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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.

Brindle Bitza for adoption

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He’s a handsome chap and looks like a special breed but Jimbo is a ‘Bitza’ – bits of this and bits of that!   Staffi, shepherd maybe, collie perhaps?  Whatever his origins, this is a great dog, one of the most friendly and affectionate you could ever meet.

Jimbo is a youngster, just over a year old, medium sized and he’s clean and good natured, a bit of a wimp and very fussy – when he meets you he rolls over to have his tummy tickled.  He’s been vaccinated and had a health check (fine) also neutered.   Jimbo came in because his owner had to move to work away and there was no-one else to look after him.   He’s settled well with us and is always cheerful and happy.  He loves his walks, our volunteers and the vet also have commented on what a super dog he is.

Jimbo is intelligent and alert, because he’s young he needs plenty of exercise.  He’ll make some lucky person a faithful forever friend.  If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.

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Elegant Greyhound needs a loving home

dogs - greyhound 3Pollyanna originally came in as a stray and in shocking condition.  She is still thin and is covered in scars, she was bleeding when she first arrived.   Thankfully she is now away from the cruelty in her life and is being well cared for.  It takes time for dogs to recover from prolonged ill treatment and although she is putting weight on her coat is only just starting to look better.

Pollyanna is a loving, gentle girl who is very well behaved.  She walks nicely on the lead and is responsive. We think she’s around 3 years old and she enjoys her meals and to go for a walk.  If you want to stay home she is fine with that too – greyhounds are adaptable dogs who will go along with whatever is good for you.  They do like a good run but will wait till you have time without any bother.   What they do like most of all is comfort – we call them duvet dogs and a comfy bed is a must!

After all she’s been through a really good, caring home is needed for Pollyanna – she will make some lucky person a faithful, forever friend.  If you’d like to come and meet her please get in touch.

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Tabby kitten for adoption

kittens - tabitha  Tiffany is nine weeks old and was brought in after she was abandoned.  This little lady is exquisitely beautiful and has a superb temperament to match.  She is friendly, nicely playful, affectionate and clean and well behaved.  The perfect kitten?   We think so.  She is a beige tabby with ginger-ish undertones, it’s a very pretty effect.   We took her to the vet yesterday to be vaccinated and have a health check and she took it all in her stride.   Tiffany passed with a clean bill of health and she has been flea-ed and wormed.

All she needs now is a new home with someone to love and cherish her.   If you are looking for a kitten please get in touch and we’ll introduce you.  Our opening hours for adoption are between 11.0am and 3.0pm.  Please press the bell on Reception – our blue wooden cabin on right hand side in our top yard.

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Mrs. Pusscat is looking for a new home

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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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Ashley is nearly ten weeks old and ready for adoption.  He’s been vaccinated, had a vet health check and treated for fleas (didn’t have any though) and wormed.   Ashley is a lovely boy kitten who has an affectionate nature and is clean and well behaved.  He loves to be fussed and have a little play with a ping-pong ball or some screwed up silver paper.  He’s still a mummy’s boy so will need lots of fuss and cuddles when he goes to his new home.

He has lovely markings, tabby and white and a nice pink nose.  It’s amazing how white cats and kittens keep themselves so sparkling clean.   Ashley is one of Flicka’s kittens – she came in as a stray and had two babies, his sister has just been adopted (to a wonderful home – thank you).   If you’d like to come and meet Ashley please get in touch.  We’re open between 11.0am and 3.30 pm for adoptions – please ring the bell on Reception when you arrive.  We have more kittens – girls, boys, different colours – you are welcome to visit – some aren’t old enough to go yet though.

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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 3Mrs. 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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