WE ARE ON THE MOVE
With the realisation that our current Rehoming Centre in Digbeth cannot be significantly improved Birmingham Dogs Home has undertaken to construct a brand new, purpose built Dog Rescue and Welfare Centre on Catherine de Barnes Lane, Solihull.
This state of the art building will replace the current home and will open in the summer of 2015. Below are artist impressions of the new centre, which will feature 120 glass fronted kennels with under floor heating. To see how we are doing please view the progress photographs in our photo gallery.
To be part of this project see our ‘Buy a Brick’ Campaign
CGI Image of Kennels
CGI Image of the Front Entrance
CGI Image of Kennels
Community and Education Centre
Typical Kennel Block
Posted: February 25, 2017
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Posted: February 7, 2017
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Posted: January 25, 2017
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Posted: December 29, 2016
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Posted: December 12, 2016
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Posted: December 3, 2016
We are now selling our Christmas Cards to help raise funds for our homeless dogs this Christmas. The cards cost £4.50 per pack for the larger cards (Packs 2,3, & 4) and £3.95 for the smaller cards...
Posted: November 15, 2016
Please see our statement about today’s news here : John Wheatley, Birmingham Dogs Home Chairman comments: "Further to investigating a financial irregularity within the charity, I am bitterly disappointed to confirm that funds have been...
Posted: November 7, 2016
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Posted: October 25, 2016
Thank you to all of our supporters, and their lovely dogs, for attending our Sunnyside Fun Dog Show on Saturday. It was great to see so many of you attend and help support our...
Posted: October 21, 2016
On October 23rd 2015, we moved in to our new premises at Catherine-de-Barnes in Solihull. To help us celebrate our first milestone we are inviting our supporters to come and visit us (the week of...
February 7, 2017
The date for the 2017 Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon has now been officially launched and will be held on Sunday 3rd September 2017. The countdown has now begun to the 20th annual Carvers Wolverhampton City Marathon...
January 27, 2017
Fancy attending a Charity Ghost Hunt whilst raising vital funds for our doggies at BDH? Book up now and join The Haunted Happenings Team on Sunday April 23rd and plunge into the Darkness of Drakelow...
January 16, 2017
Join us and other dog lovers alike and take part in our sponsored 3km walk around Walsall Arboretum. This will be the third year that this event will have taken place and we are hoping...
January 4, 2017
Dorridge Music School are holding a Concert on Sunday 7th May 2017, and are helping to raise vital funds for our stray dogs once again. The concert will be taking place at the Symphony Hall...
Animal welfare and the care of dogs are subjects Birmingham Dogs' Home consider vital and as such we have in place an educational programme focusing on promoting this topic within the community to young and old alike.
The Fundraising Department organises a schedule of talks to schools, colleges, youth groups, organisations, churches and businesses to inform and assist those in the community in the work done at our centres in addition to spearheading the call for first-rate animal welfare.
The department also arrange for on-site visits to both centres to enable those groups see first-hand the journey strays take from their delivery by Dog Wardens to their happy farewells with new owners.
This educational programme is geared to help enlighten and inform even the smallest child on subjects such as how to approach a dog and where not to stroke it all to ensure their safety around dogs and animals in general.
Can we play with the dogs?
As the dogs in our care are stray animals, they may be nervous around large groups of people and we cannot guarantee how they will react. Due to this and health and safety restrictions, unfortunately, no physical contact with the dogs in our centres is possible.
However, within a classroom situation we offer to bring one of our past residents - now a family pet - to give pupils and students closer contact and understanding of animal behaviour.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for us to present a talk, however all we ask if for your group to make a small contribution to help our homeless dogs. This can consist of a monetry donation, or if you would prefer, you can donate cans of dog food, blankets, toys, treats, etc.
As we are a working kennels, there are certain health and safety conditions that must be adhered to when visiting the homes. To discuss your requirements, or if you simply wish further information, please feel free to call our fundraising team on 0121 643 5018 (option 3) or email us using our contact page.
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