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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 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...

Manny and Ellie's Journey
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Posted: February 25, 2017

We don’t always post stories like this on our website, but we feel it is important to show our generous supporters how their dedicated support helps dogs just like Manny and Ellie. Their journey is...

Pets at Home join forces with Support Adoption for Pets and donate to our stray dogs.
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Posted: February 7, 2017

If you visited your local Pets at Home store over the Christmas period you may have been asked about donating towards a Christmas dinner for less fortunate animals in need of help. These donations go...

Raffle Success
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Posted: January 25, 2017

We are pleased to share the winner’s names with you now that they have all been in contact with us since the draw on Friday. Well done to you all!   PRIZE TICKET No WINNER...

Christmas Day cuddles for our stray dogs
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Posted: December 29, 2016

We just wanted to share one of our long termers receiving their Christmas Day cuddles from their dedicated Canine carers.  The team work 365 days of the year and Christmas day is like to other...

Christmas Opening Hours 2016
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Posted: December 12, 2016

Chritmas is fast approching so we wanted to let you all know about our opening hours during the festive season. Please see the below details.    Christmas Eve - OPEN 11am - 4pm Christmas Day...

Christmas Cards now on sale at BDH!
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Posted: December 3, 2016

We are now selling our Christmas Cards to help raise funds for our homeless dogs this Christmas. The cards cost £4.50 per pack for the larger cards (Packs 2,3, & 4) and £3.95 for the smaller cards...

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...

Charity Ghost Hunt in aid of BDH with Haunted Happenings
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January 27, 2017

Fancy attending a Charity Ghost Hunt whilst raising vital funds for our doggies at BDH? Book up now and join The Haunted Happenings Team on Sunday April 23rd and plunge into the Darkness of Drakelow...

Walk in the Park 2017
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January 16, 2017

Join us and other dog lovers alike and take part in our sponsored 3km walk around Walsall Arboretum on Sunday 11th June 2017. This will be the third year that this event will have taken...

A fusion of music and dance at Symphony Hall
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January 4, 2017

Dorridge Music School are holding a Concert on Sunday 7th May 2017, and are helping to raise vital funds for our stray dogs once again. The concert will be taking place at the Symphony Hall...

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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