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.
Handsome Bob is a 1 year old male domestic shorthair mix who came from a home with too many pets to find a new home at Lollypop Farm.  Come meet Handsome Bob and all his pals in the Cattery!  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., Fairport, NY.
Sweet, sociable Gertie is a 2 year old female Pit Bull Terrier mix who weighs 68 pounds.  Gertie does not always get along with other dogs and will do best as an only dog.  That said, in the right home, this girl can have a happy life and has lots of love to give.  She'll do best in a home where everyone is age 14 and over.  Bring everyone, dogs included, to 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., Fairport, NY.
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.

Louie likes to sit by the window and look at the bugs outside.  He is nervous around new people but he is affectionate once he gets to know you. Louie would love to be adopted with his brother Jet.  Pet Pride of New York     585-742-1630     ppny@wny.twcbc.com

Meet Holly:  She was picked up as a 6-7 month old puppy the week before Hurricane Sandy in Long Island. Mayor's Alliance was asked to take her into their rescue because everyone in the shelter would be euthanize because of the pending hurricane and they would need space for dogs that were displaced. She arrived in Rochester that year to be trained by Animal Behavior Specialists because she was shy.   She had a hard time getting adopted because of her breed and color. She has been waiting for a home for over 7 years. She is a nice dog, sweet and likes other dogs. She is shy but warms up after two days. Duffy's Friends, Inc

Hey! You woke me from my nap!"  This is Butterscotch. He's a very friendly and talkative kitten, about 6 months old, and he is really hoping to find his forever home very soon. Butter would be a perfect companion for someone who fancies the art of conversation and has a warm lap. This guy is all about love!
Hes definitely not your typical kitten. He isn't destructive or wild, just very chatty and quite mellow.  If you'd like to meet Butterscotch, please submit an application at rescued-treasures.com/cat-application and we can schedule a meet and greet! :)    Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509
Phiny is 5 years old, has been neutered, and he is up to date on all vaccinations. He is a terrier mix, weighing about 18 lbs. We are in Williamsville, NY. He is housebroken and crate trained. He has spent time with other dogs, but not so much with cats. He loves to go on walks and is good on his leash, though he does stop to smell several trees and will occasionally bark at other dogs. He does not bark much, is a quiet dog the majority of the time. Does get protective over his dog food at times, and has not been allowed to eat people food due to his defensiveness. It is best to feed him in a quiet environment away from people. Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.

Cachaca would do great in a house with only a small number of cats in it. She loves attention. Are you her furever home!! DOB 3/14/18  Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email           NOTE:  Again, visit Keller s site for kittens (they will become few soon and Keller's has a large choice).

My name is Juno. I am approximately 3 1/2 months old. My foster mom says I am a busy kitty.. I say "I am an active participant in day to day operations of my household." I love to play and am not offended by a power nap.... I mean catnap....
(Sweet and sassy. She loves to play.).
Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509

Meet the lovely Athena, a Southern belle. Everyone she meets is a new friend (kisses and a full body wag, anyone?). Athena enjoys playing with other dogs, being brushed and going for car rides, although sometimes she wants to be in the driver's seat! This pretty girl has a fondness for marrow bones, chews and chips, and wishes that her furever family will keep a lifetime supply! She is the sweetest dog in the whole wide world, who just loves attention. She thinks she's a lap dog and will choose "her special person." Like most Pyrs, Athena is determined to do things her way, so she may need a little bit of coaxing if you're trying to get her to go somewhere – simply put a leash on her and she’ll get up and follow you wherever, especially if you’re going outside   Read More.....
National Great Pyrenees Rescue. Contract Suzanne Phillips, suzannep@rochester.rr.com, 585-621-5734 (Rochester area contact)
Parsley was found as a stray on the streets of Rochester, NY. He would come to one of the feeding stations on Janine's route daily. Every morning he would run to her jeep to greet her. She promised him that one day she would rescue him and find him a loving home. That day came about 2 years ago. He went to live with an elderly gentleman who was looking for a companion for another kitty that he adopted from Janine.  Fast forward to earlier this year and the elderly gentleman fell on hard times and needed to surrender Parlsey and his companion Hermie. When Janine went to pick him up his fur was all matted and some of his nails had grown into the pads on his feet. Janine immediately remedied the situation and took him to the vet for a complete physical and to have his nails cut and groomed. He is a big guy and really needs someone who will motivate him to move around and monitor his food intake.  He is now in foster care and looking for a forever home again. He is a sweet boy estimated to be about 4 years old. He is a bit shy at first but warms up quickly. He just needs some loving and to feel safe again. He does NOT have to be adopted with his companion Hermie.
Parsley - read his story in the cube to the left.  Special boy for sure.  Janine the Bean Rescue  
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 

