very upset about this, so please help us find her a new home.  She is eight years old and was rescued by her person as a 2 year old pregnant stray.  Francine loves her humans but does not really like lying on your lap.  She comes when called “ where’s Francine” and responds to “ please move over”.  Sleeps on a table by a window, on the foot of the bed, and in the laundry basket.  She has  lived with many cats and dogs but not very happy with small dogs, likes large ones better.  A calm, quiet cat who likes to be combed but usually runs from strangers.  Ideal home would be as an Adult Companion in a quiet household with a purrson who can dote on her!  Available at the The Humane Society of Wayne County's Lyons NY Shelter.  She is Eligible for the shelter's Adult Companion Program,    
Anton: brown tiger, 2 year old male; Anton's people had too many cats.   Judy's Note.  I love this cat.  When he came to Webster he was lacking trust in humans because he was in a hoard of many cats, but his joy of play and gentle nature has emerged.  Yesterday I did his nails.  He is a tall, lean, striking cat.  His Markings are gorgeous.  He still is a bit "skittish" - dishes dropping, etc.  Please give him your consideration.  He would do best in a home that is relatively quiet, probably because of his size, no little kids who would grab at him.  He is fine with the other cats, deferring to them.  He plays with kittens.  He loves string toys and leaps high in the air.    Anton, is one cool cat.  He can leap tall buildings, he struts, not walks, around the center.  He loves to play with a long stringed toy, jumping high.  He loves wet food, He likes to sit and listen to conversations in the room.  It's a joy to watch him.  He is very much "in the moment" - you can see it in his eyes.   humane Society of Wayne County - Webster Petsmart Location If you would like to add alot of fun and energy to your house, Brady is your boy!  He is a very smart boy that learns new things quickly. He has made a lot of adjustments in a short time.  From his reactions to alot of every day things in a home, it became apparent that he never lived in a house before!  He has settled in nicely and is easy to live with. Brady is friendly with everyone that comes to the house.  Brady is being fostered with an older dog that he loves.  He does have too much energy for her at times with the age difference but that is handled easily with some supervision.  He is also being fostered with two cats that he likes to chase, so he would do better in a cat free home. Due to Brady's enthusiasm and physical play we recommend a home with older or teenage children only. Black Dog, Second Chance
Makenna is a 5 year Mold spayed hound mix who absolutely loves people!! She is most happy just cuddling and snuggling and chilling! She would love a nice country setting so she can watch the world go by!! Stop by to meet Makenna!!
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Makenna needs a home without cats or small animals. And due to her size and strength, small children are not recommended.  Makenna is 5-6 years old, absolutely beautiful, spayed, friendly to both dogs and people. She has really struggled with the shelter situation since the beginning. She loves people and breaks down if you aren't right by her side, (she is a bit of a diva as well). Contact Terri, volunteer who loves this Hound-dog (LOL)   tmonacel@rochester.rr.com  or Friends of Orleans County NY Humane Society  Albion, NY  14411
585-752-2588 ocadoptions@aol.com

Dolly was dumped on our doorstep three years ago. Her foster mom has fostered hundreds of cats over the years and Dolly is on her top ten list of favorite foster cats. She got along well with the dog in her foster home. She can be bossy towards other cats but she may be able to live with a cat that doesn’t mind letting her be the queen bee. Dolly is social but she does not mind being on her own for long stretches of time. Dolly has had trouble finding a home because she has stage 1 kidney disease. The only special care she requires on a daily basis is being fed a mainly wet food diet.  Her kidney problems cannot be cured but it is still possible for her to have a long happy life if she is well cared for. Pet Pride of New York     585-742-1630     ppny@rochester.rr.com

Harry’s boisterous nature has earned him the nicknames “Hurricane Harry” and “The Undertaker.” Harry will need a family that can spend lots of time entertaining him and a home that is well stocked with toys.  He has an almost dog like personality and we think that he would do well around dogs. Harry is not most cats’ cup of tea but he may do well with a friendly energetic cat that likes to play hard. He is very inquisitive and can be quite sweet when he is in a mellow mood. Harry may never win an award for being the most well behaved cat but he will give you lots of good laughs. Pet Pride of New York   585-742-1630    ppny@rochester.rr.com

