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.
Support New York State Bill to Ban Cat Declawing

New York state Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal has introduced a bill, A.595 (formerly A.1297), that would make New York the first state in the nation to ban cat declawing. Soon afterwards, New York state Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-Oneida County) introduced the companion bill (S.3376) in the Senate, giving it a majority-party sponsor in the GOP-controlled NY state Senate. The declawing bill would ban the amputation procedure unless it is done to treat a medical condition affecting the cat. The Paw Project is grateful to Assemblywoman Rosenthal and Senator Griffo. We are proud to have introduced the declaw issue to

Assemblywoman Rosenthal and to have helped in organizing support for the bill. We are fortunate to have the help and support of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), and Ethical Veterinary to pass the bill. We will update this page when the bill is introduced in the coming legislative session

Please read and/or sign::

 NY No-Declaw Bill Fact Sheet

 NY No-Declaw Myth vs. Fact Sheet, which have been presented to the NY state legislators.

Support Assemblymember Rosenthal's Bill here - Sign the Petition!

Information above was pulled from the website: http://www.pawproject.org/.  

Thank You.
Henry is a friendly bunny who seems to love everyone. He will hop his way to get closer for any attention you will give him. Henry would do well with another bunny to keep him company, but that is not required in order to adopt him. He would also do well with a human companion that can spend quality time with him. He uses his liter box which is placed inside an xpen that he lives in. He likes romaine lettuce and carrots so far. He also likes chew toys. Henry would make a wonderful pet. He is adorable and sweet. If interested in adopting Henry , please fill out an application at www.rescued-treasures.com  Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509 Meet Kenny, a dachshund / Labrador mix.  Kenny is full of energy, but is the sweetest boy around! He loves to cuddle and give kisses, but is ready when you want to play! He is currently learning to go potty outside.
Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509
 My name is Fiona.  I am a 3 year old Hound! My friend Lulu and I were out and about hunting together and before we knew it we were lost (but still having a blast). Some nice people brought us to the shelter and our owners never came to claim us so now we are up for adoption. We are both extremely friendly, gentle and loving. We'd love to find a home together, but if not, we would probably fit in great with another dog if you have one. Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY
Bluebell was given a rough start to her life, but has shown herself to be one of the best cats ever. She’ll be the perfect companion cat for someone, as she loves to lounge around and be petted to her hearts content, purring up a storm to show you just how happy she is to have you there. She would prefer a quite home where she can relax; she does well with laid-back cats, but avoids the super playful ones as she’s a bit timid, and isn’t really a fan of dogs and tends to run when they come near her.  Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509
Carly is a stunning brown patch tabby with white markings. She was found outside in the city along with her four kittens. Carly has been raising her kittens for the past few months, but she is now ready for a forever home of her own. Carly is a bit shy and takes some time to warm up to new people. Once she does, she is very sweet and enjoys attention, often seeking it out. Carly is a bit unsure about sudden movements or loud noises, so she would probably do best in a quiet household without dogs or small children. Carly's estimated date of birth is 5/16/16. Carly is not currently spayed, but will be prior to adoption. Two of her kittens (Cooper and Carson) are also still available for adoption. Animal Service League  This is Scruffy and he is 4-5 years old and recently treated for heartworm which our DF members so graciously helped us with. He will be coming after Christmas to find his new home. He is housebroken and likes dogs. His foster home, Jayne, is working obedience with him for the pure fun of being a team. This dog is fabulous and will need two days to love you. He has an aloof personality and needs to find his comfort and then you are his BFF! We would like a foster to adopt program because he has been thru so much. He spent 4-5 weeks in a shelter because no one would take him he was positive for heartworm. Once we had him - he has spent 3 months being quiet for treatment. Now its his turn as he is ready to rock and roll. Likes to walk and would make a nice friend to someone that needs a friend.   Duffy's Friends, Inc

We’re back!!! , Hi, DelPorto and Venus here(AKA – Philip and Lily at least that’s what our Mom named us after she adopted us)  We loved our new Mom and our forever home and she loved us but Mom started getting sick and she has something called allergies so she couldn’t keep us. She was very sad when we left so now we’re back with our foster Mom until we find a new Forever home!  I’m the tall, handsome gray/white one and my sister, Venus, is the little white/gray one. Everyone says I’m a purr machine. And we both love to cuddle with our humans. We were born 4/21/2017. We were rescued from the City Shelter by the nice people from Keller’s Kat Rescue. We are 7 months old now and our Mom donated a whole bunch of stuff to our next Forever Mom. We’ve been together our whole lives so we really; really want to find a home of our own together.   Read More   Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email

Rosie is a 5 lb Yorkshire spayed female that was given to us to place in a wonderful home from a high level breeder. We have been working with this breeder for 6 years and she retires her dogs to us to find a great home. Rosie had a miss carriage so the breeder decided not to continue to ask her to have puppies.    She is 3 years old and sweet, crate trained and likes other dogs.    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

