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 Nolan. This Maine Coon mix had been on his own for some time before coming to P.A.N. He’s doing well in his foster home and we’re working on grooming. It’s amazing to us that these rough looking guys, after a week or two, climb into an available lap. He must have had a home at one time, Nolan is a big guy, with an very unique voice. He’ll need a bit of patience, but he sure likes attention! He’d probably do best as an only pet.  Adoption Network,  Rochester NY   585 338-9175

Lacey is a 3 year old, 27 pound Beagle. She was found as a stray. Lacey is just an adorable little girl. If you sit down, she will gladly make your lap her bed. She loves having her ears rubbed and belly rubs are pretty good too. She is just a doll, good with other dogs and loves all people. This girl will make you smile!  Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.
Visit the Paws Project for lists of veterinarians listed by state who have vowed not to declaw. I only see one from our area:  Henrietta Animal Hospital
Michelle Brownstein, DVM
Paw Project Director
3156 East Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467
http://www.henriettahosp.com/Henrietta Animal Hospital
If you know of any others, please let me know.  We have to start somewhere.

 May 1, 2018 – 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.

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

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

Captain Stormy-DOB 3/28/18 sweet little boy that's a little shy and timid. He likes to play and cuddle with his siblings, foster Humans, foster momma cat, or by himself. His ideal forever home would be with Leah-DOB 2/28/17 (surrogate mom cat) which have bonded or another cat for him to follow its lead. Loud households/noises and dogs easily scare him. This amazing sweet little boy will steal your heart with his eyes. Please see listing for Leah as well. If you adopt capt you can take home Leah for FREE  Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email   
Meet Chess, just one of the wonderful pets available for adoption at 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  

Gabrianna is an adorable red tabby and white girl. She is sweet and likes attention. Gabrianna enjoys playing and snuggling with her sister Graciella. They would love to be adopted together. Gabrianna's estimated date of birth is 8/12/2017Animal Service League 

Zircon is an adorable cream-colored male kitten. He is one of a litter of six and was born at ASL on 4/3/18 after his mom was found outside pregnant. Zircon can be a bit standoffish at first. He loves to play, but is a bit more independent than some of his siblings. Zircon has 3 siblings and would love to be adopted with one (or more) of them.  Animal Service League 

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

  Friends of Orleans County   N 14411  585-752-2588 

Hi, I'm Robyn, I am 8-9 yrs old and  I’m Rockin’ Robyn, a 40 lb football. I come out of my crate like the Tasmanian devil but that’s only cause I want to completely clean off your face with kisses! Germaphobes need not apply! I would do best as an only child or a very calm smaller than me dog, walk nice on a leash, love my Kong’s, benebone's and crate time. Come see this adorable bundle of personality! I need to be the Queen of the castle so no other animals or small children please  Brindle Posse Rescue, Inc.     brindleposse@gmail.com  
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)

Meet Johnny.  He is just one of the wonderful pets available at the  Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY
Danika was born about September 19, 2009 and weighs about 12 lbs.  Sadly, Danika's only life until now is sitting in a cage until it was time to be bred to create and raise adorable puppies until it was time for them to hit the pet store shelves.  During spay surgery Danika had 2 small mammary masses removed that had thick liquid in them appearing to be clogged milk ducts.  Please carefully consider adopting a previously used puppy mill breeder dog as the only life this dog has known thus far is being shut into a wooden shack with no heat or cooling and no light of day and cages stacked on top of cages  Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net          

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

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  
My name is Cherry, I am a 4 month old Aussie mix, female puppy. (See Momma in cube to right). My mommy is an Aussie/border collie mix, my daddy is most likely a boxer. I was found as a stray in Texas with my mommy and siblings. I am a lovable and smart little girl. I love to play fetch. I am actually doing very well with my potty training and with crate training but in short increments as I am still a puppy. I get along great with other dogs, and I very much enjoy play time and quite snuggle time. I will need a family where I will be with another dog, as I have never been without that companionship. I can have a bit of an attitude though, and sometimes I like to be left alone, I think a family with small children MAY NOT be the best fit for me. I do not interact well with cats. I would love to find my furever home. I will require a family with ample time to dedicate to my love and care. I would prefer a home with a fenced backyard. If you would like to be considered to be my mommy or daddy, please submit an application.  Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue

Clementine is a breeder release mama looking for her forever home. She is a 5 year old mini Aussie, that is a little on the heavy side. She is a sweet playful gal, that is still learning the ropes of being a dog. She is doing well potty training, and coming when called. She will need a patient home that will help her blossom into the beautiful soul that she is! Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue
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!  

This little fellow is Bear. He’s about 7 months old, but don’t let his size fool you, he has an extra large supply of cuddling to give! He’s an easy going dog, especially for how young he is. He’s a little sweetheart, loves to snuggle, and is very affectionate. He walks well on a leash and takes correction well. He just loves other dogs and is great at meeting people. He loves to play with toys, people, and dogs. 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 

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