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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.

Little Pugsie home alone

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Sadly, Pugsie’s owner has passed away.  Relatives already had dogs and couldn’t keep him so he was brought in to us.  We always give priority to pets who are bereaved.   Pugsie has settled in very well, he is a lovely little chap – a Pug x Jack Russell, which if this dog is anything to go by, is an excellent cross.

He’s quite small, little legs but with a stocky build and a pug body.   He has a charming and expressive face and has the best of temperaments.  Pugsie is a sweetie, well behaved, clean and a real character.  He is a loving and affectionate dog and a favourite here already.

Pugsie is fully vaccinated, microchipped and has been neutered.  He’s around 6 years old and likes to go for walks, at the same time he is happy to cosy up in his bed.  If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch, we’ll be happy to make the introductions!

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Cats for adoption

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We have lots of cats waiting for new homes and adoption.  They range from six month old kittens to gentle ‘golden oldies’ who are wanting a retirement home.  You are welcome to come and meet the cats any day between 11.0am and 3.0pm.  It’s helpful to us if you let us know in advance when you are thinking of calling in.

PEPPERPOT – shown above, six months old, fully vaccinated, vet health checked, litter trained, lovely friendly, temperament.

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TIGGY – another young tabby girl, fully vaccinated, vet health checked and clean and well behaved, affectionate nature.  Tiggy came in as a stray, she was living on the streets.

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LUCKY – about a year old, fully vaccinated, litter trained – a bit shy till she gets to know you and then she is a loving girl – timid with other cats so being an ‘only one’ would suit her.  Lucky had some traumatic experiences before being brought in and needs lots of love.

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ZARA – Another very pretty tabby, she’s about seven months old, fully vaccinated, health checked and litter trained.  Zara was brought in because of family problems.  She is a lovely young cat and has settled well.

We have many more cats of all ages – two Spanish Ladies – yes, they can speak English!   They were rescued and brought to this country, one has only three legs, they need to stay together and have a gentle, loving home, they are affectionate, lovely girls, getting on a bit now though.

Mrs. Pusscat, a middle aged very friendly, sit on your knee, black cat, she is a sweetie.   Her son, Smokey Joe has to go to be neutered before being offered for adoption.

Please ring the bell on Reception when you call, (the blue wooden portacabin on right) it lets us know you’ve arrived.  Hope to see you soon.

Mr. Tom a character cat who needs a home

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With one ear up and the other down, Mr. Tom looks a real character.  It’s not roguish or naughty though, he has a lovely personality and is as good and gentle as can be.  No, he isn’t a proper ‘tom’ either – he’s neutered and vaccinated too.  Mr. Tom was brought in when his owner had to go away suddenly, the cat was left all alone in the house.   Mr. Tom is middle aged and is sedate and used to a laid back lifestyle.

He likes fuss and to sit on your knee, some tasty meals, pouches and a few biscuits hit the spot.  Mr. Tom isn’t used to going out much, he’s accustomed to home comforts.   If you’d like an easy to care for and friendly companion, this is the cat for you.  He’s had a health check from the vet also.  If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.  We’re open for adoption viewing between 11.0 and 3.0pm.

Oh, what happened to his ear?  An attack when he was a youngster we were told – although the ear was saved the damage was permanent.  It doesn’t bother him at all..

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Do you like tabby cats?

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We have several young tabby girl cats in at present.  They’ve been brought to us for a variety of reasons – all emergencies and not connected.  They are all lovely young cats with sweet natures and are settling well.

This one is Pepperpot who came to us because her elderly owner couldn’t cope with a young cat.  Pepper is a pretty cat, around six months, very affectionate and still a baby !  We’ve taken her to the vet to be checked over.  She is fine and has been vaccinated.  Pepper is clean and well behaved, she will be a loving forever friend for some lucky person.

If you’d like to come and meet Pepperpot please get in touch.  We’re open every day between 11.0am and 3.0pm, please ring the bell on Reception (the blue wooden cabin on the right in the top yard) when you arrive.   (A prior phone call or email is much appreciated).

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Brother Mandarins looking for a home

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We had two mandarin drakes brought in last week.  They are still settling down, a bit shy in their new quarters, they have a hut to go in and a big paddling pool – no running water unfortunately.   They are brothers and from last year’s hatching so they are best friends with each other.  Their colouring is superb, these birds are living works of art!

