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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.

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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Lovable Lab x collie for adoption

dogs - belle 5Belle is an absolutely adorable young lady who has come in through no fault of her own.  Her owner passed away suddenly and she was left all alone.  She could have been called Black Beauty because she is very pretty, not as big as a labrador and with a glossy coat and a tail that is always wagging.   Belle has perfect manners, all she wants is fuss and love, she hasn’t put a paw wrong since she came in to us.

We think Belle is about 8 months old so she is still a pup but a very well behaved one.  She walks nicely on the lead, sits to command and then tries to lick your face!  She likes her meals and needs to put a bit of weight on and build some muscles – so it’s gentle exercise till she grows up a bit and gets fit.  Lots of play is good though.  This is a dog who is going to be a real forever friend to some lucky people.

Belle has been vaccinated but not spayed – she’s a bit young as yet.  If you’d like to come and meet her 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.

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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We’ve found him a lovely home, thank you.   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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