Our Story – 130 years of caring


Birmingham Dogs Home was donated land by Sir Alfred Gooch in New Canal Street in Birmingham to build the first home to care for lost and starving dogs. 

4,334 dogs were cared for in the first year.


The Dog Act required that
all stray dogs be reported
to the police.


World War I: 85 Birmingham Dogs Home dogs went to the War Dogs School to train to
help the Red Cross.