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.

Say “Hello” to Jubilee. Pet Adoption Network’s 3000th rescue cat!!  She was one of many cats living outside an abandoned house with no shelter or food, possibly waiting for someone to return.  Her ears are frostbitten and are still healing.  She needs a little confidence building but loves belly rubs and lots of attention.  She is SO happy with her snuggly cat bed and a full food dish! Pet Adoption Network,  Rochester NY   585 338-9175 

appeared in the 590-104 area where a resident feeds a couple of ferals. Thing is, he’s not feral. He begs to be handled, and brought to his foster home, seems calm around the other cats, and happy to be warm and fed. Having been checked out by the vet (and neutered) he is ready for a new indoor home. Dex is a good size , handsome, confident boy, ready to make friends with everybody.  Pet Adoption Network,  Rochester NY
585 338-9175 
Dexter is a handsome, lovable boy who is searching for a quiet home where he can chill. He would be happy to kick back with you and watch Netflix while you scratch him behind the ears. Dexter is neutered, up to date on all vaccines, and tested negative for FIV/FelV/Heartworm.    Pet Pride of New York, Inc. https://www.petprideny.org/    585-742-1630   ppny@wny.twcbc.com
Epiphany (Pippi) is a very affectionate girl who loves adults and children. She can often be found greeting visitors to our sanctuary and accepting back scratches. Although we think she might prefer to be your only cat, she will give you enough love for ten cats! If you are looking for a real sweetheart, Pippi is the cat for you. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccines, and tested negative for FIV/FelV/Heartworm.   Pet Pride of New York, Inc. https://www.petprideny.org/   585-742-1630  ppny@wny.twcbc.com
Gov. Cuomo Signs Anti-declawing Law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation banning the performance of declawing procedures on cats, making New York the first state to prohibit the practice. The bill takes effect immediately.

“Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops,” Governor Cuomo said. “By banning this archaic practice, we will ensure that animals are no longer subjected to these inhumane and unnecessary procedures.”
Declawing, also known as onychectomy, involves the removal of all or most of the last bone of each of the toes of the front feet, and tendons, nerves and ligaments that allow for normal


function of the paw are severed, resulting in intense and chronic pain and other serious medical or behavioral issues. According to the Governor’s office, declawing can lead to early-onset arthritis and prolonged back and joint pain.

Meet "Paw Revere!"
  Paw was dropped off at the shelter last month, and when we stopped by to help out with an overcrowding problem, he refused to be left behind! Paw clung to the door of his cage, eyes as big as pie plates, and cried feverishly every time we walked near him. He cried louder if we walked past him. This little guy really knows how to turn on the charm!   He is an adorable kitten who will be ready to adopt in about a month. He's a gorgeous mix of white and buff coloring, and absolutely LOVES to cuddle and play. Paw would do best with another young kitty as a playmate, he loves to run around and wrestle with his foster siblings. When he is done playing, he enjoys checking in with his humans to snuggle.  He does show some signs of a future career in technology, as we frequently see him testing laptop keyboards, opening web browser tabs, and making sure cordless mice are moving freely. He has been known to bat at the wrist strap of a cell phone occasionally to make sure that the device is properly protected in a good case. Paw is very handy to have around!   Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509
Meet Holly.  Holly 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   Read more

Thunder was rescued because the people that owned him moved and left him behind. We worked with relatives to take him to our rescue. We are a dog rescue but could not leave this guy to live on the streets.  He has extra toes and is not quite a year old. He will mature to a lovely big cat and is extremely loving, calm and quiet. He was bought up with young kids and two dogs. His adoption fee is waived because one of one our members is paying for his updated vaccinations and test for Leuk. He was a housecat and is fabulous... no drama! Email us at duffysfriends@gmail.com. He comes with a carrying case and all updated medical records.

