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Birmingham Dogs Home's mission is to rescue stray, abandoned and relinquished dogs, reunite lost dogs with their worried owners and rehome the dogs that we have helped to rehabiliate in new loving homes.

To start your journey to rehome one of our dogs, please read about the dogs that are currently available for rehoming here on our website.  Then contact our Birmingham Centre on T. 0121 643 5211 or our Wolverhampton Centre on T. 01902 790618  to speak with one of our friendly rehoming team.  We will ask you to complete a rehoming questionnaire, explain our adoption fees  and discuss dogs that our available for rehoming with you.  

It is important that we match you with the right type of dog to suit your life-style, home and family.

We will then arrange for you to meet the dog you are interested in and arrange a visit to your home to check that the space you have is suitable and secure for the particular dog you have been matched with.

Once you have spent time with one of our dogs and are satisfied that you would like to offer the dog a home, our rehoming staff will take you through the various stages required to complete the process.  It is important that all members of your family where the dog will be living meet the dog before the adoption can proceed.

If you have other dogs living in the same house, they too must come to visit their new friend before a reservation will be made. (If you foresee an issue with this, please speak to our canine rehomers who will be able to advise you).

Potential adopters will need to show two forms of ID showing their address (i.e. driving licence, utility bill) and also make a £10 deposit to reserve any of our dogs. (Deposits are non-refundable unless the dog is claimed by its current owner or the reservation is cancelled by us.)

We will keep in touch with you after you take your dog home to provide any support you may need during the settling in process as you get used to having your new dog as part of the family and your new dog gets used to you and their new environment.


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Meet Our Dogs

Please take a look at the available dogs that we have at each centre. Not all our dogs are ready to be shown on our website but it is updated weekly to show you which dogs are looking for new loving homes. If you are interested in any of the dogs shown below then please contact our team directly for further information.

We are currently only open for appointments only. Our team will be able to help you with any enquiries about the available dogs and will ask you some questions to ensure certain requirements are met with each dog. An appointment will then be made for you to come down and meet that dog in person.

Rehoming Procedures

How much will it cost?

In most cases Birmingham Dogs Home makes a charge for rehoming depending on age, condition and breed. Typical charges range from £150 to £200. In certain cases, a dog may be homed at a reduced charge, however, this will only occur in rare cases where dogs are of extreme age, have ongoing medical treatment or have had excessive period of stay within either home. (Charges are made at the sole discretion of the charity) 

Why do we charge a fee to rehome a dog? 

As a charity, we do not receive any Government funding and so rely on dog charges and much more critically, the generosity of the general public to give donations, which allow for us to continue rescuing and caring for the homeless and unwanted dogs from the West Midlands and South Staffordshire area.

It costs on average £772 per dog that enters our home, so you can see that we do not make any profit on dogs that we rehome. Owning a dog is also a huge financial responsibility, so we want to ensure that any new owners are aware of this fact and are fully committed to offering one of our dogs the best possible home that they can do.

And remember.... each dog that you rehome from us will be come packed full of love, which we all know, money just can't buy!

 All normal rehoming (i.e., with a charge) will include the following:

  • Free first part vaccination

  • Free flea and worming treatment

  • Free micro-chip

  • Free 4-weeks pet insurance

  • Discounted neutering voucher

  • Free collar, identification tag and lead

  • Free starter pack of advice and special offers

In all cases, before a dog is rehomed, the following will be completed:

  • Health assessment by our vet

  • Behaviour assessment by our staff

  • Home visit/vet recommendation (new owners to us)

Birmingham Dogs' Home makes every attempt to ensure a successful adoption but cannot guarantee any dog's temperament or health once it has been rehomed.  Our supportive team are happy to discuss any issues or queries you may have as a new owner to provide as much support as possible to help you all through the process.

