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.
Support New York State Bill to Ban Cat Declawing

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

Please read and/or sign::

 NY No-Declaw Bill Fact Sheet

 NY No-Declaw Myth vs. Fact Sheet, which have been presented to the NY state legislators.

Support Assemblymember Rosenthal's Bill here - Sign the Petition!

Information above was pulled from the website: http://www.pawproject.org/.  

Thank You.
Hi, my name is Rosco!  I'm a five year old Chocolate Lab/large hound mix. I am neutered, up-to-date with my vaccinations, and flea/tick/heartworm preventative. Oh, and I'm micro- chipped, too!  My foster dad says I have a very sweet personality and I am a people person, er, people dog!!   I like other dogs, with the proper introduction, of course, and children are fun, too! Sometimes I forget my size so I have to pay attention to the little ones! I know some basic commands, but dad says Obedience Training is in my future! I enjoy playing fetch, my special way, and long walks! I really enjoy doing anything with my human, even cuddling!
I have been diagnosed with epilepsy but with my daily medication regimen I have been seizure free, and my meds have recently been reduced! Lab Lovers Rescue    (formerly known as Rudy's Rescue, P.O. Box 1046 Henrietta, NY 14467 info@labloversrescue.org
Hannah here! I'm a 65 lb., 6 year old sweet Lab mix. I've got beautiful teeth and a shiny coat, and am up-to-date on all vaccinations.  Although I'm house trained, I really don't want to be left alone all day. I'd rather play with people or dogs, and I love to run. My foster family takes me for daily walks where I'm still learning to walk on a leash without pulling. I've learned some basic hand signals and love that when I learn things I get food. Food is good! I'm a medium-energy dog who sometimes forgets my manners and jumps up to say hi when you first come home and when I'm meeting new people. But I'm getting better. Promise. And kids! I love kids including my 45 lb. foster dog-sibling. It's okay if you have cats, too. I don't mind if you want me to sleep in a crate, but you can trust me alone in the house and I won't touch anything. Because I'm still jumping up on people, the Rescue folks recommend children over 6.
If you're looking for a dog who loves everyone, apply today!  
Lab Lovers Rescue   
(formerly known as Rudy's Rescue, P.O. Box 1046 Henrietta, NY 14467 info@labloversrescue.org
Tritan: 9 year old male, long hair, black and his sister, LadyBug, 9 year old female, black (second pic).  Titan and Bug spent their entire life together and when their owner moved out of state, he tried to place them in a relative's home.  But, the cats hated the dogs that lived there.  No Dogs Please. . THEY MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER.      Eligible for the shelter's Adult Companion Program and 2 for 1 price adoption.  They must go as a pair - they depend on each other and need the security and love they give one another.

More in next cube on them.

Both are front declawed and the most loving, gentle souls you will want to meet.  Tritan has long fur and has been to the groomer for a shaving.  He has a white undercoat, so the shavings along both of his sides look funny.  He will need regular grooming.  See his golden eye.  Bug is a short-hair and is blooming unde ur care.  Wonderful cats for a quieter home.  Well socialized but a little tentative in this noisy place.  Wonderful cats. Available at the Humane Society of Wayne County's center in Webster Petsmart
Hi everyone, my name is Lucy. I am a 1-1/2 year old, America Stafford-shire Terrier.  I've been told that bully breeds and black dogs often have a hard time finding homes at the shelter because people tend to shy away from them. I'm hoping to change those statistics and I'm pretty sure my wonderful disposition and loving nature will win you over. In my previous home I lived with another dog and small kids. I really enjoy meeting new people and my all time favorite thing is to cover people in kisses if they will let me. I do great with male dogs, but I'm a bit submissive and shy with dogs with a ton of energy. I already know commands for sit, down and shake and would love to learn some new tricks in my next home. Take a chance and come out to see me at the shelter. I promise not to let you down.  Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY
Hello.  I am Rose, a short-haired brown tiger.  I am a senior girl who is experienced with humans.  Loving brown tiger senior female seeks a human who has overcome a few bumps in the road. Life is not always fun but with the right companion, we can hold on tight and purr together. I am the kind of cat that will stick with you through thick and thin, curl on the couch on cold winter nights and share coffee with you on bright sunny mornings. I will share the journey with you - are you ready?  Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal Shelter Batavia, NY
Cooper is a handsome orange and white kitten with striking markings. He has a beautiful orange coat with dark tabby stripes, white feet and a white chest. Cooper is friendly and enjoys attention. He is also full of kitten energy and loves to wrestle and run around the room with his siblings. Cooper has a mom and two siblings that are also available for adoption. His estimated date of birth is 4/11/17. Animal Service League  Gertrude, am English Bulldog, spent the first 5 years of her life producing puppies in a puppy mill. She has known freedom for a few weeks and she is loving life. Gertrude is now accepting applications to meet her forever family. Adopters with breed experience preferred.
Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509
Meet Serena and Venus, Terrier and Chihuahua mixes.   The girls are very sweet and are housebroken with all vaccinations and spayed. They should go together as they are a bonded pair and at weighing in at 11 lbs each and 2 1/2 years old they would make a nice pair of little friends for two laps on a cold winter night. The back story is that they came out of a terrible prior home and they were kept in a cage all the time. They mentioned it might have been a drug house so pets were not the priority there. They are now spayed and have been living with people that have taught them to be housebroken and that a nice couch is a place where you can nap! They are very sweet and a little shy. The new owner will be showing them the world.... nice walks on a leash and fun rides in a car to favorite pet stores. Can you imagine how cute these girls will look in little winter coats?   They are great on a leash and are living with a large dog and a cat. They like to be crated together and they take baths very well. They are sweet with Serena on the shy side. Duffy's Friends, Inc Meet Teddy #3:  He came from a very rural country shelter with no hope of getting out. We were pleased to take him into our program as so many folks up here in the north would love this 44 lbs short legged wonderful boy.
The foster home states he is great. Everyone at the vet's office thought he was fabulous. His pilot who flew him here loved him. His foster home said he is a hit in her neighborhood and everyone comes to the street edge to say hello as he is walked by. He loves walking and doing well on a leash. He has personality plus and most Golden Retrievers do! He is mixed with Basset hound as he has short legs and we are sure of the cross because the dog warden knows who had him before he was abandoned .   Duffy's Friends, Inc
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