Finn is a 7 month old, 39 pound Border Collie/Pyrenees. He was found as a stray with his brother Nolan. Finn was horribly dirty, had matted fur, was infested with fleas, hair loss, was underweight, exhausted and starving. Finn is a bit timid but super sweet. He’s house trained, crate trained and learning the art of leash walking.
  Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.
Meet Capers, just one of the very many wonderful cats and kittens being cared for by Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email    This little one is Cooper, a one year old Yorkie-Terrier mix and he's the total package. He's alert, playful, affectionate, gets along with other dogs and cats,loves children, listens well and is housebroken. He's people friendly, walks on a leash, is crate trained, loves to be held and is NOT a barker. What more could you ask for in this cute little guy? His owner passed and he was surrender. You won't regret checking into this little love. Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509

Meet Archie, just one of the wonderful cats and kittens available at   Janine the Bean Rescue  

Brownie is one in a million dog and a 6-year-old Havanese / Poodle mix. He was surrendered by his young owner who had two children and was moving can't take. She had been keeping him in a dark basement for many years. If you saw the condition he was in when we picked him up - it would have broken your heart. We bath him gently and cut the mats out and begged a groomer to see us the next day. He received a total shave down and we were glad to see the smelly old coat fall to the floor.
  Duffy's Friends, Inc
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 

Widget is a pretty, dilute calico. She is very shy, but enjoys having her chin scratched and will respond to attention once she trusts you. Widget was diagnosed with severe stomatitis, and it was suggested that her teeth be removed. She had a full mouth extraction, however it does not affect her health. She is able to eat a normal diet of dry food and it has not affected her appetite. Widget could even benefit from a diet as she is a bit overweight at this point. Her estimated date of birth is 7/7/13. Animal Service League      Bugsy's Note:  Chubby girl so cute!!!!!

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.

Buddy is a year old mixed breed that loves to run and play with the other dogs here. This boy is no couch potato but he does settle down at night for a snuggle. He would make a great family companion. Buddy loves to go for walks and he hysterically loves to spin in circles chasing his tail. It is his favorite game   SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com

Jasper is a 2 year old neutered male beagle mix who has his nose to the ground in typical beagle fashion!! He also speaks the sounds of his breed and he is a fun-loving guy!! Stop by to meet this cute little beagle boy!!  Friends of Orleans County     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  

Jess came to us as a stray. He is a really nice cat who loves attention. His ear is a little “crumpled.” We are not sure if he was born that way or maybe frost bite? Regardless, he is not bothered by it!
  Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY
Why Are Puppy Mills Legal in NYS? Brynlee was born about June 9, 2013  She was released from a central NYS puppy mill as she was no longer wanted or needed to keep producing puppies for pet store shelves.  She is one of the lucky ones that made it out at a reasonably young age.  However, the damage has been done as she is frightened of us weird humans who want to touch her and talk to her as if he were a "normal" dog. 
Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net          
Molly is a very sweet dog. She loves cuddling and belly rubs. Molly is a big couch potato. She likes to go on walks, as long as you dont walk too far. She is very well-behaved when walking on a leash. She also has recMolly is a very sweet dog. She loves cuddling and belly rubs. Molly is a big couch potato. She likes to go on walks, as long as you dont alk too far. She is very well-behaved when walking on a leash. She also has recently been learning some new tricks. She is learning to respond to her new name and has learned the "sit" and "down" command.ently been learning some new tricks. She is learning to respond to her new name and has learned the "sit" and "down" command.  Black Dog Second Chance Rescue,  info@blackdogsecondchance.org
Meet Scooter, just one of the wonderful pets available for adoption at the Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828  

Sarah is a lovely, petite little kitten who likes both cats and people. She's a happy, busy, talkative, silly kitten. Sarah gets along with other cats and people,but would love to be an only cat or one of 2 cats, since she bonds with her people and avoids competition from other cats.  Kitten Korner Rescue, Inc.
617-699-0716  bobsuek@gmail.com

- 8 year old male whose family is moving and can't take him.  Phantom is a little upset by all of the changes in his life and is nervous with children.  He would like a calm home. Look at those eyes.    At Victor Petsmart (Humane Society of Wayne County)
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!  

Blitz is an approximately 18 month old male. He’s a gorgeous long hair Shepherd. His handler needs to earn his respect, but once he knows you’re running the show, he’s eager to learn. He wouldn’t do well with another male dog or cats, but he could work with a confident female dog and older kids. Blitz is up to date on shots, heartworm negative, neutered, housebroken, and crate trained. His adoption fee is $375. For more information, contact Kathy at k9paris@gmail.com  Brightstar 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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