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The Pet Samaritans emergency pet rescue service is open 365 days of the year. Find a new pet with our derbyshire dog adoption and pet adoption pages.

Many dogs and animals are brought to us every week requiring are help. We have some lovely Dogs and Cats, kittens and farm animals available for adoption nearly all year round. Browse our pet adoption pages and make a new friend today.




We’ve found them a lovely home (thanks Anne) – Adult but  still youngsters, a beautiful brother and sister, very friendly and well socialised.  Neutered and spayed and fully vaccinated and vet health checked.  Must go together.





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A lovable boy cat, very well behaved, shy and gentle.  Sonik is good with other cats and friendly once he gets to know you, he loves to be cuddled.  He’s vaccinated, neutered and vet health checked.  Sonik came in with Sparkle and a home together would be great.  They get on well but aren’t overly bothered about being with each other.



A lovely lady cat around 4 years old and came in with Sonik.  They get on well together but Sparkle gets on with all the cats.  She is easy going and lovable, clean and well behaved.  Her markings are fabulous – an eye catching cat!


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A young lady cat (approx. 1 year old) and still looks like a kitten.  Wisps is dainty and small, very affectionate and good nature, she has lovely green eyes.   Wispa has been spayed and is fully vaccinated, she has had a vet health check.   She gets on with other cats and loves people.  A real sweetie.




She’s a dainty white and tabby girl with lovely big golden eyes.  She had a very bad start in life but has settled well here.  She has been spayed, vaccinated and vet health checked and she is fine.  Lillie is eating well and is clean and well behaved.  She is very loving when she gets to know you but can be a bit shy at first.  We think she’s about 2 years old.  Lillie likes to be warm and feel safe, she had to be a survivor before she was brought in to us (thanks Lynda)




Flickr took a long time to settle down, she was scared and scatty when she first came in.  She’s only a youngster, three years old now and has, at last, calmed down.  She likes to get to know you first and is adventurous and outgoing, so a home where she can go out would be good – so long as it is safe and away from busy roads.   Flick would have to be kept ;in for a while till she knew her home, a farm or barn outbuilding would be something she’d love.



Snowshoe cats ready for a new home

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These two beautiful Snowshoe cats have settled well with us and are lovely personalities.  They are friendly and affectionate and so well behaved.   Snowshoe cats are very unusual in this country, the breed originates in the U.S. and they are so called because they always have white feet and legs – the ‘snowshoes’.

They are short haired cats, their bodies are a lovely palomino colour and they have black markings on their face.   They purr a lot and will make some lucky people faithful forever friends and excellent companions.   Lola and Rooney are around six years old, they are fully vaccinated, neutered and spayed.

If you’d like to come and meet or for any more information about them please get in touch.  We are looking for a very special home for these lovely pedigree and rare cats.

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Pair of delightful Degus for adoption

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They are sisters and very pretty, these Degus have been well handled and come complete with their own extra large cage.   Degus need metal housing because they are adept at chewing and would go through a wooden hutch eventually.

They are smudgy grey colours, we’ve called them Silver and Pearl.  Degus originate in Chile, South America and like warm weather, they need a tub of sand or soil so they can burrow.  In their natural habitat their den would be underground.   They’re about guinea pig size and live to be eight or nine years old.

Feeding them is easy, vegetables, dandelions, grasses, nuts, seeds and the main part of they diet should be hay.  Keep away from anything sweet because surprisingly, degus are prone to diabetes.  No fruit and honey sticks!  Degus are used in research (poor things) into human diabetes.

Degus are sociable creatures and live in groups although they don’t usually tolerate a stranger being introduced.  They like lots of beaches and twigs in their den, so they have something to nibble on.  They are easy to tame, inquisitive and come readily for food.

Silver and Pearl come with  a complete set up and all their toys and belongings.   The large cage would be very expensive to buy and a donation is much appreciated.

We’re open every day from 11.0am to 3.0pm and you are welcome to come and meet the degus..   If you can let us know when you’re calling round that is helpful – it’s always busy here.  Please press the bell on Reception (blue portacabin on right)  on arrival.

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Sweet nature Lab x for adoption

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Now reserved – thanks folks.   Millie was brought in because of a house move, the new flat wasn’t suitable for a dog.  She is a lovely girl with a friendly and happy attitude, she likes meeting people and is used to children.

Millie hasn’t put a paw wrong since she came to us, she’s clean and well behaved and very loving.  Millie isn’t very big, smaller than a lab.  She’s neat and has a sleek and glossy coat, she’s a bit overweight but that will soon change as she gets more exercise.

This delightful girl is looking for a new home and will make some lucky person a faithful forever friend and companion.  If you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch.  We’re open between 11 and 3.0pm every day, check out our Contact pages for more info.

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Mini rabbit with lovely colour and sweet nature

rabbits - fudge 5 - 1 (1)We’ve rehomed her to a loving family, thank you.  Bindy is a beautiful little rabbit, very pretty with a beige slightly fluffy coat – stroking her is quite addictive.  She’s a mini lop so although she is tiny, she is fully grown.

