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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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Typical Kennel Block

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Pounds for Hounds Appeal Update
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Posted: July 4, 2018

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Bring your dog to work day
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Posted: June 22, 2018

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Walk in the Park raises over £4,000
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Posted: June 19, 2018

What a turn out we had at this year’s Walk in the Park, we saw over 270 well-loved dogs of all shapes and sizes attend the event with over 500 of their human companions in...

Walk in the Park 2018 - Not Long Now!
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Posted: May 31, 2018

Walk in the Park 2018 is just over a week away and will see over 400 people gathering at Walsall Arboretum to walk a 3km route all in aid of our stray dogs.  The event,...

Walk in the Park - Registrations NOW OPEN
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Posted: May 11, 2018

Walk in The Park is almost upon us and we can’t wait to see you all bright and early on Sunday 10th of June for a brisk walk in aid of all our stray dogs. Come...

A Rescue Dogs Story
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Posted: April 30, 2018

With it being #NationalAdoptAShelterPetDay we thought we would share a recent rehoming story with you to see just how much of a difference you could make to our dogs in need. Meet Lola, a young German Shepherd...

Kermit is RESERVED!!!
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Posted: April 30, 2018

Back in January, we brought you the heartbreaking story of Kermit, our lovable gentle giant who was abandoned on the streets of Birmingham and left to starve.  With the help of our dedicated team and...

Pets at Home VIP Lifelines
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Posted: April 16, 2018

Pets at Home VIP lifelines are a lifeline to charities all over the UK. With every swipe of your VIP card you are helping so many animals in need.  We wanted to help show our...

Can you help Bart find a home?
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Posted: April 12, 2018

Just look at this cutie! Bart has been with us since October 2017 and for some reason keeps getting over-looked in his kennel.  A bubbly dog with lots of love to give, just take a...

BDH Celebrate National Pet Day
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Posted: April 11, 2018

To celebrate everything pets we thought it was a great time to launce our new ‘Dogs looking for forever homes’ YouTube playlist. We have over 140 looking for homes at our centres and all deserve...

Birmingham Centre Open Day - Saturday 21st July 2018
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February 6, 2018

Come and join us for our second Open Day at our Birmingham Centre in Catherine-de-Barnes and celebrate everything dog related. Last year saw over 2,000 people attend this event which helped raise over £7,600 for...

Sunnyside Centre Open Day - Saturday 18th August 2018
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February 1, 2018

Will you be joining us for our fun filled Sunnyside Centre Open Day this year, on Saturday 18th August, as it is set to be another record breaking event? Held at Sunnyside for over 14 years,...

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.

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 (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.

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 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!!!!!......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

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.

Education

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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