They are lovely to look at now but their full colour is still to come.  They will gradually become more tame, hand feeding them is the key.  How do you tell them apart?   It’s not easy but there are subtle differences when you get used to them.   These two brilliant mandarins are for adoption and if you would like to come and see them please get in touch.

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Silkie cockerels need a home

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This is a difficult one – but is there anyone out there who would like a pair of Silkie cockerels?   They’ve been brought in because they crow – as all cockerels do – and the neighbours complained.  A little boy had incubated a clutch of eggs and then hand reared these two cock birds.  They get on well with each other but most cockerels fight with other cocks so they need to be kept on their own – or even better with some hens.

So if you live somewhere where the neighbours won’t mind countryside sounds, or even have no neighbours and can give these two cheeky little characters a good home then please come and meet them.  They are beautiful birds, just like a pair of powder puffs!   We’ve called them Toni & Guy and no, we can’t tell them apart either.

We’re open every day between 11.0am and 3.0pm – please contact by email via the website or phone – Tel:  01246 455777 or call.

Lucky cat looking for a new home

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She’d had a traumatic time before she was rescued and brought in but Lucky has now settled well and is looking for a new home.  She’s about a year old, a small, neat, dainty girl, short haired, black and white and who has a lovely nature.  She isn’t an outgoing cat and likes a quiet life but is loving and well behaved.  We have tried her in a home with other cats but they were a bit bolshie with her and it didn’t work out.  So a home where she is the one and only might be best – she is timid with cats she doesn’t know.

Lucky has been vaccinated and has had a vet health check – if you can give her a home please get in touch.  Contact by email, phone – 01246 455777 or we’re open between 11.0am and 3.0pm every day.

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Friendly ferret needs a new home

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Fenella was found wandering around on a country lane – had she been dumped there?  There were no houses nearby so it seems likely.   She was tired, ragged and very hungry when she was brought in but is looking much better now.  Ferrets eat meat and Fenella tucked into a bowl of meat strips with great enthusiasm.  You can also buy special ferret food for them.

Fenella is friendly and likes being picked up, she is sedate and likes to sleep a lot.  She tucks herself up in a towel and makes a snug little nest for herself.   A large rabbit hutch is fine for a den but then they need an exercise area with climbing frame,, shelves, nooks and crannies for play and hiding.  Provide some tree branches, rocks and stones for a natural environment.  A ferret home can (and should) be made very attractive.  A stoneware pot for the water is best or you could give a stainless steel bowl – avoid plastic if possible.

Ferrets need regular handling to stay tame, they soon get to know their carer and are friendly and responsive.  It’s easy to give Fenella lots of attention as she is a delight to know.

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Happy girl!

Lovable Tramp for adoption

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Re-homed, thank you.  Where’s Lady?  If we only had a sweet girl dog we would have the real life Disney duo!   This lovable young dog, apart from being a look-a-like for the cartoon character, is acutally a cross between a golden retriever and a labrador.  It’s a great mix, very good looking and a fantastic temperament.   Tramp is golden and white in colour with a silky, slightly wavy coat.

He’s medium sized, not too big and with soulful eyes and an appealing expression – Take me home, pleeze!   He’s around 2 years old, neutered and vaccinated and so well behaved, it’s a pleasure to care for him.   He loves everybody and everything, walks nicely on the lead, and rolls over to have his tummy tickled.  He’s a sweetie.

This is definitely a dog who is going to be a faithful friend forever.  A super home wanted for him, you are most welcome to come and meet him.   We’re open every day between 11.0am and 3.0pm.  Please ring the bell on Reception (blue wooden cabin on right) when you arrive.

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Beautiful budgie complete with cage

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Re-homed now, thank you.  This beautiful budgie is looking for a new home.  He’s a lovely fella, who is tame and friendly.  Budgie’s make excellent companions and are relatively easy to care for although they do need lots of companionship.  They relate well to humans when they are captive.

This is a young budgie who comes complete with a beautiful top of the range cage and lots of perches and toys.  Budgies need lots of flying time and freedom though, the cage is for night time and when they want a rest or to feed.

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