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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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Community and Education Centre

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Typical Kennel Block

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Walk in the Park 2017
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Posted: June 13, 2017

What a turn out we had at this year’s Walk in the Park 2017!  Held again at the beautiful, picturesque Walsall Arboretum on June 11th it saw hundreds of dog owners come together to raise vital...

Cupcake Appeal for Walk in the Park
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Posted: May 30, 2017

We need your baking skills! With Walk in the Park only a week away this Sunday, we are calling for your help. We always have our own cupcake stand and call out to our supporters...

Support Adoption For Pets Fundraising Drive
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Posted: May 18, 2017

Support Adoption For Pets Summer Fundraising has started! Grab your chance to win some fantastic prizes and help raise funds for thousands of animals in need across the UK. Support Adoption for Pets who work together...

Health Watch - Alabama Rot
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Posted: May 16, 2017

You all may have seen recently on the news that Alabama Rot is slowly making an appearance around the UK. But what is it and how can we prevent it? We have written this short...

Ever thought of camping with your dog?
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Posted: May 8, 2017

What better way to explore the great British countryside than to do it with your best friend by your side. We wanted to let our readers know just how much enjoyment you can get from...

Jollyes puppy classes helping our homeless dogs
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Posted: May 1, 2017

New Puppy Classes announced by Jollyes Jollyes have just announced the new dates for the next series of Puppy Classes. Monday 22nd May  - 8 places available Wednesday 21st June - 8 places available Monday...

Walk in the Park Entries NOW OPEN!
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Posted: April 21, 2017

Don't Miss out!!! The entries for our Walk in the Park 2017 are NOW OPEN. Join us and fellow dog owners for what is set to be a lovely brisk 3km sponsored walk around Walsall...

Easter Opening Hours
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Posted: April 10, 2017

It's Easter week!    We just wanted to let you know when our centres will be open this coming Bank Holiday weekend.   Good Friday, 14TH APRIL – CLOSED Saturday, 15th April – OPEN 11am...

Pounds For Hounds Appeal
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Posted: March 27, 2017

DONATE YOUR OLD ROUND POUND COINS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE! The new 12-sided £1 coin enters circulation on March 28, with the old "round pound" being faded out after more than 30 years. It...

BDH Celebrates 125 Year Anniversary
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Posted: March 3, 2017

A time to celebrate our history! Today we are celebrating a milestone; we are 125 years old!! With birthdays always comes cake, so we have given our dogs a very special doggie cake to help...

Sunnyside Centre Open Day 19th August
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June 7, 2017

Get your party hats on and join us again at our Sunnyside Centre Open Day and Fun Dog Show on Saturday 19th August 2017, from 10am to 4pm, for a fun family day out! There's...

Birmingham Centre Open Day 22nd July
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June 1, 2017

Come and join us for our first ever open day to celebrate all things doggie and more!  Get your party hats on and join us at our Birmingham Centre Open Day and Fun Dog Show...

Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon support
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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...

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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