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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Community and Education Centre

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Typical Kennel Block

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Together we provide vital support to stray dogs in need...
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This is the reason why our team are so crucial for our local communities and providing the care to thousands of dogs in need every year.  This gorgeous girl came into our care last week...

Posted: March 25, 2020

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Further to last night’s emergency measures issued by the Government to limit all social contact to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Birmingham Dogs Home will now be implementing the following emergency protocols for the protection...

Posted: March 24, 2020

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  With the Coronavirus outbreak continuing to escalate we would like to update you on the latest plans we have put in place at Birmingham Dogs Home to ensure there is as little disruption to...

Posted: March 21, 2020

Caring for your dog if you are self-isolating
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Caring for your dogs if you’re unwell or having to self-isolate due to coronavirus. We are in a very worrying and difficult time at the moment as fears grow about Covid-19 (Coronavirus) which is sweeping...

Posted: March 19, 2020

Covid-19 Update (March 18)
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  With the current Coronavirus outbreak escalating, we would like to update you with what we at Birmingham Dogs Home are doing to try to ensure there is as little disruption to service as possible...

Posted: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Visitors and Supporters
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Like many other animal welfare organisations across the UK we are continually monitoring the advice from the Government, NHS and all relevant professional regarding COVID-19.    The health and safety of our staff and visitors is...

Posted: March 16, 2020

True Instinct gets our dogs noses twitching
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We are lucky enough to have the support from True Instinct who have donated both treats and sachets of food for our stray dogs. With No grain, No Gluten and No Cereal our dogs are...

Posted: March 13, 2020

'fetch' magazine available to view online
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The new look ‘Fetch’ Magazine, Issue 33,  of Birmingham Dogs home is available at Crufts! More stories, more dogs and more fun! You can pick your copy up at Crufts or at your nearest centre by Saturday 7th...

Posted: February 28, 2020

Visit us at Crufts in Hall 5, Stand 160
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The biggest dog show takes place next week at the NEC, Birmingham – right on our doorstep. A great day to get up close and personal with over 200 breeds to meet, over 500 shops to...

Posted: February 27, 2020

Pets at Home raise thousands in 2019
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Throughout 2019 we have the pleasure of being the nominated charity for two pets at home stores, Sutton Coldfield and Erdington. Both teams work hard to raise vital awareness and funds for our stray dogs...

Posted: February 10, 2020

Santa Paws 2020
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January 30, 2020

Join us for our fourth year of welcoming the man himself - Santa!  Saturday, 12th December, 2020.  Visit our Birmingham Centre, have a walk around our christmas stalls and grab a photo with Santa which...

Christmas Fayre with Santa Paws
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October 21, 2019

Save the Date – Saturday 14th December for our annual Christmas Fayre with Santa Paws! It is almost time to get out the Christmas decorations and start writing all the Christmas cards, but before you...

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January 3, 2019

Here are the dates for our main Birmingham Dogs Home 2019 Fundraising events throughout 2019.   Make sure you pop these in your diary ready!   *Walk in the Park - Walsall Arboretum- Sunday 9th...

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 Monday – Sunday (inc Bank Holidays apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)

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 Sunday 11 am – 4:45 pm Inc Bank Holidays) 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 Centre – 0121 643 5211

Wolverhampton Centre – 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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