Birmingham Dogs Home has appointed Giles Webber as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Giles joins the charity from Dogs Trust, where he has been the Operations Director for six years.

Giles brings a wealth of animal welfare experience to his new role at Birmingham Dogs Home, including operational leadership at a national level. He is also an elected member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) Management Committee.

Speaking of his appointment, Giles said: “There are some exciting times ahead and I’m really looking forward to working with the fabulous team at Birmingham Dogs Home. The love and care they provide for the dogs, both in our centres and in the wider community, is second-to-none.

“Animal welfare is hugely important to me and I am committed to working for the benefit of stray and abandoned dogs. Our work in Birmingham is also to support dog owners and future dog owners who are considering giving a second chance in life to a rescue animal.” 

John Wheatley, Chairman at Birmingham Dogs Home, added: “We warmly welcome Giles as our new Chief Executive and I am confident we will greatly benefit from his considerable experience, leadership and integrity. The last twelve months have been challenging for Birmingham Dogs Home but we are very much looking forward to a period of stability and successful growth under Giles’ strategic direction and leadership.”

Founded in 1892, Birmingham Dogs Home rescues, cares for and rehomes thousands of abused and abandoned dogs throughout the West Midlands and South Staffordshire each year. With centres in Solihull and Wolverhampton, the charity provides state-of-the-art accommodation complete with veterinary consulting rooms, theatre and isolation units for dogs requiring special, one-to-one care and treatment.

Giles owns two rescue dogs, Gracie and Myrtle, both Spaniel crosses. We have had the pleasure in meeting his dogs and they are adorable!