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.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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. . . .
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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.
PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE TO SPREAD THE WORD.
Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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.
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Bing, a two-year-old German shepherd/ Collie cross, was given to the Army as due to rationing, his owner couldn't afford to keep or feed him. When they discovered his natural ability to alert them to trouble he was then trained to jump out of a planes.
Bing was one of the first war dogs to land on Normandy soil, on the D-Day battlefields, with British Paratroopers. Even on the way down his eyes would search the battlefield for enemy troops and he would be in position to 'hit the ground running'.
Army Sniper, Jack Walton, and Bing would very courageously head into unknown areas first to make sure it was safe for the other troops. Bing could sense danger and if he sensed something was not right ahead he would stand still, which alerted the troops to stay back. Over 700 men would be led by Bing and they willingly put their trust in this amazing dog. He would always keep watch whilst the troops slept and even after he was wounded by mortar fire he would keep doing his duties.
Bing served until the end of the War and in 1947 was awarded the prestigious Dickin Medal (which is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross) 'for services to Britain'. He was then returned to his owner in Essex and became a 'civilian' once again with the name Brian, before he died of natural causes in 1955 at the age of 13.
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Middleton Equestrian Centre in Tamworth, Staffordshire, are supporting Birmingham Dogs Home throughout 2014 by holding various fundraisers.
Their first fundraiser, on May 4th, was a Companion Dog Show which raised £300 for our homeless dogs! The day was a complete success and we cannot thank the team enough for organising such a wonderful show that day. Fun was had by both humans and dogs!
Their second fundraiser for BDH will be another 'Classique care for dogs companion dog show' on Sunday August 31st 2014.
As you can see from the poster there are many classes to enter your dog in on the day and classes are £1 each with all proceeds helping our homeless dogs.
Show schedule/ entry form can be downloaded from their website soon and payment for classes can be taken before the event or on the day. Click HERE to view their website.
Visit their Facebook page HERE
We'd love to see our supporters there on the day!
Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Occasionally if we see something that catches our eye in the News we will post it on to our website 'news and Events' page to share with our supporters
ZIGGY THE ACROBATIC DOG!
Meet Ziggy (also known as Ziggy Trixx), the acrobatic nine-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier, who keeps onlookers entertained in Southend.
Proud owners, Adem Basharan and his fiancée Alice Aungier, bought him six months ago and he has been very entertaining to train.
Ziggy can actually get on a skateboard and push himself along, which he does very happily. His most impressive trick is pretending to be shot by a toy gun and playing dead, and he also free-styles by leaping off benches and springing onto his owner's back. He also does a bit of dancing as he weaves in and out of Adem's legs and hops backwards on his hind legs.
Adem said: "There were around 100 people watching us on the seafront on one occasion, and everyone was clapping. I know Staffies don't have the best reputation but I did loads of research when we got him and I've been training him for six months now and he's the most lovely, friendly dog. It's nice to be greeted by people's smiles when he does a trick, and to show Staffies aren't dangerous dogs."
To see Ziggy in action visit www.ziggytrixx.com.
Article by Philip Jones dailymail online
Published 21st May 2014
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
NEW OWNERS REQUIRED TO REHOME OUR HOMELESS DOGS
We are appealing to all you animal lovers out there to please SHARE this page about our rehoming plea.
As we write this to you now, our two rehoming centres are currently full to capacity and there are just not enough people visiting our centres to rehome these unfortunate dogs.
In total, we have over 200 dogs sitting in our kennels waiting for their second chance of happiness and only YOU can help them to find it.
If you can find it in your heart and your home to rescue one of our amazing dogs, or you know someone that has been talking about owning a dog, again please share this page and ask for them to visit our centres before buying a puppy. We are sure there will be a dog there to melt their hearts.
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM
To view just a few of the many dogs we have available, click HERE
,but remember, that there are MANY more in our homes that are not currently on our website.
You can also call our Birmingham Centre on 0121 643 5211 and Sunnyside on 01902 790 618