Meet Lone he is a black/white kitten who was born 7/15/17.  He came to Keller's Kats Rescue with his siblings Alamo and Pioche who are also available for adoption.    Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  585-802-6454 (Karla)  Email

 Did you fall for my beautiful amber colored eyes? My name is Wanda and I am a fun-loving Pyr/Malamute girl who is ready to play at anytime! Just watch how quickly I drop into the play bow and then pounce. But I am also very happy to just have my belly rubbed as I love all the attention. I also love to be brushed and to get hugs - after you hug me once, I will give you my Pyr Paw to get more and more :) My foster mom says that I am so so so very sweet! I really bond to my person so need to be the only dog. I'm not sure I understand little people either so no kiddies please. I need a leader and a little guidance but I am very smart and will even bring you something from the counter, like the loaf of bread you wanted with its packaging still intact...ok, so maybe you need to work with me on that a little :) I am leash-trained and would love to be your walking buddy! If you’re looking for a bright, happy, playful, affectionate girl, then there is no need to look at any other dog...I will even give you a great big smile!  National Great Pyrenees Rescue, contact Suzanne Phillips, suzannep@rochester.rr.com   585-632-5734 (Rochester area contact).
Who wouldn't love a little Kaluha? This sweet girl was a stray and never claimed. We do not know her history but she is blind in the left eye. It is unknown whether this was from birth or an injury she may have sustained but it does not stop this girl one bit, other than some limited peripheral vision on the left.
She is a little timid but she is slowly coming out of her shell and as you can see she is one happy smiley faced sweet girl!
If you are interested in adding Kaluha to your family please give us a call or stop by to meet her. Friends of Orleans County   N 14411  585-752-2588 ocadoptions@aol.com

Earl is a 1 year old, 41 pound Entlebucher mix. He was adopted from Blue Moon in February but returned when his adopter couldn't walk him due to knee issues. Since Earl bonds easily, he was extremely stressed by losing his home and person.
Earl is a love. He's easy going and friendly. He enjoys the company of people and other dogs. Earl is great with children and would be an extremely devoted family dog. Blue Moon Meadows  585-624-9328.
Leisel Scott Puppies named in memory of a wonderful volunteer, Scott Peters.  There are more than one of these Jack Russell Terrier / Australian Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) puppies. The "L" Scott puppies were born about October 2, 2016 and will top out in the 30-50 lb. range give or take - some are surely larger than others.   Please understand that we are truly guessing at breed and ultimate size so if you are looking for something specific this puppy is not for you.  They are very social with all of us and wonderful with the other dogs.  Someone is going to be very happy.  This is all we know so far and will be learning as we go.  The southern high kill pound feels it is embarrassing to ask questions as they feel it embarrasses the person dropping off their pets    Joyful Rescues     716 372-3661  joyfulrescues@hughes.net  