Meet Sweet Pea, just one of the wonderful kittens available at the    Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY

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
Allie has been waiting a long time.

Gandy is a 3 year old pure Boxer. He was abused in his previous home and can be very anxious around people he doesn't know. Once he gains your trust he is happiest sitting with his head on your lap, cuddling in bed and playing ball in the yard. He is dog selective and seems to do best with females or small dogs. He will need a fenced in yard (no exceptions) and an experienced adopter willing to show him patience and love.      SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com

Harley is a three year old spayed female mixed breed who has one gorgeous blue eye! She loves to run and play in the play yard and is also very gentle with her treats. She knows sit and loves people!  Friends of Orleans County   N 14411  585-752-2588 

Meet Africa.  I’m cute, cuddly, love my brother cause he lets me sleep on him, my sister won’t, ☹, will you?
They tell me I'm a senior but you can't tell me that!  We're guessing 8 max.  I'm shy at first but then I'm all yours, need some leash work, it's so exciting I'm everywhere!  Brindle Posse Rescue, Inc.     brindleposse@gmail.com  

Sweet, mellow, and laid back are a few ways to describe Rosie! 
Rosie is a gentle senior and is looking to be your best friend. She enjoys short walks, and naps on the porch!  Rosie loves to lay in her bed with a chew toy, but her favorite thing is to take a car ride!  Rosie is being fostered with four adults and loves everyone she meets.  She has been around children and was also very good with them.  She does like to keep her people close by!  She does well with most large dogs, a meet and greet would of course be required.  Rosie does need a home without cats or small dogs, as she does like to chase them.  Rosie is fully housetrained, but accidents can happen as she adjusts to her new home.  She is a well mannered girl without any bad habits. There is no counter surfing or chewing of shoes happening with this girl!!    Black Dog Second Chance Rescue,  info@blackdogsecondchance.org

Sophia - 5 year old female Brown and white tiger.   Very sweet girl came to us because she was frightened of children in her home.  Needs a calm, quiet home. Eligible for the shelter's Adult Companion Program   BUGSYS NOTE:  Poor Sophia.  She was with us in Webster and caught a kitty cold.  She is fine now, but all the shuttling around is really tough on her.  All she needs is a dedicated human in a quiet house - ideally a adult companion and single pet. Update 10/25:  Volunteer Lynne says Sophia is really coming out of her shell.  Sweet kitty!    She  is available at the Petsmart in Victor.
Meet Thor! That name is Danish and suits him since it means “God of Thunder’! He is 4 ½ and if you are looking for a big, handsome, loving, smart, well-mannered boy, look no further. Thor is a mix of part Pyrenees and maybe Great Dane. He's 81 lbs. and should be considered as full grown. Thor comes already trained. Yes, he"s a dream on a leash, politely sits and waits when asked, is housebroken and doesn’t mind the crate. Next Cube More....
Thor plays well with other dogs but is not a fan of cats. Thor"s coat is a bonus if you’re looking for low maintenance! He"s a pretty quiet boy but does come to life when you throw him the ball. Like any boy he loves to play! Don"t let this thunderous boy fool you though, he can be a softie when he shows his affectionate side...he loves to give kisses to show his appreciation :) One thing, he does request a tall fence to accommodate his statuesque size. Thor would be happy to share his home with a playmate or be an only dog, too. This big boy is more than ready to become a part of your family!) National Great Pyrenees Rescue. Contract Suzanne Phillips, suzannep@rochester.rr.com, 585-621-5734 (Rochester area contact)