This is Jim, a 7 year old American Bulldog Mix,  who   has one eye. He was found on the streets and was in such horrible condition that his eye had to be removed. He is 9 years old and has been waiting for a home for over 2 years. He is housebroken and has been obedience trained first level. His dog trainer tells us he is a dog that is quirky and would best be adopted by an experienced adult with no children around. He is loving but has his moments and with the life he has been given - we can't blame him. Jim also has a prey drive and can't live with small dogs or cats. He has been boarded to save his life and we would like to place him with 6 lessons included. Once you completed the series of 6 lessons with our dog trainer we will refund you the donation of $100.00 for adoption.    Duffy's Friends, Inc
Love my ears??? Farley was born about May 1, 2016 and will probably top out in the 25 lb. range when full grown.  He is a cutie with HUGE ears and a fun, funny, personality that is SO terrier!   He grew up with children, cats and other dogs.  He is house trained, but we'd like to warn that some of these small dogs struggle holding it too long and potty floor pads may be beneficial.  He is fine on leash, loves toys, water and running around like a crazy man.  Someone moved in with someone else and then moved out and left him behind and the landlord never allowed pets so this lucky little boy happily came to join us for awhile so you could find him!   Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net
I Will Adore You!  Chester was born about September 28, 2007 and weighs about 19 lbs.  He is here because his human could no longer care for him and by the looks of his fur when he arrived he had not been able to care for him for quite some time.  This boy looked SO relieved when we shaved him down and then this amazing personality started to emerge!   He was happy and thankful and wiggled and coed everything he saw us walk toward him.  He is said to be house trained, but we like to warn humans that many of these little dogs benefit from having a potty floor pad handy.  Chester is good with cats and children of all ages except when treats are involved as he does take things from your fingers too hard.  He is good on leash and will hang with you outside while you do your chores.  He also loves car rides!   He is doing wonderful in our home, amazing with the other dogs and will be a wonderful addition to a new family.   Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net 
I'm one of the Lily Transport! Darling was born about April 7, 2016 and will probably top out in the 50'ish pound range when full grown. She is a  Lab / Basset Hound mix.  She is just major cuteness and so very sweet and social.  Sadly, the dogs in the south don't have long to live once they are left at the shelters and so the staff doesn't bother to gather more information so we will be learning as we go. Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net 

Duke's (Irish Setter) dad unexpectedly passed away in June. He is being cared for by his grandparents but it's not a long term option for him.  Duke is 5 years old, 75 pounds, very well trained and in perfect health. He is a medium energy dog who likes to snooze, but needs to run or receive a good amount of exercise in between.  He gets along well with other dogs, not sure about cats. Duke is house trained and does not need to be crated when left alone.  Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.

Olive is a beautiful 1 year old girl who loves to be petted and sleep curled up next to you in the bed, but she is not a lap cat. She is being fostered with multiple other cats and does fine with them. She has never been around dogs, so it is not known how she would interact with them.
Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828  
Pretty Penny is about 1 1/2 years old, and she weighs about 60 pounds. She will do best in a home without cats, and must meet any resident dog(s) in a potential new home. Penny is a heavy chewer, and we recommend that she be crated, or kept in an otherwise "puppy-proofed" area, when unattended. Penny will do best in a home without small children, as her play style can be a bit too rowdy for very little ones!   Humane Society of Wayne County  Lyons Shelter Location!
Hello! My name is Smurf. I was surrendered to the city shelter when my owner had to go away for a long time and could no longer take care of me. I was a little nervous at first of what was going on. There were a lot of dogs around me, making all kinds of noise so I was very shy but now I am in a safe home and I even have a foster sister.  I am about 1 1/2 years old and weigh 58 pounds.  Some of my favorite things are playing with toys, laying on my back in the grass, sitting in the sunshine and being loved on by my foster parents.  Read More.   Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc
Oliver is a approximately 2 years old and is a beautiful male Terrier mix. He came from a shelter in Ohio so sadly we do not have any information on his past, we can only assume in his short time he was not shown much kindness. He was reported to have been picked up as a stray, but does exhibit some behaviors that lead us to believe he may have been abused. He is leary of strangers and takes a bit to warm up, he is also somewhat insecure and needs reassurance. These are things we are working with a trainer on helping him overcome and learn to be more confident. Oliver in his foster home is happy and full of life, he loves to be with his people and is very affectionate.!  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    
Piglet is Cattle Dog mix. He is the smallest of the litter and is just adorable.   (the last pictures shows you what he looked like at 4 weeks old, and how he got the name Piglet..  SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com Adele is a 6 month old Boxer mix. She has the cutest freckles and I love it when she wags her nub. She is so lovable and sweet.    SusieQ Dog ResQ     
Black Nose is a 14 year old male domestic shorthair mix who came to Lollypop Farm to find a new home.  He'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.

Special Needs:  Bopsy is a grey/white female tabby who was born 6/28/15. Bopsy is considered 'Special Needs' because she had gotten her head caught in a fan and now has a permanent head tilt. She does not require any surgery and she does not need medication. Her head tilt will not go away but that is the only issue she has.  Bryson is her baby boy. He was born 6/1/16. He is a cute, playful little fella and loves his mommy. We prefer that Bopsy and Bryson be adopted together.  If you adopt them both together we will waive Bopsy's adoption fee.
Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email

Donny is a male gray tabby who was born 4/28/16.  He came to Keller's Kats Rescue with her siblings Amber and Lucy.  Donny is an adorable kitten with striking features and a plucky personality. He looks small, but he doesn't seem to know it!  He is a grey tabby with white socks (and black toes!) and dramatic markings around his eyes, which make them look enormous. He loves to run around and play, but also loves a good cuddle.   He has a loud purr and a squeaky meow, which he uses to let you know when its time to eat! He is eating wet and dry food and using the litter box appropriately.  Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email

