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 Pepper!  PEPPER is a sweet little guy who would love a home where he can show his new family what a good boy he is. He's polydactyl, with six toes on each of his front paws. The extra toes make him extra cute and give him a competitive advantage in athletic competitions. PEPPER really likes playing with his cat buddies here at the sanctuary, but he’d love to find a forever home. And treats. He’d also love to find some treats. PEPPER is up to date on all vaccines, neutered, and tested negative for FIV/FelV/Heartworm.    585-742-1630 https://www.petprideny.org/     ppny@wny.twcbc.com

Meet Lady!  LADY is a beautiful, full-figured girl who loves her food. At a recent Pet Pride open house, she reached up and stole a cookie right off of someone’s plate and scarfed it down in front of everyone. (No shame in that. We've all done it.) She also likes to lie down in corners. We don’t know why. LADY is looking for someone special to dine with every day, in a corner or out. LADY is up to date on all vaccines, spayed, and tested negative for FIV/FelV/Heartworm. 585-742-1630 https://www.petprideny.org/     ppny@wny.twcbc.com
 Katie’s world has been turned upside down. The person she lived with since she was a puppy had to go into a nursing home. Katie’s extended family tried to keep her but she was very unhappy since she was used to someone being home with her all day. We promised the family we would find Katie a home where someone would be home with her the majority of the time. Katie is a smuggler and likes nothing more than to hang out with her people. Katie is house broken and walks well in a leash. Initially Katie will bark at men however she quickly warms up.  Are you the perfect home for Katie?  You won’t be sorry.  She is a Dachshund / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)  Senior Female.  G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953  Blondie and Blue, born 6/26/19,  are bonded gray tabby sisters that are ready to find their forever home... together!  Blue enjoys being held like a human baby and loves to be carried around by her foster mom.  Blondie is a little bigger than her sister and is very passionate about food.  She loves cuddling and can be vocal when she’s happy or looking for attention. 
Blondie and Blue are excellent with other cats, kids, and babies.  These two sisters have so much love to give and are requesting a warm and cozy home together! Both have been combo-tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, received all age-appropriate vaccinations and is altered. G.R.A.S.P (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) - (585) 234-1953 

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 

7  year old, white and brown patched tiger, male. Very loving cat, he loves grooming and is a snuggle bug.  Purred and purred.  He is so incredibly loving.  Scratch his back and he arches right up.  Great TV companion, fine other cats, and If I recall correctly dogs. Loves wet food and treats.  We finally got him sleeping above the covers in a bolster bed!  Eligible for Adult Companion Program  Eligible for Adult Companion Program     Available at Webster Petsmart
Zeus is a graduate of the Path to Home prison program and did very well. A 10 month old Hound Mix he is a friendly and energetic boy who enjoys his people and other dogs.  He does best playing with other dogs when there are no toys present.   His handler at the prison has said that when Zeus is not playing with him or the other dogs, he is pretty “chill” a lot of the time.   His picture does not do him justice as he is much more handsome in person.
Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY
Meet little  Talula!  This little sweetie is just one of the wonderful cats, kittens, dogs available for adoption at 
Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY
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.

Kyle -
Kyle, 8 months,  black, shy, has some issue with back legs. Walks a little odd. There is a CD with a copy of his x-ray in his adoption folder to show your vet.  Based on it, it appears he must have had some old injury.   Available at Webster Petsmart
Meet CappieWhite with a sweet cap of grey on her head.  Bugsy's Note.  My cat Otis wears the same kind of Headgear and looks like Cappie!  Adopt Cappie or any other of the wonderful cats and kittens at Kitten Korner Rescue, Inc. - 585-233-7810  mkladymrsv@aol.com Rose is a 1 year old, 62 pound Pyrenees mix. Rose belonged to a disabled woman. The neighbor helped care for/walked Rose 3 times a day. The neighbor is moving so Rose had to be surrendered.   Rose is calm and laid back. She walks well on a leash and knows some commands. Well behaved and house trained. Rose is good with other dogs.  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    Meet Pringle.  Pringle is a people pleaser! He loves being held or rough housing with his siblings. He is an absolute doll.  Visit our website for a listing of all our wonderful kittens.  Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509
Meet Marbles, Smudge, Tom and Jerry.  she is a 4 month old female black/white kitten. If you would like to adopt Marbles or one of her siblings, please complete an Online Cat Adoption form here:http://www.janinethebeanrescue.org/cat-adoption-form/ She is just one of the wonderful cats and kittens available at   Janine the Bean Rescue  

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
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.
Hello I'm Phoebe. I'm a puppy with a beautiful brindle coat and a sweet personality. My Mom is a Chocolate Lab mix and my Dad was a Cane Corso. My life started out a little rocky but everything is looking up for me now!! My adoption fee is $300 and that includes my spay and microchip when I am old enough.Fill out an application to come and meet me, you won't be sorry!!  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  
Snickers is a 4-year-old Shih Tzu at 10 lbs. He will be arriving at the end of FEB or the beginning of March depending on the weather. He is good with cats and other dogs. He needs a home without children because we believe from our experience living with him - he lived with a senior. He is housebroken and loves to lap sit. He is barky at new people entering the house so this is how we can tell he lived in a quiet and low traffic home. His best fit would be a person to love that does not have high traffic. It appears that he was someone friend and that someone is not available anymore to care for him. He was found wandering and the shelter picked him up
Duffy's Friends. Duffysfriends@gmail.com 
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
Gizmo is a handsome little guy and terrific snuggle buddy. 
Gizmo will need a patient home that understands Chihuahuas.  Gizmo is slow to trust strangers and meeting him will take some patience. With some patience and love, he will be your best friend.  Continual socialization and positive reinforcement with new guests will do wonders for him.  Gizmo enjoys walks and is working on his leash manners.  He also enjoys playing fetch.  Gizmo loves to snuggle under a blanket with his humans.   He is house trained and crate trained.  Although he would love to share your bed with you. Because Gizmo can also have a grumpy side, a furever home with older children would be best Black Dog Second Chance Rescue,  info@blackdogsecondchance.org
Meet Sassafras! She wandered up someone's driveway and they brought her to us in a basket. She is a very sweet, shy little girl. She is just one of the wonderful pets available for adoption at the Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828  
Meadow  is very laid back and her favorite activity is to nap! She likes boxes of all shapes and she loves to watch out the windows. When she’s feeling particularly spunky she’ll talk to you and ask for pets! She gets along with other kitties but would prefer a quieter home with no dogs and no small kids. Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509 Hey there, everybody! I'm Ella, a 5 year-old beagle who has all her shots. You might know my famous cousin, Snoopy. Like him, I also appreciate a good meal followed by a nice nap. 
I'm pretty timid, but my foster mom is teaching me all kinds of new things - like what nice pets are, what toys are, and how to stay off the couch. She says I'm a quick learner, and I'm starting to get comfortable in this new space. I recently met some new dogs and a lot of children, and we got a long very , very well.
I'm really very sweet - I just want to be by your side and receive all the pets you can give. I'd love to have an active family with a big, fenced back yard so I can run off some of my beagle energy. And after a big, long walk, it would so nice if I could just curl up in your lap for a quick snooze. I still have some learning to do, so if you have the time and patience, I will not disappoint!
Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509

Jordan is a 6 month old male. He came from a shelter so we don’t know his breed mix for sure but we think he’s a Lab mix. He’s good with people, kids, cats, and other dogs. Jordan is crate trained, housebroken, microchipped, neutered, and up to date on vetting. 

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   
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