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.
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
It's that time of year again where we have set up an Amazon Christmas Wishlist for our homeless dogs to show our supporters the items our dogs need at this festive time of year.
To view our 'Homeless Dogs Christmas Wish List' please click HERE . You can also log in to your Amazon account and 'Find Wishlist' in the options in the top right corner, and then 'search' Homeless Dogs Christmas Wishlist.
We are always in need of blankets, food, treats, toys and useful items to use in the kennels for our dogs and we are most grateful to our loyal supporters who purchase items on our wishlist for our dogs to enjoy this Christmas.
All items which are delivered to our Birmingham Centre will be distributed evenly to both of our Centres so that all of our dogs benefit from your generosity. The delivery address is set for our Birmingham Centre but if you would like to send your donation directly to our Sunnyside Centre then you can manually change the address to:
Thank you to each and every one of you that donates items for our dogs - your support means the world to us.
Let's make this Christmas a good one for our dogs!
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
If you think Birmingham Dogs Home or a member of our team has shown absolute dedication and commitment to animal welfare and deserves to win a Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Award then click HERE and simply complete the nomination form.
The Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards recognise outstanding animal charities that go the extra mile to help rescue and rehome animals in need. Petplan has worked closely with such organisations for over 30 years and hosts these inspiring awards in partnership with the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) to celebrate the achievements of those who tirelessly work to improve the lives of animals every single day.
Thursday, November 27th, 2014
The New Build for our new animal welfare centre at Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull, is well under way.
Its ideal position and layout will provide a truly outstanding development and will offer superb modern facilities and space for the dogs to enjoy the nature around them.
This ground breaking project, which will be completed in 2015, will mean substantially improved standards in the facilities available for our dogs, staff, and the community who will be able to become more involved.
The unique design of the facility, which would be home and HQ for our charity, has been carefully positioned with appropriate landscaping to help integrate the building within its surroundings.
New state-of-the-art facilities will provide 120 purpose built kennels in four main kennel blocks, and excellent veterinary faciities. There will also be external excercise space for our dogs and an area for dog walking, which we haven't got currently at our Birmingham Centre at the moment.
In addition, education rooms will support the outreach work of the charity and its links with the local community. The site layout has also been designed specifically to create a calm environment which will minimise stress relate barking.
By utilising sustainable methods and through design, the building limits energy use and has been designed to achieve a BREEAM 'excellent' rating.
This is a 'Countdown to a new era' for Birmingham Dogs' Home .
Monday, November 24th, 2014
Give a homeless dog a Christmas and New Year dinner for only 30p
Here are ways in which you can donate and help our homeless dogs this Christmas;
Visit either of our Centres to make a donation and speak to our friendly rehoming teams.
We are open Monday to Saturday 11am to 4.45pm.
Cheques/ postal orders are to be made payable to 'Birmingham Dogs Home' and can be sent to New Bartholomew Street, Birmingham, B5 5QS (please include your name and address if you would like a receipt).
Call the fundraising team on 0121 643 5211 (option 3 ) to make a card payment.
Make a donation via our website by clicking on the 'Donate' button.
Simply text FEED27 £3, £5, £7, or £10 to 70070.
Texts costs donation plus a standard rate message. Must get bill payers permission.
If you are unable to offer to help with funds then we are always most grateful of second hand or brand new items for our dogs such as;
*Non feather duvets
*Food (wet or dry)
*and any other dog related items that help us keep our costs to a minimum
Perhaps you would like to collect t items yourself or get your work colleagues/friends to help out. A collection bucket or a bin could be set up in the office so that each colleague puts an item in until it's full.
Why not download this Christmas poster and display it at work or email it to your work colleagues and friends.
Together we can make this Christmas one to remember for our homeless dogs. Thank you in advance for any help you can give us.
Friday, October 31st, 2014
Throughout the Summer we held a Grand Prize Draw in which supporters could purchase raffle tickets for £1 a ticket.
We managed to raise a tremendous £7,315 From the Grand Prize Draw for our homeless dogs and would like to thank each and every one of our supporters for purchasing a ticket / book.
A very special thank you goes to the wonderful Jane Smart for yet again donating many prizes, and Susan Davis, from ERF Electrical Ltd (Leicester), for helping us to purchase prizes at a reduced cost. The support that these ladies have shown is phenomenal.
The Grand Prize Draw was drawn on Thursday 30th October 2014 and here are the prizes won and the winners names:
1st Prize £1,000 Holiday Voucher (or cash equivalent) - Alastair Green Ticket 07407
2nd Prize Cinema 3D 42" HD TV - Laura Malkin Ticket 04362
3rd Prize Apple IPad Air wifi - Graham Jukes Ticket 20634
4th Prize Digital Camera - Mrs Griffiths Ticket 03832
Plus 5 Winners of a 10w Mini Bluetooth Speaker;
5th Prize - David Newman Ticket 05719
6th Prize - Steve Gough Ticket 04903
7th Prize - Jenny Davies Ticket 10239
8th Prize - Katrina Llewellyn Ticket 01711
9th Prize - Cheryl Howard Ticket 04366
Thank you once again to our supporters for participating and we hope you all enjoy your prizes!
