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OUR BIRMINGHAM CENTRE HAS MOVED

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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Help homeless dogs have the Christmas dinner they deserve during this 'Ruff' year!
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It has been a challenging year for us all and particularly for our team of dedicated staff who have continued to care for homeless dogs throughout the months of lockdown. We will be here on...

Posted: November 17, 2020

Lockdown Puppies help make you smile during this 'Ruff' year!
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We are pleased to welcome, not one, but two litters of puppies which were born during the local lockdown and are helping to bring joy and happiness to our staff and volunteers who have been...

Posted: November 6, 2020

Important Information For All Visitors
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Further to the government’s decision to impose a second coronavirus lockdown in England from 5th November, to limit all social contact to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Birmingham Dogs Home will now be implementing the...

Posted: November 4, 2020

Play our Waggy Winners weekly lottery
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Play our weekly ’Waggy Winners’ lottery and you could win a £25k jackpot!  Do you want to help our stray dogs but also be in with a chance of winning some great prizes too? You...

Posted: September 25, 2020

Are you looking at introducing another dog into your home?
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Have you thought about introducing another dog into the family? Dogs bring so much joy into our lives and having just one isn’t enough for some! Dogs are very social and love having another companion...

Posted: September 11, 2020

Class 11 - Mega Mutts
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Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 11 - MegaMutts, Sponsored by Earth Aimal opens from 8am on Friday 21st August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to enter. 

Posted: August 21, 2020

Who is ready for Pawsitivity Month?
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Who is ready for a month full of fun activities which celebrate dogs? We are! Welcome to Pawsitivity Month!    We are so pleased to be bringing you a month filled with so many great...

Posted: July 28, 2020

Now open for appointments only
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We are now pleased to announce that our centres are open for appointments only.  If you are interested in adopting one of our available dogs on the website here then please contact our rehoming teams...

Posted: July 14, 2020

Enter our Cutest Photo Competition
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Take part in our Cutest Photo Competition and you could win a photoshoot with award winning photographer Jennifer Jefferies Pet Photographer. We want to see your cutest photos, competition opens at 8am on Saturday 11th...

Posted: July 10, 2020

Competition Time! - Design our Mascots
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We need YOUR help designing two mascots to help us spread the word about the vital work that Birmingham Dogs home carries out in your local community.    If you're feeling creative and want to...

Posted: June 1, 2020

Class 10 - Tiny Tots
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August 20, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 10 - Tiny Tots, Sponsored by St. Georges Vets opens from 8am on Thursday 20th August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to enter. 

Class 9 - Trick 4 A Treat
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August 17, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 9 - Trick 4 A Treat, Sponsored by Fish4Dogs opens from 8am on Sunday 16th August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to enter. 

Class 8 - Fabulous Fellas
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August 15, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 8 - Fabulous Fellas, Sponsored by St Georges Vets opens from 8am on Saturday 15th August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to enter. 

Class 7 - Gorgeous Girl
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August 14, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 7 - Gorgeous Girls, Sponsored by St Georges Vets opens from 8am on Friday 14th August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to...

Class 6 - Hero Hounds
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August 9, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 6 - Hero Hounds, Sponsored by St Georges Vets opens from 8am on Sunday 9th August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation...

Class 5 - Magnificent Mongrels
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August 8, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 5 - BMagnificent Mongrels, Sponsored by Earth Animal opens from 8am on Saturday 8th August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to enter. 

Class 4 - Best Pedigree
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August 7, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 4 - Best Pedigree, Sponsored by St. Georges Vets opens from 8am on Friday 7th August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to enter. 

Class 3 - Pawfect Puppy
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August 4, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 3 - Pawsfect Puppy, Sponsored by St. Georges Vets opens from 8am on Tuesday 4th August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to enter. 

Class 2 - Action Shot
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August 2, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 2 - Action Shot, Sponsored by Chuckit opens from 8am on Sat 1st August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to enter. 

Class 1 - Happiest Hound
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August 1, 2020

Enter the virtual fun dog show.  Class 1 - Happiest Hound, Sponsored by Earth Animal opens from 8am on Sat 1st August for 48 hours.  Follow the steps below to enter.  Just £1 donation to...

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.

Birmingham
Sunnyside

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

Pricing

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.

Visits

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
(boarding@birminghamdogshome.org.uk)

Wolverhampton Centre – 01902 790 618
(sunnysideboarding@birminghamdogshome.org.uk)

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!!!!!......it'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

Getting to the heart of the issues impacting on the abandonment and relinquishment of dogs is fundamental to our mission at Birmingham Dogs Home. The reasons why dogs end up in need of our care are multiple and complex, reflecting the issues of today’s society and specifically our communities here in the Midlands.

Therefore, it is vital that we work closely within our local communities to help to educate potential future dog owners and the next generation of owners on the responsibilities of dog ownership.

We are achieving this through our community education outreach programme. Birmingham Dogs Home provides free talks to community groups for all ages, schools, colleges and businesses to provide education around the issues of animal welfare and the needs of dogs as pets. This is a very important aspect of our work.

Themes we address when working in the community include:

  • Educating children at a young age about interaction with unknown dogs in the community and with their pet dogs at home;
  • Building confidence and self-esteem, helping people to open up about fears and understanding them and identifying ways to alleviate negative thoughts through knowledge and understanding;
  • Providing a safe and open forum to discuss the reasons why dogs may need to be given up by families and why they need to be rehomed. Moving home, separation from a partner or tenancy agreements not allowing pets can all contribute to a decision to hand over a dog and this is an emotionally difficult journey for families and for young children to understand. These issues are dealt with in a sensitive, non-judgemental way.
  • Developing a sense of responsibility by teaching about caring for another living being, thinking about empathy, compassion, consideration and commitment. This includes for example, explaining that dogs can’t be left alone for long periods of time and that they need companionship and constant care.
  • Discussing the different levels of care different types of dogs require. Different breeds and types of dog exhibit different behaviour traits, have different needs for regular exercise and can need different levels of interaction and stimulation. We explain the level of skills needed to be able to confidently manage and cope with different types of dogs and their specific needs. Lack of understanding can lead to behavioural issues in dogs which are difficult for owners to cope with and can then lead to dogs being relinquished by disillusioned owners.
  • Looking at the realistic practicalities of dog ownership, including budgeting such as budgeting for the costs of food, training, veterinary care and holiday care, so that potential owners can fully appreciate the commitment of looking after a dog for its life-time.

Please contact fundraising@birminghamdogshome.org.uk to find out more and make arrangements for a talk.

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