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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.

Rescued cat is lucky to be alive

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This young cat was brought in a couple of days ago and has already used up some of her nine lives.   First of all she was about to drowned, together with her brother, by her owner who didn’t want them.   A kind lady who heard about this rescued both cats minutes before they were due to die.  As she was rushing away with them, the boycat escaped and in terror ran across the road.   He was killed by a passing car right in front of his sister.

When the remaining cat was taken to safety a dog began to attack her.  It was obvious right away that keeping her anywhere near a dog wasn’t going to work.   By now the cat was totally traumatised, although glad to be alive.  She was brought in to us, shivering with fright.   We’ve called her Lucky (!) and in spite of her ordeal she is a gentle young cat who is well behaved and good natured.  Holding her is giving her some reassurance and a cat igloo to hide in and a fish breakfast this morning are helping her to recover.

She just needs time and comforting and she will recover.   We think she’s about a year old. When she’s been vaccinated and had a health check we’ll be looking for a new home for her.

Lucky is well marked and pretty, she is clean and although a bit shy now, she loves fuss and responds to kindness.  If you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch.

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Blue Whippet x youngster ready for adoption

dogs - finlay 3He’s a whippet x and only eight months old, we’ve called him Finlay and this is one of the most lovable and fussy pups ever.   He’s an elegant little chap and very baby-ish, he wants love and reassurance and to sit on your knee if possible!

Finlay is a beautiful colour, mostly blue but with smudges of white and fawn.   He loves everyone and apart from jumping up, which is to give you a kiss, he is well behaved.  Like all youngsters he will benefit from a bit more training.  He is a bit underdeveloped so it would be lots of good food and gentle exercise till he gets his muscles built up.   While it’s cold weather he needs a warm coat when he goes outside.  Whippets don’t have much hair and soon get chilled.   They are duvet dogs and our own whippets like to snuggle up in lots of bedding and by the nearest radiator.

Finlay has been vaccinated and is micro-chipped.   He hasn’t been neutered yet, which we don’t have done too early.  Your vet will advise – we think he’s just about old enough now.

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

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Handsome collie looking for a new home

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Bodie is a curly coated collie with a lovely face and a personality to match.  He’s medium sized and around 3 years old, a chunky, laid back dog who hasn’t put a paw wrong since he’s been with us.

Bodie loves walks and lots of hugs and fuss, he’s a ‘people pleaser’ who tries to do his best.  He’s very well behaved and is good on the lead.  Bodie is clean and sociable and has been good with our other dogs and also with the gangs of cats who are always hanging around and living dangerously fussing up to the visiting terriers!

Bodie likes food but isn’t greedy, he is a happy dog who always has a smile on his face.  He’s black all over and his coat is curly which is very attractive.  He has a sturdy and reliable look –  a ‘proper dog’ – well, you  know what I mean.

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

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Ginger lady cat for adoption

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Tina is a lovely red tabby lady cat who has been well cared for all  her life.  We think she’s late middle aged at present.   Her owner can no longer look after her any more and so Tina is looking for a new home – she is a fireside cat who isn’t used to going outside.

Tina has a quiet and laid back nature, she is placid and likes to have a ‘den’ to relax in.   She is a friendly girl who loves pouches and being fussed.  Tina is fully vaccinated and spayed, she is a clean cat and very ladylike in her manners.

We’re hoping for a kind and gentle home for her – if you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch.

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Pusscat is ready for a new home

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Pusscat went to the vets last week (thanks for taking her Geoff so now she’s been vaccinated and has had a health check.  We’ve been told she is middle aged and is fine with no health problems.  Her sore places are healing well, her whiskers will surely grow back given time.   She’s a lovely cat, clean, gentle and sweet natured.  All she needs now is a new home.  Pusscat is a fireside cat who likes to feel safe and warm, she is not adventurous and is easy going.

Could you give her a home?   She’ll reward you with love and companionship, pouches in return please!   You are welcome to come and meet her, we’re open 11.0am to 3.0p weekends and Wednesday is a good day also when we have more staff.

Pusscat is so sad

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This pretty little cat came in because her elderly owner could no longer care for her.  Ill health of owners often means that the pets are neglected, it’s a problem and we are seeing more and more cats and dogs in this state.   Pusscat is quite thin and was covered in fleas (we treated her straight away).  The infestation has left scabs and scores all over her body and round her eyes.   Now the parasites are gone she will soon heal.   It makes cats (and any animal) feel very uncomfortable though, the fleas itch and suck blood so she may be anaemic.  Raw meat, which she likes, will help.

Pusscat is an affectionate little girl but is also timid.  She has to gain confidence at present.   Her ears are dry and crackly with little hair, this may be due to her general lack of condition.  Somebody has cut some of her whiskers off.   It’s something that should never be done to a cat, whiskers are part of their senses.   They will grow again but it will be slow.   So her problems are not life threatening (we hope!) and she will recover given time.