Picture shows first Prize Winner Alastair Green and his Mother, Melba Green, who bought a Ticket for him earlier in the year.
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
We are now selling our Christmas Cards to help raise funds for our homeless dogs this Christmas.
The cards cost £4.95 per pack, and there are 10 cards and envelopes in each pack (5 of each design, as shown in the pictures below on the attachments).
Pack 1 Santa's little helpers
Pack 2 cute dogs
Pack 3 paws and bowl
We currently have the Christmas cards on display at both of our Centres for purchasing, but if you wish for them to be posted then please either send a cheque (cheque made payable to Birmingham Dogs Home) or cash for the correct amount to Birmingham Dogs Home, Fundraising Department, 10 New Bartholomew Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5QS, enclosing your name and address details and which pack(s) you require or alternatively please call the fundraising team on 0121 643 5211 (option 3) to pay by card. Upon receipt of funds the pack(s) will be posted out to you.
Cards are £4.95 per pack and the Post and packaging costs are as follows;
1 pack £1.95
2 packs £1.95
3 packs £2.95
4 packs £3.95
(The postage costs above are based on 1-2 packs being a large letter/ envelope and 3-4 packs being a small parcel)
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Here are just a handful of tips for dog owners during the firework season. It is always best to plan ahead and be ready for the fireworks in advance.
If your dog really suffers during the firework season then please speak to your vet or Behaviourist for further advice on how you can help your dog through this difficult time.
•Make sure your dog (and all other pets)are kept safe indoors during the fireworks.
•Make sure your dog is wearing a collar with an identity tag and is microchipped just in-case they do manage to escape.
•Walk/ exercise your dog before dusk (before the fireworks start). A long walk could also tire the dog out and enables them to stay calmer during the night.
•Play your dogs favourite games (fetch with a ball or tug of war with favourite toy etc), as mental stimulation can tire them out too.
•Feed your dog before dusk (before the fireworks start). A scared dog wont eat.
•Make sure they have access to water as an anxious dog may pant more and therefore drink more.
•Move hazardous objects out of the way as a scared dog may run for cover and could harm themselves on something in their way.
•Don't allow them out into the garden for a toilet break alone as they may get scared and jump the fence. If they have to go in the garden then accompany them and have the dog on a lead.
•Create a safe haven, ie; a covered area under cover or crate. This can be in a corner out of the way and covered by a blanket and should have water available inside. Put a favourite toy or treat in there. DON'T lock them away in a crate as they may feel trapped and panic.
•Close any windows, doors, and curtains so it dulls the noise and stops the dog seeing any flashes.
•Have the radio or television on.
•DON'T comfort the dog as this can raise their anxiety levels. Try and ignore any unwanted behaviour (unless they are likely to harm themselves at any point).
•DON'T punish the dog for any unwanted behaviour or toileting mishaps, as this will also raise their anxiety levels.
•If your dog is friendly with other dogs then invite a friend around with their dog, if they are not scared by the fireworks, as this could calm your dog down when they see that another dog looks relaxed and at ease. DON'T invite another anxious dog around.
•If you have to leave the house and your dog is severely scared then ask a friend or neighbour, that your dog already knows, to dog sit for the night.
•DON'T make sudden movements, like running around or jumping up from your seat. Refrain from jumping up and running to the window to see the fireworks and acknowledging the sounds, as you will need to pretend that you are not bothered by them.
•If your dog is looking at you then perhaps try and blink your eyes slower or lick your lips slower than usual and talk in a normal calm way. Hopefully your dog will pick up on these calming signals from you.
•Pick up your dogs favourite toy and encourage them to play with you to distract them from the noise. Mental stimulation can tire them out.
•Give a treat that they can chew on for a while as chewing releases happy endorphins in the brain and could keep them in a calm state. A kong toy filled with a paste or favourite food could be given as they will spend hours licking the contents out.
•If your dog is very scared then introduce prescribed medication or herbal remedies recommended from your vet, or put on a [thundershirt= http://www.thundershirt.co.uk] BEFORE they start to panic (so introduce these before the bangs start).
•Introduce a DAP Diffuser or/ and a 'sounds CD' (ask your local vet) a month or so before firework season and up to the night itself to get your dog used to the noises he will hear on the night.
Although we have given you some helpful tips, please always ask the advice of your vet and/or a qualified behaviourist.