Rabbits stay tame if you hand feed them and give them lots of fuss, they need to be handled every day.  Bindi likes natural food, twigs, grass, dandelions – everything offered needs to be free from contaminants and pollution – don’t pick from roadsides or you’re giving petrol and diesel traces.  Make sure any twigs and branches are from trees and shrubs that are suitable and not poisonous.

Hay is the main food for rabbits and make sure it’s sweet smelling and not dusty.  Eating hay keeps the teeth worn down.  A little bit of cereal is fine but not too much as it’s not a natural food.  Our rabbits like a carrot occasionally, a sliver of apple now and then and broccoli stalks are a favourite.

If you’d like to come and meet Bindi please get in touch.  Bear in mind that rabbits like a friend and she would need a companion so long as they get on well together.  All hutches and runs need to be predator proof.  Foxes are especially hungry at this time of year as they will shortly have cubs to rear.

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Bereavement left boxer all alone

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A family whose boxer recently passed away have given Missy a new home, trips to the seaside, camper van jaunts, she’s loving it, thanks folks.   Missy is a beautiful pedigree boxer who was left all alone when her owner passed away.  She’s a beautiful dog with a temperament to match, she is gentle, affectionate and well behaved.

Missy is around 3 years old, she is fully vaccinated and has a sleek and glossy coat in a rich red colour.  She walks nicely on the lead and hasn’t put a paw wrong with us.  Missy loves to go out for trips in the car and sits nicely and doesn’t make any fuss.  She could perhaps do with a little more weight but she will soon put that on again when she gets over her loss.

She’s medium sized, not big for a boxer though.  Missy is a striking dog and will attract attention wherever she goes because of her good looks!  If you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch.

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Partially sighted kitten for Adoption

kittens - posy 5A loving home found and Posie settled in straight away, thank you so much.  She’s called Posie, she’s approx. 14 weeks old and she’s beautiful.  But, Posie has a disability – she can’t see out of her right eye.  It was damaged, perhaps at birth.   There doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with it unless you look very closely, so it doesn’t detract from her appearance at all – she is a lovely kitten, tabby and ginger so she’s really a tortoiseshell tabby!

Rosie is fully vaccinated and has had a health check done by the vet – she passed just fine, he doesn’t think the eye will cause any problems in the future.

Rosie has a friendly and affectionate nature, she is clean and litter trained too.   If you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch.

Ducks for adoption

ducks 1 - 1New homes found, thank you.  We have six of them and they are beautiful.  All adults and well grown, they are tame and come to be hand fed.   They get on well with each other except for one of the white ones who is the ‘underdog’ and seems to be getting bullied, so we’ll keep him separate for a while.

It may be something to do with the time of year – it’s nearing Spring and mating time, ducks quarrel about their mates just like most species.

They’ve been brought in because their owner was no longer allowed to keep them so we’re looking for permanent homes for them with plenty of room.  They need a large pen, garden or paddock and the main thing is that it must be very well fenced.  Foxes are notorious for digging under wire!

These ducks cannot fly so need to be keep safe and away from predators, the fence needs to be high enough so that dogs can’t jump in.   They need lots of water, fresh daily – a running stream or pond is heaven for them.

Ducks keep your land free from slugs and they eat a surprising amount of grass, it if isn’t a grassy paddock then you have to supply greens for them.

This group come to be hand fed and are tame and friendly, they make rewarding and interesting pets.   They are available for adoption in pairs or as a group if you have facilities and space for them.   Please get in touch if you’d like to come and meet them.

We’re open every day between 11.0am and 3.0pm – a call to let us know you’re calling is appreciated.  Please press bell on Reception (blue cabin on right in top yard) when you arrive.   There’s plenty of space to park.   Check out our contact page for address and sat nav.

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Best friends rabbits for adoption

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Daz and Dimity have gone to live at a Nottinghamshire hospital, they have a garden home and are part of the re-hab team for patients, doing a good job, thank you.   Dazzle is a handsome ‘Lion Head’ rabbit about three years old.  He’s a lovely fella, friendly and well behaved.  His best friend and partner in life is Dimity, who is much smaller, also a Lion Head.  Dazzle has been neutered so there is no chance of a rabbit population increase.   They love each other and we’re looking for a home for them together.

If you have good facilities for rabbits and you’d like to come and meet them please get in touch.  They need plenty of room with space for freedom and to jump, rabbits perhaps surprisingly, like to sit up high and watch the world go by.   Their accommodation has to be very safe, they are gentle creatures with many predators.

Rabbits need mostly natural food and lots of fresh hay every day.  This should form the bulk of their diet with fresh food also – dandelions, grass and brambles which they love.  A small portion of grain is good for them but not too much.  Dazzle and Dimity like a piece of Ryvita as a treat!

You are welcome to come and meet this well marked duo – we’re open between 11 and 3 every day.

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Simba tabby kitten needs a home

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He has a lovely home now, thanks.  Simba is a well marked tabby kitten who is just over 9 weeks old.  He’s a boy kit and well behaved and friendly.  Simba is fully litter trained and is weaned and eating well.  He’s been to the vet for a health check, which he passed fine, and has been vaccinated.

If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.

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