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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.

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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Blue & White Boy Cat Needs a New Home

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Frostie is a beautiful cat, he’s a striking blue and white and very friendly. He’s well behaved too, clean and laid back, he’s middle aged and likes a quiet life with lots of fuss and cuddles.  Frostie came in when his owner passed away.  He’d been living in the garden ever since.  When the family (who live abroad) found out about him they brought him to us.  He has such a loving personality and settled with us very quickly.

Frostie is an intelligent cat and a good conversationalist, he’s patient – you talk, he listens! He’s a lovely companion and will be a favourite friend forever for some lucky person. He is sociable with other cats too.

Frostie is vaccinated and neutered and ready to go to a very special loving home. If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.

Although we’ve been told that Frostie is middle aged our vet thought he was a bit younger.  He certainly doesn’t look his age.  If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.  Check out our details on the contact page, we’re open every day between 11.0am and 3.0pm.

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Lovebirds complete with cage

lovebirds 2THANKS TO ROMANTIC BIRD LOVER FOR GIVING THEM A GOOD HOME – We’ve called them Romeo and Juliet and, like Shakespeare’s lovers, they are devoted to each other.  These are happy birds, beautiful to watch and so affectionate, always together and kissing each other.  They’ve been brought in because of their owner’s illness, sadly she could no longer care for them.     We want to find them the best home possible, lovebirds like attention and the more you are with them and talk to them, the tamer they become.   If you hand feed them they will eventually fly to you for food even if they are loose.   It takes patience though.

Romeo and Juliet come complete with as superb cage, it’s large and has all kinds of toys and perches so there is plenty of variety.  It’s good to let the birds out for a proper fly though.  The last ones we had loved to be out and used to sit on top of the bookcase.

If you are interested in the lovebirds you are welcome to come and meet them – a donation is required.  We’re open between 11.0am and 3.0pm every day.  Please press bell on Reception (blue cabin on right ) when you arrive.

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Mrs. Pusscat is looking for a new home

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A BIG THANK YOU TO MR.MORLEY FOR GIVING PUSSCAT A GOOD HOME – Mrs. Pusscat is still looking for a new home – can anyone help?   She is a charming lady cat, small and dainty, polite and well behaved.  She is very affectionate, calm and friendly.   We’ve taken her to the vet and she’s been vaccinated and had a health check which she has passed.   Pusscat gets on with other cats and we think she would fit into a new family without any problems.   The vet thinks she is around 3 years old.   She is long haired but doesn’t seem to get tangled and doesn’t mind being brushed.   She’s a good eater and very clean.   Pusscat is a lap cat and loves to be cuddled, she deserves a wonderful caring home.

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

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Jemima Puddleduck looking for new home

birds - jemima duckShe’s found a lovely home – thanks.  Jemima was brought in because her owner had gone away to university and she needs companionship.  She is a lovely tame duck who, like all her species, loves water and to swim and splash around.  Jemima is used to beiing treated well and having someone to respond to, she is a sociable bird.  As well as having water she needs space, grass to graze upon and a secure hut for the night.  Ducks are easy to put away as soon as they realize where ‘home’ is.  Put their supper in their living quarters and they’ll waddle in to get it.

The compound needs to be super-secure as there as many predators.  A visit from the fox will bring tragedy.  Some dogs also chase ducks.  Stoats, weasels and polecats will also have a go.   If you can give Jemima a home and would like to come and meet her please get in touch.  We’re open between 11.00 and 3.0pm – please press the bell on our Reception on the right hand side in the top yard – it’s a blue wooden cabin.  Many thanks.

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Pretty tabby girl cat for adoption

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This very pretty young tabby came in because of domestic circumstances, her owners just couldn’t keep her any more.  She’s a well marked cat with lovely golden eyes, around seven months old and fully vaccinated.  Zara has also had a vet health check and passed just fine.   She’s small and dainty and a clean and well behaved cat who is a bit shy but when she gets to know you she is very friendly and lovable.

Zara gets on well with other cats and is sharing with Mrs. Pusscat at the moment as we’ve had so many cats brought in we’re short of room.  Pusscat and Zara get on just fine together.   If you’re looking for a cat who is easy to care for and not too demanding, then Zara would make a wonderful companion and forever friend.   She has a lovely purr!

If you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch, we’re open every day from 11.0am to 3.0pm, it’s S41 9EA, please press the bell on Reception on the right in the top yard, when you arrive.

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Six Spanish lady cats need help

cats - cleo 3legs 4There are six of them, all brought back from Spain and these are cats whose lives have been in turmoil for a long time.  It was wonderful that they were rescued and brought to the U.K. but then their owner passed away and no one else in the family could care for them on a permanent basis.   A family member did her best and made the great effort of keeping them together but this was in temporary accommodation only.   When she asked us if we would take them in, we agreed but six cats is a lot to accommodate all at once.   We had to have them brought in two at a time as we were nearly full already.   The last of the cats came at the weekend and were glad to join the rest of the group, we are helping them all to settle in.

Because their has been so much upheaval in their life they have become stressed and some of them are very timid.  The one shown above is Cleo, she has only three legs but manages to get about just fine.  She is the most confident of the group and likes to be cuddled.  She snuggles in to you when you pick her up.  Cleo is a lovely cat, jet black, dainty and pretty.  The hair loss on her face will be temporary, we have de-fleaed her and all of them.  We’ve also wormed them and treated them for earmites.

We’re being patient with our ‘spanish ladies’ and they are gradually becoming more friendly.  They’ve been used to being indoors so now they have a room with an outside run they are happy and have been sitting out sunbathing today.   We’ll be taking them for a vet check next week and then we hope to start the process of finding them new homes.   Two of the older ones will stay together but the younger cats might like individual attention best.   Personality assessment is ongoing and then we’ll be able to match them with prospective adopters.

If you are interested in adopting these Spanish Ladies or would just like to come and meet them please get in touch.   They can all be sponsored until they get new homes and we’ll send you a photo, details and updates.   A donation to help with their care would be much appreciated.  If you speak Spanish that would be great – Buenos Dias Cleo!

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Not ready to come out yet!

Mrs. Puss is a lap cat

cats - pusscatmrs 3We’ve found a wonderful home with an elderly gentleman for Mrs. Pusscat, she is the perfect companion and both are very happy.  Thank you.   Mrs. Pusscat came in when her owner passed away.  No one in the family could have her and we give priority for pets who have been bereaved.  It’s quite an upheaval to be uprooted and lose everyone and everything you are used to but Mrs. Pusscat has adapted well and settled already.  She is a lovely cat with limpid green eyes, semi-long haired and  very pretty, gentle and affectionate.   She wants to sit on your lap and be fussed and is never happier than when you are giving her a cuddle.

She has an exceptionally soft and silky coat and it’s soothing to stroke her!   Pusscat is a small girl with short legs, she’s dainty and a bit thin at present.  She has a good appetite and will soon fatten up though.  She’s clean and well behaved, no trouble at all and a pleasure to care for.   If you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch, a very good loving home is wanted for this sweet natured cat.   We’re open between 11.0am and 3.0pm every day.  Please ring the bell on our Reception when you arrive (blue wooden cabin on right in top yard).

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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.

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

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SHE HAS A NEW HOME NOW, thank you.   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.