How do you do? I am Bianca, but you may call me Miss “B.” I am in my—let’s just say my mature years. The vet believes that I am between nine and eleven. Keep them guessing, I say. Currently, I am in the loving care of a NBRAN foster home near Rochester, NY. I have had quite a journey to get here. My original owner had to go into a nursing home. One of the relatives took me in, but their dog did not like me moving into their house. I was rehomed two more times, but this last time was to someone who had an apartment and was gone all day. That was terrible, even with a walker stopping by twice a day. Knowing that Brittanys get lonely easily, that owner surrendered me to NBRAN where I am to this day.  National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network Contact Robin Flood, NY Co-Coordinator at email, or 585-346-0271

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

Doc is a 3 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound. He was left outside his entire life and is looking for a loving, safe home to live in. He's very sweet and loves affection and cuddling. He leans on you to show you how thankful he is to have a safe and loving home! Doc is good with cats and other dogs. He is good with children of all ages, too. He is very confident and eager to please. We are still working on potty training but he has made tremendous steps forward. He has a lot of energy, so he'd prefer a home with a fenced in yard or to be adopted by someone who is willing to take him to the dog park a few times a week.
Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email
Porthos was one of four males in a litter of six born June 1, 2015. They’ve lived in a foster home since birth. He’s basically all black with a few tufts of white on his chest. All the cats in this litter have relatively short hair, but their coats are buttery soft. Porthos has a little extra fluff to his coat and a debonair look to him. Like all the cats in this litter, Porthos is a flopper, meaning he likes to walk a few steps in front of his human companions and flop down, presenting himself to be showered with affection. Porthos is a quiet, calm kitty. He rarely meows but will purr when he’s being petted. He likes to play but would not wreak havoc in your home. He loves people, gets along with other cats and even dogs.    Animal Service League 
Meet Rocky.  Note, the description below was written by his owner who had to relinquish him to
LiFeline Adoptions. 
"Rocky is ten when I adopted him. We have a real bond after a short time, but the doctor advised me to find a new home for him due to my allergies and existing health conditions.  He is lovable and smart. He knows his name and understand basic commands like "down". It might take a minute and he'll usually obey. He's a vocal kitty but his meow is very soft. He communicates with me asking to get on the sofa or bed with me, and for his morning treat of wet food. I crush one pill into his morning wet food for his thyroid condition. He always has around two cups of dry food out to nibble on along with fresh water. He loves treats and Rachel Rays Nutrish dry food. 
While not a lapcat with me, he loves physical closeness such as laying against you. He likes sitting in the window and looking outside. He loves to have his "rump" scratched, its his sweet spot! He's declared so there's no worry about damaged furniture. I think he would enjoy a scratching pad though.  Rocky is a wonderful companion. He is very social and will greet guests. Of course loud noises scare him. When he's ready for a nap often he'll find a cool place next to the wall by the bed or in a corner. He will let you know when he wants attention by talking to you. Occasionally he acts on his "inner kitten" and will run back and forth around the living room, his bells softly ringing.  

If you are looking for a stable, well behaved, gentleman and quiet loyal companion, Rocky is for you! He stole is current owners heart instantly! This guy is really special and at his very wise and wonderful age, he knows what he likes and wants. Please, he needs to be the only pet at home
Coco is a great dog and he is about 12 months old, housebroken and ready to be in a nice home. We can't wait to change this dog's life.  He was found by the side of the road as a puppy. Yes people still dump dogs on country roads! Found by a family that kept him for a year and they were moving can't take. They never took him to the vet so how long was their commitment?    He is wonderful, is housebroken, no vices a perfect gentleman. Loves other dogs, can live with cats that have experience and was with children in his last home. Of course we only adopt to children over 12 years of age for liability reasons so this is not a commitment of DF changing any rules.   . Duffy's Friends, Inc Hello all you Brittany lovers!  Let me take a moment to introduce myself.  My name is Finn and I am a 5 year old, 45 lb,, orange and white neutered male.  I am housebroken, crate trained, micro chipped, and up to date  on all vaccinations, and in good health!  I came into rescue when I was found all alone with no one to care for me.  All I need is a loving new home and family to spend the rest of my life with.  

Remus and Dusk are both very sweet kittens, who may need extra love and especially the time they need to adjust to their new home. They will do best in a home with no dogs or small children. Remus is a friendly, happy boy. He gives head bumps and has a non-stop purr motor!    Volunteers For Animals / Geneses County  Email 
Murphy was adopted and brought back because he meowed a lot and probably needs another kitty friend around the house. He is about 2 years old and quite a handsome guy Volunteers For Animals /
Meatloaf is a white kitten with large black spots. She is a very lovable, playful kitten. She is the first to let you know she wants to eat or wants to be picked up. She has four sisters that she loves to play with. This cat 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 
Layla is a petite 55 lb, 1 year old pit mix. She is a med-high energy dog who loves to play with her toys and is a very quick learner. Layla loves her humans and absolutely loves to snuggle! She is good with cats and prefers a more laid back dog, but does well with almost any dog. Ideally, we would like to see her have a canine sibling as she likes to follow their lead. Layla will require a family with a 4 ft fence or higher as she has never shown any interest in climbing the outside fence, but has climbed a 4 ft pen that she was kept in inside G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953 
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