We are 130!
2022 is a very special year for Birmingham Dogs Home as we celebrate 130 years of caring for lost and homeless dogs across the Midlands.
There are lots of ways to celebrate with us as we share our story as part of the fabric of the Midlands and invite you to share your own stories and celebrations with us.
Our Birthday Paw-ty was amazing!
A massive thank you to all those who came to help us celebrate our 130th Birthday in style. Whether big or small, furry or not, we appreciate everyone who came and spent the day with us and helped make our 130th special.
Below are some of the fabulous photos we took throughout the day!
...and the celebration continues!
There are lots of ways you can support our charity during our 130th birthday year and your help means more to us than ever as we are working in challenging economic times and have full kennels.
If you would like to make a donation to support our work, you can do so here.
Established in 1892, Birmingham Dogs Home has been serving the community of the West Midlands for generations.
Our charity’s history is interwoven with decades of change for our region as we have provided a vital service through eras of change, surviving two World Wars, times of economic hardship and even a pandemic!
Our services and care has grown and developed to reflect the world we are all living and working in, putting dog welfare at the heart of everything we do.
Throughout our history we have always relied on the generosity of dog loving benefactors and supporters to help us to survive, and thrive.
Today we are well established as one of the Midland’s oldest and best loved charities and every day we strive to provide very highest levels of animal welfare in the region.
Our 130th birthday is marked by the opening of our new in-house veterinary clinic, helping us to provide the highest levels of medical care to every dog that needs care and support, until we can find them their fur-ever homes and a second chance of happiness.
Read more about our key milestones here:
Every person and family who has supported us and adopted a dog from us is part of our history.
We share generations of stories and memories about our beloved pets and we want to share them together in this, our 130th year.
Please use this virtual “Celebration Wall” page to upload a photo of your beloved dog (past or present) and share a few memories about what they mean to you.
You can upload your photo and story to our “Celebration Wall” at no cost. If you would like to make a donation it will be gratefully received and help us to keep more tails wagging as we continue to help every dog that needs care in 2022.
We do not receive any government funding so are entirely reliant on the generosity of kind supporters and adopters like you to be able to continue helping local dogs in need.
130th Hills & Mountains!
To celebrate our big birthday we have two big challenges for you in 2022.
Whether you want to set yourself a personal challenge, enjoy an experience with with family or friends or build some team spirit with colleagues – make your next goal count for Birmingham Dogs Home dogs.
Malvern Hills Marvellous Mutt Walk - Sunday 11th September 2022
Join us for a fantastic circular walk from British Camp car park located in the centre of the Malvern Hills (WR13 6DW). We take in the stunning sights of the Herefordshire Beacon …
Snowdon Sunset -
Saturday 29th October 2022
We will be taking on Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon on Saturday 29th October 2022. Our team will meet you at the Llanberis Mountain Railway station (LL55 4TT) at 13:50 ready to take on the challenge of reaching the summit by sunset …
Celebrate and Fundraise
Join us in celebrating rescue dogs as you plan your own celebrations in 2022.
You can donate your own birthday by asking for donations to Birmingham Dogs Home instead of cards or gifts, or hold a BDH themed birthday party – we can send you cake flags, party bunting and collection boxes.
Or have some fun fundraising throughout the year with our our “130” themed ideas!
We have lots of great ideas and resources for you to download, get your fundraising pack here: