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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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You helped raised thousands for our stray dogs
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Posted: August 22, 2017

A BIG thank you from everyone at Birmingham Dogs Home for raising over £7,100 during our Sunnyside Centre open day which was held on Saturday, 19th August. We had over 1,500 visitors and we just...

BDH welcomes Giles Webber as new CEO
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Posted: August 16, 2017

Birmingham Dogs Home has appointed Giles Webber as its new Chief Executive Officer. Giles joins the charity from Dogs Trust, where he has been the Operations Director for six years. Giles brings a wealth of...

SUNNYSIDE OPEN DAY - 19th August
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Posted: August 7, 2017

Our Sunnyside Centre Open Day is fast approaching and we can't wait to see you all!  A great day out for all the family including the dogs! The event opens at 10am and the fun...

UTC Aerospace Raise over £250 in Fundraising Event
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Posted: August 3, 2017

Members of the staff at UTC Aeospace Systems in Marston Green held a cake sale at their place of work to help raise vital funds for our stray dogs. With their office only 10 minites...

BDH Open Day Raises Thousands for Stray Dogs
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Posted: July 25, 2017

We have been overwhelmed with the support that we received on Saturday for our first ever open day at our State-of-the-art rehoming centre in Catherine-de-Barnes. We had over 2,000 people turn up on the day...

Time to Celebrate History!
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Posted: July 17, 2017

We are looking back on 125 years of Birmingham Dogs Home - celebrating the hard work of every member of our team, everyone that has rehomed and cared for our dogs, our dedicated supporters and...

Pets at Home and Support Adoption For Pets raise over £1,100 for our stray dogs
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Posted: July 7, 2017

With the help of Support Adoption For Pets, Pets at Home in Sutton Coldfield have raised an impressive amount during their summer fundraising drive with the dedicated team lead by Store Manger Sian. You may remember...

Welcome to the fundraising team Reeva!
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Posted: July 4, 2017

As we say happy retirement to one of our Education dogs, Harvey, we also give a warm welcome to another - Meet Reeva, our new Education dog for BDH. Reeva is now Harvey’s sister and...

Young Fundraiser helps raise vital funds
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Posted: June 28, 2017

We just had to share this young gentleman's story with you all - this is Thomas, who falls head over hills in love with every dog he meets! He is so passionate about helping stray...

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...

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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