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.
SargeSarge is about 2 years old, and he came to the shelter as a stray. A favorite of volunteer Andi.  He is a feisty boy and wants to play a lot.  He gets slightly over-excited but she loves him.  Handsome boy.  OVERLOOKED.  Sarge has been in Henrietta since July.  He has been overlooked, we believe, because it has been kitten season.  Because he is young, people looking for young cats got the kittens.  He has gotten a little chubby.  VOLUNTEER ANDI'S LOVE!   Available at the The Humane Society of Wayne County's Satellite location at Henrietta Petsmart. 
Rock is trained 1st level obedience and is  housebroken. The only problem is that he must be the only dog and have no cats in the home. That reason is why this poor boy has been waiting two years in boarding to find a home. It's hard for dogs that have to fly solo and Rock is one of them.  He is sweet and he was found on the streets of NYC about 3 years ago. A vet gave money to a homeless man when he saw the dog and the dog's mother being beaten. At that time Rock was a young puppy. The vet spayed and neutered the dogs and sent them to rescue. That was about 3 years ago and he has been waiting ever since.
Duffy's Friends, Inc
Wilson:  This poor guy has a back story of being left behind. He is almost 4 years old and has been in training for over two years so he is a great dog with now manners and personality. His only drawback is that he should not live with another dog. He can walk besides dogs or come close to dogs but he is doggie selective and we have decided lets just make him the only dog.  He is neutered and has all his vaccinations, bathed and ready for you. If you are looking for friend to take to the hiking trails or spin around the neighborhood for exercise this a a great dog for you. He is quiet, loving and just wants to be a good dog. Because he is mostly boxer with some pitbul you will see that he likes to stay close to your leg. That   Duffy's Friends, Inc
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
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
I'm Fun and Fluffy!  Deiter was born about January 27, 2014 and weighs about 20 lbs.  He is absolutely adorable and outwardly friendly to humans.  He loves all of us and we love him back!  He is house trained, good on leash, fine in the car and has done well with a child as young as 11.  He loved playing with this child.  As with so many Eskies they are not good around other pets.  He has been fine with larger dogs, but probably he should live as an only dog for a peaceful existence.  Also, typical of the breed he has some wanderlust so a leash or fenced in yard is going to be a must in his next life.  He is here because the owner was moving where she could no longer have dogs and she had little resources    Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net  

JaJa is a year old, 26 pound blend of Italian Greyhound and English Foxhound. JaJa was found abandoned by a park ranger in Mammoth Cave State Park in Kentucky. She was tied to a tree with her sister Megz.  JaJa is fun, silly and sweet as sugar. Give her a toy and she is in heaven. She is well socialized with dogs and absolutely loves people. Her definition of winning the lottery is simply a toy! In her world, it doesn't get any better than that!   JaJa doesn't seem to be affected by her abandonment as she is full of joy and loving life. She adores children and would be the perfect fit for any home needing a special, fun loving addition to their family.   JaJa is house trained and crate trained.   Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.

Jo Jo was trapped in a mobile home park when he was a young kitten. He was pretty skittish at first, but has come a long way since then and is very lovable now. HSLC cats have been vet checked and have tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV. They are all up to date on vaccines and all adult cats are spayed and neutered. Kitten adopters must agree to have kittens spayed or neutered by 6 months of age.    Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828  
Cecil is about 2 years old, and he weighs just under 50 pounds. This cutie loves people, and rolls right over for belly-scratches! Cecil is looking for a home without cats, and he must meet any resident dog(s) in a potential new home. He previously lived with a female dog. Here at the shelter, Cecil is choosy about his doggie friends. This past summer, we discovered that he liked to splash around in the kiddie pool with his friend Dixee. His current best buddy at the shelter is Coconut.  Humane Society of Wayne County  Lyons Shelter Location!   Bugsys Note:  Cecil has been waiting for about 9 months (the longest dog at the shelter).  Please consider him!
This lovely, active senior lady is Princess!  And true to her name, she would love to be pampered and spoiled for the rest of her life!  Princess is about 10 years old, weighs 11 pounds and is now all ready to start her new journey.  She came to Nuts for Mutts with a large hernia, but that has now been repaired while she had her spay surgery and dental, so she is all good to go!  Princess loves to be with her people and will make an excellent lap warmer.  She is crate and house trained, gets along with other dogs and enjoys a nice walk.  Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc
Lilly and Bentley are Yorkie/ Shih Tzu mix bonded siblings. They were surrendered to a shelter in Ohio by a family with a toddler and another on the way, they felt Bentley was becoming aggressive toward the toddler, so for safety reasons they were surrendered. Bentley is an 11lb boy who thinks he is 111lbs, wants to be the Alpha no matter what size dog he encounters, but is his sister's protector and constant companion. He loves to have his ears rubbed and before you are even seated he is in your lap waiting for affection. He does NOT do well with other dogs, he has tried to establish dominance over his two foster sisters with no luck and is aggressive when Lilly tries to get near the other girls to play. He is a true big brother. Lilly is a little 8lb cuddle bug with a mind of her own, she is full of spunk and determination. She has not convinced her foster sisters to play with her yet but they are all getting to know each other 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    
 Millie is a 4 year old Yorkie that has had a rough life. She came to us very scared and dirty from living in filth.. When she first arrived she wouldn't come near us but within a week she knew she was safe and has bonded quickly to me... she has formed such a bond that she feels she has to protect me from all the other dogs. We are offering her on a foster to adopt basis because we know even though the first meeting might not go well, if she is given a chance you will have a life long friend. We are only considering a family that fits the following list as we don't want her to be stressed by being passed around to families that aren't a good fit..... she would do best in a quiet home without any other dogs and without young children. She also needs a secure fenced area which doesn't have to be very big, as leash walking is an ongoing process. She is paper trained. She isn't a dog that will run and play but she is a great dog to cuddle and to be a lap dog once she knows she is safe and loved. She has been spayed and micro chipped. SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com Lacy is a beautiful girl who looks almost like a white Yorkie. Of course her breed is just a guess. She loves to play with the other dogs here but will chase the cats. She doesn't bark and she loves to go for leash walks. She is currently paper trained and we are working on her house training. She likes to sit on your lap and cuddle under the covers. Her adoption fee is $250.00 and she has been spayed, vetted and micro-chipped  SusieQ Dog ResQ        Email 
Miss Blackie is a 7 year old female domestic shorthair mix. She came from a home with too many pets. She's available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm's Seniors-for-Seniors program.  Come meet this sweet girl! 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.