Abby is a 6 year old English Bulldog that was released from a puppymill into our rescue. It has been so much fun watching her learn how to be a dog. Like any Bulldog she is stubborn and mischievous... and fun!! She has so much joy when she runs and she doesn't have a tail so she wags her whole back end when she is happy. She is doing well on her housetraining but prefers you to be outside with her. She has started playing with the other dogs and is learning to walk on a leash. We think she would do best with a fenced in yard. She has been spayed and had a dental done and is now looking for just the perfect home.
SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com

Meet Pumpkin ~ 7 year old long haired spayed and declawed female. Friends of Orleans County   N 14411  585-752-2588 ocadoptions@aol.com

Chloe is a 120 lb. senior girl who came in to rescue when her owner moved and could not take her; and she doesn’t let a silly thing like age slow her down! She doesn’t act old, and can really move :) This beauty is good with people - she enjoys attention and is very loveable. And unlike a lot of dogs, Chloe has a real soft spot for cats! Given the choice of inside versus out, she’d opt to stay inside with her humans. Chloe would love a foster or forever home so she can settle into house life and really start to show us her personality! (Continued in next cube)
Chloe is currently being fostered in Rochester, NY.  Her foster Mom said:  We’ve only had Chloe a few days so I’m not sure we’re seeing her whole personality yet. But the things we have seen: She’s very sweet and loves people. If she could just be pet all day she’d be a happy girl. She follows me around like a shadow, I wonder if with time she would guard me. She been more attached to me than my husband.  She has started warming up to our guy, Finn. But he’s VERY high energy and she does get annoyed with him. I think she would do well with a low energy, male non-alpha dog.  We did have issues with the kitchen and food aggression. We blocked off the kitchen from both dogs and that seemed to remedy the issue quickly. Giving her a space to escape has also been important. We moved her crate to a bedroom that doesn’t get a lot of traffic and that has helped her relax. I think the big thing has been just to make sure our guy has a different outlet for his energy and the. Keeping food away from the 2 of them. Other than that, she’s been a dream. She hasn’t chewed on anything, perfectly housebroken. She LOVES walks, but doesn’t need anything crazy. 20-30 minutes seems to make her perfectly happy. She pulls a little at first, but then walks pretty easily.   National Great Pyrenees Rescue. Contract Suzanne Phillips, suzannep@rochester.rr.com, 585-621-5734 (Rochester area contact)
Pilgrim is a 1 ½ year old, 61 pound Great Pyrenees mix. He was found wandering the aisles of a grocery store. He pulls some but he isn't bad on a leash. He has a gray ring stain around his neck clearly from being chained up. Pilgrim is super friendly with people and plays well with other dogs. Since we believe Pilgrim was a chained dog, he will need some help learning the ins and outs of house living. . Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.
 Jemma was born about April 14, 2015 and weighs about 45 lbs.  She is wonderful with all of us and the other dogs, really nice girl!   Jemma is BUSY and needs lots of stuff to do in life.  She races around with the other dogs and like most GSPs she is very smart and if not entertained enough she can be destructive.  She is wonderfully social, loving and good with kids.  She is also very snuggley in the evening once she has played the day away.  She needs older kids (so she won't knock them down) and dogs with a safe place to race around and FUN in her next life!  Jemma is good on leash.  This is all we know so far as the staff at the high kill shelter feels asking questions embarrasses the previous owners as the reason for surrender is so often financial. We will be learning as we go and so will you.    Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net  

Hi, I'm Cynthia!  I am a 5 yr old Boston terrier.  I enjoy the company of humans, cats, and dogs. Im a quiet girl, a little timid. I do enjoy toys and a good meal. I'm working on my leash training and I think I got this potty training down. My soft spot is pretty bows. I will need a fence because leashes aren't my friend yet and I am considered a flight risk. Fast movements and loud noises scare me a little so a house with older quieter children is hoped for. Please apply and make me your forever friend.   Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue

Daryl is the last of his litter waiting for his permanent home. All of his other siblings got adopted long ago, but poor Daryl is still waiting. We can't figure out why, because he is a sweetheart, who starts purring the minute you pet him or pick him up. 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!  
 Hi, I am Darla, I'm a 7 year old female chiweenie. I'm a bit skiddish at first, I need my space and I need to trust you before we become a family. I need a home who will be very patient with me, because it could take me a while to trust, but boy when I do trust you, I'm a sweet, fun loving playful puppy!! I am good with kids and other dogs, not sure about cats. I'm working on the whole crate training and housebreaking thing. I will love being a couch potato with my family, a family that would give me the time, trust and love I deserve!  .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    
Gentle Koda is a 4 year old female Lab mix who weighs 49 pounds.  This sweet girl is happy to make her back and under her chin available for petting any time at all.  She prefers treats to toys and will do best in a home where any children are age 14 and over.  Come make friends with Koda 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 Riley is a 6 year old male domestic shorthair mix who needs a new home.  He'd like to request a nice warm lap to sit on and a window available for watching the world go by.  This boy is available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm's Seniors-for-Seniors program.  Come meet Riley 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. .

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 

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

Charles - A VERY handsome, fun loving guy!  He is new to us, so we don’t know him well yet.  But, he’d love to know you.  Pet Adoption Network,  Rochester NY
585 338-9175
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