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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.

Lovable Tramp for adoption

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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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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.

Friendly rabbit for adoption

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We have a beautiful rabbit available for adoption to a very good home only.   He’s called Bo-Bo and is a pretty colour, white with grey and mottled markings.   Bo-Bo has been vaccinated and neutered, he is a friendly chap and likes to be sociable and make friends.  Rabbits need a lot of space for exercise, keeping them in a hutch all the time is not acceptable and is unkind.

They need room to run and play, letting them out in the garden is fine so long as it is safe.   A large pen is good and if it has benches and hutches to jump on and off that is even better.  Rabbits love to get up high and are good jumpers.  They need the exercise and lots of play items such as tunnels.  A space to dig is good if you can manage to provide it – just watch they don’t tunnel out though!

Rabbits are intelligent and gentle, they need regular companionship in order to stay tame.  Taking Bo-Bo a nice dish of treats is a good way to gain his approval.

It’s important to provide clean water, a stone water dish is best and change the water at least once a day, twice is better.  The drinkers to hang on the pen are dangerous because the water soon goes stale in them, it becomes discoloured and algae appear. It’s difficult to keep them clean.   If a rabbit drinks this discoloured water he will become ill and may die.

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

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Mini-staffi needs a home

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Alfred the Great is a most likeable staffi – he’s a pure bred but …… he isn’t very big.  In fact, he is very small.   His legs just aren’t long enough and he’s more Jack Russell size than Staffi.   If a mini-staffi is what you are looking for then he is the one.   Alfie is very well behaved, placid and affectionate, he’s clean, obedient, likes to walk (and doesn’t pull) and is a friendly and lovable little dog.

He’s come in through no fault of his own, a house move to a flat meant that his people couldn’t keep him.  Alfie is approx. 5 years old,  were told that he’s excellent in every way, he’s used to children, cats and other dogs.   Alfie certainly hasn’t put a paw wrong while he’s been with us.

If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.  01246 455777 or email.   We’re open for viewing between 11.0am and 3.0pm every day.

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Beautiful tabby cat needs good home

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Millicent has been abandoned by her owners and has been living outside behind houses for the past six months.   It is only through the kindness of neighbours who feed her that she has survived.   We’ve taken her in now and she needs a loving home.  Millie is a very sweet and friendly cat.  She is also exceptionally beautiful.  Her markings are excellent and the underlying colour ranges from beige to deep orange.  Millicent is clean, litter trained and well behaved.   She likes to be held and cuddled, loves her meals especially pouches.

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

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Young staffi x needs a new home

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Jimbo is still a ‘baby’ dog – he’s only nine months old and very fussy and friendly.   He’s a staffi x , a nice brindle colour, smooth coated and well behaved.   Jimbo is small/medium sized and chunky with it, although he is on the thin side at present.  He loves food and we’re feeding him up!   He walks nicely on the lead and hasn’t put a paw wrong since he’s been with us.   Jimbo is spotlessly clean, not a single accident with this fully house trained youngster.

He’s microchipped and vaccinated, ready to be neutered, and that’s the next step.  Jimbo loves walks and playing, he has a lovable personality and is intelligent and always pleased to see you, the tail never stops wagging!   If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.

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Ten hamsters need good homes – free cages

hamsters - big daddyTen hamsters have been brought in today because of their owner’s illness.   She has asked us to find them good homes because she can no longer care for them.  They are all used to being handled and are friendly, ranging in size from tinies to the adult one shown above.  He is gorgeous and such a friendly nature.

They can all go to their new homes with their cages and play balls – a small donation for the hamsters would be appreciated – the cages are FREE.  If you’d like to come and see them please get in touch.   Hamsters are delightful pets, they do need regular gentle handling and plenty of space – most cages are not big enough.  They are useful for temporary cages or for when you’re cleaning out though.

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This is how they arrived!

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This is one of the babies.

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And this curly-coated beauty is one of the in-betweens.   We’re open between 11.0am and 3.0pm every day.  01246 455777 for more info.

Rescued cat is lucky to be alive

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Re- homed – thank you so much.   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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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.