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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.

Pretty Pippa a Blue Lurcher needs a home

dogs - pippa 8 - 1Pippa came in because of domestic circumstances, she is a lovely girl with a temperament to match her beautiful looks.   She’s a Whippet x Bedlington, this is a great mix, she’s small/medium sized, just right.  Her build is dainty and she’s a bit skinny at present but that maybe her breed.  We’ll try to fatten her up a bit though.

Pippa’s coat is blue and very pretty, it’s soft to touch and she’s like a cuddly teddy bear.   Her temperament is good to match, she’s loving and friendly.

Pippa walks nicely on the lead and is clean and well behaved, she’s fully vaccinated and chipped.  She is an intelligent and responsive girl who will make some lucky person an excellent friend and companion.   We’re looking for a home where she will be the one and only and have all the attention.

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

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A bad hair day?  No, it’s the casual look!

Jack Russell is a lovable laddie

dogs - barney 3 - 1Barney is an old-stager and a very lovable little lad.  He’s been the companion of a 99 year old gentleman who has sadly passed away.   Now Barney is looking for a gentle retirement home where he can carry on being some lucky person’s best friend.

He’s a sprightly little fella who likes a walk and is well behaved.  He won’t do the Pennine Trail but a stroll to the shops and round the park would be just fine.

He’s fully vaccinated and is in good condition, he has been well cared for throughout his life.  Dainty meals, sitting on the sofa and watching a bit of t.v. and a potter round the garden would suit him very well.

Barney is an attractive little fella with a slightly broken coat, he is chunky but quite small.  If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.

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Sharpei looking for a forever home

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Simba is a lovable Sharpei with a great temperament and who is looking for a good home.  He’s very cuddly and friendly, like most dogs of this breed he has a placid nature.

Samba is a handsome chap with a beautiful red/gold coat.  He’s around 4 years old, medium sized with a smooth coat.  He’s too thin at present but is eating well and will soon put weight and condition back on.

He has sore ears but we are treating this.  Simba walks nicely on the lead, enjoys his walks and is clean and good natured.  He loves to be with you and is a responsive and intelligent dog.

We will be looking for a new home for Simba as soon as he is back in condition, if you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.

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Jack Russell charming duo need a home

dogs - Basil & Bingo 4 - 1Basil and Badger now have a wonderful loving home, thanks folks.  These lovely Jack Russells came in because of their owner’s work commitments, they are super little dogs and haven’t put a paw wrong since they’ve been with us.

Basil (on the right) is the older of the two, about 2 years and Badger is only a year old.  They are best friends and inseparable, a home together is needed.   They sleep and eat together.  Badger is the ‘baby’ of the pair and Basil looks after him, which is lovely to see – he gives him a ‘well-done’ lick when he’s been brave.

They are both friendly and affectionate and well behaved.  They’re a pleasure to walk and good to take out in the car.  Both are fully vaccinated and chipped, Basil is neutered, Badger is not – but there doesn’t seem any reason to have him done as he is well behaved and no problem.

They are both good with cats and other animals, well behaved, clean and absolutely adorable.   Basil is tri-coloured and broken coated.  Badger is also broken coated and full of curls!

If you’d like to come and meet them please get in touch, we’re open every day between 11.0am and 3.0pm.

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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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