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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Dangers to your dog this Christmas
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Posted: December 6, 2018

Christmas is a time for celebrations and spending time with your loved ones, for many of us this means that our dogs are included in the festivities too. But the festive season also brings along...

Shoe Box Appeal 2018
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Posted: December 3, 2018

Help give the gift of joy this Christmas and donate a shoe box filled with goodies for the stray dogs in our care. Over the Christmas period we will care for over 350 stray and...

Come and meet Santa at BDH
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Posted: November 30, 2018

Join us, on Saturday 15th December, for our Santa Paws event which is sure to get you in the festive spirit.  Your dog can meet Santa himself, get a digital photo by a professional photographer...

Christmas Dinner Appeal 2018
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Posted: November 14, 2018

THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS IS GIVING... We are appealing for your help this Christmas to help feed all the stray dogs in our care a Christmas and New Year dinner and to help care for...

Christmas Cards now on sale
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Posted: November 13, 2018

Our Christmas Cards are now on sale to help raise funds for our homeless dogs this Christmas.   Each card pack costs £4.50, although the smaller sized ‘Westie waiting for Santa’ cards cost just £3.95. There...

Top tips this firework season
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Posted: October 25, 2018

Halloween, Bonfire night, Christmas and New Year’s Eve plus many other private celebrations in between. They might be enjoyable for us humans but for those of us that have dogs and other animals it can...

Sunnyside Open Day Raises over £6,200
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Posted: October 24, 2018

We just wanted to say a very big thank you to everyone that came to attend our Sunnyside Open Day on Saturday. The sun was shining and it felt like a summers day; it was...

Autumn Dangers to your dog
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Posted: October 8, 2018

We might be enjoying the cooler weather but Autumn now brings some hidden dangers to our four-legged friends. . . . . .  Conkers, although we may have had many hours playing games as children with...

Be Safe, Be Seen
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Posted: September 26, 2018

Autumn is here and we are starting to see the night’s drawing in slowly which means only one thing, darker walks with our dogs. It will take a while for us to adjust but to...

Getting Married? Why not help our homeless dogs too...
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Posted: September 19, 2018

Are you getting married? Are you passionate about dogs? Looking for a different idea for your wedding favours? We can now offer you just that. Here at Birmingham Dogs Home we now have wedding favour...

Santa Paws 2018 - Sat 15th Dec
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February 1, 2018

Santa Paws is returning for a second year at our Birmingham Centre due to high demand! 2017 saw the big man himself visiting for the first time and met with over 200 dogs of all...

Birmingham Dogs Home Boarding

Birmingham Dogs Home is now pleased to offer dog boarding services at their flagship centre in Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull and at their Sunnyside centre in Coven, Wolverhampton.

We are here to help you enjoy your holiday, stress-free in the knowledge that your best friend is receiving 5-star treatment in luxurious kennels from our fully trained and friendly staff.

We know just how hard it is to leave your dog whilst you head off on holiday or have a business trip away, so let us take the worry out of any trip and trust a team with over 125 years experience.


What we offer –

  • Large glass fronted kennel with under-floor heating*
  • Access to their own outside run
  • Walks around our fields, which include fully enclosed paddocks and enrichment areas for off lead exercise and playtime
  • Fully trained members of staff dedicated to your dogs welfare
  • Kennels cleaned daily and mopped throughout the day
  • Bedding washed daily
  • Meals included*
  • Medication administered*
  • Dog families can stay together in one enlarged kennel*
  • Staff on-site 24 hours a day
  • Unlimited supply of hugs and kisses
Dogs having fun
Paddock Area in Birmingham Centre
Sunnyside Centre
Birmingham Centre


All prices include the above and your dog will be treated like part of the family whilst in our care. Prices are correct as of Fri 4th May 2018.

One Dog - £15 per day

Dog Families (2 or more dogs in the same kennel) - £12 per dog, per day

We have two enlarged kennels specially designed for dog families at our Birmingham Centre - subject to availability

Exclusive offer to FRIENDS of Birmingham Dogs Home - £12 per day, per dog or for two or more dogs sharing, £10 per day per dog*

*To become a friend of Birmingham Dogs Home you would sign up to our membership scheme and donate either monthly or yearly to help the dogs in our care. Friend's membership number must be provided at the time of booking to receive discount.

Booking requires a 25% booking deposit which is non-refundable should you cancel and the remaining balance is due on your dog's arrival at our centre. Before any booking can take place all dogs must be fully vaccinated and have the Kennel Cough Vaccine (proof must be shown before the date of their stay with us)

Drop off & Collection

Drop off and collection times are from 10 am to 4:30 pm (excluding Sundays & Bank Holidays)

Please make your way to our reception and a member of our team will call your dog's carer to meet you.


If you would like your dog to enjoy a holiday just like you then please get in touch. You are more than welcome to visit our centres during opening hours (Monday to Friday 11 am – 4:45 pm) to view our boarding facilities - trust the team with over 125 years experience.

If you have a date to book in then please contact the rehoming team at our centres:

Birmingham – 0121 643 5211

Sunnyside – 01902 790 618

Don't take our word for it – take a look at a recent review from someone who has already used our services:

Mr Rock

"Absolutely can't recommend all the staff that work here highly enough, we had lots of support and help, used the boarding facilities last year and using them again this year, we don't think he missed us too much!!!!!'s a wonderful home with friendly and caring staff, from us and Mr Rock, we thank you all for the work you do" – Yvonne Harris (Loving owner of Mr Rock)

*Terms and conditions apply *BDH has the right to change prices in future *Dog food included within the price will be provided by BDH, if your dog is on a specific diet we would require their food to be provided by the owner on arrival of their stay. *Medication administered where appropriate *Under-Floor heating only available at Birmingham Centre *Enlarged dog kennels for families are subject to availability *Enlarged Kennels only available at Birmingham Centre *Terms & Conditions Apply

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.


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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