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.

SAVE THE DATE! Walk in the park 2015

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Birmingham City goal keeper saves the day!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Today we were visited by the lovely Darren Randolph, Birmingham City FC Goalkeeper!

All the dogs that met Darren absolutely loved him and he received lots of wet kisses from many of our residents looking for new homes.

Darren visited us to help us raise awareness for the many homeless dogs in our care, ahead of our Bucket Collection at St Andrews on 31st January.

Thank you to Darren and everyone at Birmingham City for their wonderful support.

More pictures will be available on our Facebook page from tomorrow.

MAKE YOUR MARK ON BIRMINGHAM DOGS' HOME HISTORY

It's all go now for the BIG BUILD and a new EXCITING FUTURE for Birmingham Dogs' Home!

And YOU can be a part of it!

Buy a brick today with your name or that of a friend, company or pet and create your very own legacy. Your named brick will be engraved on a wall in the new Centre for posterity - the words you chose literally set in stone forever as a lasting memory.

Our new Animal Welfare Centre is set in beautiful rural countryside in Catherine-de-Barnes near Solihull.

BUT, due to rising costs, we are £1M short of the build cost and urgently need your help now

Its ideal position and layout provides an outstanding development that offers state-of-the-art facilities and space for our dogs to enjoy the nature around them.

It will also mean we can substantially improve and enlarge our outreach programme for the community.

HERE'S HOW IT'S DONE:

Please pop into one of our Centres to pick up a leaflet or contact the fundraising department on 0121 643 5211 (option 3) or email fundraising@birminghamdogshome.org.uk to request a leaflet.

Once you have your leaflet, all you need to do is choose either a one or two-line brick for £50 or a three to four-line brick for £100. The two-line brick provides great value for something that will live on forever, carrying with it the name of someone or something very special to you. The four-line brick offers more space for a larger message.

Your help will mean that we can complete our new animal welfare centre.

Hurry - only a limited number of bricks available

WALK IN THE PARK

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

COME AND JOIN US FOR A 'WALK IN THE PARK' WITH YOUR DOG TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR BIRMINGHAM DOGS HOME

Our Walk In The Park event will be on Sunday May 10th 2015, 10am to 4pm, at Walsall Aboretum, and is proudly supported by ANCOL.

Further details will be available via our website and social media in the coming months, but we wanted to let our supporters know of this exciting new event coming in 2015!

If you have any queries or would like further information at this time then please don't hesitate to contact the fundraising team on 0121 643 5211 (option 3).

A massive thank you goes to ANCOL for generously offering to sponsor and support this event to enable us to raise vital funds for the many homeless dogs in our care.



Our friends at Birmingham City Football Club have very generously offered to support BDH in 2015.


We have been invited to the grounds on 31st January 2015, where Birmingham City will be playing against Norwich, to take part in a bucket collection to raise vital funds for the homeless dogs in our care.

We cannot thank Birmingham City Football Club enough for this amazing opportunity and we hope to see many fans on the day who are also supporters of BDH. If you are attending this match and see one of us walking around on the day then please feel free to chat to us about our work.


We will have a short video playing on the big screen at half time to show what we do at our Birmingham Rehoming Centre.


We will of course take some pictures on the day to share on our social media. Watch this space! 

NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORK TIPS AND ADVICE

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Here are just a handful of tips for dog owners during the noisy fireworks on New Years Eve. It is always best to plan ahead and be ready for the fireworks in advance.

If your dog really suffers during the firework season or celebrations 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 won't 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 choose a channel that will be airing any New Years Eve celebrations as this will more than likely include fireworks!).

•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 any firework season or celebrations 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

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Wednesday 24th December    11am - 4pm

Thursday 25th December       CLOSED

Friday 26th December             CLOSED

Saturday 27th December          11am - 4.45pm

Sunday 28th December          CLOSED

 

Monday 29th December          11am - 4.45pm

Tuesday 30th December          11am - 4.45pm

Wednesday 31st December    11am - 4pm

 

Thursday 1st January              CLOSED

Friday 2nd January 2015           11am - 4.45pm

Normal Opening Hours resumes

 

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH OUR SUPPORTERS A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZING SUPPORT YOU HAVE GIVEN OUR HOMELESS DOGS IN 2014

 

Amazon Homeless Dogs Christmas Wishlist

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:
Sunnyside
Dark Lane
Coven
Wolverhampton
South Staffs
WV10 7PN

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!

The Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2015

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.

COUNTDOWN TO A NEW ERA FOR BIRMINGHAM DOGS' HOME

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 .

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