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OUR BIRMINGHAM CENTRE HAS MOVED

With the realisation that our rehoming Centre in Digbeth couldn't be significantly improved we constructed a brand new, purpose built Dog Rescue and Welfare Centre.

We've now moved into our exciting new Centre at Catherine-de-Barnes, near Solihull – and look forward to welcoming you all.

This state-of-the-art building replaced the Centre in Digbeth, which is now completely closed.

Below are artists impressions of what the Centre was to look like, along with pictures of what the Centre now looks like on completion.

You can view all of our pictures here in our photo gallery.

To be a part of this project see our ‘Buy a Brick’ Campaign

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Typical Kennel Block

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Puppy with machete wound found alive in canal and returned via Birmingham Dogs Home
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Posted: February 15, 2018

An 18-week old puppy injured by a machete during the violent home invasion early on Tuesday morning was found and safely returned to his owners via Birmingham Dogs Home thanks to his microchip.   Zeus,...

Kermit Update - Week 3
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Posted: February 9, 2018

We still can’t get over how amazing this guy is, he’s come back from what was a terrible state, weighing only 29Kg, and is now totally transformed. Kirmit still has lots of treatment to undergo as he...

Kermit Update - Week 2
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Posted: January 29, 2018

Kermit, our very special and brave boy, came into our centre on January 11th weighing on 29 Kg. Severely emaciated, dehydrated, could hardly lift his own body weight up and had numerous infected pressure sores...

Kang & Co Solicitors Support our stray dogs
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Posted: January 26, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Kang & Co Solicitors, from Victoria Square Birmingham, are now proud supporters of our charity and will be carrying out fundraising events throughout 2018 to raise much needed awarness and...

Kermit's first week with BDH
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Posted: January 22, 2018

Kermit came into Birmingham Dogs Home on Thursday 11th January and weighed just 29Kg - the average weight for a male American Bulldog is 54Kg+. He was severely emaciated, dehydrated and had pressure sores to...

BDH Rescue Dog becomes TOP DOG Model for Ancol Pet Products
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Posted: January 18, 2018

We all love a happy ending and to hear that one of our dogs has gone on to model for one of our sponsors is fabulous. Sophie Booth fell in love with Laika as soon...

HOMELESS AND STARVING - Read Kermit's Story
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Posted: January 16, 2018

We don’t share these cases often with you but felt that Kermit’s story needs to be told. Found wondering the streets of Handsworth, Thursday 11th January, hardly able to lift his head and with his...

Jollyes Puppy classes to raise funds for Bimingham Dogs Home
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Posted: January 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Jollyes very popular Puppy Classes have started back up this year.   The next session for 2018 will be Monday 5th February 2018.   The six week course covers basic...

Gavin Williamson visits Sunnyside
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Posted: January 8, 2018

MP for South Staffordshire, Gavin Williamson, pays a visit to our Sunnyside Centre to learn about our work in the local community.  Gavin wanted to see first-hand the work that we do that helps his...

Happy New Year
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Posted: January 5, 2018

Birmingham Dogs Home would like to wish all our supporters a very happy new year. We also wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your support in 2017; we have helped...

Walk in the Park - Sunday 10th June
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February 6, 2018

Walk in The Park is almost upon us and we can’t wait to see you all bright and early on Sunday 10th of June for a brisk walk in aid of all our stray dogs....

Birmingham Centre Open Day - Sat 21st July
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February 6, 2018

Come and join us for our second Open Day at our Birmingham Centre in Catherine-de-Barnes and celebrate everything dog related. Last year saw over 2,000 people attend this event which helped raise over £7,600 for...

Sunnyside Centre Open Day - Sat 18th August
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February 1, 2018

Will you be joining us for our fun filled day of events at our Sunnyside Centre this year? We are pleased to announce this year’s date for our Sunnyside Centre Open Day, Saturday 18th August,...

Santa Paws 2018 - Sat 15th Dec
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February 1, 2018

Santa Paws is returning for a second year at our Birmingham Centre due to high demand! 2017 saw the big man himself visiting for the first time and met with over 200 dogs of all...

Education Education

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.

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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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