Popcorn is a feisty playful girl who found herself left at a local shelter. She was left because "she cries too much". Popcorn was too young to navigate shelter life herself and they reached out to Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions to help her. She came exploding into foster care, hissing and spitting and full of fire at barely 4 1/2 weeks old, Except... she likes to snuggle, and she likes toys, and she purrs a lot also. Popcorn is fearless and has no idea she weighs barely a pound. If this little ball of fire would fit in your family please apply to adopt and meet her today. She will be ready in a few weeks!
Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email 

Meet Matilda she is a female grey tabby who was born 8/17/16.  She came to Keller's Kats Rescue with her mom Lottie and siblings Ajax and Ackley.  Matilda is a little lover girl who is playful and fearless. She is always the first to try something new.   Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email

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

Sadie is a 7 year old Shepard mix. She is a sweet, mellow girl who wants to be loved and near her human family at all times! She has a foster brother that she loves, and she gets along with all the other dogs she's met. She has lived with and been around kids of all ages and does great! However, Sadie needs to go to a home where there are no cats. She knows her basic commands such as sit, stay and shake. She is not crate trained but is fully house broken and does fine left out while the fosters are gone. Her favorite thing to do is to go on a walk, so she would need an owner who enjoys this as well. She does sometimes need a few corrections when walking, but she is coming along great! Sadie would be a fit for almost any family! We are requiring her forever home has a fence since she was chained up most of her life, we would like to give her the opportunity to run and walk freely.  G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953 
Ellie and Cletus are a bonded pair; they must be adopted together. Ellie is an 8 pound Pomeranian that is 6 years old. She is good with kids. She likes affection, playing in the yard. Cletus is an 8 pound tan Pomeranian chihuahua miix that is approximately 7 years old. He is three legged but he can get around the house and yard perfectly fine. Cletus is crate trained, laid back and good with kids    Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email
Mrs. McGillicuddy is a beautiful silver tabby and white kitten. She was born in foster care on 7/9/16 along with 3 siblings. All four of these kittens are sweet and well socialized. They love attention and purr when pet. All four kittens are playful, fun and have beautiful markings, but something about Mrs. McGillicuddy makes her stand out from the crowd. She is definitely a staff favorite. Mrs. McGillicuddy has 2 sisters, Ethel and Lucy, and a brother, Desi, who are also available for adoption.  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.  www.LiFelineAdoptions.org
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
Kassidy is a sweet, calm, quiet and loveable puppy. Kassidy is blind and deaf, but does not let that keep her down.  Kassidy is a highly intelligent, fast learner. She uses her sense of smell to make her way around and adapts very quickly to new environments. Kassidy loves walks and does wonderful on a leash. She is mostly house broken but still can have an accident if she can't find her way out.        Kassidy is not crate trained as she has anxiety in small closed in areas, but if she is given her own special place she is very happy and calm. She loves her foster brother Boomer and does fantastic with her foster cat. She loves to play and snuggle with the children in the house.    Black Dog Second Chance Rescue,      
Remus is a friendly, happy boy. He gives head bumps and has a non-stop purr motor! He may need time to adjust, and may not do well with dogs or small children.   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 
Erin was born about October 19, 2013 and weighs about 60 lbs.  Sadly, no information is collected, or passed on, from the southern shelter and we will be learning as we go and so will you.  Erin, has been wonderful with all of us and with the other dogs.  Erin also did well with our cat test.  She is one really pretty Lab mix girl. 
I Will Adore You!    Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net 
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