Russell  is a 8 yr old beagle/cocker spaniel mix.Sadly his elderly owner is no longer able to care for him. He is good with other dogs, & cats. He would do best in a home with older respectful children. He is very active & happy for his age. He is house trained, neutered, & up to date on shots. Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue
I Am 'dorable! Toby was born about March 8, 2018 and will likely top out about 15 lbs.  He is adorable, sweet and loves to cuddle! FOSTER UPDATE: What a fun little boy! He is a snuggle buddy for sure. He loves to play with the other dogs and has not really paid any attention to the cat. We are working on teaching him what treats are - how sad he doesn't understand yummy treats! Maybe his furever family will load him up with all kinds of lovings and yummies!  Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net  

Charlie is a 7 yr old Pekingese. He went blind about a year ago due to SARDS. This caused him to become a bit more fearful . Charlie would do best in a quiet home with no children . He has been ok with laid back dogs but wouldn’t mind being the only dog . Charlie would do best in a home without cats or any small animals as he can be over interested in them . He’s very snuggly and loves to be petted and held . His ideal home is with a single person or couple who can give him the patience and attention he needs . Charlie is very low key and walks well on a leash . He also prefers to just lounge and hang out with his people .    Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue

Blackie had a tough start to life, but he's ready to settle into a quiet household. A good samaritan has been caring for him, but he is still a bit shy and needs a patient, loving home. He's a beautiful boy, with a black spot on his eye and a white spot under his chin. Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828  

: 3 year old  gray/white male, 14 pounds. Alice says he is a great guy!   My goodness, what a cat!  He is really a long, large, cat.  See photo of him Stretched on Bench.  He has humor too.  See the toy I put on his head!   He seems to tolerate the other cats, no attacked, but is not ready to be best buddies with them.  With this handsome man, all you need is him.  Loves to play with strings on stick toys.  Minds his own business, but loves the attention.  Great Cat Eligible for the shelter's Adult Companion Program      At Petsmart Webster

Brooklyn (on left) and Bronx (on right) DOB 4/30/18.   They are friendly, very sweet, and love to play!   They get along great with other cats, my dogs, and love to run around with the rabbit.   Tuxedo black and white coloring with very large ears!
Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email
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!  

Jersey is a 3 year old female. No cats or children under 10 for her, and she’s dog selective. She has a high ball drive and knows her basic commands. Jersey was trained with an invisible fence.  Jersey is up to date on shots, heartworm negative, spayed, housebroken, crate trained, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $375. For more information, please contact Kathy at  k9paris@gmail.comBrightstar German Shepherd Rescue

Gemma is an approximately 5 year old pit bull who has been in a foster home through Pitty Love Rescue for the past three years. She is a love bug who loves to go on adventures! Gemma may be an adult, but she has lots of playful energy. She loves tug of war, cuddling with her humans, car rides, hiking, wading in the water, and napping! Seriously, napping level: EXPERT! Gemma is definitely a girly girl and she loves to dress to impress with her sweaters, scarves, and jackets ?? If you're interested in giving Gemma her well deserved forever home please apply at www.pittyloverescue.org  Pitty Love Rescue,  (585) 376-0290; 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 

Jet is very shy around people, perhaps there is a cat whisperer who can gain the trust of this timid boy. He runs and hides when he is scared, he doesn't swat or bite. Jet prefers playing to being petted.  He enjoys the company of other cats.. Pet Pride of New York  585-742-1630  ppny@wny.twcbc.com

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