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 
Phantom - 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.   
Phantom is now located at the Lyons Shelter (HSWC)
MARY, what big eyes you have! All the better for finding her forever family, my dear. This black beauty has an affectionate and playful nature. In the photo, she's catching some rays on Pet Pride's catio (cat patio). Do you have a sunny spot in your home for MARY? 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

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

Tigger is 19 months old, neutered, housebroken and likes other dogs. His owner made a decision to buy a puppy and her health has changed and she must find him a great home.
She has asked Duffy's Friends to search for the perfect match. He has a wonderful personality and he a good dog. There is nothing wrong with the dog and she admits that at her age she should have looked for an older dog but her children talked her into a puppy over 19 months ago.
He is a mix of Cairne terrier and Chi and loves people and playing with the other dog in the house. He is 15 lbs and a beautiful brindle color which her vet thinks is the Cairn Terrier contribution. She bought him from a groomer in the Rochester that has a routine of selling dogs as a sideline business.
Duffy's Friends, Inc
Hi! My name is Rico. I’m 3 months old and I weigh 23 pounds. I came here with my two brothers Rickie and Reese. Both of my brothers have found new homes but I’m still waiting for mine.
I would really like a home with another dog since I’m used to having canine company in my foster home. I’m kinda shy with people when I don’t have my friends around. I walk nice on a leash but I love the freedom of no leash. I’m a really good boy on our trail walks and never wander or run off. I’m good in my crate and I’m house trained…well almost. I have had a couple of accidents inside but I’m getting the hang of the house training thing.  I’m really the perfect pup. I’m well socialized, playful but calm, crate trained, a great off leash walker and house trained…almost!   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    Scarlet is a beautiful 4 month old black and white domestic shorthair female who was named for her distinctive white “scar” across her face. She loves everyone and everything around her! She is amazing with dogs, other cats, and children. She’s a relaxed lap kitty who is just waiting for purrfect home! Submit an application to meet her today. Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509
Sara was found as a stray and VERY PREGNANT. She gave birth to four kittens but only one survived. She is very loving and she even fostered several other kittens that were rescued without a mom. She will be spayed prior to adoption. She would love a home of her own where she could live out the rest of her life loved and spoiled.  She is 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

Donald ~ 2 month old tiger striped male kitten.  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

Meet Casey. She is a very playful and independent cat. Her stunning looks and curious purrsonality make her unique in her foster home. She's the kitty for you if you are all about having fun with your pet!! 
Kitten Korner Rescue, Inc. 
617-699-0716  bobsuek@gmail.com
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 Cinda, 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
Jack - 6 month old, black male.   Jack has one very distinctive white whisker.  He is a handsome gentle soul.  He tends to mind his own business.  But when I got in the cage with him to take the picture above, he let me give him foot, tummy, and head rubs.  Understated and very handsome and elegant.  He has manners and prefers civilized play versus mania!  LOL.  Benji and Ninja are nutty kittens.  He is Queen Bee's brother, but they do NOT need to go together.  He is so sweet.  In the picture above he couldn't understand what I was doing with the cell phone.   At Webster  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!  

Blu is a 7 year old male Pitty. He’s albino and needs to be on vegan food as his albinism causes protein allergies. This happy boy is a snuggle bug, he’s awesome with kitties and other dogs! He’s not dominant, so there won’t be a problem fitting in with a pack of dogs or humans. He loves everyone and everything.  Blu was trained to alert to seizures in his human, and was also an emotional support dog for many years. He’s very low maintenance other than his food allergy. He’s well trained with verbal and hand signals. If you’re looking for a that special someone to ecstatically greet you at the door every day, or just keep you company, he’s your boy! 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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