Pusscat is a lovely looking cat, possibly young middle aged, well marked, she is clean and gentle and purrs nicely when she knows she is safe.  We were told when she was brought in that she had been spayed and she will go to be vaccinated later this week.

She has a lovely expression and the most beautiful limpid lemon coloured eyes.  Adoption anyone?

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What is a Huskita?

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This lovely dog is a cross between a Husky and an Akita.  If Luna is typical this is a great cross, she is very attractive and as good as she looks.   We took Luna in as an emergency, so she is a bit bewildered although settling well already.  Her owner had been made homeless, there was nowhere for either of them to sleep that night.  He told us he was prepared to sleep ‘rough’ but couldn’t contemplate that his dog would have to share the same fate.   We took her in straight away and gave her a big supper and cosy comfy bed.  She is in good condition, although very hungry and is doing well.   Her owner managed to find a bed for the night when he no longer had a dog with him.

We don’t know whether Luna is a deliberately bred Huskita.  We’ve never had this cross in before.   She’s a good girl, sociable and friendly, very well behaved.  Luna is clean and polite, she walks well on the lead.  We’re told she is fully vaccinated but hasn’t been spayed.   She’s small Akita size.  These dogs bond well with their people, she’ll make a best friend and faithful companion for some lucky person.  Please bear in mind that Huskita’s need plenty of room, lots of time and exercise.

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Jack Russell is a Golden Oldie

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Re-homed – Thank you so much for giving this little girl such a lovely home.   Sadie is a sweet and gentle Jack Russell who is in her late middle age.  She’s a lovely who has come in to us because of her owner’s sudden illness.  Sadie has been with one owner since a puppy so she is a bit bewildered.   She’s a good natured dog though and is settling well, she is very affectionate.  Sadie can’t go back home so we’re looking for a kind and caring home for her.   She is easy to care for, clean and well behaved, fully vaccinated and spayed.  She likes to go for a little walk but wouldn’t want to go too far, a stroll to the park or the shops would be fine.

Sadie loves her food, dainty meals and titbits, she would love a bed by the fireside and to be thoroughly spoilt.   She is a good companion and is sociable and friendly.   If you could give this little lady a good home please get in touch.

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Jester is missing Butters

cats - jester 5Now back together – thank you – This is Jester, a handsome young cat who has been with us for many months.   He became best friends with Butters who has recently been re-homed.  Jester has a lovely temperament and is well behaved and very clean.  He is about a year old, fully vaccinated and neutered.

It would be lovely if the family who adopted Butters could take her best friend as well.  We’ve heard she’s settled down very well with them.  We like to keep in touch but unfortunately their recent email has disappeared.

Jester had a bad start in life, he was knocked down and one of his back legs was broken.  The vets patched him up and he’s alright now but wants a quiet life, to be an indoor cat would be perfect.

If you could give Jester a home please get in touch – it would be great to start the New Year with a happy ending.   01246 455777

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Another cat dumped but a happy ending..

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The day after we found Sapphire lying in the yard we had another newcomer.   This handsome cat appeared in Reception just before we were about to close.  The room was empty an hour earlier..  We went in to close up and there he was, sitting on the desk and looking scared.  He couldn’t have made it in there on his own because the door was shut

He wasn’t in good condition, very thin and his coat not brushed, his feet rough as though he’d been walking for miles.   Naming his was easy, he’s a ‘lion’ cat (a Maine Coone we think) and he’s huge with a fluffly coat and a white ‘mane’ framing his face.   He may be big but he is friendly and affectionate.  Picking him up reassured him, he was very apprehensive.   But where had he come from?  At least he’d been left indoors and not left in the yard.

Leo passed his health check and was vaccinated, the vet confirming that he was a Maine Coone and that, apart from being underweight, he was in good health.   Although friendly, he was still nervous and as Sapphire came in aroound the same time, we decided to introduce them.   It was an immediate success.  Sapphire gave Leo the condifence he lacked, she decided that he was her new best friend.

The Derbyshire Times came to take photos, before Christmas we were taking cats in nearly every day.   Cats in crisis!   Thank you to everyone who has helped us feed them.   Leo and Sapphire’s photos were in the paper and the next day we had a phone call.   ‘I think you’ve found my cat….’ It was Leo’s owner who had lost his cat over a year earlier.

Leo had disappeared suddenly, perhaps he had been picked up and taken away.  He is an exceptionally handsome cat.   His owners had searched for him and were overjoyed that he had been found.  It was an emotional moment when they came up to see him and confirm that it was indeed their cat.   There was no doubting it, he was just as pleased as they were.

Happy endings are what it’s all about, the only sadness was for poor Sapphire.  They had fallen in love, she would certainly miss her friend.

Not for long though, the next day we had another phone call.   ‘Can we take Sapphire too?”    Lovely people who couldn’t bear to know that these two friends had been separated.   A few days later and Sapphire went home to Leo.  A Christmas miracle?    Seems like it to us.


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