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 
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

Happy news! The Anti-Declaw/Cat Protection Bill. A1303 (Linda Rosenthal), jumped another hurdle today in NYS Assembly, passing the Codes Committee 17-1! There are still several more steps befor this bill becomes law. Are you in New York? Because if you are, we need your help! info@pawproject.org

 Support New York State Bill to Ban Cat Declawing
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.  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
Sissy was born to a feral mom and spent her first 7 months of life outdoors with her brothers. Her care givers supplied food, water and shelter but were never able to pet her. She always remained a safe distance from them. While the boys made them selves friendly towards people Sissy did not. The care givers assumed that they were 3 boys so they named "him" Udder Brudder"! They began to notice "He" was gaining weight so the name Mister Sister was used. She became Sissy after that. She was old enough to get pregnant but not old enough to know what to do with her babies.   Sissy is learning to trust us but only has the confidence to trust us when we are sitting on the couch. She enjoys being petted and brushed. She does well with other cats and lives with a cat friendly dog.    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

Maddie (Madeline)
- 2 year old tiger female. Maddie is a young Mom and she gave birth to her kids and is ready for her own life. Maddie gets along with all the other cats that come to the center.  She has been her a while because initially she was afraid of the new environment.  She now goes to her room when we tell her it is bedtime.  She plays, plays, plays, plays - she is essentially one big kitten.  Volunteer Vicki discovered a new skill today - She is a Fetching Girl . Today she played Fetch with Vicki over and over.  So Wonderful, So Overlooked.
One thing she does not like is being forced back into the cage. She also enjoys nibbling on your hand! Very people oriented.  She is curious about everything and will go where the human action is.  We are looking for a wonderful home for our Wonderful "Madeline".     Petsmart Webster  Bugsy's Note:  I love her and want only the best home for her. 
Sally Mae is being fostered after being given up for not being a puppy; she's two-ish. She got passed around a couple of family members' homes before coming into foster care with Gordy and Friends. We do recommend someone with Chow experience because although Sally Mae is VERY loving to all people, chows can be aloof although they look like teddy bears. They also become very attached to their people and if you adopt a chow, you should know about their traits. We don't recommend Sally Mae around cats although we are teaching her to ignore them. She does well with other dogs once she meets them; but having said that, Chows typically prefer being the only dog.  Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.

Sassy Pants -  This lovely lady is wondering where her forever home is!!! Sassy is such a lap cat! She does need to be the only animal in the home but will reward you with purrs and cuddles! Keller's Kats Rescue Inc. is a registered 501c3  non-profit, volunteer run, no-kill rescue group that provides foster homes for homeless, abused or abandoned animals facing euthanasia. All of our cats have been spayed/neutered, received age appropriate vaccines, Combo tested, deflead, dewormed, and microchipped.
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
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.  Janine the Bean Rescue   Joey, the Chinchilla, lives with Nicole but she is going to college and her mother has asked DF to place him. He is two years old, likes people and loves to be fed treats. He is living with a cat and has no problem with that so he is used to felines. The family also has dogs and he tolerates barking and doggy mischief.  A brand new cage and all his gear come with him at adoption. Please go to Duffysfriends.org and fill out an application. Ignore the dog questions and the adoption request is $70.00 for a young Chinchilla and his gear.  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.

Smokey is a 5 year old Lab Mix. We weren't told when we spoke up for this boy that he is blind, he can only see shadows. He loves people and other dogs (not sure about cats). Smokey needs a home without a lot of activity and a fenced in yard. His adoption fee has been sponsored. This boy has a lot of love to give and a lot of life to live!!     SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com

 Princess has now recovered from her spay and is ready to find her forever home! She is a 9 months old curly haired retriever and she also completed a 12 week training program at the Albion Correctional Facility. Her training included Sit, Stay, Down, Paw as well as walking on a leash. If you would like to add Princess to your family, please bring everyone to meet her and fill out an interest applicati 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 Petey - 1 - 2 year old/Pit Bull Terrier Mix/ Neutered Male
I am a very nice young boy, I enjoy walks, being scratched and petted, but most of all just being with someone. I am not crazy about being left alone and probably shouldn’t be around cats. Come in and see me - we will both be happy!   Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY
Hero was born December 19, 2017 and weighs about 85 lbs.  He is a big, bouncy, boy that may be mixed with Husky, but he acts like a GSD.  He was bred on purpose by a NYS registered "pet dealer" (These words make me SO angry!) and owner of Pick of the Litter & Pet Harmony 1805 E Elmwood Ave, Falconer, NY which has a sign out front encouraging those passing by to be responsible to spay and neuter - really?????  OK, so now more about Hero:  He is just gorgeous with a pale yellow coat of GSD fur.  He is wonderful with all the other dogs and would play, wrestle, and cuddle with his previous canine sister.  He is house trained and loves car rides.  He's not great on leash, but a harness helps and he's the kind of guy that will hang with you while you are outside doing your chores.  He is good about being crated and knows "sit" and "shake".  He will play fetch and tug-of-war for hours. However, we'd like to add that tug-of-war is, generally, not a good idea unless the human makes sure to be the winner each and every time.  Hero did LOVE chasing a lazer pointer (please read about the dangers of playing with laser pointers and dogs)     Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net          
Meet Sasha, a 3-year-old female dog. A black Labrador retriever mix, Sasha is an active, playful and loving dog. Sasha is currently undergoing a diagnosis and possibly surgery for a hip and knee injury. She enjoys people watching in parks, bones and treats, and relaxing at the end of a long day. She loves being petted and will always beg for more. She also loves to lie in the sunshine as it reminds her of her warmer days living in North Carolina. Sasha is cooperative, housebroken and crate-trained. She listens very well to commands and is loyal to her people. She warms up to new people well with the approval of her people and once you scratch her belly, she is forever your friend!    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
Meet Joplin - I'm a shy 4yr old Maltese looking for a furever home. I need a family who is patient and will show me that all humans are not bad. I'm great with other calm dogs but not feisty puppies because they scare me. I'm still learning to play. I need a fenced in area because I'm a bit scared of loud noises. I am up to date on all my shot's and foster Momma said no more puppies for me. Contact Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue if you have questions about me.  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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