Daphne-Jo is a 3 year  old Bichon who is extremely laid back, sweet and loving. She gets along with other dogs, however we aren't sure about cats. The only  time she barks is when she wants to get out of her crate. Please be aware she loves to cuddle and will wake you up in the moring when it is time to go potty and have treats! She is still learing to walk on a leash and is scared of loud noises. She rides great in the car and in a baby buggy! Daphne has a slight heart problem. Her heart needs a littlw help pumping. She also has a problem with fluid build up around her heart. She takes Enalapril and Furosemide. She takes her pills easily with a little peanut butter. Daphne leaks a little urine at times which is a side effect of her medications. She can wear a feminine pad as needed.  Please feel free to ask us any questions about this beautiful cuddly doll baby!  Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue

Freddy showed up on one of our members porch last fall. He was very friendly, so was obviously someone's pet at one time. The member couldn't bring him inside because of his two inside cats, so he fed him on the porch for a couple of weeks and then called us. We took him into foster care, but he was very sick with a severe respiratory infection. After multiple trips to the vet's and extensive treatment, he is now relatively healthy. Because of the severity of the infection he still has a coughing spell occasionally, but he is not on medication any longer. We're not sure if he was around other cats previously, so he would do best as an only cat. He's not keen on being picked up, but he will sit on your lap for hours. Can you give this sweet cat a home? Humane Society of Livingston County 585-234-2828  
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!  
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    
Bella the Bulldog mix is a 5 month old female puppy. This girl is 30 pounds of energy! She's looking for a home where she can go for long walks, continue to practice her basic manners, and play, play, play!  Bella will do best in a home where any children are teenagers. Come meet this pretty, playful pup at Lollypop Farm! 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.  . Handsome Iggy is a 9 year old male domestic shorthair mix who weighs 17 pounds.  This big guy would really love to have a new home where he can hang out and keep you company.  Come meet Iggy and all his feline friends at Lollypop Farm!  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. .
Belle is a beautiful 1 year old who was rescued from a dog pound in S.C. She is great with people and loves to get attention, even trying to crawl in your lap. She can be pushy with the big dogs here but plays great with the small dogs (her best friend here is a Chihuahua) and she ignores the cats. She is looking for a homeowner with Pit-bull experience, a fenced yard, and no small children because she may knock them down in her exuberance. She just wants to be loved and will give it back tenfold. Her adoption fee is $250.00 and she has been fully vetted and micro-chipped.
SusieQ Dog ResQ   papillon1254@rochester.rr.com
Sugar has had a hard life. Kept safe in a pen but never vetted she has an old leg injury that was never taken care of. She has also gone thru heartworm treatment. She doesn't seem to welcoming to other dogs except her pal Grace who was penned with her for years. She loves attention and to go for walks but she does pull hard. She likes to hang out with us in the fenced in yard but is hard to get to settle down on a car ride. She needs a home that will give her the love and attention she craved for all those years in that pent. SusieQ Dog ResQ        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 

Meet Kennedy, one of the many cats and kittens awaiting adoption at Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions    Email  585- 210-2509

Hi, my name is Molly. I came to my Fosters with 4 one week old babies and they helped me raise them in a warm and cozy home full of love.  Fosters always said I was way too sweet and full of purrs not to have purrfect babies, and guess what!? I DID!My babies have all found their furrever homes and now its my turn. I like hanging out with the resident cats and dog, but wouldn't mind stealing the show on my own either. The only thing is, I need occasional belly rubs if you have the time. Once I know your schedule I'll meet you at the door with a smile and a purr. Let me prove it to you!     Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  585-802-6454 (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

 Roxxy may act scared and cower when she first meets you but if you spend ten to fifteen minutes with her she will transform into an affectionate cuddly cat. She likes to try to groom you while you pet her. Roxxy gets along well with several of the shelter cats. She likes adults but she is nervous around children. Roxxy would probably prefer not to live with dogs. Pet Pride of New York  585-742-1630  ppny@wny.twcbc.com

Hello !!!  My name is Colville aka CJ.  I am a 2 year old male mixed breed.  What am I a mix of? My foster Mom says I am a mix of silliness, happiness and love.  She says that is the best mix of all !!  I started off being very scared & unsure of people & my surroundings.  But with time, patience & being surrounded with love I have slowly learned that people & my surroundings are not as scary as I thought.  I am slowly getting used to new things in my life but now I am quicker to adjusting to new things and realizing that life is fun !!   Read Much More.   Black Dog Second Chance Rescue,      info@blackdogsecondchance.org

Hi, my name is Zena and I have a very unusual story to tell.  I was originally living in a tent city in downtown with my homeless guardian.  I was taken to a home by a good Samaritan with the promise that I would be reunited with my lady some day. Two years later the people who took me in, found themselves homeless and I was taken to a shelter.  I am sweet, gentle and very loving.  All I want is a permanent home I can call my own.” Are you the one who will give Zena her last, forever, home?  Pet Adoption Network,  Rochester NY
585 338-9175
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