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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.

Ducks for adoption

ducks 1 - 1We 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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Friendly cat ready for re-homing

cats - zackary 2Zackary is a handsome black and white cat who was brought in after being abandoned.  He settled well from the start and has a lovely nature, he’s friendly and affectionate and listens to everything you say to him.  Some cats are great companions and Zak is one of them.

He’s well behaved and clean, quite a laid back personality and food is important to him.  He likes regular meals, fish and pouches especially.  Zak has been to the vet and had a health check which he passed, he’s already neutered so all he needed was to be vaccinated which has been done.  We think he’s about two years old.

If you’d like to come and meet Zackary please get in touch.  Between 11.0am and 3.0pm is the best time for us and we’re open every day.

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Best friends rabbits for adoption

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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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Denver ready for adoption

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Denver was a stray who was kept going for a while by a lady who then brought him to us.  She would like to have kept him but it wasn’t possible.  It was thought that  he’d been abandoned by people who’d moved away.

He’s a handsome cat and well behaved, very clean and friendly when he gets to know you, he’s sedate and a bit timid with strangers to begin with.  We think he might have been badly treated at some stage so a bit of patience is needed.  Denver is a loving cat when he gets to know and trusts you.

We’ve had him fully vaccinated and he’s had a health check which he passed just fine.  He’s been neutered and is fully litter trained.  Denver gets on with other cats so long as they aren’t aggressive towards him, he’s a bit of a wimp and would be stressed by bad behaviour!  He’s been sharing a room with Penny and they get on well together.

A quiet, gentle home would suit him, if you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.  We’re open every day from 11 to 3.0pm.  Please press the bell on Reception on the right.

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Penny needs a loving home

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Re-homed – thanks to the lovely family who have given Penny a new home –  Penny came in as a stray, she’d been abandoned by previous owners.  She’s a lovely cat, very friendly and easy going.   Her colour is jet black, even her nose and her eyes are a beautiful green.  She’s a round, cushion shaped cat who is very cuddly and likes to be held and fussed.

Penny is not only friendly with people, she is good natured with other cats too, she gets on well with everyone.   We’ve taken her to the vets to have a vaccination and she’s had a health check which was fine.   The vet thinks she is around five years old and as she shows no sign of having ever kittens, we think she is already spayed.

Penny is a good eater, she isn’t fussy and loves her meals.

If you’d like to come and meet Penny please get in touch.  We’re open for adoptions between 11.0am and 3.0pm every day.  Please press the bell on Reception (on right) to let us know you’ve arrived.

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Mini-Shepherd dog for adoption

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Reserved, thanks everyone.   Marcy is a lovely little dog – yes, she looks like a German Shepherd but is a small version.   She’s a cross with a Jack Russell and has little legs so she is compact and just right for the house and going in the car.  She’s good looking and very appealing, always ready for a fuss and a smile on her face.

She’s a playful girl, around 18 months old and loves to go out for walks.  If you like lots of exercise then she would be a great companion.   Marcy is clean and well behaved, she’s fully vaccinated and has had a vet health check, passed fine.

She’s a popular pal here and with our volunteers, she’s good in the car and when she goes out for a walk and lunch.   Being able to have lots of exercise is important, she will be a faithful forever friend for some lucky person.

If you’d like to come and meet her we are open every day between 11.0am and 3.0pm.  Please press the bell on Reception (on right – blue cabin) when you arrive.

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Little Miniminx would love a new home

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She is little more than a kitten and quite small for her age, Miniminx came in as a stray and is fussy and friendly and wanting reassurance that she won’t be left again.  Mini wants to be picked up and cuddled and fussed, she can hardly believe she is safe now.   She’s a lovely little girl, probably about nine months old, she is a dark tortie with a lot of mottled colours in her coat.   Mini has to be a girl because cats this colour always are!

She eats well and is very affectionate, she’s fastidious and fully litter trained.  We’ve taken her to the vet and she’s been given a clean bill of health, also vaccinated.  All she wants now is lots and lots of love.  If you’d like to come and meet Miniminx please get in touch, we’re open for adoption viewing between 11.0am and 3.0pm.

Pumpkin needs a home

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Pumpkin is a huge ginger boy cat who was brought in to us when his owners moved away and left him behind.  He’s a lovely fella, big, fat and round, just like a cushion – or a pumpkin!  He has a charming nature, he’s polite, well behaved and very affectionate.  He likes to be picked up and have a cuddle, he’s quite sedate and a ‘fireside’ cat, very handsome and well marked.

Pumpkin is clean and fully litter trained, he’s a fastidious cat.  He likes his meals and is a good eater.  You can see that can’t you!  He’s nice and rounded at present but wouldn’t want to put any more weight on.

He’s been to the vet for a health check, which he’s passed and was also vaccinated.  When he came in he had a wound on his head, the vet’s seen it and says it’s healing up nicely.  We think he’s middle aged, around nine or ten years old.

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

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Friendly Diesel is ready for adoption

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Diesel was a stray with no one to care for him, when he came to us he was overjoyed and settled right away.  He hasn’t put a paw wrong since he’s been with us.  We believe Diesel to be around 6 years old, he’s in good shape and has been for a vet health check which he passed first class.

He’s a lovely dog with good manners and always smiling, he’s very clean and obedient, he likes to go in the car and loves walks.  Diesel walks nicely on the lead and has a good appetite.  He’s not very big, small to medium in size.

What breed is he?  Some Staffi and maybe Labrador?  He’s a dark brindle with one or two white spots.  His coat is shiny and his weight is just right.  He’s a sociable dog and likes meeting new people and their dogs, he’s been great with everyone here.

We’ve had him vaccinated and so he’s ready to go to a new home, Diesel will make some lucky person a faithful companion and forever friend.  If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.  We’re open 11 to 3.0pm every day, please press the bell on Reception (on right) when you arrive.

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