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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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Christmas Opening Hours
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Posted: December 12, 2017

It is that time of year again when we have to let you know about our Christmas opening hours. These will apply to both Birmingham and Sunnyside.  Saturday 23rd December - OPEN (11am - 4pm)...

Birmingham Bears Volunteer at BDH
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Posted: December 11, 2017

Players and coaching staff from Birmingham Bears and Warwickshire County Cricket Club recently met a special group of fans by spending an afternoon with four-legged here at Birmingham Dogs Home. Players, including Tim Ambrose, Oliver...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Centres Closing Early - 11/12/2017
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Posted: December 11, 2017

Due to the severe weather conditions and icy roads we have taken the decision to close our centres at 2pm today, Monday 11th December, to the public.  Our dogs are having lots of fun in...

Carver Wolverhampton Events 2017 a great success
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Posted: December 7, 2017

Birmingham Dogs Home attended the 20th annual Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon events on Sunday September 3rd 2017. We were so proud to be a part of this wonderful event and would like to thank the...

Marley CCTV Footage Released
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Posted: December 1, 2017

CCTV Footage Released to help #FindMarley Marley was stolen from our kennels on Sunday 5th November in Catherine-de-Barnes. Police have now released CCTV footage to help identify the three males in these photos in connection with...

Charity Christmas Cards on Sale
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Posted: November 27, 2017

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 (Pack 1), and...

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
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Posted: November 27, 2017

Help us give our stray dogs the Christmas that they deserve. By donating a shoe box filled with goodies for them to open on the day they will be able to have just as much...

BDH Remembers the Heroes who Fought for our Freedom
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Posted: November 11, 2017

Birmingham Dogs Home CEO, Giles Webber represented our Charity at the 2017 ‘Animals in War’ Memorial service which is held at the Monument at Brook Gate, Park Lane London. Giles’s own dog Myrtle joined in...

Please help find Marley
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Posted: November 7, 2017

***PLEASE SHARE THE NEWS TO HELP FIND MARLEY*** On Sunday evening, our Catherine-de-Barnes Centre was broken into and a dog that was due to be rehomed was stolen from us. We are deeply shocked and...

Christmas Dinner Appeal
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Posted: October 26, 2017

Christmas is a time for family but some dogs are not fortunate enough to have one. We are appealing for your help this Christmas to help feed all the stray dogs in our care a...

Santa Paws is coming to BDH
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December 1, 2017

Come down and join us for our first ever Santa Paws event being held at our Birmingham Centre on Saturday 16th December. Help get you and your whole family in the festive spirit and raise...

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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