Dog Names

1 Max 11 Charlie
2 Jake 12 Jack
3 Buddy 13 Harley
4 Baily 14 Rusty
5 Sam 15 Toby
6 Rocky 16 Murphy
7 Buster 17 Shelby
8 Casey 18 Sparky
9 Cody 19 Barney
10 Duke 20 Winston
1 Maggie 11 Dakota
2 Mollie 12 Katie
3 Lady 13 Annie
4 Sadie 14 Chelsea
5 Lucy 15 Princess
6 Daisy 16 Missy
7 Ginger 17 Sophie
8 Abby 18 Bo
9 Sasha 19 Coco
10 Sandy 20 Tasha


1. Choose a name that will be easy for your dog to learn. A two-syllable name usually works best. Get your dog used to hearing his name often. It should be spoken in a gentle and happy manner.

2. Don't give your dog a name that sounds like a command. Avoid names like "Joe" (No), "Jay" (Stay), or "Fletch" (Fetch).

3. Your dog deserves a respectful name. The attitude you and others develop toward your dog can be affected by the name you give it. Avoid derogatory names like Bozo and Doofus. Steer clear of names that have negative connotations like Diablo, Lucifer, Satan, and Cujo.

4. Your dog's name should not sound like any other name within the family, a close friend or neighbor. You want to avoid confusion and hurt feelings. (My neighbour and my dog were both named "Charlie", and my neighbour would think I was yelling for him whenever I would call my dog in from the yard.)

5. If your dog is going to be around kids or the elderly, avoid upsetting names like Nightmare, Killer, or Monster.


A Alfie, Annie, Armani, Amber, Angus, April, Archie, Albert, Arnold, Axel

B Belle, Beau, Benson, Bess, Boss, Bruno, Buddy, Buster, Billy, Bonnie

C Chaos, Chester, Chico, Candy, Charlie, Chief, Chip, Casper, Coco, Cookie

D Daisy, Digby, Dodger, Duchess, Duke, Dixie, Dolly, Dylan, Dennis, Domino

E Ebony, Elmo, Elvis, Emily, Ellie, Eddie, Elliot, Eric, Elsie, Eve

F Faith, Fizz, Fido, Findlay, Fred, Fergus, Foxy, Fudge, Fitz, Flash

G Genghis, Gino, Gonzo, Gizmo, Gnasher, George, Gypsy, Grace, Gucci, Gus

H Harley, Havoc, Homer, Hope, Hugo, Harvey, Honey, Henry, Holly, Hooch

I Indie, Irwin, Itchy, Iris, Isaac, Ivory, Iggy, Ida, Izzy, Ice

J Jack, Jackie, Jade, Jake, Jerry, Jet, JoJo, Jock, Jessie, Juno, Jasper

K Kaiser, Kevin, Kirby, Kosmo, Kara, Kenny, King, Kane, Kelly, Katie

L Laddie, Lady, Lilly, Lola, Lucy, Lulu, Lassie, Lucas, Lenny, Leo

M Major, Minnie, Murphy, Marley, Meg, Mia, Mitch, Monty, Max, Molly

N Neo, Nell, Nancy, Ned, Nelson, Ness, Nibbles, Noah, Nipper, Nugget

O Oscar, Owen, Olga, Olive, Otis, Oliver, Oslo, Ollie, Oreo, Ozzie

P Penny, Peggy, Pepper, Paddy, Patch, Pebbles, Pickles, Poppy, Pippin, Princess

Q Quintana, Quibbles, Quirky, Quebec, Quartz, Queen, Queenie, Quasar, Quentin

R Rebel, Rex, Rover, Ruby, Reggie, Rosie, Rogue, Rogan, Roscoe, Rufus

S Spencer, Spike, Sammy, Sid, Spot, Sadie, Samson, Saxon, Scampi, Shadow

T Ted, Tiny, Troy, Tank, Timmy, Toby, Trudy, Todd, Tyler, Turner

U Ursula, Usher, Unique, Ulysses, Unity, Utah, Urchin, Utopia, Ulwin, United

V Versace, Vicki, Vixen, Victor, Violet, Viva, Venus, Verne, Vinnie, Valerie

W Waffles, Wallace, Whiskey, Wes, Wellington, Widget, William, Willow, Wilma, Winnie

X Xanadu, Xavier, Xena, Xenon, Xyster, Xyston, Xystus, Xereasia, Xiphias, Xylan

Y Yogi, Yvette, Yen, Yoghurt, Yvonne, Yonder, York, Yuri, Yoshi, Yardley

Z Zach, Zelda, Zero, Zorro, Zane, Zena, Zeus, Zephyr, Ziggy, Zurich

Dog Breeds

Here is an A to Z of dog breeds.