Monday, October 20th, 2014
Jollyes Petfood Superstore in Willenhall has been one of Birmingham Dogs' Home's most generous supporters over the years, providing help and financial assistance through many in-store promotions and events.
BDH would once again like to express our appreciation to Manager, Simon Woodfield, and his wonderful team and customers at Jollyes for their phenomenal support.
Throughout 2014 Jollyes held puppy classes once again, donating 50% of the proceeds from each class to BDH which amounted to an impressive £1,000!
Harry the Cockerpoo (pictured below on attachment) helped the Jollyes team smash the £1,000 mark by becoming the 80th doggie student of 2014. With half of the £25 fee going to BDH this has helped the store raise over £2.6k for the homeless dogs in under 3 years of puppy training.
If you have a puppy under 20 weeks of age and you would like some training and socialisation classes, whilst helping to raise vital funds for BDH, please contact the store directly on 01902 609888.
Thank you once again to the amazing team at Jollyes for their wonderful support.
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Do you shop at Pets at home? If so, please register as a VIP today and start saving money for Birmingham Dogs Home and Sunnyside!
You can sign up to be a VIP at any store, but you must confirm upon registering that you wish to support either Birmingham Dogs Home or Sunnyside Kennels when you are asked.
As a member of VIP, you'll not only be supporting your local charity, but you will get great benefits for you and your pets. You'll receive exclusive discounts on everything from food to health products, as well as helpful hints and tips so you can ensure that you get the best of your pets.
Collect Lifelines and support your local BDH centre today!
VIP benefits don't stop there though! Simply swipe your card at the till to collect VIP Lifelines, which will help you and your fellow VIP members to send much needed support to the homeless dogs at Birmingham Dogs Home.
You'll even receive a voucher for 10% off your next in-store shop in your welcome pack to say thanks for signing up.
All you need to do is register your details on-line by visiting the Pets at Home VIP WEBSITE or visit your local Pets at home store. If you want to know more call the VIP team on 0800 328 4204.
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
We have been given tickets for the BIG REUNION at the Birmingham LG Arena on Tuesday 21st October 2014, and are currently holding an auction over on our FACEBOOK PAGE to auction them off and raise vital funds for our homeless dogs.
If you are the highest bidder on one of the auctions you would get to see:
Here are details of each of the 3 auctions (click on each link to view each auction and to bid):
MEET & GREET VIP SHOW TICKETS TO SEE THE BIG REUNION
We have been given two VIP tickets for the Big Reunion at the Birmingham LG Arena on Tuesday 21st October 2014 at 19.30.
Not only will you have two excellent seats, but you will also get to actually MEET the stars of the show who are Five, Blue, A1, 3T, 5th Story and Damage.
Seats are BLOCK C, ROW C, Seats 14 & 15
To get your hands on these great tickets, we are auctioning them off on Facebook and all you need to do is put your bid on the post for BOTH tickets and the winner will be the highest bid on the closing day.
For your information, the face value for EACH of these VIP tickets are £140.00 each.
TWO SEATS/ TICKETS TO SEE BIG REUNION - BLOCK C, ROW N, SEATS 14 & 15
We have been given four tickets for the Big Reunion at the Birmingham LG Arena on Tuesday 21st October 2014 at 19.30, however we are auctioning them off in TWO PAIRS, so should you wish for all four tickets, you will need to bid on BOTH auction 2 AND auction 3.
The four tickets seats are excellent and located on BLOCK C, ROW N, Seats 12, 13, 14 & 15
PLEASE NOTE: You are bidding for TWO tickets ONLY on auction 2, seats 14 & 15
To get your hands on these great tickets, we are auctioning them off on Facebook and all you need to do is put your bid on the post for TWO tickets and the winner will be the highest bid on the closing day.
For your information, the face value for EACH of these VIP tickets are £51.45 each
TWO SEATS/TICKETS TO SEE BIG REUNION - BLOCK C, ROW N, SEATS 12 & 13
We have been given four tickets for the Big Reunion at the Birmingham LG Arena on Tuesday 21st October 2014 at 19.30, however we are auctioning them off in TWO PAIRS, so should you wish for all four tickets, you will need to bid on BOTH auction 2 AND auction 3
The four tickets seats are excellent and located on BLOCK C, ROW N, Seats 12, 13, 14 & 15.
PLEASE NOTE: You are bidding for TWO tickets ONLY on auction 3, seats 12 & 13.
To get your hands on these great tickets, we are auctioning them off on Facebook and all you need to do is put your bid on this post for TWO tickets and the winner will be the highest bid on the closing day.
For your information, the face value for EACH of these VIP tickets are £51.45 each
Please only bid in pounds
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 643 5211 (option 3)
Auction Closing date is Thursday 16th October at 9pm