News & Events

We are only able to show a small selection of the many dogs available for rehoming, and the information provided on each dog is for guideline purposes only. For more information on each dog, or to view all the dogs available for adoption, please visit our rehoming centres directly.

St George's Veterinary Group were very kind to sponsor our recent Sunnyside Open Day in August and we would like to say a massive thank you to them for their ongoing generous support over the years.

Their support was invaluable to the success of our Open Day.

Did any of our supporters attend our Open Day, visit St George's gazebo, or enter the Dog Show on the day, and do you have any pictures to share with us? If so, why not pop some pictures on our Facebook page HERE

To show your support why not pop over to their Facebook page HERE and 'like' or share a picture from the day.

Information about St George's: "St George's Veterinary Group is dedicated to treating domestic pets as well as horses. Their Wolverhampton hospital sits at the centre of the veterinary profession and can offer you state of the art diagnostics and treatments such as digital x-ray, endoscopy, ultrasound and more.

The Wolverhampton hospital is also host to the Wolverhampton Veterinary Emergency service providing a dedicated out of hours service to most of the other local practices.
They have a further five branch surgeries at Albrighton, Sedgley, Halesowen, Bushbury and Perton and a mobile visiting service covering the Sedgley, Halesowen and Stourbridge areas"

visit their WEBSITE for more details about St George's.


Saturday, August 30th, 2014


Two of our deaf long termer residents from our Birmingham Centre, Patch and Duke (now renamed Buster and Trafford) have finally found a new home . . . . . . . TOGETHER!

Mr MacArthur and his partner, Michelle, had always loved Staffordshire bull terriers so decided to visit BDH to see if they could find a suitable friend. It was love at first sight when they saw Buster, our deaf Staffordshire bull terrier.

After Buster had settled in with them they just had to come back to the Centre to rehome Duke, our other deaf Staffordshire bull terrier!

The boys are getting along so well and we wish them all the very best in their new home together.

Classique Care For Dogs at Middleton Equestrian Centre in Tamworth, are supporting Birmingham Dogs Home throughout 2014 by holding various fundraisers.

Their first fundraiser, in May, was a Companion Dog Show which raised £300 for our homeless dogs!

Their second fundraiser for BDH will be another 'Classique care for dogs companion and Fun Dog Show' on Sunday August 31st 2014.

There will be 7 Pedigree classes and 14 Novelty classes at only £1 per dog per class to enter.

Entries are from 11am with judging commencing at 12pm.

Visit their website HERE
Visit their Facebook pages HERE and HERE

Birmingham Dogs Home will also be there with a stall selling merchandise and goodies for your dog to raise vital funds and awareness for our homeless dogs.

We'd love to see our supporters there on the day!

Middleton Equestrian Centre
Vicarage Hill
B78 2AT
Call Middleton Equestrian on 0121 311 1601 if you require any more details.


Get your party hats on and join us at our Sunnyside Centre in Wolverhampton on Saturday 16th August 2014, from 10am to 4pm, for a fun family day out!

There's lots happening on the day including;
*Fun Dog Show
*Kids Play Area
*Animal Arena
*Many Stalls selling goods and gifts
*Fundraising Trailer selling BDH Merchandise goodies (for humans and doggies!)
*Signal 107 will be there with Neil Jackson & his team
*Plus many more exciting things to do and see!

Entrance Fee - Children & Adults only £1 each

We hope to see you and your doggies there on the day.

Sunnyside Centre - Dark Lane, Coven, Wolverhampton, WV10 7PN - 01902 790 618.

Please see pictures for more details.

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We are absolutely thrilled to announce to you all that we are one of the lucky chosen charities to receive a £50,000 grant from Support Adoption For Pets!!!!

As you may recall, a short while ago we submitted a video to Support Adoption For Pets to be in with a chance of receiving a £50,000 Celebratory Grant to help renovate our kennels at our Sunnyside Centre, and asked for your help by voting for us to help raise awareness of this fantastic opportunity.

Yesterday Support Adoption For Pets Trustee, Jill Naylor, visited us at Sunnyside with a big pink cheque in hand to tell us the fantastic news in person. Of course, we were all over the moon to be told the good news and were speechless to say the least!

This is the largest grant ever to be received at BDH and we are all still in shock with this amazing outcome for our dogs. The funds will allow us to complete a total kennel refurbishment at our Sunnyside Centre, which will dramatically improve the welfare and care of the homeless dogs whilst in our care.

We have even named our recent new addition to the Centre, a little stray Jack Russell puppy, Grant, in celebration of this wonderful support.

To watch our video again please click HERE

Thank you once again to Support Adoption For Pets and to everyone involved, and to YOU our Supporters, for making this dream come true for us.

You can visit Support Adoption For Pets Facebook page HERE

We will keep you updated on the kennel renovations - watch this space. . . .

