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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.

A cat with attitude

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We were told that Tallulah was a Maine Coon cat who was found living wild as a stray.  She certainly looks like a Maine Coon – she’s huge and just look at the size of her feet!   She is certainly a beautiful girl and a confident cat with no shyness or hesitation in her make up.  The trouble is that Tallulah is a bit of a tyrant!   Looks are only skin deep and although Tally is charming she is also a feisty character and liable to swipe and bite.   We all have the scratch marks to prove it!

Tallulah is no better with her own species and is dominant and aggressive towards other cats.  We haven’t found anyone she gets along with so far.   What makes a cat go off the rails like this?   It might be that she has been cooped up somewhere and it’s unbalanced her a bit.  Some cats like to be safe and warm indoors but Maine Coons are noted for their outdoor adventuring so it could be pent up frustration.

We’re not giving up on her though.  We’ve had cats in before like this and find that giving them as much space and freedom as possible will help to sort them out.  One of our other permanent resident cats, Cilla, came in as an attack cat and is now on the ‘greeter’s list’.   It took six months of complete freedom before she decided that people were not sos bad after all.

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Fenella Ferret needs a home

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Fenella is an exceptionally beautiful ferret young lady, champagne and caramel coloured and dainty in appearance.   She was brought in recently and we are looking for a new home for her.  Fenella is good tempered and used to being handled.

Like all captive ferrets she will need companionship, regular handling and exercise.  Secure housing with a cosy sleeping quarter, plenty of space and light in the living quarters is essential.  Please get in touch if you’d like to come and meet Fenella.

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Big Tom the Macho Man

cats - dominoNo mistaking this big fella for a tom cat!   Domino came in as a thin and hungry stray and was covered in scars and battle wounds.   Although he looks like a ‘big bruiser’ he is really a sweetie and is polite and inoffensive.  As soon as we fed him up we had him neutered, which is always a bit sad, his wild tom-catting days are over.   Impossible to keep him here or re-home him without having it done though.   Domino soon recovered and is settling in well, he is gentle and good natured although he still looks a bit of a scruff! He’ll become sleek and dapper as time goes on – this is an appreciative cat who has so far had a hard life, if you’d like to re-home him to a settled life in the lap of luxury please get in touch.

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Poppy & Minnie are settling well

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We’ve had two lovely sister cats brought in, they are very similar in appearance and both have a lovely affectionate nature.  Already they are settling well and enjoying their new surroundings.  Poppy and Minnie are girl cats around six years old, both are spayed and  fully vaccinated.   We are hoping to find them new homes and we think that separately will be fine.  They do enjoy individual attention.

Poppy and Minnie like to explore and will enjoy going outside in a secure environment.   We’ll be letting them out here when they are fully at home.  It sometimes takers months before this moment arrives, in the meantime they have plenty of space indoors to roam around.

Outside here is nice and safe for cats with plenty of fields and open space to roam and have a natural cat life.  Some cats like being indoors and feel safe but we think these two young ladies will enjoy the great outdoors when the time is right.

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If you’d like to come and meet these beautiful cats please get in touch.   01246 455777.  We’re open every day (except Thursday) between 11.0am and 3.0pm.

Friendly guinea pig needs a home

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Re-homed – to a guinea pig paradise!  Thanks.   We’ve had a lovely tame and friendy guinea pig brought in and he needs a new home.  He’s called Sonny and is lemon and white, well marked and with a placid nature.   Sonny was taken in to a vet’s surgery with an injured eye when his owner could no longer keep him.  He was treated but his sight could not be saved in the eye and he is now partially sighted.  His other eye is fine though and it doesn’t seem to bother him at all.

The vet handed him over to us as soon as his treatment was complete and all we want now is a loving home for this sweet little fella.  He likes being cuddled and stroked and fussed and as  you can see, he is quite a poseur!  If you can offer Sonny a home please get in touch.

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Shar Pei puppy for adoption

dogs - buddy 3Re-homed with a wonderful family – thanks everyone.

This is a breed that originated in China, the characteristics are said to be ‘Devoted, Reserved, Suspicious, Affectionate, Loving and Independent’.  This fits Buddy perfectly.  He is a sweet little fella who was brought in when his owner suddenly became ill.  It was heartbreak for her to give him up but there was no alternative.

Buddy has settled very well, he is a lovable pup and very well behaved. He is already house trained and love to go for walks, not too far at present because he is only 16 weeks old.  It’s mostly play-exercise at this age.

Buddy is very cuddly and loves to be fussed although he is a bit reserved at first with strangers – breed charactistic again.   He has a full pedigree and is fully vaccinated.  The vet has given him a health check and he has no problems.

If you’d like to come and meet Buddy please get in touch.   We are looking for an especially good home for this faithful forever friend.  01246 455777

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What a poseur!

dogs - buddy 4An inquisitve little fella…..

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Cute and cuddly!

Friendly ferret needs a home

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Rehomed – to a family with other ferrets – thanks folks.   Freddie is a handsome cream coloured ferret who is tame and friendly.  He was brought in by a lady who found him wandering around in the street.  He was wet and bedraggled and thin and hungry.  You might think that ferrets would soon adapt to living on their wits but when they have been captive bred and kept as a pet they would struggle to survive on their own.

Freddie is a handsome ferret with a lovely cream coloured coat and red eyes.  He likes to be stroked and is fine to be picked up.  Snuggling down in his hay bed is a favourite way to spend time, he likes his creature comforts.

Ferrets are carnivores so meat is on the menu, Freddie likes a piece of fresh raw beef but any sort will do.  Cat or dog food are also a desirable snack.  Ferrets are sociable when tame and make rewarding pets.  Please come and meet him if you are interested in adopting one of these unusual animals.

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Poor Puss thrown out of a window

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She’s a middle aged lady and deserves a quiet life but it’s recently been all turmoil and trauma for poor Puss Puss.  A passerby saw her being rhrown out of an upstairs window of a block of flats.  He rushed to the rescue – it was a miracle she survived the fall – but cats do have nine lives and this was one of them gone.   He took Puss Puss to an elderly lady who is a cat lover and she took her in.  Puss Puss  began to recover..  She is a lovely friendly cat and although traumatized by her ordeal was soon purring again.  Unfortunately her new friend could not keep her because of health problems so Puss Puss was brought in to us.

She is a sedate cat with a lovely nature.  Puss Puss would be nervous of any rough handling and needs a loving and gentle home.   If you can offer this lady cat security and safety you will be rewarded with the best of affection and feline friendship.  Please get in touch if you’d like to come and meet her.  01246 455777 or email.

Pretty Paris needs a home

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Paris was brought in to us when she was about to be made homeless.  She is a very pretty silver tabby with the most exquisite features, especially her large expressive eyes.   Paris is a real little lady, small and dainty with a personality to match.  She is loving and affectionate and very sweet.  She feels a bit threatened by other cats though and so a home where she is the ‘one and only’ might be the best.

Paris is around two years old, she is clean and well behaved, vaccinated and spayed and has been flea-ed and wormed.  If you could give Paris a new start in life please get in touch, a safe and gentle environment and lots of love is wanted for this very special little lady.

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Phoebe posing prettily

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Phoebe is such a pretty cat and doesn’t she just know it!   She’s always ready to pose for a picture – and give you a fuss and a love too.  Phoebe and her sister, Esther, (who was in a playful mood and wouldn’t keep still) are young middle aged cats who have been with us for quite a while and are lovely girls.   They are well behaved, litter trained, very friendly and fully vaccinated and spayed.   All they need now is a new home – please come and meet them – you are sure of a great welcome.   Purr, purr, purr……..