A Alaskan Malamute, Affenpinscher, Afghan Hound, Airdale Terrier, American Bulldog

B Basset Hound, Beagle, Bearded Collie, Bedlington Terrier, Belgian Shepherd, Bernese Mountain Dogs,Bichon Frise, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Borzoi, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Briard

C Cairn Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chow Chow, Chinese Crested, Corgi, Cocker Spaniel

D Dachshund, Dalmation, Dobermann Pinscher, Dogue De Bordeaux, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Deerhound

E English Setter, English Bull Terrier, Elkhound

F Field Spaniel, Finnish Spitz, Flat Coated Retriever, Fox Terrier, French Bulldog, Fox Hound

G German Shepherd, German Spitz, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter, Glen of Imaal Terrier,Great Dane,Greyhound

H Hungarian Vizsla, Hungarian Puli, Harrier, Havanese, Hovawart

I Irish Setter, Irish Wolfhound, Irish Terrier, Italian Spinone, Italian Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Irish Water Spaniel

J Jack Russell, Japanese Chin, Japanese Spitz, Japanese Akita

K Keeshond, Kerryblue Terrier, Komondor

L Labrador Retriever, Labradoodle, Lakeland Terrier, Lhaso Apso, Leonberger, Lancanshire Heeler, Lowchen, Lurcher

M Maltese Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Mastiff, Mongrel, Munsterlander, Miniature Bull Terrier

N Neopolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

O Old English Sheepdog, Otterhound

P Papillon, Parson Jack Russell, Patterdale Terrier, Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen, Pekingnese, Pharoah, Hound, Pointer, Pomeranian, Poodle, Pug, Puli, Pyrenean Mountain Dog

R Rhodesian Ridgeback, Red Setter, Rottweiler, Rough Collie

S Schnauzer, Scottish Terrier, Shar Pei, Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie), Shih Tzu, Shiba Inu, Sealyham Terrier, Siberian Husky, Skye Terrier, Sloughi, Smooth Collie, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, St Bernard, Staffordshire, Bull Terrier, Springer Spaniel, Saluki, Samoyed, Schipperke

T Tibetan Mastiff, Tibetan Spaniel, Tibetan Terrier

W Welsh Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Whippet, Weimaraner

Y Yorkshire Terrier


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All you need to know about Pet Insurance

People tend to think it's only. older pets that get ill and therefore younger pets don't need pet insurance but we know from our experience that that is not the case.

In fact, the younger your pet is when you insure them the better as it means you are less likely to have any existing conditions, which may not be covered by the policy and you can then receive more help covering cost of any future treatment your pet needs. 

It is important to note that not all pet insurance is the same. There are many different types of policies available and the level of cover provided can vary considerably. The four main types of policy are as follows:

Accident: Provides cover for accidents only and no cover for illness

Time-Limited: Provides cover for a set amount of time (usually 12 months) and after this period the condition is excluded.

Time limited

Maximum Benefit: Provides cover up to a maximum amount of money per condition and once this limit is reached the condition is excluded. 

Maximum benefit

Lifetime: Provides a set amount of money each year which is refreshed each time you renew your policy allowing you to continue to claim for ongoing conditions. 


As you can see from the information above, the type of policy you choose can have implications for the veterinary care of your pet and the costs you will face so it's important to choose the right cover. Sometimes, the cheapest insurance can cost you more in the long run. When shopping for insurance, we suggest that you ask the following questions to allow you to compare the overall value you are getting:

1)  Does the policy cover congenital, hereditary, hip-related, dental and behavioural conditions. 

2)  Is there a time or monetary limit on how long this policy will cover ongoing conditions for?

3)  If I claim, will my premium increase? 

Unlike other forms of insurance in the future as any re-existing conditions your pet has are likely to be excluded so it's important to do your research and choose the right cover from the start 


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