With the hot Summer days well and truly upon us (and this weekend is going to be very hot!) please spare a thought for your dog when out and about in the car, and please do not leave your dog unattended in the car (or even better, leave your dog at home if it is not essential for them to travel far).

Sadly, every year dogs suffer and even die in hot cars within minutes!

The temperature in a parked car, even in the shade with the windows partly open, can rapidly reach a level that will seriously harm or even kill your dog.

Please visit Dogs Today magazine online HERE
to view printable posters and to view more information on this campaign.

To keep your dog cool we would also suggest:
*Not to travel in the car unless essential to do so.
*Water bowls are kept topped up with cool fresh water.
*A cool place in the house is available.
*If outside then a cool shady spot is available (don't let your dog lie out in the sun for long periods).
*Offer a paddling pool for your dog to relax in every so often if you wish (or pour cool water along the dogs back to keep cool.
*Walk your dog at night and early morning when it is cooler and not during the day when it is at its hottest.
*Don't offer too many tiring games during the day when it's too hot.
*If you need to walk your dog during the day when hot then take water with you and don't over-walk or exert your dog.


Between 16th April and 13th May 2014 Support Adoption For Pets held a National Spring Fundraising Drive. Sutton Coldfield Pets at Home chose to support Birmingham Dogs Home once again through the Fundraising Drive.

Our Community Fundraiser, Rachel, also went in-store often to help sell raffle tickets with her furry little fundraiser, TJ the Schnauzer (pictured).

Through raffle ticket sales and donations a massive £795.09 was raised for our homeless dogs! Thank you to the Pets at Home staff for all of their hard work and effort during this month and thank you to their most generous customers who very kindly donated.

The Support Adoption for Pets Spring Fundraising Drive raised a record breaking total of £519,305.81 for almost 650 rescue and rehoming centres and has proved to be their most successful so far! These events always help raise vital awareness and funds for charities like BDH.

Birmingham Dogs Home feels very privileged to be part of the amazing work that Support Adoption for Pets does in helping to raise awareness of pet adoption.


Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

We are very pleased to say that we have been chosen as one of three charities to take part in the Green Token Scheme at Asda Perry Barr.

The Scheme runs from July to the end of August and each customer who shops at Asda receives a Green Token at the check out to pop into the charity box of their choice on their way out of the store. At the end of August the Green Tokens are added up and the charity with the most Tokens receives £200 for their charity and 2nd and 3rd place receive £50 from the Asda Foundation, which is fantastic.

If you are shopping at Asda Perry Barr then we would be most grateful if you would be so kind as to pop your Green Token in for our Homeless dogs at BDH, and we thank you in advance for your support.

A massive thank you goes to Katie Pinner, Community Life Champion at Asda, and her team for their amazing support.


Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Remember our gorgeous Elvis who was receiving free hydrotherapy sessions with Lee at Woof n Water after his operation for a broken pelvis?(see our earlier post on here a few months ago) - well here's an update.

Jane Potter first saw Elvis at Woof n Water when her oldest Greyhound was receiving his treatment for arthritis. We think it's safe to say it was love at first sight for both of them!

Jane offered to foster Elvis for the weekend, and took him home to her family. Elvis seemed to be quite happy with Jane's three other Greyhounds, Magnus, Minnie, and Jack, as they welcomed him into their pack.

Well, as his treatment was coming to an end, Jane decided to rehome Elvis, which we thought she would do! He is certainly living the life of luxury now. He has settled in so well and Jane loves him so much.

Jane brought Elvis in to our Birmingham Centre on 20 June, for a final veterinary check over and staff couldn't wait to go and see him. What a surprise and what an improvement! His leg muscles looked fantastic and he was walking a lot better. Elvis' hydrotherapy sessions have been reduced now and Jane is building up his exercise, stamina and weight slowly.

We wish Elvis all the best in his new home and thank Lee and Jane for helping him in his recovery.

You can visit Woof n Waters website HERE

Are you on Facebook? If so, please vote for the Birmingham Dogs Home and help us win a fantastic £50,000 donation from Support Adoption for Pets.

This donation would help us complete a total kennel refurbishment at our Sunnyside, Wolverhampton branch, so that all the stray and unwanted dogs that are currently awaiting their new family home will be able to enjoy the comfort of glass fronted and warmer kennels.

There are four blocks at Sunnyside that house over 90 dogs, and we take in over 2,000 every year, so this donation will make a considerable difference to every single dog that comes into our care.

We can't do it without your support and all it takes is a simple vote.

To vote, you'll need to 'like' the Support Adoption for Pets Facebook page and then 'VOTE' for the Birmingham Dogs Home video.

Please VOTE HERE >

If you are using a mobile device, please click here to find our video.

Lets keep our fingers and paws crossed!!

Thank you from all the staff and homeless dogs at Birmingham Dogs Home.

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