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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.

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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Adorable ‘tiny tot’ needs a new home

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Dozens of enquiries – thanks folks, we’re not taking any more at present – Pippa is a real sweetie – she’s been with us for a month or so while we’ve been fattening her up and getting her vaccinated.  She’s approx. a year old and is a Chihuahua x Powder Puff (Chinese crested) so she is quite rare and very small.   Pippa is afraid of big dogs so needs a home where she’s a one and only or with another tiny dog.

Pippa has the most adorable nature, she is very loving and is also well behaved.  She’s clean and good in every way, she’s affectionate and friendly.   Pippa has a good appetite and loves her meals, she also likes to go out for a play and a walk.  The vet has given her a health check (fine) and she is now fully vaccinated.

If you’d like to know more or to come and meet her please get in touch.  01246 455777 or email is best.

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Ducks for adoption

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We usually release ducks back in to the wild but that isn’t possible with the ducks brought in recently.  They have all been pinioned and so cannot fly, they would be attacked by predators if we let them go.  Ducks are pinioned when they hatch so that they can be kept captive without any chance of escape.  It’s a bit like foot binding in the bad old days in Asia.  The bones were broken in the feet of little girls condemning them to years of pain.  This cruelty was banned many years ago.   Who knows how much suffering a duck endures when her wings are broken?   And it is still done today.

So we are looking for a good, sheltered caring home for our beautiful Indian Runners (cross breed) ducks.  It will have to be well fenced and bear in mind that foxes can dig and climb over walls too.   Ducks also need clean water, a pond or stream is ideal, otherwise you have to provide the water every day.  They love to swim and splash and it needs to be deep enough for them to immerse their beaks.  A secure shed for night time is essential.

One of the ducks is laying, so the egg, which is larger than a hen’s egg, is a bonus.   They are all good friends and well trained, they go in for a feed at tea-time so there is no problem in putting them to bed.

If you’d like to come and meet them please get in touch.  We’re open for adoption viewing between 11.0am and 3.0pm.   Email or phone – 01246 455777.

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Domino is playful and affectionate

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Domino has now gone to a super home – thanks folks – This is a lovely kitten who is fully weaned, vaccinated, health checked and ready for adoption.   Domino has a super personality, he’s always ready to be picked up and have a cuddle, he likes to sit on your knee and is friendly and playful.  Show him a ping-pong ball and he’s ready for a game of football straight away!

Domino is smooth coated and very well marked, his coat is sleek and shiny.  He’s approx. 12 to 14 weeks old, his mom was a stray and she too has a lovely nature – he must take after her.   He’s litter trained and very clean, a sociable and well behaved little fella who will  make some lucky person a faithful forever friend.

He’s been to the vet to be vaccinated and had a health check which he passed just fine.  We’ve flea-ed and wormed him so he’s ready to pack his bags and go to his new home.   If you’d like to come and meet him please get in touch.

We appreciate a donation which helps us to keep going with our rescue work.   We open for adoption viewing between 11.0am and 3.0pm every day.   Please press the bell on Reception when you arrive (blue wooden cabin on right hand side in top yard).

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Baby ferrets for adoption

ferrets - 2THANK YOU TO THE FERRET EXPERT FOR GIVING A HOME TO OUR – Baby ferrets – we have three of them, all identical and not very old.  These baby ferrets were found in a cardboard box at the side of the road and they were very hungry and tired out.  They had a big meal when they came in and then curled up and fell asleep.

They are feeling much better now and we’re looking for good homes for them.  They are all tame and good to handle, ferrets make interesting and lovable pets, they are inquisitive and friendly.  Handling them regularly makes all the difference and keeps them sociable.   They are intelligent and soon get in to a routine, they do need a lot of space to run about or you have to get them out for exercise a lot of the time.

You can buy special ferret food but mostly they are meat eaters and love some fur and feather for supper.   Our ferrets are beautiful, a silvery beige colour and silky and soft to hold.   They can be re-homed individually or could all go together.  We’ve called them Flint (the boy), Misty and Dusky (the girls).  If you’d like to come and meet them please get in touch.  We’re open between 11.0am and 3.0pm, ring the bell on Reception (blue cabin on right) when you arrive.

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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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